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U.S. sinking into lawlessness: And why might that be?

Conservative commentators are telling us in the wake of the senseless murders of two New York City cops on Saturday that the U.S. is about to sink into lawlessness because of the poisoned atmosphere surrounding ongoing protests of police killings of civilians in Missouri, Staten Island, Cleveland and a growing list of American cities.


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Paid family leave: An employee benefit that benefits employers

Employers might want to provide paid family leave, but feel that the business can’t afford to. Luckily there is a solution. Just over one year ago, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced the FAMILY Act that would create a national paid family leave insurance program.


UVA women’s basketball blows past hapless Howard, 74-53

The UVA women’s basketball team (9-2) closed out a three-game week with a 74-53 victory over Howard (1-11) on Sunday (Dec. 21) at John Paul Jones Arena.


JMU women’s basketball rolls past Hampton, 85-53

Opening the game on a 25-7 run, the James Madison women’s basketball team cruised to an 85-53 victory over Hampton on Saturday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.


UVA women’s basketball holds off Saint Mary’s, 62-49

The UVA women’s basketball team (8-3) earned a 62-49 victory over Saint Mary’s (7-3)on Friday (Dec. 19) at John Paul Jones Arena in the second game of a three-game week for the Cavaliers.


UVA women’s basketball hosts Saint Mary’s Friday night

The UVA women’s basketball team (7-2) hosts Saint Mary’s (7-2) on Friday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena, the second game in a three-game week for the Cavaliers.


Waynesboro artist Don Whitson featured at Shenandoah Valley Art Center in January

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of January will present the watercolor paintings of Waynesboro artist, Don Whitson.


Staunton Parks and Recreation Department receives multiple awards

The Staunton Parks and Recreation Department received three state awards at the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) Annual Awards Presentation at the VRPS Annual Conference on Monday, December 8.


healthcare

Planned Parenthood applauds Governor’s Medicaid announcement

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia praised the announcement by Governor McAuliffe to include funding for Medicaid expansion in his budget as demonstrating his commitment to the 400,000 hardworking Virginians in need of affordable healthcare.


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UVA study: Breast density helps better predict breast cancer risk

A new study from UVA Cancer Center found that adding a measurement of breast density better predicts women’s risk for breast cancer. I


UVA women’s hoops dominates Longwood, 91-49

The UVA women’s basketball team (7-2) improved to 5-0 at home with a 91-49 victory over Longwood (0-9) on Tuesday (Dec. 16) at John Paul Jones Arena.


UVA women’s basketball coach Joanne Boyle to miss Longwood game

UVA women’s basketball head coach Joanne Boyle will miss tonight’s game against Longwood (Dec. 16) due to a personal matter. Boyle is away from the team as she finalizes the adoption of her daughter.


UVA women’s basketball hosts Longwood on Tuesday

The UVA women’s basketball team (6-2) hosts Longwood (0-8) on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the first of three games this week for the Cavaliers.


JMU women’s basketball wins at Ohio U., 69-62

Key free throws down the stretch helped James Madison women’s basketball grind out a 69-62 victory at Ohio University on Monday night.


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Morgan Brian named finalist for MAC Hermann Trophy

UVA senior midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named one of the three women’s finalists for the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy.


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UVA men’s soccer advances to NCAA championship game

The UVA men’s soccer team advanced to the national championship game with a 1-0 victory over UMBC Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup.


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College rape culture: One in five? Or more like one in 40?

It almost seems hyperinflated, the statistic that we hear cited about how one in five women who go to college are raped at some point during their time on their campus.


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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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Being a good corporate citizen is strategic, says Virginia Tech researcher

In the hospitality and tourism industry, being a good corporate citizen is strategic, because it results in superior financial performance.


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Virginia Tech researchers find a relationship between sleep cycle, cancer incidence

People who work around the clock could actually be setting themselves back, according to Virginia Tech biologists.


Precious Hall reaches 1,000 Points in JMU’s 73-57 win at Davidson

JMU women’s basketball used an opening 10-0 run and led the entire game as the Dukes defeated Davidson 73-57 on the road at John M. Belk Arena on Sunday afternoon.


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UVA women’s soccer falls in national title game to FSU

The UVA women’s soccer team finished the 2014 season as the NCAA runner-up, falling to Florida State 1-0 Sunday afternoon in the Women’s College Cup final at FAU Stadium.


UVA women’s basketball dominates Delaware State, 100-62

The UVA women’s basketball team (6-2) heads into exam week after earning a 100-62 victory over Delaware State (1-7) on Saturday (Dec. 6) at John Paul Jones Arena.


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#4 UVA, #2 Florida State meet for NCAA women’s soccer national title on Sunday

The fourth-ranked UVA women’s soccer team will play in its first NCAA Tournament final Sunday as it meets second-ranked Florida State in the NCAA Women’s College Cup at Florida Atlantic University.


Research on the struggles of teenage girls

In her doctoral research, Emily Peck-McClain gathered thoughts from 24 girls from New York area Methodist churches that were both profound and disturbing.


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#4 UVA women’s soccer advances to national championship game

The fourth-ranked UVA women’s soccer team advanced to its first NCAA Women’s College Cup final with a 3-1 semifinal victory over fifth-ranked Texas A&M Friday night at FAU Stadium.


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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.


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Star City Slam seeks Roanokers to play hoops for healthcare

The first annual Star City Slam 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will take place next month to benefit New Horizons Healthcare, which provides healthcare services and education to people in Roanoke.


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Racial divide and be conquered

I read this post from the blog Gawker on a topic related to the racial tensions resulting from the inexplicable grand-jury actions in Missouri and New York that let a pair of cops who killed unarmed petty-crime suspects go free.


healthcare

Flu shots: It’s not too late to vaccinate!

After November, when you see signs that advertise “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here,” you might think, “Isn’t it too late for that?” As long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get the vaccine.


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Board of Health vote is crucial step in protecting women’s health

Today’s affirmative vote on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action is the first step toward ensuring that rules for women’s health centers are based in medicine and reflect the safety record of first-trimester abortion.


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Virginia Board of Health will reexamine politically-motivated regulations targeting abortion providers

Today, the Virginia Board of Health took an important step toward potentially revising politically-motivated regulations targeting the state’s abortion providers.


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Governor McAuliffe statement on Board of Health regulatory action vote

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after the Virginia Board of Health voted to adopt a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action to review regulations on Virginia women’s health clinics.


MBC president heads to White House to support minority women in science

As one of the college presidents attending today’s White House College Opportunity Day of Action, Pamela Fox is putting Mary Baldwin College on the national stage with a commitment to support minority women in STEM fields.


Strong second half carries JMU women’s basketball past Richmond, 79-68

After a 16-3 run to open the second half, the JMU women’s basketball team flew by Richmond 79-68 Wednesday night at the JMU Convocation Center to move to 6-1 overall on the young season.


Illinois dominates UVA women’s basketball, 86-63

The UVA women’s basketball team (5-2) fell 86-63 to Illinois (6-2) in the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday (Dec. 3).


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UVA special collections exhibit explores the Civil War in many voices

Battles in the U.S. Civil War ravaged the landscape, political maneuvers transformed the economy and profound regional tensions resulted in the creation of West Virginia.


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Harrisonburg women in D.C. to stand for immigration reform

Harrisonburg Virginia Organizing leaders Maria Peña and Maria Del Carmen Valdez attended a media conference in Washington, D.C. today to discuss how she and her family will be directly affected by the administrative relief offered by President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration.


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UVA President Teresa Sullivan meets with students regarding sexual assault

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan met with students today about sexual assault issues and the University’s path forward.