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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.


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Bob Marshall: Govs. Cuomo, Christie impose Ebola quarantine, McAuliffe silent

Last week Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13) sent a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe asking him to help protect the citizens of Virginia from the threat of Ebola.


Dennis Burnett: A bright light extinguished too soon

Dennis Burnett cannot be gone. He would be a bright light on a star in the sky; he could serve as a source of energy power for a small town. People like that don’t die; they don’t even fade away.


Poll: Virginians concerned about proposed EPA power plant regulations

Polling data released Wednesday by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S. economy, finds that voters in Virginia and nationwide have major concerns about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations.


Andy Schmookler; Beliefs that make Liberal America weak

One important reason is that the battle playing out in our politics is fundamentally a moral and spiritual battle, and while the right is connected to their moral and spiritual passions (even though that connection has been made on the basis of lies) Liberal America is not.


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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (4-2, 1-1 ACC) travel to Pitt (3-3, 1-1 ACC) for a game on Thursday night.


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Weather Update: Wind advisory in Valley tonight, Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia that will be in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday into 6 a.m. Wednesday.


Second tropical storm in Atlantic: Neither to threaten United States

AccuWeather reports days after Fay put an end to the quiet stretch in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed Sunday afternoon just east of the Leeward Islands.


VMI women’s soccer rolls past UT-Chattanooga, 4-0

Kristen Whitehurst scored two goals, while Myranda Emery and Emma Quirk chipped in for one score each to power the VMI Keydets past the Chattanooga Mocs, 4-0, in Southern Conference women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon at Patchin Field.


The force is not with us: We identify with our fantasy heroes, why not emulate them?

The the destructive force that has arisen on the right is only one side of America’s present national crisis. The other side is the weakness of the response from Liberal America to this profound threat to our nation’s well-being.


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Bob Goodlatte: Ditch the rule

The EPA under the Obama Administration has carried out an aggressive regulatory agenda. In April, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed rule to expand the scope of the term “waters of the United States,”


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State Fair showcased Virginia’s horse heritage

The historic yearling barn area at The Meadow Event Park, once a hub of equine activity when Secretariat lived there as a frisky colt, came alive again during the State Fair of Virginia.


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Jim Epstein: Clean water is vital for business in Virginia

Virginia’s future depends on clean water, but it’s currently in danger. From the state’s booming wine industry, to tourism surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, to our expansive agriculture industry, Virginia thrives on high-quality clean water.


Liberal America, You Don’t See What We’re Up Against, and It Matters

Liberal America does not perceive well the nature of the force that’s taken over the right. Not perceiving what we’re up against has enormous consequences, because understanding one’s foe has enormous implications for devising the best strategy for defeating it.


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Federal judge throws out Virginia congressional map

Virginia has until April 1, 2015, to prepare a new congressional district map after a federal judge ruled that the redistricting plan adopted by the General Assembly in 2011 is in violation of the 14th Amendment.


Bob Marshall on Supreme Court gay marriage decision

The US Supreme Court has left the scene of a “hit and run” it caused by letting stand the decision of two federal Appeals judges striking down Virginia’s voter-approved Marriage Amendment.


Ken Plum: A Virginia Statesman

I first heard of Vincent F. (Vince) Callahan, Jr. in 1965 when he ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Virginia. It was his first run for political office, and while it may seem that he aimed high to start in those days it was easy to get the Republican nomination since the Republicans always lost.


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Randy Forbes: Five big reasons to audit the Fed

To achieve real transparency, we need a full audit of the Fed – no exceptions. Just as, to achieve real accountability, we need a full audit of the Department of Defense – no exceptions. It’s common sense.


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Bob Goodlatte: The war on affordable energy

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average residential electricity rate in the United States is 12.39 cents per kilowatt-hour. In Virginia, it is slightly lower at 10.91 cents per kilowatt-hour.


Batteries Plus Bulbs in Waynesboro hosts fire prevention event

In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, Batteries Plus Bulbs of Waynesboro seeks to educate community members on how to properly install and maintain smoke alarms.


Jim Ross gets us thinking: CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31?

With Roman Reigns on the shelf following surgery, WWE world champ Brock Lesnar needs an opponent for WrestleMania 31. Jim Ross blogged this week on an intriguing possible fill-in for Reigns: CM Punk.


Liberal America is falling short

We in Liberal America are now embattled. America has been in kindred battles before, and on those occasions to which we look to see our finest American ideals expressed and embodied, great American leaders have shown the way.


Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. UVA (3-2, 1-0 ACC) hosts Pitt (3-2, 1-0 ACC) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


Earth Talk: Threats to air quality

The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year.


This Is What You Should Be Making This Election About, Mr. President

Hey, Mr. President. Why aren’t you out there on the hustings talking to the American people? There’s an election coming up, and the American political system is more dysfunctional than it’s been in generations, maybe ever.


Ten-day village building convergence rocks small town Sebastopol

Participants in the ambitious ten-day Sebastopol Village Building Convergence (VBC) painted murals on streets in this small Northern California town and filled the Grange Hall, the Permaculture Skills Center.


Play with Puzzles and Perception at the Science Museum of Virginia

Mindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. This wonderfully puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges is guaranteed to test your brain power.


Calling out the Republicans: Obama hasn’t, so we must

If Barack Obama had become president at a time of normal politics, with a normal opposition party, there’s no telling how much he could have accomplished.


Virginians headed to NYC for largest climate event in history

Over 80 activists from Richmond and surrounding areas began their journey to the People’s Climate March taking place today in New York City. The march, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is being hailed as the largest climate march in history.


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Finding the right tree for the right place

Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees. The best way to keep trees healthy is by planting the right trees in the right places where they naturally grow best.


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Mark Obenshain: Why McAuliffe can’t expand Medicaid

Governor McAuliffe has been looking for a way to expand Medicaid over the objections of many in the General Assembly, and the legislature has stood firm in opposition.