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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.


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Waynesboro Police Department adds two K9s

The Waynesboro Police Department announced Wednesday the acquisition of two K-9s to the Department’s force. This is the first time in the Department’s history that it has had two active K-9 teams.


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Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.


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SCC reschedules hearing on high-voltage transmission grid in Fauquier, Prince William

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has rescheduled a February 4 public hearing in Richmond to convene on April 20 regarding an application by Dominion Virginia Power to upgrade and improve various electric transmission facilities located in Fauquier and Prince William counties.


Ken Plum: Legislative redistricting remains an issue

Just last month a panel appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to look at ethics issues in state government recommended that Virginia establish an independent redistricting commission to draw legislative district lines.


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Bob Goodlatte: Stopping unconstitutional immigration actions

Congress has not yet agreed on how to reform the immigration system, but the president has decided to ignore the Constitution and alter the law without new statutes. This is a slap in the face of the American people, who voted on November 4th to change the way Washington operates.


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Arctic blast provides challenge for motorists

Cold arctic air currently enveloping Virginia can and will put the “freeze” on car batteries, tires and other critical car components. Emergency roadside assistance crews at AAA Mid-Atlantic are staffed and ready to handle the predictable increase in calls due to the cold. Dead car batteries will leave some motorists stuck at home on cold mornings this week.


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UVA basketball remains at #3 in national polls

UVA basketball is holding steady in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls this week at #3.


Del. Sam Rasoul calls for amending U.S., Virginia constitutions to limit corruption

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has announced that he will call for changes to the constitutions of both the United States and Virginia during the upcoming 2015 General Assembly session. Rasoul aims to restore fairness to elections and end gerrymandering via the legislation.


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Wake Forest tops Richmond with buzzer-beating tip-in, 65-63

Wake Forest’s Devin Thomas tipped in a shot at the buzzer as the Demon Deacons stunned the Richmond Spiders, 65-63, on Sunday afternoon at the Robins Center.


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President Obama on the end of combat mission in Afghanistan

Statement by President Obama on Sunday on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.


Review of The Interview: Thumbs up to Rogen, Franco, thumbs down to Sony, YouTube

The great shame surrounding the movie The Interview is that it won’t be seen on a wider scale because of the decision by Sony Pictures to bail on the comedy fantasizing about the downfall of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.


UVA basketball fifth in national polls, second in three power rankings

The UVA men’s basketball team is fifth in the AP and coaches polls this week. The Cavaliers (11-0) rose a spot in the AP poll, switching places with idle Wisconsin, after posting a pair of wins last week, 70-54 over Cleveland State on Thursday and 76-27 over Harvard on Sunday.


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Randy Forbes: A vision for national defense

Today, we face serious vacuums in our national defense: a lack of strategy, repeated budget cuts, sequestration, and miscalculated defense decisions.


Miami (Ohio) takes down Shaq-less Longwood, 71-60

Miami (Ohio) sharpshooter Will Sullivan had a quiet night. Geovonie McKnight and Eric Washington didn’t. Three nights after hitting 5-of-10 three-pointers against Wright State, Sullivan took a backseat to McKnight and Washington who matched each other with 19 points apiece to lead the RedHawks (3-7) to a 71-60 win over Longwood.


AccuWeather: Dreaming of a White Christmas? Here are your odds

AccuWeather reports upon the millions of Christmas cards that hit store shelves each holiday season, many are strewn with images of a homey dwelling tucked under puffy mounds of white snow. While many dream of a similar white Christmas setting to fall during the winter celebrations, conditions do not always align to bring the picture-perfect snowy scene.


Marietta McCarty: One indie bookstore

Around the country I’ve traveled, thriving on talks at indie bookstores from Seattle to Portland to Boston to New York to Little Rock to Greensboro and throughout Virginia. One shop stands way out. No place won my heart like Stone Soup Books and Café in Waynesboro, VA. Housed in a 120-year-old formerly abandoned home, Stone Soup embodies the spirit of independently owned bookstores.


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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.


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Sen. Tim Kaine suggests improvements to proposed EPA rules

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted a letter to the EPA in response to the agency’s request for input on its proposed Clean Power Plan.


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Mark Herring submits comments on EPA proposed Clean Power Rule

Attorney General Mark Herring has outlined to the EPA an evaluation approach that considers economic, health, and environmental benefits alongside implementation costs.


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Robert Hurt: We must prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capability

One of the gravest global threats that we as a nation face is the prospect of Iran gaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon.


Final day for comments on EPA Clean Power Plan

Today marks the final day that the EPA will accept public comments on its proposed national standard to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.


