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president obama

President Obama on the end of combat mission in Afghanistan

Statement by President Obama on Sunday on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.


Snow threatens weekend travel in Northwest, North Central

AccuWeather reports two storms will produce areas of snow in the Pacific Northwest and part of the North Central states this weekend.


Review of The Interview: Thumbs up to Rogen, Franco, thumbs down to Sony, YouTube

The great shame surrounding the movie The Interview is that it won’t be seen on a wider scale because of the decision by Sony Pictures to bail on the comedy fantasizing about the downfall of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.


virginia tech

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine students address end-of-life decisions for pet owners

Euthanasia is one of the most sensitive areas of veterinary medicine, but a group of students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech decided to tackle it head on with a series of educational events.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech wins contract from Army Research Office to develop tool to link individuals, events

Chang-Tien Lu, an associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been awarded a $300,000 subcontract from the United States Army Research Office and United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center to develop an automated tool to make sense of data captured in news articles, tweets, images, and audio and video streams.


mark herring

Herring launches statewide human trafficking awareness campaign

Attorney General Mark Herring today launched a statewide campaign to raise awareness in Virginia of human trafficking and resources available to victims.


university of virginia uva

Two UVA faculty members named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Two faculty members are the first from the University of Virginia to be named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, an accolade created in 2010 to recognize those who invent or facilitate significant patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


congress

Elizabeth Dillon confirmed for federal judgeship in Western Virginia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Elizabeth Dillon on Tuesday to serve as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Ensuring an open and transparent legislative process

Congress failed, once again, to follow an open and transparent legislative process and, instead, waited until the last minute to cobble together a massive 1600-page $1.1 trillion spending omnibus for the U.S. government.


road work transportation

David Swanson: Intersection of mistakes with misdeeds

On a pleasant spring day in December it’s nice to drive past the endlessly under-construction intersection of Route 250 and McIntire Road and realize that the darn thing must nearly be completed. It looks sturdy and attractive.


UVA offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim named VMI head football coach

VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced Sunday that Scott Wachenheim has been named head football coach and will begin his duties immediately.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech strengthens international travel procedures

A new international travel policy is scheduled to be implemented over the next 12 months, stepping up Virginia Tech’s commitment to the welfare of its faculty and students traveling overseas.


newspaper

Pulaski aquaponics venture is finalist for recognition

Pulaski Grow, an aquaponics business established in Pulaski County to provide youth job training opportunities, is among four finalists for the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.


virginia general assembly

Virginia House Democrats statement on the conviction of Joe Morrissey

In light of his conviction for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the House Democratic Caucus calls for the immediate resignation of Delegate Joe Morrissey.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt explains no vote on budget bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against the government spending omnibus legislation adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives.


Governor McAuliffe announces 45 new jobs in Augusta County

Italy-based Provides Metalmeccanica Srl, a leader in the heat exchanger sector, will invest $6.1 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation, Provides US, Inc., in Augusta County.


law

ACLU responds to Gloucester School Board decision on transgender students

The Gloucester School Board voted Tuesday to accept a policy that will discriminate against transgender students.


university of virginia uva

William Antholis named new executive director of UVA Miller Center

William Antholis, the managing director of the Brookings Institution who has held key positions at the White House and State Department, has been named the new executive director of the UVA Miller Center.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Reform the tax code to stimulate growth

Our nation’s outdated and complicated tax code is a perfect example of the federal government standing in the way of strengthening our economy for our nation’s families and small businesses.


tax

The country has spoken: Time to change direction on tax extenders

As the post-election lame duck session gets underway, Congress has an excellent opportunity to show that they’ve heard the American people loud and clear by acting on tax extenders.


virginia farm bureau

Middle-size farms ‘going away,’ 2012 census figures show

The 2012 Census of Agriculture points to a “hollowing out” of the middle of American agriculture, according to Dr. Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist and deputy executive director for public policy.


virginia tech

In quest for greener pastures, don’t plant invasive species, Virginia Tech researchers say

Few agribusinesses or governments regulate the types of plants that farmers use in their pastures to feed their livestock, according to an international team of researchers.


law

ACLU encourages Gloucester schools to reject transgender bathroom policy

The ACLU sent a letter this week to the Gloucester County School Board urging it to reject a proposed policy that would limit school restrooms and locker rooms to “the corresponding biological genders.”


robert hurt

Robert Hurt votes to strengthen U.S.-Israel Alliance

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House unanimously passed S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: We must prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capability

One of the gravest global threats that we as a nation face is the prospect of Iran gaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon.