Tag: Mexico

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McAuliffe announces agreement to build economic ties between Virginia, Mexico

A recent trade mission to Mexico could build Virginia’s economic ties to the state of Baja California.


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McAuliffe announces new Virginia lumber sales to Mexico

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced new export opportunities for Virginia lumber products following his recent mission to Mexico.


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McAuliffe to lead trade, marketing mission to Mexico

Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a three-day trade and marketing mission to Mexico from May 1-4, 2017.


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Obama must close E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

While politicians rancorously debate Syrian refugees and undocumented Mexican immigrants, a far more questionable immigration issue needs addressing: Cuba.


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Harry Griego: Comments on Pope’s statements on immigration

As a Catholic, I have several concerns about the Holy Father’s criticism of the United States immigration policy.


America, the Glutiful

It’s not about what we’re telling the world when we react to terrorism by pushing yet again to close our borders to people fleeing a civil war.


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Kaine, Cornyn in Mexico to discuss U.S.-Mexican security, economic relationship

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine concluded a two-day visit to Mexico today that included meetings with Mexican government officials, counterparts in the Mexican Congress, business leaders and representatives from civil society and non-government organizations to discuss economic and security issues.


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Who made the list of Virginia Four and Five Diamond restaurants, properties for 2015?

AAA Mid-Atlantic has announced the 22 hotels and 12 restaurants in Virginia that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.


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Dairy production, herd size see notable increases

U.S. milk production is up nearly 4 percent from a year ago, and so is production per cow and the size of the nation’s collective dairy herd.


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Harrisonburg women in D.C. to stand for immigration reform

Harrisonburg Virginia Organizing leaders Maria Peña and Maria Del Carmen Valdez attended a media conference in Washington, D.C. today to discuss how she and her family will be directly affected by the administrative relief offered by President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration.


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George Mason basketball loses again in Puerto Rico

Junior Shevon Thompson set a single-game Puerto Rico Tip-Off record Friday night pulling down 19 rebounds in George Mason’s loss to New Mexico.


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WVU blasts George Mason basketball, 91-65

The George Mason men’s basketball team dropped its first game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Thursday night to West Virginia, 91-65.


Gary Johnson endorses Will Hammer for Congress

Will Hammer, Libertarian candidate for US House of Representatives in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, has received the endorsement of Gary Johnson.


JMU athletics looks forward: Let’s hope it doesn’t include effort to go FBS

James Madison University is working with CarrSports Consulting on the development of a comprehensive athletics strategic plan that is expected to be ready for public review in early 2015.


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Country-of-origin labeling caught up in trade dispute

Country-of-origin-labeling was approved in 2009 as part of the 2008 Farm Bill, but Canada and Mexico immediately filed suit in the World Trade Organization.


UVA soccer’s Morgan Brian scores in National Team debut

UVA senior Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) made her CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying debut Monday night and scored her third international goal as the United States defeated Haiti 6-0 at RFK Stadium.


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Gas prices: Another dime comes off price at the pump

Good news continues for motorists filling up at the gas pump this week. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.14 per gallon Friday, a new 2014 low. Friday’s average is ten cents less than one week ago, and 23 cents less than one month ago.


E.W. Jackson launches national movement to protect rights of Christians

2013 Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson has launched a national movement to protect Christians from “growing hostility, discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry.”


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Average for gallon of regular unleaded gas dips below $3 in Virginia

Gas prices have been sinking quite nicely across the country and in the Commonwealth. Drivers in Virginia and 12 other states are paying an average price below $3 per gallon to refuel their vehicles.


U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis picks up endorsements

Former Republican Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson and the Our America PAC have endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis.


R.T. Smith’s book of new and selected poems reflects the arc of his career

R.T. Smith’s new book of poetry, “In the Night Orchard: New and Selected Poems” (Texas Review Press, 2014), reflects the arc of his award-winning exploration as a poet for the past 33 years.


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UVA coach Swanson to assist in U.S. World Cup prep

UVA women’s soccer head coach Steve Swanson will be assisting U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis and her staff to prepare the USWNT for the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament next month in the United States.


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Tropical depression may develop in Atlantic this week

AccuWeather reports a robust tropical feature has emerged in the eastern Atlantic and could develop as the week progresses.


W&L first-year class sets admission, financial aid records

When fall semester undergraduate classes begin Sept. 11, Washington and Lee University will enroll its most qualified first-year class, selected from a near-record number of applicants.


Will Hammer: End the Drug War

Ending the Drug War and legalizing marijuana would save us at least $15 billion per year at the Federal level and at least another $25 billion at the state and local level.


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U.S. farm production expenditures and farmland values rise

American farmers spent $367.3 billion to run their businesses in 2013, according to a farm production expenditure report published recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.


