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Bob Goodlatte: How Obama can stop the border crisis

Over the last several weeks, the surge of children, teenagers, and families – largely from Central America – attempting to enter the United States illegally has continued to grow. The failure of this Administration to enforce our immigration laws has lead to a disaster of President Obama’s own making.


Tips for staying safe this Fourth of July weekend

We have a special weekend coming up in the USA. The Fourth of July is a great reason to get out the grill and invite family, friends and neighbors for a picnic. Just be careful you don’t invite an unwanted guest: foodborne illness.


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Bob Goodlatte: Obama administration disaster at the border

There is a tsunami hitting our nation’s southern border. It’s been splashed all over the news – images of hundreds of teenagers and children cramped in holding centers in South Texas.


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Dave Brat: Eric Cantor is pro-amnesty

Congressman Gutiérrez is here to set up a great deception that will allow Eric Cantor to claim he is opposed to amnesty, at the eleventh hour, just two weeks prior to the primary on June 10th.


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When grilling or dining al fresco, remember basic food safety

While you’re grilling a Virginia beef burger or picnicking with farm-fresh produce, be sure to celebrate Memorial Day and other summer events safely.


Waynesboro Police announce fifth Sureno 13 arrest

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a fifth individual who is associated with Sureno 13. Solomon Zavala Perez, 35, of Waynesboro, has been an ongoing target of the Police Department stemming from the Sureno 13 investigation.


Things you can learn about agriculture in a first-grade classroom

Although I had the advantage of understanding where food comes, when I came to work for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) 18 years ago, I realized I didn’t fully understand the complexity, diversity and far-ranging economic importance of Virginia’s largest industry, agriculture.


VDOT: The snow has stopped, but road crews hard at work

The snow has stopped in the Shenandoah Valley but Virginia Department of Transportation crews are still at it, clearing and treating roads throughout the region. Travel is still not advised in the area since a layer of ice is still on many roadways.


VDOT: Travel not advised on Monday

VDOT crews will be monitoring and treating roadways during the night and into Monday and Tuesday. They will work 12-hour shifts, 24-hours a day with the goal of making at least one pass on all roads within 48 hours after the storm ends.


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Randy Forbes: Betting the farm

We do our nation no good when we attempt these broad comprehensive plans at the federal level. Why? Because we bet the farm. Even if reforms are necessary, going all-in when the stakes are high is incredibly risky.


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Cooler summer? Record level of ice on Lake Superior may be culprit

AccuWeather.com reports that with no end in sight, the winter of 2014 rages on, ushering in frigid Arctic air and dumping record-breaking snow and ice on much of the nation. This season, ice coverage on Lake Superior has exceeded other measurements in recent history.


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UVa. women’s basketball at Georgia Tech rescheduled to Friday

The UVa. women’s basketball team (12-11, 5-5 ACC) faces Georgia Tech (16-8, 6-5 ACC) on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in Atlanta, Ga. The game between the Cavaliers and Yellow Jackets was originally scheduled for Thursday.


Earth Talk: Harsh winters and global warming

It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), weather and climate are two very different beasts.


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Liberty holds off VMI rally, wins 85-80

In a game that featured 14 lead changes and saw neither team lead by more than nine, the Liberty Flames posted a 21-rebound advantage on the glass and survived a frantic late rally by the VMI Keydets to claim an 85-80 victory in Big South basketball action Saturday afternoon at Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va.


AccuWeather.com: The polar vortex about to make its retreat

AccuWeather.com reports reprieve is on the way from the frigid air and the Polar Vortex that has briefly brought life-threatening conditions to approximately 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada this week.


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AAA offers tips for motorists in extreme cold weather

With temperatures expected to drop rapidly from the warmth of 60 degree weather for today’s early birds to below freezing for this evening’s night owls , AAA calls on motorists to take preventive measures and be ready for the unexpected.


Shenandoah National Park Byrd Visitor Center open on weekends

The Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center at Big Meadows (mile 51 on Skyline Drive) in Shenandoah National Park will be open on winter weekends, weather permitting. Beginning Jan. 11, the visitor center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays when the Skyline Drive is open.


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UVa. women’s basketball defeats Coppin State, 70-45

The Virginia women’s basketball team (6-6) defeated Coppin State (4-7) 70-45 Saturday afternoon (Dec. 28) in the Cavalier Classic Tournament Presented by Holiday Inn University Area.


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VDOT preparing for coming Valley snow and ice storm

Before the weather gets frightful, Virginia Department of Transportation crews in the Shenandoah Valley are preparing roads and resources for the forecasted snow and ice event on Sunday and early Monday.


Chris Graham: The road map for Mike London to save his job at UVa.

Logic to me dictates that Mike London is out at UVa. if his team loses out, finishes 2-10, losing its last nine in the process. Assuming that’s the case, that’s three losing seasons in four, which was enough to get his predecessor, Al Groh, fired.


Ken Plum: Science goes on trial in Virginia

Not since the Scopes trial in Tennessee in 1925 has science been on trial as it has been in Virginia over the last few years. The Scopes trial was of course about Darwin’s theory of evolution. That trial concluded more than 85 years ago, but the debate goes on with fundamentalists who prefer the teaching of creationism over evolution in public schools.


Chris Graham: Another Mike London botched endgame ends in another L

UVa. coach Mike London is once again is under fire for mismanaging an endgame situation. This time it was UVa.’s final drive at Byrd Stadium on Saturday.


Earth Talk: Preventing beach erosion

Beach erosion is a huge issue for coastal areas in the U.S. and elsewhere. According to the non-profit American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), all beaches endure storms and other natural disturbances that cause them to lose sand, but the causes of beach erosion are not always the same.


McDonnell pushes immigration enforcement

On May 12, 2011, after months of delay and inaction by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security, Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote Secretary Janet Napolitano requesting immediate approval of the Commonwealth’s application for the Virginia Department of State Police to be granted limited immigration enforcement authority under a 287(g) agreement, […]


Pass the salt

   Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net I dutifully spread the salt out. I do this every time it’s supposed to snow or ice or whatever the lady on the TV says it’s going to do. I know how futile the whole enterprise is. Case in point: the last ice storm. I had salt on the […]