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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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Gas prices continue to tumble

Gas prices continue to tumble in Virginia and across the country. Motorists in the Commonwealth are paying $2.81 per gallon on average today, as compared to this year’s peak in April at $3.52 per gallon.


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Gas prices lowest in U.S. in four years

With oil prices sharply lower over the last several weeks, the national average gas price has followed suit and has now dropped on 29 (through Friday) consecutive days.


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Albemarle goes gold in Virginia Municipal League Green Government Challenge

Albemarle County has received a gold level certification in the 2014 Green Government Challenge, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) larger Go Green Virginia environmental initiative that kicked off in late 2007.


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McAuliffe announces 75 new jobs in Botetourt County following meeting in Tokyo

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Dynax America Corporation will invest $32.625 million to expand its automotive components manufacturing operation in Botetourt County.


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VMI basketball announces 2014-2015 broadcast schedule

VMI basketball will be shown on nationally available networks seven times this season, according to information released Sunday. The Keydets can be seen four times on ESPN3, twice on the American Sports Network (ASN) and once on Roots TV.


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Gas prices: Another dime comes off price at the pump

Good news continues for motorists filling up at the gas pump this week. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.14 per gallon Friday, a new 2014 low. Friday’s average is ten cents less than one week ago, and 23 cents less than one month ago.


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More details emerge in police shooting on Interstate 64 in Augusta County

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 16), a Virginia State Police trooper initiated a traffic stop on a Ford Windstar minivan traveling east on I-64 in Augusta County. The minivan stopped on the right shoulder near the 89 mile marker.


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Unnamed driver dies in shootout with state trooper on I-64 in Augusta County

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 16), a Virginia State Police trooper initiated a traffic stop on a Ford Windstar minivan traveling east on I-64 in Augusta County. The minivan stopped on the right shoulder near the 89 mile marker.


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Average for gallon of regular unleaded gas dips below $3 in Virginia

Gas prices have been sinking quite nicely across the country and in the Commonwealth. Drivers in Virginia and 12 other states are paying an average price below $3 per gallon to refuel their vehicles.


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AAA: Gas prices at 2014 lows

Prices at the gas pump have slipped to new 2014 lows this week and signs indicate prices will head lower still. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.24 per gallon Friday. This price is the least expensive daily average of 2014 and the lowest gas price average since December 22, 2013.


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AAA: Gas prices dip below $3 a gallon in Richmond area

Gas prices have been on the downward trend across the country since the end of June. For the first time, since February 17, 2011, gas prices are averaging $2.98 per gallon in the City of Richmond; a savings of 11 cents compared to last year.


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EMU women’s basketball looks to replace senior leaders

The EMU women’s basketball team released their 2014-15 schedule today, and it shows a tall order for the women to secure another trip to the NCAA National Tournament.


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EMU men’s basketball poised for big season

An “easy schedule” is always a relative term, but compared to last year the upcoming season’s schedule for the EMU men doesn’t look quite as over-bearing as the last.


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AAA: Gas prices continue to fall into October

Prices at the gas pump continue to fall like autumn leaves across most of the country. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $3.32 per gallon Friday, down two cents in the past week and the least expensive daily average since February 12.