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Professor, student, inspired at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

If EMU student Jennifer Fawley had any doubts about joining that minority, a recent weekend at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing dispelled them.


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Bob Goodlatte: Remembering those who have served

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.


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Mark Obenshain: Ed Gillespie ran a strong campaign

Shortly after noon today Ed Gillespie told supporters that while close, the margin in his race for the United States Senate is not quite close enough.


Fishburne PG basketball toughs out 100-82 win over Miller School

After rolling to three easy wins to start the 2014-2015 season, the Fishburne Military School postgrad team took a big step up in competition on Thursday, facing a Miller School team featuring a pair of players getting serious D1 looks.


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Free entry and special programs for Veterans Day at Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Parks will offer all guests free park admission and special programming on Veterans Day,Tuesday, Nov. 11.


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Robert Hurt: Constituent services are a top priority

While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware.


Army/Navy comes to Waynesboro: Fishburne to host special event at PG basketball game

As a run-up to Veterans Day remembrances and ceremonies at Fishburne Military School, the Caissons postgrad basketball team is prepping for its own version of an Army/Navy game.


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New photo ID requirement will be in effect for all Virginia voters

Virginia voters will have an opportunity to cast a ballot at their polling place between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. All voters are now required to show an acceptable form of photo ID.


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Ted & Company TheaterWorks to present Fall Spiritual Focus at Bridgewater College

Ted & Company TheaterWorks will present Bridgewater College’s Fall Spiritual Focus on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.


VMI athletics director Dave Diles on Air Force Academy job

VMI Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles issued the following statement on Sunday regarding recent reports that listed him as a candidate in the Air Force Academy AD search.


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Virginia peanut yields predicted to increase by 26 percent

Virginia peanut growers are hoping this year’s crop will be 26 percent larger than last year’s, a great recovery from recent years of low production.


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#3 UVA women’s soccer blasts Pitt in regular-season finale, 6-1

The third-ranked UVA women’s soccer team closed out the 2014 regular season Saturday by downing Pitt 6-1 at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavs (17-1, 9-1 ACC) extended their winning streak to seven games.


Farm Bureau encouraging comment on EPA Waters proposal

The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging its members to participate in the public commend period for the proposed EPA “Waters of the U.S.” rule.


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Randy Forbes: Three Charters of Freedom

It was a sunny evening in July and I had arranged for members of my staff to take a short walk from the Capitol down the National Mall to a building just off of Constitution Avenue.


Fall back: And check your smoke alarms

Albemarle County Fire Rescue is encouraging all residents to replace their smoke alarm batteries and check their alarms on Sunday, November 2nd, when clocks are turned back to end Daylight Savings Time.


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ACLU of Virginia to monitor polls on Election Day

The ACLU of Virginia will be monitoring the polls this Election Day to ensure that all Virginians who are registered to vote are able to exercise their right, freely and without hindrance.


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David Swanson: 57 candidates and nothing on

I was lucky to attend a debate among the candidates for Congress from Virginia’s Fifth District just before Game 7 of the World Series. This was the kind of event you can write about while drinking beer and yelling at a television with your family. In fact, I’m not sure there’s any other way you could write about it.


Brooklyn man charged in Waynesboro credit card fraud case

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a New York City man with several felonies after a month long investigation of credit card fraud that was sparked by an incident last month.


Avon Foundation awards grant to W&L to fund education on dating abuse, violence

Washington and Lee University has received a $5,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.


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Country-of-origin labeling caught up in trade dispute

Country-of-origin-labeling was approved in 2009 as part of the 2008 Farm Bill, but Canada and Mexico immediately filed suit in the World Trade Organization.


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New study finds GMO feed safe for food animals, humans

Results of a new study of genetically engineered crops eaten by livestock indicate again that GMO feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO feed.


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Bob Goodlatte: A common sense approach to Ebola

If you had never heard of Ebola before, chances are that you have now. Ebola, a serious and often fatal virus, has made its way to the United States; but that’s not a reason to panic.


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ACLU of Virginia demands information on telephone analysis sharing network

The ACLU of Virginia on Friday released a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request it sent in response to allegations that the Hampton Roads Telephone Analysis Sharing Network may be sharing and storing data unconstitutionally.


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Randy Forbes: The story of Virginia’s ports

In a national economic slump, we often look for those indicators of economic muscle that show us America is moving, innovating, and poised to take on the next era of global commerce.


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VCU research characterizes new bacterial species associated with common non-viral STI

VCU researchers have characterized a new bacterial species that has an extremely strong association with trichomoniasis, the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI).


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Progressives offer bipartisan plan for healthcare? Not quite

The Center for American Progress released a healthcare reform plan in Septebmer it claimed should draw bipartisan support because it includes Republican ideas. The first four words of an Associated Press article reporting on the plan were “Borrowing a Republican idea.”


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Robert Hurt: Protecting health, safety in face of Ebola crisis requires more action

Over the past several weeks, our office has received numerous calls and emails from constituents who are concerned about the growing threat of the spread of Ebola in the United States and abroad.


UVA soccer’s Morgan Brian scores in National Team debut

UVA senior Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) made her CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying debut Monday night and scored her third international goal as the United States defeated Haiti 6-0 at RFK Stadium.


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VCU prof receives $2.66M grant to study anti-bullying programs

A Virginia Commonwealth University professor has received a $2.66 million federal grant to study the effectiveness of an anti-bullying program in Richmond middle schools.


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Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorse Sen. Mark Warner

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.


Augusta Free Press launches new website for Staunton CPA Kris McMackin

Staunton CPA Kris McMackin has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press. The new site highlights the small business services offered by Kris McMackin CPA PC, including monthly bookkeeping, payroll, tax preparation and QuickBooks consulting and training.


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Forbes calls on Congress to reconvene, address Ebola outbreak

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued a statement on Friday calling on Congress to reconvene to address the Ebola outbreak.


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Ebola: What we’re doing right

Based on the media reports on Ebola as it relates to the two people who have contracted the deadly virus inside the United States, you’d think that the government is bungling us into a pandemic, or worse.


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Forbes: Implement travel restrictions in response to Ebola

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued the following statement in response to the death of the Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, and the subsequent infection of two healthcare workers within the United States.


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Herring supports federal bill providing restitution to child pornography victims

Attorney General Mark Herring sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee expressing support for the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014.


World War I expert to speak at Bridgewater College

This year – 2014 – marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, author of Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I, will speak Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


Second tropical storm in Atlantic: Neither to threaten United States

AccuWeather reports days after Fay put an end to the quiet stretch in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed Sunday afternoon just east of the Leeward Islands.


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Understanding the Ebola virus and other enteroviruses

At the Waynesboro YMCA and within the Waynesboro and Augusta County community we serve there is a growing concern about the spread of Ebola and other enteroviruses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not view Ebola as a significant threat to the U.S. population. However, it is important that YMCAs are well informed about and equipped to respond to such public health threats.


Waynesboro woman wanted to violation of bond on felony marijuana charge

The Waynesboro Circuit Court a bench warrant for Amy Mary Snead (Ackelson), 34 years old, on Oct. 10 in relation to her upcoming jury trial on the felony charge of manufacture or possess with the intent to distribute marijuana. The capias to show cause for Snead was issued due to her violation of the terms of her bail.


Remembering Robert E. Lee: Historian focuses on military education of a civilian leader

Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by noted historian, professor and author Dr. Christian B. Keller on Monday, Oct. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.