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LEARN offering tutor training

Learn English and Reading Now (LEARN) will have one of its four tutor trainings on Saturday, July 25.


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Adult literacy tutor training from LEARN

Learn English and Reading Now (LEARN) is looking for volunteers to tutor Augusta County area residents in basic literacy and English to speakers of other languages.


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Tim Kaine invites Botetourt County educator as guest to State of the Union

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that his guest at Tuesday’s Presidential State of the Union Address will be Lisa Barnett, Coordinator for Career and Technical Education for Botetourt County Public Schools.


Come party at the Staunton Public Library!

The Staunton Public Library will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 1 Churchville Avenue on Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 pm.


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University of Virginia unveils additional safety initiatives

A new police substation serving The Corner commercial district opens today on University Avenue near the 14th Street railroad bridge, a joint effort of the University of Virginia Police Department and the Charlottesville Police.


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Governor McAuliffe announces federal approval, launch of Governor’s Access Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced the launch of the Governor’s Access Plan, or GAP, which will provide vital medical and behavioral health services for 20,000 individuals who have a serious mental illness and are uninsured.


Within Reach program to shed light on careers in health care

The next Within Reach program in Roanoke will shed light on the depth and breadth of health care career options and what it takes to get there.


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Norfolk settles lawsuit brought by ACLU of Virginia on behalf of PETA

The ACLU of Virginia announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with the City of Norfolk in a lawsuit filed over the City’s refusal to treat texts of public officials as public records.


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McAuliffe’s budget proposal places target on local tourism?

In a blow to Virginia travel and tourism, Governor Terry McAuliffe’s new budget proposal includes a new travel services tax on consumers who use the services of online travel agencies (OTAs), brick and mortar travel agents, small business tour operators, and other travel intermediaries.


January 2015 issue of Y Magazine highlights Waynesboro YMCA programs, activities

The latest edition of the Y Magazine is on the streets highlighting programs and activities at the Waynesboro YMCA.


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It’s time: Girl Scout Cookie time

It’s that time again for the Great American Girl Scout Cookie Sale! From January 1 to March 31, Girl Scouts in our local communities will become young business entrepreneurs as they learn goal setting, marketing skills, and money management.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. The Redskins (4-12) concluded the 2014 NFL season with a 44-17 loss to NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.


Press Conference: Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett talks with reporters after the Cowboys’ 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (4-11) host the Dallas Cowboys (11-4) on Sunday.


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No more tax break Christmas trees

Christmas came early this year to some of Washington’s biggest special-interest groups when Congress passed legislation that was laden like a decorated Christmas tree with some of the finest-looking and most expensive ornaments lobbyists can buy.


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Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Sunday. The Redskins (4-11) defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 on Saturday.


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Winter forage conferences to connect beef, forages and human health

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is partnering with the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and Virginia Cooperative Extension to make the connection between healthy soils and high-quality proteins for human health in four Winter Forage Conferences January 20-23.


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UVA rector: Independent counsel report will be made public

At the Board of Visitors’ request, the Virginia Attorney General selected an independent counsel to review the University’s policy, practices and procedures with regard to sexual assault.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (3-11) host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-5) on Saturday.


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Kaine urges Department of Education to provide information on sexual assaults

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressing the current issues associated with sexual violence on college campuses.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. The Redskins (3-11) lost to the New York Giants, 24-13, on Sunday.


UVA rated in top 5 percent nationally for breastfeeding care

A federal survey ranked UVA Medical Center in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally for its support of breastfeeding.


Ken Plum: A legislator’s holiday season

The multiple celebrations that make up the holiday season bring travel, big meals, and family and friend reunions. For state legislators the end of the year and the holidays bring an additional dimension: preparation for the next legislative session.


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SELC applauds selection of McAuliffe as Chesapeake Executive Council chair

The Chesapeake Bay Program announced that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been named chair of its Chesapeake Executive Council.


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Inside ACC Football: A Game Day Experience debuts on ESPNU on Thursday

Football game days in the ACC have always extended beyond what transpires for three hours on a field of play.


Getting kids into environmental activism

Young people can also get involved in environmental protection efforts right in their own backyards even without the support of a non-profit.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Friday. The Redskins (3-9) host the St. Louis Rams (5-7) on Sunday.


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Staunton Montessori School continues annual support of Salvation Army Angel Tree Project

Today, Staunton Montessori School students will deliver much needed holiday gift items to families in need through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project.


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Racial divide and be conquered

I read this post from the blog Gawker on a topic related to the racial tensions resulting from the inexplicable grand-jury actions in Missouri and New York that let a pair of cops who killed unarmed petty-crime suspects go free.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Thursday. The Redskins (3-9) host the St. Louis Rams (5-7) on Sunday.


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Girl Scout Cookies will be sold online Jan. 1 in Virginia Skyline

Girl Scouts of the USA today announced that for the first time in its history, girls will be able to sell cookies online as part of a new national Digital Cookie platform


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UVA students make a difference for youth in first semester of new major

This fall marked the first semester of the new Youth and Social Innovation major at the UVA Curry School of Education, and already students are bringing innovations to a local youth program.


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Seniors support tougher driving laws on … seniors

An overwhelming majority of seniors support greater scrutiny in the license-renewal process for themselves and their peers.


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UVA President Teresa Sullivan meets with students regarding sexual assault

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan met with students today about sexual assault issues and the University’s path forward.