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Frederick Keys blow out Lynchburg Hillcats, 17-3

Mike Yastrzemski hit for the cycle, and Michael Burgess added two home runs to headline an unrelenting offensive attack by the Frederick Keys in a 17-3 defeat for the Lynchburg Hillcats at Calvin Falwell Field Saturday night.


Andy Schmookler: We see now more clearly all that the Supreme Court stole from the American people in Bush v. Gore

The decision in Bush v. Gore was so disgraceful on the face of it that the Court itself warned against using its “reasoning” in other cases. The five conservative justices elected Bush president.


Tropical Storm Arthur headed to Virginia: Safe travel tips

A tropical storm is churning in the Atlantic and timing could not be worse for the over 1 million (1,158,038) holiday travelers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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Hurt introduces private landowners protection bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 4976, the Supporting Home Owners Rights Enforcement (SHORE) Act, along with Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), which requires that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) take into consideration private property ownership rights when exercising its authority over hydro-power projects at Smith Mountain Lake and other similar areas throughout the country.


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Times-Dispatch: Emails show planning between Puckett, Kilgore

“Terry spoke to us today about announcing your role w/ the Commission in conjunction with what he said is your intention to announce your Senate plans tomorrow,” an email dated June 5 from Tim Pfohl, the interim executive director of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, to Phil Puckett, a Democratic state senator at that point two days away from announcing his resignation.


Congressional leaders: EPA making ‘unjustified power grab’

Three Virginia members of the U.S. House of Representatives led 39 members of Congress in filing an amicus brief supporting the American Farm Bureau Federation’s lawsuit against the EPA.


Creigh Deeds: Another shakeup on budget, Medicaid

On the evening of the 23rd of June 2014, the General Assembly went back into session to consider the Governor’s vetoes to the budget.


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Bryce Harper homers, P-Nats top Salem, 10-1

The Potomac Nationals beat the Salem Red Sox 10-1 at Pfitzner Stadium Tuesday night, for a seventh consecutive win over the Sox.


Unfinished business: UVA looks to finish out historic run

UVA is in its third College World Series in the past six seasons, and with a 4-1 win over Ole Miss on Saturday will be making its first-ever appearance in the CWS Finals.


Earth Talk: Weaning ourselves off oil, coal

We can eliminate our addiction to oil and coal by 2050 and use one-third less natural gas while switching to efficient use and renewable supply.


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Roundup: Reaction to McAuliffe budget, Medicaid vetoes

Virginia political leaders react to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s line item vetoes of items in the state budget aimed at protecting his plan for expansion of the state Medicaid system.


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Hurt comments on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after a House Financial Services Committee hearing to review and discuss the semi-annual report from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray.


College World Series: Breaking down UVA lefty Brandon Waddell

UVA sophomore lefty Brandon Waddell isn’t going to blow you away with his fastball, though he has a good fastball, consistently 90-92 on the gun.


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Streaking Richmond Flying Squirrels shut out New Hampshire

Left-hander Adalberto Mejia led the Richmond Flying Squirrels (39-28) to a second straight shutout of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-40), 2-0, in front of 7,644 at The Diamond on Sunday afternoon.


Earth Talk: Keeping polluters out of our neighborhoods

Attending planning & zoning or city council meetings is a first line of defense against letting polluters in. Be prepared by getting meeting agendas in advance and looking for red flags that can be discussed with the powers-that-be in person or at public sessions.


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State Sen. Lynwood Lewis on budget vote

I have been a supporter from day one on this most important policy issue, to close the coverage gap. It is the right policy for Virginia’s budget, for Virginia businesses and for the hard working Virginians in need of health insurance and the preventative health care services insurance provides.


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Tim Kaine statement on Iraq

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s comments on Iraq earlier today.


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Tim Kaine statement on situation in Iraq

After a classified Armed Services Committee briefing today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued a statement on the situation in Iraq.


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John O’Bannon: Statement on Eric Cantor primary defeat

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was my immediate predecessor as Delegate for the 73rd District. I have known Eric and the entire Cantor family for decades.


Augusta Free Press client makes appearance on ‘Katie’

UVA professor Andrew D. Kaufman made a recent appearance on the syndicated daytime talk show “Katie” to talk about his innovative Books Behind Bars program, which brings together incarcerated youth and university students and transforms both groups through the power of conversation about great Russian literature.


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Waynesboro Generals defeat Harrisonburg Turks, 7-3

Outfielder Chase Hamilton’s three run home run helped power the Waynesboro Generals past the Harrisonburg Turks 7-3 on Tuesday night.


The Shield splits: Good move for WWE?

Seth Rollins turned on his partners in The Shield on WWE Monday Night Raw this week, ostensibly joining forces with Evolution in a split that was long-expected, but still somewhat surprising, given the push given The Shield the past several weeks.


Virginians applaud new federal carbon pollution protections

Today, representatives of Virginia business, national security, health and agricultural sectors joined environmental advocates in praising the newly announced carbon pollution limits for existing power plants as necessary public health and security safeguards, and a beneficial economic driver.


