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Congressman Robert Hurt statement on flood insurance hearing

Congressman Robert Hurt released a statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Services’ Housing and Insurance Subcommittee on the flood insurance market.


JMU football is playoff bound: UVA could learn a lesson there

Is the problem at UVA lack of talent on the roster? The recruiting numbers would suggest, as they did at this time last year with respect to JMU, no.


Goodlatte to chair House Judiciary hearing on Secret Service blunders

Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte, calling the recent series of blunders by the Secret Service a “comedy of errors,” is set to chair a House Judiciary Committee hearing to get some answers.


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Warner, Kaine offer support for confirmation of judicial nominee Elizabeth Dillon

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine expressed their support for Elizabeth K. Dillon, nominee to the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.


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Robert Hurt statement on Financial Services hearing on terrorist financing

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Terrorist Financing and the Islamic State.”


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Vehicle-deer collisions can impact your car insurance

November is the peak month for collisions between vehicles and deer. Motorists need to be careful, especially when driving at dawn or dusk and in areas where deer are prevalent.


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The Dark Side of Political Life: Five ways to promote civil discourse

Do we have to continue with “I’m okay and you’re an idiot” in our political life? The short answer is no, but getting there will not be easy.


hearing healthcare

Gift certificate for turkey with hearing screening in November

Schedule a free hearing screening appointment with Hearing Healthcare of Virginia in November, and get a $10 voucher toward your turkey, just in time for your family dinner!


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Robert Hurt: Constituent services are a top priority

While people often associate the work of Congress with debates on legislation, our office provides a variety of additional services of which you should be aware.


Prominent Palestinian physician and peace activist to visit EMU

During a three-week war between the Israeli military and Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, two tank shells crashed through the bedroom wall of a home where Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lived with his family.


Man charged with calling in bomb threat to Waynesboro courthouse

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a city man Thursday after he phoned in a bomb threat to the Waynesboro General District Court at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Monday.


Union-backed California Gov. Brown appeals Vergara decision

California Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to appeal the Vergara decision on teacher tenure and other traditional job protections for teachers. This isn’t a surprising move, considering how much political backing Brown has received from teachers’ unions.


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Robert Hurt: Protecting health, safety in face of Ebola crisis requires more action

Over the past several weeks, our office has received numerous calls and emails from constituents who are concerned about the growing threat of the spread of Ebola in the United States and abroad.


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SCC urges knowing your stuff when it comes to homeowners insurance

When it comes to homeowners insurance, consumers generally consider the value of their home, but many fail to consider all of their valuable possessions inside.


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Virginia Department of Health kicks off 31-day countdown to quit smoking

The Virginia Department of Health is launching its Countdown to Quit Day, October 20, to help tobacco users prepare for Virginia Quit Day, November 20.


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Pink with a Purpose: Have lunch on Hearing Healthcare of Virginia

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the dash of pink that we see everywhere is a constant reminder to women of the importance of taking care of their health and well-being.


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CTB approves alignment of Berkmar Drive extension project

The Commonwealth Transportation Board today approved the location of the proposed extension of Route 1403 (Berkmar Drive) in Albemarle County that will continue the existing Berkmar Drive 2.3 miles north to Towncenter Drive.


SCC seeks public input on proposed rules governing long-term care insurance

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is proposing revisions to the rules governing long-term care insurance following an extensive Bureau of Insurance study of the long-term care insurance market in Virginia and across the nation.


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Robert Hurt: President’s broken promises on healthcare continue to harm Virginians

The impacts of the President’s healthcare law were the top concern facing small businesses and their employees, as the law is hindering their ability to create more jobs and is harming their employees.


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Design public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 14 for three Route 29 Solutions projects

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing to gather public comment on the major design features of three projects in the Route 29 Solutions package of road improvements.


Medicare Part B and prescription drug premiums for Virginians are $20.4 million lower than predicted for 2015

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced today that next year’s standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years.


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Hearing health and happiness: World Mental Health Day is Oct. 10

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia has teamed up with The Better Hearing Institute for some time on a free hearing guide to raise awareness of the link between unaddressed hearing loss and depression, in support of World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10.


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Sen. Tim Kaine arrives in India

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Angus King, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, have arrived in India.


