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Frank Clemente: Black Friday Blues

Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.


Assessing the risks of genetically engineered crops

Earth Talk examines the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply.


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Crunching the numbers: Should Ed Gillespie have been favorite all along?

Give credit to the Ed Gillespie team for one thing: getting its voters energized and then to the polls. The comparisons to 2008 and 2012 show that victory was more possible than it even seems today knowing what we know now.


Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables to open destination brewery, farm store

Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables, one of the Shenandoah Valley’s most unique and popular wedding and event venues, is about to add a brand new dimension to its operations by opening a destination brewery and farm store.


Warner campaign memo on Greenbrier Senate debate

In tomorrow’s debate between Senator Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie, Virginians will see a stark contrast between two candidates with different histories in Virginia.


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Dems: Learn about Enron Ed

During Saturday’s debate, lobbyist Ed Gillespie will attempt to recast himself as a “small businessman.” Don’t be fooled. He conveniently leaves out that he spent most of his career as a multi-million dollar Washington lobbyist for companies like Enron.


Ken Plum: Preventing gun violence

The total number of people killed by guns, suicide and accidental deaths between Newtown and December 2013 is 12,042. With all the fear and anguish brought on by these shootings, little has been done to address the issue in Congress or in state legislatures.


College World Series: Where does Artie Lewicki fit into UVA’s plans?

Artie Lewicki worked his way back into the starting rotation one outing at a time in 2014. But now that Lewicki has earned his spot, it’s looking like he might be more valuable to UVA coach Brian O’Connor coming back out of the bullpen.


The secret sauce behind leading opponents of a minimum wage increase

There’s a heated debate going on in Congress and many state capitols this spring over raising the minimum wage. One of the key players – and a vocal opponent of wage increases – is the restaurant lobby, led by the National Restaurant Association (NRA).


Wilson Fairchild at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Since the Gateway opened in 2011, there has been intense lobbying to bring the country duo Wilson Fairchild to the venue. This fall, Clair Myers, WTA’s Executive Director was finally able to get the job done.


Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe announces Inaugural Committee

Former Gov. Doug Wilder, former Congressman L.F. Payne and former State Sen. Russ Potts headline the bipartisan Inaugural Committee for the pending swearing-in of Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe. “This committee of talented leaders will help me kick off my tenure as governor with an inaugural that celebrates the values we share as Virginians,” McAuliffe said.


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Chris Graham: McAuliffe, the inaugural and lobbying dollars

Virginia doesn’t put public money into the inaugural events for incoming governors, which is no question the way to go about that kind of thing. But with no public money paying for them, the money has to come from somewhere, and guess who is more than glad to step in and foot the bill?