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Sen. Tim Kaine statement on situation in Iraq

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today on political developments in Iraq and U.S. military action.


Evan Swaak: Proposed EPA water rules not a power grab

You recently ran a letter about attorneys writing about a rule that the EPA is currently proposing that would restore protections to streams and wetlands that impact Georgia’s rivers.


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President Obama on economy, international situations, more at Dem event

Remarks at a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee event in Tisbury, Mass., from President Barack Obama on the economy, international situations and more.


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Bob Goodlatte: House acts to curb border crisis

Over the last month, the flow of Central Americans attempting to enter the United States along the southern border has not stopped. Young children and teenagers, as well as their family members and other adults, continue to arrive on American soil in violation of the law.


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Late homer lifts Lynchburg Hillcats past Winston-Salem

Kevin Ahrens blasted a three-run homer over the left field fence in the bottom of the eighth to power the Lynchburg Hillcats ahead of Winston-Salem, 4-3, which ended up being the final score at Calvin Falwell Field Friday night.


National Preparedness Month highlighted by local solar company

National Preparedness Month is an awareness-raising event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an effort that aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters following his team’s 23-6 win over the New England Patriots on Thursday.


UVA launches children’s hospital app

The University of Virginia Health System in collaboration with UVA Licensing & Ventures Group (LVG) launched the UVA Children’s Hospital app, a tool that will allow parents and families to personalize their hospital experience.


Andy Schmookler: Dispirited Liberal America

Some of my liberal friends say they have lost all hope for American democracy, and a great many others act as if they had.


JMU football coach Everett Withers: I’m expecting good things out of this football team

JMU football began fall practice on Monday, its first under new coach Everett Withers, who replaces Mickey Matthews after a 15-year run that brought James Madison a national title in 2004 and a win over national power Virginia Tech in 2010.


Sen. Mark Warner announces Fair Shot for All Virginians Tour

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


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 31.


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Robert Hurt on House vote to file suit against President Obama

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H. Res. 676, a resolution to allow the U.S. House of Representatives to initiate litigation against the Executive Branch for failure to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.


Fishburne Military School releases 2014-2015 postgrad basketball schedule

The Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team, coming off back-to-back appearances in the National Prep Championships, will be returning to New Haven, Conn., in November to begin its bid for a third straight national-tourney run.


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Virginia Organizing says it plans to give Goodlatte a ‘backbone’

The Virginia Organizing Harrisonburg Chapter will gather at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 30 to march to U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s Harrisonburg office in support of comprehensive immigration reform.


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Press Conference: Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield

Washington Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield talks with reporters at training camp in Richmond, Va., on July 26.


EPA’s carbon pollution rules: Good for business, good for the economy

Some national business organizations have hammered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing new rules on carbon pollution from existing power plants, cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a baseline. What planet are they on?


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Robert Hurt on Dodd-Frank Act

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Assessing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later.”


E.W. Jackson on Obama’s non-discrimination order: Abuse of authority

E.W. Jackson, minister and former Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia, says President Obama is undermining the First Amendment Rights of Americans to advance the LGBT agenda.


Press Conference: Duke football coach David Cutcliffe

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe talks with reporters at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.


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Dramatic rally lifts Harrisonburg over Front Royal

Mitchell Matulia’s bases-clearing, go-ahead double capped a 6-5 comeback win for the Harrisonburg Turks over the league-leading Front Royal Cardinals on Friday night.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting the balance of powers

The White House’s continued actions are in direct conflict with the carefully crafted balance of powers found in the United States Constitution, and the House of Representatives is preparing to take action to hold the Administration accountable and stop these abuses.


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Paid leave: A fix for our imperfect marketplace

As a business person, there is one economics lesson I learn over and over again: The marketplace is essential but not perfect.


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McAuliffe announces new agricultural exports to UK, European Union

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced as part of his United Kingdom trade and marketing mission new export sales for Virginia agricultural and foodstuff products into the European market.


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AFSCME adds more than 90,000 members

AFSCME President Lee Saunders today announced that AFSCME nearly doubled the goal set in early January 2014 when the union launched its “50,000 Stronger” organizing campaign.


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STEM Education Center ribbon cutting

The Stonewall Jackson Area Council in partnership with the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for the STEM Education Shelter at Camp Shenandoah.


LeBron James returns to Cleveland: Good move for LBJ, great move for NBA

It’s over, and he’s back. LeBron James is returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, four years after bolting Cleveland for Miami, where he helped lead the Heat to two NBA titles and four appearances in the Finals.


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Mark Warner raises issue with Facebook emotion experiments

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) asked privacy and consumer protection experts at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide more information on recent reports that the social network Facebook conducted an experiment involving nearly 700,000 users to study the emotional impact of manipulating information on their News Feeds.


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Scam Alert: Beware of calls about overdue electric bills

Several residents in Staunton and other cities across Virginia have received phone calls where subjects have identified themselves as a collections department for Dominion Virginia Power. The residents are being advised that if they do not pay the past due amount immediately their power will be cut off.


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Robert Hurt: A bipartisan effort to protect private property rights

The lack of private property rights protections has led to increased costs and complications for landowners when attempting to build docks or other structures on their land and also impacts property values.


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Frederick Keys blow out Lynchburg Hillcats, 17-3

Mike Yastrzemski hit for the cycle, and Michael Burgess added two home runs to headline an unrelenting offensive attack by the Frederick Keys in a 17-3 defeat for the Lynchburg Hillcats at Calvin Falwell Field Saturday night.


Andy Schmookler: We see now more clearly all that the Supreme Court stole from the American people in Bush v. Gore

The decision in Bush v. Gore was so disgraceful on the face of it that the Court itself warned against using its “reasoning” in other cases. The five conservative justices elected Bush president.


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Tropical Storm Arthur headed to Virginia: Safe travel tips

A tropical storm is churning in the Atlantic and timing could not be worse for the over 1 million (1,158,038) holiday travelers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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Hurt introduces private landowners protection bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 4976, the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act, along with Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), which requires that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) take into consideration private property ownership rights when exercising its authority over hydro-power projects at Smith Mountain Lake and other similar areas throughout the country.


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Times-Dispatch: Emails show planning between Puckett, Kilgore

“Terry spoke to us today about announcing your role w/ the Commission in conjunction with what he said is your intention to announce your Senate plans tomorrow,” an email dated June 5 from Tim Pfohl, the interim executive director of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, to Phil Puckett, a Democratic state senator at that point two days away from announcing his resignation.


Congressional leaders: EPA making ‘unjustified power grab’

Three Virginia members of the U.S. House of Representatives led 39 members of Congress in filing an amicus brief supporting the American Farm Bureau Federation’s lawsuit against the EPA.


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Creigh Deeds: Another shakeup on budget, Medicaid

On the evening of the 23rd of June 2014, the General Assembly went back into session to consider the Governor’s vetoes to the budget.


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Bryce Harper homers, P-Nats top Salem, 10-1

The Potomac Nationals beat the Salem Red Sox 10-1 at Pfitzner Stadium Tuesday night, for a seventh consecutive win over the Sox.


Unfinished business: UVA looks to finish out historic run

UVA is in its third College World Series in the past six seasons, and with a 4-1 win over Ole Miss on Saturday will be making its first-ever appearance in the CWS Finals.


Earth Talk: Weaning ourselves off oil, coal

We can eliminate our addiction to oil and coal by 2050 and use one-third less natural gas while switching to efficient use and renewable supply.