Earth Talk: Antarctica ice melt and its impact on coastlines

Antarctica, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick. The glaciers form from fallen snow compacting into successive layers of ice, and they eventually move downhill toward the coasts and “calve” into the ocean as icebergs and eventually melt out into the sea.


America’s oldest big top circus comes to Augusta Expo in September

Augusta Expo in Fishersville will host the all-new 2014 edition of the Cole Bros. Circus as America’s oldest big top circus celebrates 130 years of circus history with six performances under a giant Big Top.


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Tropical wave may strengthen, become next named Atlantic storm

AccuWeather reports a new tropical wave has emerged off the African coast and could develop into an organized system by the end of the week and into the weekend.


Village building convergence coming to small town Sebastopol

Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters from Cittaslow Sebastopol, Transition, the Grange, Permaculture Skills Center, and other groups recently packed the City Council meeting of small town Sebastopol in semi-rural Sonoma County, Northern California.


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Up with People headed to Harrisonburg

Up with People, which has toured to 38 countries around the world during the last 49-years, has announced that Harrisonburg will be a stop on their 2014 tour.


Bob Marshall asks governor to recruit judges to help with border crisis

Bob Marshall, being Bob Marshall, wants Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use state resources to assist in the resolution to the border crisis.


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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.


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Mark Warner: Feds should look elsewhere on immigrant facility

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement this morning on the proposed juvenile illegal immigrant detention facility in Lewrenceville.


Free screenings of World Cup games at The Paramount

Virginia National Bank is proud to present select 2014 World Cup games on the Big Screen at The Paramount in Charlottesville.


Jeff Jarrett announces Global Force Wrestling talent search

Global Force Wrestling will hit the road for its first official talent search and seminar, which will take place on June 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.


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AccuWeather.com predicts two East Coast landfall hurricanes in 2014

AccuWeather.com reports following a season with the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to follow suit as a below-normal hurricane season.


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UVa. lefty Nathan Kirby invited to play for Team USA

UVa. sophomore left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) has accepted an invitation from USA Baseball to play for the 2014 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team this summer.


Earth Talk: Protecting the gray wolf

The gray wolf is still considered “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). But a June 2013 proposal by the Obama administration to “delist” the animals—save for a small struggling population of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico—could change that if finalized later this year.


Human rights activist Alice Driver to speak at Bridgewater College

Dr. Alice Driver, a human rights activist, will speak on Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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Blog: No more backsliding on women’s issues

We have had several thought-provoking conversations recently about a new and surprising description of women’s status in America. According to the latest Shriver Report, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, a study by journalist Maria Shriver and the Washington think tank Center for American Progress, American women are at risk of “backsliding” from their achievements in rights and opportunities over the past half-century.


Bridgewater College Symphonic Band to present musical journey

The Bridgewater College Symphonic Band will present “A Musical Journey Around the World” on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall. The Symphonic Band is directed by Dr. Christine Carrillo, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental music at Bridgewater College.


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Virginia organizations sign letter to Boehner supporting immigration reform

Today 636 business and industry organizations from across the country signed onto a joint letter to House Speaker John Boehner calling for immigration reform this year.


Jeff Jarrett: “The day is coming”

  Still waiting for jeff jarrett to do the big reveal? Bad news: you’re going to have to wait a little longer. “We’re very excited about the next step of this journey,” Jarrett said in a video posted online today. The implication is that Jarrett is moving toward forming another wrestling company, but he’s been […]


Next WWE star on his way out: Alberto Del Rio?

If you buy that CM Punk has really left WWE, then the word that Alberto Del Rio might be next to leave when his contract expires could make sense. PWInsider is reporting that there is concern in the WWE locker room that Del Rio is not going to re-up when his contract expires. Which makes […]


WVPT to send lucky Downton Abbey fans to London, Cancun

In celebration of the season four kick-off of Downton Abbey, the most-watched drama series in the history of PBS, WVPT presents its Travel Sweepstakes, featuring a grand prize trip to London and tour of Highclere Castle, the set of Downton Abbey, as well as a second prize trip to Cancun, Mexico.


ACC announces game times, TV for Nov. 9

The Atlantic Coast Conference Monday announced that ESPN has declared a six-day option for three ACC games on Nov. 9 and announced the other four game times and networks.


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Kaine, Biden discuss U.S.-Mexico relations

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and Chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG), participated in a meeting with Vice President Biden to discuss the Administration’s approach to the Western Hemisphere, including the Vice President’s recent trip to Mexico to launch the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue.


Jaime Gonzalez: Immigrants still fighting for basic rights

Column by Jaime Gonzalez Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   My parents are Americans. They are citizens of this great country, which they are proud to call home. They are also immigrants. My father immigrated to this country from Mexico in 1972 when he was 18 years old. At the time he wanted little more than […]