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Three arrests in separate incidents in Waynesboro on busy weekend

The Waynesboro Police Department has made a few recent arrests that are notable.


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Virginia Cooperative Extension encourages Virginians to prepare for winter

The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have set Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2014, as Winter Preparedness Week.


Winning ugly: #8 UVA strangles Rutgers in Brooklyn, 45-26

Eighth-ranked UVA shot just 32.7 percent from the floor, but the Cavs did enough on defense to power past Rutgers, 45-26, to win the Barclays Center Classic Saturday night in Brooklyn, N.Y.


Rooftop solar finally cost competitive with grid in U.S.

Rooftop solar panels on have always been the province of well-to-do, eco-friendly folks willing to shell out extra bucks to be green, but that is all starting to change.


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Randy Forbes: Response to the president on immigration

Last week, Americans watched as our President announced sweeping changes to our nation’s immigration system. The bottom line of his decision? Amnesty.


United Way of Greater Augusta joins national #GivingTuesday Movement

United Way of Greater Augusta has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners.


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McAuliffe urges Virginians to get ready for winter weather

Winters in Virginia often are cold, snowy and icy and bring extended power outages.


Del. Sam Rasoul releases first bill for 2015 session: Tax break on renewable energy

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has introduced legislation that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy.


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Old Dominion Electric Cooperative works to improve facilities at Monterey delivery point

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has begun working on a project that will increase reliability to its member-owner Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s Monterey delivery point located in Highland County.


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Bob Goodlatte: Unconstitutional actions must be stopped

I will work with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to stop the President’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Thursday. The Redskins (3-7) play the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with the media on Wednesday. The Redskins (3-7) play at the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.


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Sierra Club publishes 2014 Climate and Energy Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

For the first time, the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club has published a Virginia General Assembly Climate and Energy Scorecard.


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Tim Kaine speech on Senate floor on Keystone pipeline

Sen. Tim Kaine remarks on the Senate floor before the vote on a resolution related to the proposed Keystone pipeline.


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Post-midterm Obamacare prognosis: Hold the champagne

Surfing the wave, Republicans increased their majority in the House. But if you think this marks the beginning of the end of Obamacare, think again.


Bridgewater College to participate in campaign against campus sexual assault

Changing the culture surrounding sexual assault on college campuses is the focus of a White House campaign in which Bridgewater College will participate Nov. 18-21.


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Robert Hurt statement on Financial Services hearing on terrorist financing

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Terrorist Financing and the Islamic State.”


Much hotter summers, loss of forests expected as Virginia climate heats up

Wide ranging climate change impacts throughout Virginia are detailed in a new book, Virginia Climate Fever, by journalist Stephen Nash.


UVA basketball signs Brewster Academy star Jarred Reuter

UVA men’s head basketball coach Tony Bennett has announced the signing of power forward Jarred Reuter (Marion, Mass.) to a National Letter of Intent with the Cavaliers.


Over 210,000 Virginians submit comments in support of curbing carbon pollution

Since the EPA first began collecting them, more than 7 million Americans have submitted public comments in support of national standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.


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Riding the wave: Pressure is on Republicans, not Obama

The pundits have declared President Obama a lame duck in light of the wave that swept Republicans into power in the U.S. Senate this week.


University of Washington recruit Devenir Duruisseau growing in PG year at Fishburne

Devenir Duruisseau is from LA, but the 6’9”,240-pound power forward at Fishburne Military School (Waynesboro, Va.) isn’t necessarily of LA.


Augusta County man charged with September burglary of Waynesboro High School

Waynesboro police have charged an Augusta County man with a couple of offenses after he burglarized Waynesboro High School in September.


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Randy Forbes: Three Charters of Freedom

It was a sunny evening in July and I had arranged for members of my staff to take a short walk from the Capitol down the National Mall to a building just off of Constitution Avenue.


A Will Hammer congressional term

So you may be asking yourself, What would a Will Hammer congressional term look like, and how would it affect me? Well, I cannot guarantee enactment or repeal of particular legislation,


Andy Schmookler: White privilege and the Right’s urge to kick down

What could explain the impulse to kick down shown by the likes of Bill “What White Privilege?” O’Reilly, nor by the rich men with whom Mitt Romney sought to ingratiate himself with his “47%” comment?


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VCU Pauley Heart Center to participate in American College of Cardiology’s Patient Navigator Program

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center recently announced its participation in an American College of Cardiology (ACC) program aimed at reducing heart attack and heart failure readmission rates and improving overall patient care.


Compromise: A dirty word with the modern Republican Party

Never has “compromise” been treated as such a dirty word as by today’s Republican Party. Never has a party been less interested in working together to do the people’s business.