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Ridin’ the Pine: AFP publishes first ebook


Using artificial intelligence to hunt for slow zones in overcrowded networks

We’re all connected — and not just in a yogic sense. By 2022, there will be 29 billion connected devices across the globe, according to a forecast from the June 2017 Ericsson mobility report.


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February Writers Read to feature EMU alumna Patricia Grace King

Alumna Patricia Grace King is the featured author at a Feb. 22 Writers Read event at Eastern Mennonite University. The reading will be in Common Grounds coffeehouse in the University Commons at 6:30 p.m.


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OneVirginia2021 announces March Forth campaign

OneVirginia2021 announced Monday the upcoming launch of its the March Forth campaign for a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the Commonwealth.


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National summit at James Madison’s Montpelier will create new approaches to teaching slavery

Nearly 50 of the nation’s leading academics, public historians, and descendant community advocates convened at James Madison’s Montpelier this weekend to develop new guidelines for how cultural institutions and historic sites teach and interpret slavery by successfully engaging descendant communities.


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Augusta Health hosts annual Heart Health Fair

In celebration of National Heart Month, Augusta Health conducts an annual Heart Health Fair with many free screenings, demonstrations and informational displays about heart health and related chronic diseases.


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Seven African-American honorees named ‘Strong Men & Women in Virginia History’

Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia commemorated the leadership and achievements of seven outstanding African-Americans during the sixth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program held Feb. 7 at the Richmond Marriott.


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Washington and Lee presents conversation on race, hope by authors of ‘We Are Charleston’

Washington and Lee University presents a moderated conversation with journalist Herb Frazier, historian Bernard Edward Powers and poet Marjory Wentworth on the fatal shooting at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015.


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Virginia Organizing to hold rally in Harrisonburg in support of Medicaid expansion

Virginia Organizing, Harrisonburg-Rockingham NAACP, and Harrisonburg Indivisible will hold a rally/call-in day in support of Medicaid expansion on Thursday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Harrisonburg City Hall.


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Charlottesville to implement deer population management operation

The City of Charlottesville will be working with a wildlife management specialist to implement a deer management operation that will begin in February and end in March 2018.


How to ensure agile trade execution

For those with experience in trading, our next statement won’t come as much of a surprise to you: Agile trade execution takes practice. In fact, it can take an incredible amount of discipline to reach a point at which you can ensure that each trade you make is the best it can be.


Zero percent business loans available in Waynesboro

In an effort to assist additional small businesses in Waynesboro, the Waynesboro Economic Development Authority has revamped its revolving loan fund program.


Advocacy groups oppose bipartisan deal on felony larceny threshold

A wide swath of organizations support an increase in Virginia’s long-outdated felony larceny threshold but oppose the so-called bipartisan compromise announced last week that traded an increase in the threshold for passage of legislation enhancing the enforcement of restitution orders entered in criminal cases.


Rt. 629 bridge over Doyles River in Albemarle County restricted to 10-ton weight limit

The bridge over the Doyles River on Route 629 (Browns Gap Turnpike) in Albemarle County is restricted to vehicles weighing less than 10 tons. The Virginia Department of Transportation posted the weight restriction following a recent analysis of the bridge’s condition.


UVA baseball loses Cam Simmons to season-ending surgery

Virginia starting outfielder Cameron Simmons (Royersford, Pa.) has a left shoulder injury that will require season-ending surgery. The junior is expected to make a full recovery and be ready to return for the 2019 season.


Northam announces new solar project in Gloucester County

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for Strata Solar Development to construct and operate a new solar facility, Gloucester Solar, LLC, in Gloucester County. The 19.8 megawatt (MW) project will supply enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes.


Report shows historic preservation tax credits boost Virginia economy

First Lady Pam Northam highlighted the findings of two just-completed studies that show the sustained and substantial contribution preservation makes to Virginia’s economy through the incentives of state historic rehabilitation tax credits (RTCs) to repurpose and recycle old buildings.


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House passes Toscano amendment to bar utilities from double-charging consumers for infrastructure improvements

The Virginia House of Delegates today passed House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano’s amendment to HB 1558 that would prevent utility companies, such as Dominion Energy, from charging consumers twice for infrastucture investments.


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Morgan Griffith: The many benefits of tax reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Congress in mid-December and signed into law by President Trump on December 22 of last year, was crafted with a few important goals in mind.


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Game Notes: #1 Virginia travels to Miami on Tuesday

No. 1 Virginia (23-2, 12-1 ACC) plays at Miami (18-6, 7-5 ACC) in ACC men’s basketball action on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Tipoff at Watsco Center (8,000) is set for 9 p.m.


We’re #1: Chris Graham, Scott German discuss UVA ranking, upcoming game with Miami

Chris Graham and Scott German discuss the #1 Virginia basketball team, what it means for fans and the program, and preview the Cavaliers’ upcoming game at Miami.