Ackelson wanted after missing preliminary hearing

Derick Heath Ackelson, 43 years old, is now a wanted man. Ackelson was scheduled to appear in Waynesboro General District Court on Monday for a preliminary hearing for the August grand larceny charge but was a no show.


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Route 29 Solutions request for proposals released

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced that the Request for Proposals for projects in the Route 29 Solutions package has been issued to three shortlisted firms and released on the project website Route29Solutions.org.


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Kaine calls for flexibility in recognition process for Indian Tribes

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on a proposed rule regarding the Federal Acknowledgment of American Indian Tribes.


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Free hearing screening offered as part of new Community Wellness Program

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia, with six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia, launched a new Community Wellness Program on Sept. 1 for anyone age 50+.


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Hearing Healthcare of Virginia Lunch and Learn in Harrisonburg

Are you looking for answers to your questions on hearing loss? Want to know more about the effects of hearing loss on both the mind and body?


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AG Mark Herring pursues accountability for professional violations involving opiates

Attorney General Mark Herring and lawyers in his office are aggressively pursuing action against pharmacists, doctors, or other professionals who overprescribe, steal, or otherwise illegally make opiates available.


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VDOT to hold public hearing on I-81 bridge replacement in Mauzy

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 11 (Lee Highway) in Rockingham County.


hearing healthcare

Love your heart, test your hearing

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia and the Better Hearing Institute are working to raise awareness of the link between hearing loss and cardiovascular disease in advance of World Heart Day on September 29.


road work transportation

VDOT to hold Route 727 improvements public hearing

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Route 727 (Airport Road) in Rockingham County.


North Carolina fugitive nabbed in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a city man who had been a fugitive from North Carolina for over two years.


Press Conference: Washington QB Kirk Cousins and wideout DeSean Jackson

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins and wideout DeSean Jackson talk with reporters on Wednesday. Washington (1-1) plays at Philadelphia (2-0) on Sunday.


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Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to renew insurance before hurricanes, disasters

With more than two months left in hurricane season, the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians to remain vigilant when it comes to protecting their property from loss.


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Tim Kaine makes case in Senate hearing for military action against ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his call for Congress to debate and vote on an authorization for use of U.S. military force against ISIL.


City officials’ views must be included in discussion on police equipment

The following statement is from Clarence Anthony, CEO of the National League of Cities, regarding Tuesday’s hearing by the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee on the Oversight of Federal Programs for Equipping State and Local Law Enforcement.


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Senior luncheon in Highland County

Join the Valley Program for Aging Services on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Highland Center cafeteria for a very special senior luncheon made from ingredients grown and produced in Highland County.


Staunton Ghost Tours a perfect evening in the city

Have you been on a Staunton Ghost Tour yet? If you haven’t, you are missing out on an evening of history, story-telling, technology, and of course, goosebumps!


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Combined design public hearing scheduled for Route 151 in Nelson County

VDOT will hold a combined design public hearing this month to show plans for two proposed turn lane projects on Route 151 in Nelson County.


Hearing Healthcare of Virginia launches community wellness program

Recent studies have shown a direct link between hearing loss and diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and depression. Citing these studies, the American Medical Association is recommending that everyone over the age of 50 have an annual hearing screening.


Bob Goodlatte: Renewed push for a balanced budget amendment

March 2, 1995, was a pivotal day in the history of our country. On that day, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.


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Location set for Berkmar Drive extension hearing

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a location public hearing to gather public comment on potential alignments for the extension of Route 1403 (Berkmar Drive) between Hilton Heights Road and Towncenter Drive in Albemarle County.


Chris Graham: More echoes of the civil rights era in Ferguson

The grainy footage from the civil rights era protests of the 1960s is getting an update in HD with the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, stemming from the police shooting of an unarmed teen two weeks ago.


Chris Graham: Letter from a Ferguson Jail

Why I am writing about Ferguson. Mo.? A young man, Michael Brown, of Ferguson, Mo., accused now of being involved in a strong-arm robbery, of a small pack of cigars, actually at most shoplifting and shoving, those of us worldwide who have seen the video provided to us so facetiously by the Ferguson, Mo., police department, can agree, was shot multiple times by a police officer and left for dead for hours, like roadkill, in the middle of a street.