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Kaine renews call for authorization of war on ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine attended a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on counter-ISIL operations and Middle East strategy.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes meets with Philippines Ambassador to the U.S.

Randy Forbes met Thursday with Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Philippines Ambassador to the U.S., to discuss the contribution of Filipino veterans to U.S. security.


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Bacteria overgrowth could be major cause of childhood stunting

Excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine could be damaging the gut of young children, leading to stunting, scientists have discovered.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Saudi Arabia’s act of strategic defiance

The Saudi decision to execute Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr at this juncture was a strategic act of defiance meant to challenge Iran and the U.S.


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The Season of Peace requires action, not songs

It’s the time of year when people sing about peace and goodwill. Unfortunately in the United States, too little thought accompanies the nice words.


Listen to all Iranian voices

While there is little dispute about the gravity of the challenge posed by the Iranian regime to US national security interests and imperatives, a simple question that is often overlooked is why it has not been U.S. policy to listen and pay attention to Tehran’s main enemies?


PGC Report: U.S. natural gas resources at record levels, up 5 percent

The American Gas Association (AGA), in coordination with the Potential Gas Committee (PGC), today released the PGC’s year-end 2014 biennial report: Potential Supply of Natural Gas in the United States.


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Bob Goodlatte: ISIS in America

With increasing regularity, Americans are bearing witness to the depravity of terrorists claiming the mantle of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, but also sometimes referred to as ISIL.


Hampton Roads leader Gary McCollum announces candidacy for Seventh Senate District seat

Local business leader Gary McCollum announced today his intent to seek Virginia’s 7th District seat as a Democrat, citing his business experience and a commitment to investing in areas that will create greater economic opportunities for more Hampton Roads students, families, and residents.


Shenandoah National Park reopens comment period for chronic wasting disease management plan

In response to a request from several park neighbors, Shenandoah National Park will hold an additional public meeting on the park’s proposed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) response plan.


Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. comes to Charlottesville Jan. 10

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the dreadlocked classic crooner vocalist who won season six of NBC Television’s America’s Got Talent, a $1 million grand prize, and a Columbia Records contract, will be performing in Charlottesville at Paramount Theater, at 215 East Main Street, at 8 p.m.


AccuWeather: Dreaming of a White Christmas? Here are your odds

AccuWeather reports upon the millions of Christmas cards that hit store shelves each holiday season, many are strewn with images of a homey dwelling tucked under puffy mounds of white snow. While many dream of a similar white Christmas setting to fall during the winter celebrations, conditions do not always align to bring the picture-perfect snowy scene.


Marietta McCarty: One indie bookstore

Around the country I’ve traveled, thriving on talks at indie bookstores from Seattle to Portland to Boston to New York to Little Rock to Greensboro and throughout Virginia. One shop stands way out. No place won my heart like Stone Soup Books and Café in Waynesboro, VA. Housed in a 120-year-old formerly abandoned home, Stone Soup embodies the spirit of independently owned bookstores.


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.


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House passes Water for the World Act

WaterAid today celebrates U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013, H.R. 2901.


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AAA: More than 1.3 million Virginians to travel for Thanksgiving

Nationwide, AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013.


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Overview of the Ebola epidemic at the Science Museum of Virginia

Dr. Brigette Gleason will present Overview of the Ebola Epidemic: Insights from the Field in Sierra Leone and Key Features of the Ebola Response in the US.


Shenandoah National Park seeks public input on proposed chronic wasting disease management plan

The National Park Service is seeking to amend the approved 2013 Chronic Wasting Disease Detection/Assessment Plan, Shenandoah National Park.


Not just one day: Veterans deserve a lasting commitment

Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.


Gary Johnson endorses Will Hammer for Congress

Will Hammer, Libertarian candidate for US House of Representatives in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, has received the endorsement of Gary Johnson.


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Virginia Board of Optometry alerts consumers of risks with decorative contact lenses

As consumers prepare for Halloween, the Virginia Board of Optometry is supporting the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to caution against the use of non-corrective, decorative contact lenses.


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 13-17

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT District requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


virginia

Jim Epstein: Clean water is vital for business in Virginia

Virginia’s future depends on clean water, but it’s currently in danger. From the state’s booming wine industry, to tourism surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, to our expansive agriculture industry, Virginia thrives on high-quality clean water.


Joe David: Christianity in retreat

The siege of the Middle East by radical Muslims has become a protracted spectacle of carnage, presented nightly on television with disturbing photographs and videos, highlighting savage murder by demented and corrupt terrorists.


Bob Marshall on Supreme Court gay marriage decision

The US Supreme Court has left the scene of a “hit and run” it caused by letting stand the decision of two federal Appeals judges striking down Virginia’s voter-approved Marriage Amendment.