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Washington Post veteran Leonard Shapiro to speak at Shenandoah University

Leonard Shapiro, former reporter, editor and columnist for The Washington Post, will speak at Shenandoah University.


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Washington Poll poll: Clinton with solid lead in Virginia

A new Washington Post poll of Virginia voters gives Democrat Hillary Clinton a seven- to eleven-point lead on Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.


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Augusta County: Where we’re all illiterate, gun-totin’ rednecks

The comments section on a Washington Post piece about the Augusta County bail bond controversy presented a here’s what they think about you moment.


Washington Post correspondent Jim Tankersley to give public talk at W&L

Jim Tankersley, an economic policy correspondent for the Washington Post, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University.


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No worries: Trump, Carson aren’t bolting the Republican Party

Donald Trump and Ben Carson were up in arms over a report last week that had Republican leaders thinking aloud about how to deal with a brokered convention.


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Ed Gillespie confirms plans to run for governor in 2017

Ed Gillespie confirmed in an email to The Washington Post on Friday that he plans to run for governor in 2017.


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What do the feds know? Augusta County ranks low on measure of natural amenities

The Washington Post has put together a map of the United States that uses a federal government measure of supposed natural beauty on a county-by-county basis.


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Sen. Petersen, Del. Anderson propose limits on police data collection, regulation of license plate readers

For the 2015 General Assembly session, Senator Chap Petersen and Delegate Rich Anderson will introduce legislation to regulate License Plate Readers (LPRs) in the Commonwealth, specifically placing limitations on passive data collection and retention by police departments.


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Get to know Sabrina Rubin Erdely: The reporter who wrote the Rolling Stone UVA hit piece

Sabrina Rubin Erdely staked her reputation, the reputation of the well-respected national magazine that she wrote for and a top national university on the word of an emotional young woman who it now appears wanted to have nothing to do with being at the center of a media firestorm.


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Message from UVA President Teresa Sullivan to university community on Rolling Stone article

Message from UVA President Teresa Sullivan late Friday to the University of Virginia community regarding the latest developments in the Rolling Stone article on the university’s response to sexual assaults,.


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Statement from UVA President Teresa Sullivan on Rolling Stone article

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan today issued the following statement.


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No means no: Would Rolling Stone have written UVA hit piece if it had checked sources?

Any of a number of other sexual assaults at UVA or any other college or university in the country could have been the starting-off point for a lengthy expose into how school administrators fall short in their responses, but why err on the side of the rudimentary when the story can be blown entirely out of the water?


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Rolling Stone backs away from controversial UVA rape story

Rolling Stone is backing away from a story published last month alleging that the University of Virginia had failed to respond to a shocking gang rape of a first-year student in 2012, citing “discrepancies” in the account of the unnamed accuser.


Talk Nation Radio: Stephen Nash on climate disruption in Virginia

Stephen Nash’s new book Virginia Climate Fever looks at the state of Virginia, and unless we radically change our ways it doesn’t look good.


Sen. Warner campaign ad emphasizes record of bipartisanship

The Senator Mark Warner re-election campaign today released an ad, “Stronger”, in which Sen. Warner emphasizes his efforts to reach across the aisle and find common ground.


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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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Mark Obenshain: Four Pinocchios for the Washington Post on voter ID

We live in the age of the fact checkers. There’s PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and of course the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker.” But when the media itself gets it wrong, who will fact check the fact checkers?


Ethics complaint filed against Barbara Comstock for disclosure violation

The American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Barbara Comstock, candidate for Virginia’s 10th Congressional district.


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What the CIA is Trying to Hide

Beginning in the 1990s, and accelerating after September 11, the CIA flew terrorism suspects to secret police custody in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Libya.


Warner, Kaine call for action against abusive debt collections against servicemembers

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine wrote letters to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez calling their attention to recent reports published inProPublica and the Washington Post that detail abusive debt collection practices against servicemembers undertaken by a Virginia-based retailer.


Third annual Virginia Wine Summit to be held in Richmond on Oct. 21

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the third annual Virginia Wine Summit will be held in Richmond on Oct. 21, 2014. The event will bring wine experts and industry leaders from around the country to discuss, taste, and celebrate the exciting state of Virginia’s wine and food culture.


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Recapping a Senate debate that almost literally nobody watched

The Washington Post reported that fewer than 800 people tuned into the PBS live stream of the first and possibly only debate of the 2014 Senate campaign between Democratic incumbent Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.


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Did House GOP resort to bribery to keep 400K Virginians uninsured?

Calling it a ‘new low in GOP health care obstructionism’, Americans United for Change issued the following statement reacting to the Washington Post’s reporting that Virginia House Republicans appear to have persuaded a Democratic senator to resign his seat.


Liz Barnes and Barbara Martin Return to WTA’s Gateway

WTA’s Gateway, labeled “the best intimate musical venue in the Valley,” has scheduled an engagement with Barbara Martin and Liz Barnes. The Friday, June 13 performance will begin at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main St., downtown Waynesboro.


Virginia congressional delegation calls for heroin task force

In a joint letter sent today, 12 members of the Virginia congressional delegation called on Governor Terry McAuliffe to establish a statewide task force to address the growing heroin epidemic in Virginia.


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Potomac Nationals outslug Salem Red Sox, 12-11

Potomac Nationals outslug Salem Red Sox, 12-11


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ShenanArts on the Edge, Ampersand Arts present Gidion’s Knot

ShenanArts and Ampersand Arts have teamed up for the production of a new American play, Gidion’s Knot by Johnna Adams.