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Mark Warner: On new EPA standards, climate change

Virginia is at the center of the national debate on climate change, with our coalfields in southwest Virginia and the Commonwealth’s coastal cities beginning to see the impact of sea rise.


Pollution standards will protect Virginia’s health, economy

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced a major proposal to curb carbon pollution from our nation’s existing power plants for the first time ever.


Amanda Starbuck: New federal pollution standards

We welcome the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants.


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President Obama: EPA power plant rules and climate change

I think a lot of people are aware of the Climate Action Plan that I put forward last year based on what we know, which is that climate change is real. It has impacts not just in a distant future. It has serious impacts, as we speak.


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Tim Kaine: On EPA move on power plant emissions

Today the EPA proposed standards for carbon emissions for existing power plants. Reducing this carbon pollution is in our national interest, but we have an obligation to do it in a way that makes economic sense.


EPA proposes new pollution guidelines for power plants

The EPA is releasing the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States.


SUNRNR Spring into Preparedness Sweepstakes winners announced

Winners in a recent sweepstakes sponsored by SUNRNR “SunRunner” of Virginia, Incorporated, a Harrisonburg-based solar generator manufacturer were announced just in time to help with preparation for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.


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Farm Bureau: Proposed EPA water regulations won’t exempt farmers

Proposed modifications from the RPA to the Clean Water Act definitely will expand the federal government’s regulation of agriculture land uses, according to Donald Parrish, senior director of regulatory relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation.


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Virginia Organizing talks Social Security in Harrisonburg

Virginia Organizing hosted a gathering in Harrisonburg over Memorial Day weekend to bring together leaders from Virginia, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. to develop plans to protect and strengthen Social Security.


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Tim Kaine: Statement on Obama’s West Point address

America is strongest when its military, economic, diplomatic, and moral example are balanced. I was pleased to hear the President articulate such an approach for continued U.S. engagement around the world in his commencement address at West Point today.


Andy Schmookler: What kind of Christianity is this?

In the past several decades, a major force has entered the American political arena under an explicitly Christian banner. I’m talking about the Christian Right, which has aligned itself with the Republican Party. Has this alliance advanced the values that Jesus taught?


McAuliffe urges citizens to prepare for hurricane season

To emphasize the importance of preparing for hurricane season, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has recognized May 25-31 as Hurricane and Flooding Preparedness Week.


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Robert Hurt: On the FSOC designation process

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a Financial Services Committee hearing entitled, examining the Dangers of the FSOC’s Designation Process and Its Impact on the U.S. Financial System.


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Randy Forbes: The Tenth Amendment

A power struggle. That’s what our Founding Fathers foresaw between individual states and our federal government. So in 1787, they penned the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Chainsaws and accessories added to Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

The upcoming Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is a great time to stock up on items you may need if an emergency strikes Virginia bringing strong winds and rain, power outages, and possibly limited access to food and water.


The Serbia privatization challenge

A political earthquake shook Serbia on March 16, 2014. The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of Alexander Vucic took 48.6% of the popular vote in general elections and secured 63% of the seats in Parliament.


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ACLU raises issues with free speech protections in Richmond park deal

The ACLU of Virginia expressed concern that the 30-year lease between the City of Richmond and the Monroe Park Conservancy (MPC) does not contain explicit protections for free speech in the park.


Virginia groups respond to National Climate Assessment

Today, the U.S. Global Change Research Program, a national committee of experts in agriculture, climate science, commerce and disaster relief, published the third National Climate Assessment (NCA).


The West should focus on Tehran’s Achilles’ heal: human rights

This April marked the 24th anniversary of the assassination of a dedicated human rights activist by the murderous regime in Iran.


Study outlines plan for CO2 reduction from U.S. power sector

A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) outlines how energy efficiency could be used in an upcoming standard by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce CO2 levels with no net cost to the economy.


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AAA: Be prepared for flash flooding

Except for heat related fatalities, more deaths occur from flooding than any other weather hazard. Why? Most people fail to realize the power of water.


What should the NBA do with Donald Sterling?

The NBA has a huge public-relations problem on its hands with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s private comments on race that have seen become very public. The question is, What should the NBA do with Sterling, and even more to the point, what can the Association do with Sterling, who has owned the Clippers since 1981?


How to reduce risk of ACL tears in young athletes

Increasing numbers of young athletes, especially girls, are tearing their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, which provides stability to the knee. The increase is particularly dramatic in girls, in sports including high school soccer, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics.


Earth Talk: Apple Computer’s Green Initiatives

Long criticized for its lack of commitment to sustainability, Apple has really worked on turning things around over the past couple of years.


Raj Jayadev: Movement building and challenging mass incarceration

I recently received a poem, “The New Jim Crows,” from an unlikely source: North Carolina Public Defender Danny Spiegel. Spiegel’s poem is an outpouring of the heartache and frustrations of his occupation, of how he is forced to bear witness to the damages of mass incarceration.


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Emmett Hanger honored by Sierra Club for work on climate, energy policy

The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club will recognize nine Legislative Leaders who have distinguished themselves in the 2014 General Assembly Session as patrons of environmental bills.