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Four Fishburne cadets nominated to U.S. military academies

Fishburne Military School’s Headmaster and Senior Army Instructor announced Thursday that four cadets from the Virginia military school have earned nominations this month to attend United States Service Academies.


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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.


James River Writers partners with Firehouse Theatre for new season of The Writing Show

James River Writers proudly announces that the new season of The Writing Show will be held at the Firehouse Theatre beginning with the February 25 Show on Plotting a Hero’s Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts with The Richmond International Film Festival.


Earth Talk: Sweden’s environmental leadership

It’s true that Sweden came out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI).


Can playing on artificial turf cause cancer?

Just when you thought it was safe to play soccer on that brand new synthetic turf field, it may be time to think again. Those little black dirt-like granules that fill up the space between synthetic blades of grass and make up some 90 percent of today’s artificial turf fields are actually ground-up car and truck tires. As such they contain a host of potentially noxious chemicals that can lead to a wide range of health problems.


Earth Talk: Should plastic bags be banned?

California made big news recently when it announced the first statewide ban on plastic shopping bags set to kick in during the middle of 2015. Beginning in July, large grocery stores, pharmacies and other food retailers in the Golden State will no longer be able to send shoppers home with plastic bags, while convenience markets, liquor stores and other small food retailers will join the ranks a year later.


Earth Talk: Concerns about parabens in health, beauty, personal care products

First commercialized in the 1950s, parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty and personal care products.


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B-Mets drop Richmond Flying Squirrels in Game 2, 5-1

The Binghamton Mets (2-0) took a commanding two-games-to-none lead over the Richmond Flying Squirrels (0-2) in the best-of-five ELCS with a, 5-1, win at The Diamond on Wednesday night.


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VMI releases 2014-2015 basketball schedule

Head Basketball Coach Duggar Baucom has announced the 2014-15 VMI basketball schedule.


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.


Earth Talk: Top U.S. eco-travel destinations

Where are some good eco-travel destinations right here in the continental U.S. that I can consider for a family vacation?


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UVA alum Jarrett Parker called up to MLB’s San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants have announced that they have purchased the contracts of INF Matt Duffy and OF Jarrett Parker. The two will join the team in Flushing, NY, for their series against the New York Mets.


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Sen. Warner joins bipartisan bill to combat campus sexual assault

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan group of seven Senate colleagues today introduced legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses.


Earth Talk: Safer and more effective sunscreens

Many of the sunscreens on the market do not provide enough protection from the sun’s damaging rays. Also, some of them contain chemicals that can also cause health problems in their own right.


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Kaine introduces Senate bill to improve women’s health in wake of Hobby Lobby

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act and protect coverage of other health services from employers who want to impose their beliefs on their employees by denying benefits.


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Web series Farm Story pilot to start shooting in Staunton in September

Going to Tahiti Productions and The Writer, Ink will shoot the 45-minute Farm Story pilot in Staunton and surrounding areas September 8, 2014 through September 17, 2014.


Dedication of Grandma Moses historical highway marker

A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources highlighting the years that Anna Mary Robertson Moses – known to the world as Grandma Moses for her Primitive American style of painting – spent with her husband and children in Augusta County will be dedicated this week.


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SMAC wins age group state champs for seventh year in a row

The Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club (SMAC) won the small team short course state championship for the seventh year in a row, March 13th- 16th in Christiansburg, Va.


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David Bolotsky: A business owner’s case for raising minimum wage

What if we could create a program that would strengthen our tax base, make government spending more fiscally responsible and provide a powerful financial incentive to low-income workers? It sounds too good to be true. But it already exists and dates back to 1938 – the minimum wage.