Syracuse transfer Tasia Butler headed to JMU

James Madison women’s basketball welcomes Tasia Butler, a 6-1 guard and a native of Waldorf, Maryland, to the team as she transfers from Syracuse. Due to NCAA transfer rules, she will sit out the 2014-15 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.


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Potomac Nationals blast Dash, 11-3

The Potomac Nationals (16-10, 9-6) crushed the Winston-Salem Dash (10-17, 5-10) in the Game Four finale at BB&T Ballpark on Sunday afternoon winning 11-3.


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Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra in concert April 26-27

The Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Dr. Peter Wilson, continues its 2013-2014 season on Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th.


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Carolina Mudcats rip Potomac Nationals, 12-2

The Potomac Nationals (5-5, 3-3) fell to the Carolina Mudcats (5-5, 3-3) in a one-sided Sundayaffair at Pfitzner Stadium by the final score of 12-2.


Bridgewater College to honor five alums during Alumni Weekend

Five Bridgewater College alumni will be honored as part of the college’s annual Alumni Weekend celebration April 11 – 13.


Chris Graham: Why UVa. pays Tony Bennett 50 times more than the average schoolteacher

So you read the story in the Washington Post about UVa. negotiating a raise for UVa. basketball coach Tony Bennett, and then you scan down to the comments section. And have to suppress the desire to smack yourself upside the head.


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Senate Democrats renew call for budget that closes coverage gap

With special session approaching, Senate Democrats drew attention to the outpouring of public support over the last two weeks for efforts to close the health care coverage gap, renewing their calls for House Republicans to negotiate on, or offer an alternative to, Marketplace Virginia.


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Poll: Support growing in South for marriage equality

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows a majority (50%) of people in the South support same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, with 42% opposed. A record-high 59% of Americans nationwide support marriage for gay couples.


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House Republicans’ talking points on the uninsured: ‘They’re not dying’

The Washington Post reported Friday on the stakes for Virginians and health care providers in the ongoing debate over taking federal money to close the coverage gap. It also proved yet again how out of touch House Republicans are with the crisis facing many Virginians who would benefit from expanded access to health care.


Chris Graham: The Smile and Smooch Cam and same sex uncomfortableness

It’s hard to imagine at UVa., where the student section still yells “Not gay!” at a key moment of the school song, right after the words, “We come from Old Virginia, where all is bright and gay,” that our Smile and Smooch Cam will anytime soon feature an actual same sex couple.


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Number of convicted drunk drivers forced to use interlock devices increases

Across Virginia, the number of convicted drunk drivers – including first time offenders – duly ordered to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their vehicles has increased exponentially since the Commonwealth enacted tougher drunk driving penalties a year and a half ago.


Bridgewater College to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Wednesday

Bridgewater College will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day and King’s legacy again on Wednesday, Jan. 29 when Wil Haygood, the author of The Butler: A Witness to History, speaks in Cole Hall at 7:30 p.m.


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Breaking: Bob McDonnell, wife indicted in Star Scientific gift case

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell, 59 and his wife, Maureen, have been indicted on federal corruption charges. The McDonnells were indicted on Monday, according to a report in the Washington Post.


Bob Marshall: McAuliffe thinks he can get away with it

“If [Governor-elect] Mr. McAuliffe thinks he can usurp powers of the legislature, he’s courting a divorce before the honeymoon… this is Virginia, not Washington.” That’s what I told the Charlottesville NBC affiliate recently when asked to comment about McAuliffe’s plan to extend special protections to certain classes of state employees.


Chris Graham: The top recruits want Mike London, so … he’s staying?

Andrew Brown Sr., the father of consensus national Top 10 football recruit Andrew Brown Jr., “wanted to ensure Mike London is gonna be there, because that could change the situation around,” Brown Sr. said in a recent interview with the Washington Post.


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Roanoke College poll: Democrats open up big leads in state races

The Democratic Party ticket appears poised for a sweep of the state races next Tuesday, according to a new poll from Roanoke College released Wednesday.


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Is Quinnipiac fudging the numbers on closer governor’s race?

Is Quinnipiac fudging the numbers on closer governor’s race? A new Quinnipiac poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli at four points, even as other recent polls have had McAuliffe leading the race by double digits. A look at the poll’s internals might give an indication to the diverging trends.


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Washington Post poll: Ralph Northam, Mark Herring open up leads downticket

Democrat Ralph Northam has opened up a large lead in the Virginia lieutenant governor race, and ticketmate Mark Herring has pushed ahead in the attorney general race.


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Ken Cuccinelli goes Obamacare on Terry McAuliffe

Down big in the polls, Ken Cuccinelli is playing his last card, Obamacare.


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Washington Post poll: McAuliffe by 12 in Virginia governor’s race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened up a 12-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race, according to a new Washington Post poll.


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The Spin Room: Cuccinelli, McAuliffe campaigns declare debate victory

Odds are, you didn’t watch the Virginia governor’s debate. You didn’t miss anything.


Chris Graham: Florida State and nothing else? Not hardly

Washington Post columnist John Feinstein seems to think that ACC football is Florida State and the 13 Dwarfs. Um, John, hate to break this to you, but … you’re showing no respect at all for Miami and Virginia Tech in that assessment.


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Cuccinelli camp continues effort to kneecap McAuliffe with new TV ad

The Ken Cuccinelli gubernatorial campaign, buried under deep negatives in recent polls, is continuing its fight-fire-with-fire effort with a new TV spot, “Not Realistic,” trying to pin big tax increases on Democrat Terry McAuliffe.