Thursday, March 5, 2009

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– Local News: Presidential Library receives $100,000 grant, Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – Local News: Statement from Francis Chester regarding county reassessments fight, Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – Local Events: Taste of Downtown Harrisonburg, Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – Local Events: Vendor Fair at AFP, Thursday, 10:40 a.m.  

Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

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– Economy: Joint statement on the economy, Monday, 10:50 a.m. – Local News: Waynesboro City Council business meeting agenda, Monday, 10:50 a.m. – Local News: Augusta County Board of Supervisors staff briefing agenda, Monday, 10:50 a.m. – Local News: VDOT road work update, Monday, 10:50 a.m. – Virginia Politics: Moran picks up Henrico endorsement, Monday,…

The AFP Blog – Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

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– Stuarts Draft man charged with murder for hire, Thursday, 6 p.m. – Miss America 2008 to speak at JMU on eating disorders, Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – Family Foundation praises passage of marriage curriculum bill, Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – White House announces formation of faith-based partnerships office, Thursday, 5:50 p.m. – Wagner picks up several…

The AFP Blog – Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

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– Perriello criticizes tobacco tax in SCHIP bill, Wednesday, 1:40 p.m. – Conservation easements top 100,000 acres in Valley, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – Treasury announces new restrictions on executive compensation, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – House GOP pushing mental-health reforms, Wednesday, 12:50 p.m. – House bill allowing government-sanctioned sectarian prayers at government meetings unconstitutional, ACLU says,…

The AFP Blog – Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

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Tom Perriello statement on House passage of stimulus package, 6:54 p.m. Remarks by President Obama after meeting with Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs, 6:17 p.m. Norfolk, Roanoke papers force employees to furlough, 6:13 p.m. South Korean students to visit Presidential Library, 6:07 p.m. Motorists should expect lane closure tonight on I-81, 3:23 p.m. Airfares highest…

Economic immunity: Are the Valley and Central Virginia recession-proof?

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Story by Chris Graham [email protected] The Shenandoah Valley is recession-proof. Charlottesville is recession-proof. I’ve heard people say this for years. As the argument goes, the local economies have two big things going for them – major universities and agriculture. Kids still go to school in recessions. And kids and everybody else still eat in recessions….