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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.


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#9 UVA field hockey defeats #11 Louisville, 3-2, in 2OT

The No. 9 UVA field hockey team (4-2, 1-0 ACC) won its ACC openerFriday night (Sept. 12) in double overtime, downing No. 11 Louisville (4-1, 0-1 ACC) by a score of 3-2.


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Remarks by President Obama at 9/11 Memorial

Remarks by President Obama at 9/11 Memorial ceremony at the Pentagon.


Robert Sarvis calls for congressional authorization on ISIS

Following President Barack Obama’s televised address regarding military action against ISIS, Robert Sarvis, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement.


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Remarks of President Obama on military action with ISIL

My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.


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Press Conference: Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino talks with reporters. Louisville (2-0) travels to Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday for a game at UVA (1-1).


Shenandoah University Veterans Writing Project gives voice to those who served

The newly-formed Shenandoah University Veterans Writing Project (VWP) will provide veterans, active and reserve service members, and military families an effective and cost-free outlet to tell their unique stories.


Many liberals don’t like the idea of battle, but the alternative in America today is much worse

In America right now there’s a battle that needs to be fought and won in our political arena.


Robert Sarvis slams Mark Warner on vote on First Amendment issue

Following the cloture vote in the U.S. Senate on S.J. Res 19, the proposed constitutional amendment to amend the First Amendment, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis released the following statement.


Charlottesville rally calls for climate action from Virginia leaders

Virginians are already experiencing the impacts of climate change – from more extreme weather to rising seas.


Gang members sentenced for plotting to abduct, kill prison warden

Two men were each sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary for their roles in a complicated plot to abduct and murder the warden of Keen Mountain state prison in Southwest Virginia.


Will Hammer: Corporate cronyism on full display by both parties

Two headlines this week concerning elected officials on both sides of the aisle highlight the cronyism inherent within our government.


Citizen rally to call on Virginia leaders for climate action

Virginians are already experiencing the impacts of climate change on the commonwealth and the citizens of Charlottesville are calling on Virginia’s leaders to take swift action.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters. The Redskins open the 2014 season Sunday at Houston.


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Can Virginia Tech upset Ohio State? Oh, yeah

Virginia Tech football had this Saturday circled on its calendar from the moment the 2014 schedule was released earlier this year. Ohio State, in the Horseshoe, a chance for the Hokies to get a program-defining road win against a national power.


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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Governor McAuliffe sets September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies.


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UVA wrestling releases 2014-2015 schedule

UVA wrestling head coach Steve Garland announced his program’s 2014-15 schedule on Tuesday (Aug. 26). The strong schedule is highlighted by a home dual with national power Ohio State at John Paul Jones Arena as well as a road match at 23-time national champion Iowa in the NWCA National Duals.


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BRCC hosts exhibit by landscape photographer Hullihen Williams Moore

Blue Ridge Community College is hosting an exhibit by landscape photographer Hullihen Williams Moore entitled “Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park.”


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Chapter closing for Staunton Creative Community Fund first loan client

Charlie Cubbage became the newly formed Staunton Creative Community Fund’s first loan client in June of 2008. He was looking to expand Charlie’s Tool Repair which had grown slowly over the years even before becoming a stand-alone business in 1994.


Chris Graham: Race, partisan divide over Ferguson?

How naïve I am: silly white liberal ol’ me thought my visceral reaction to the ongoing police suppression of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, demanding justice for an unarmed black teen shot to death by a police officer two weeks ago would be shared by my friends on the right and left and across the racial divide.


Celebrate wilderness in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park will be hosting a nine-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act from Saturday, August 30 through Sunday, September 7, 2014.


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VCU receives NIH grant to expand Alcohol Research Center

VCU has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism — work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention.


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Chris Graham: America as police state

The police response in Ferguson has not yet reached its nadir; that much is painfully obvious after watching the live news reports Monday night.


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Glen Terrell: Article V Convention of States

Our best chance of reclaiming our country and reigning in our government is an Article V Convention of States.


Chris Graham: The erosion of America from within

So much ink and code has been devoted to the biggest problem facing America being Democrats and Republicans not being able to get along.


Equine events to bring plenty of horse power to State Fair

An exciting new schedule of equine events promises lots of “horsepower” at the State Fair of Virginia this year.


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Bob Goodlatte: Unlocking consumer choice in wireless

Have you ever wanted to switch wireless carriers, but keep the same phone? Or have you purchased a used phone recently and planned to activate it on a different wireless network? It seems like common sense to me.


Chris Graham: Letter from a Ferguson Jail

Why I am writing about Ferguson. Mo.? A young man, Michael Brown, of Ferguson, Mo., accused now of being involved in a strong-arm robbery, of a small pack of cigars, actually at most shoplifting and shoving, those of us worldwide who have seen the video provided to us so facetiously by the Ferguson, Mo., police department, can agree, was shot multiple times by a police officer and left for dead for hours, like roadkill, in the middle of a street.


Senator Mark Warner continues Fair Shot For All Virginians Tour

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner continues the Fair Shot for All Virginians Tour, highlighting his efforts to boost entrepreneurship, tourism and sound economic policies across the Commonwealth.


Carbon pollution limits can help save lives, improve health

It isn’t enough for physicians to educate patients about the health risks of air pollution, and for parents to keep their children with asthma indoors on bad air days. We must reduce pollution before it takes a further toll on our children and families.