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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.


Angry white men on the right

I have been thinking about the anger of many white men, and why they’ve lent the force of that anger to the political right.


Virginia’s power plants major global warming polluters

A new study shows Virginia’s coal-fired power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the atmosphere as the entire nation of Croatia.


Howell statement on House resolution on legal counsel

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Thursday on the passage of House Resolution 566.


Report: Decades of coal ash pollution leaking Into Potomac

Five coal ash ponds at Dominion’s Possum Point power plant have been illegally leaking toxic pollutants for decades into groundwater and two popular waterways near Washington, D.C.


Ken Plum: Medicaid expansion-lite

The General Assembly is scheduled to go back into special session on September 18 to discuss Medicaid expansion.


The Republicans’ extraordinary pattern of destructiveness

In the conduct of today’s Republican Party, we can see a pattern of destructiveness.


Shenandoah National Park engages citizen scientists in mercury study

Shenandoah National Park has joined in a nation-wide study to sample mercury levels in national parks in an effort to identify threats to natural resources.


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Walk in their shoes

I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today.


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EMU soccer men, women struggle in stinging Saturday defeats

EMU men fall to Virginia Wesleyan: The Royals had their chances against last year’s ODAC champion Virginia Wesleyan, but an upset was not to be as the men lost 4-1 on the road Saturday night.


JMU’s Loes Stijntjes reflects on volunteering at the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup

This summer, junior back Loes Stijntjes (Steenokkerzeel, Belgium/Heilig Hartcollege) had the opportunity to volunteer at the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup, hosted in The Netherlands May 31-June 15, 2014.