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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Top 10 UVA Sports Stories of 2016

Chris Graham reviews the top 10 UVA sports stories of 2016 on today’s Street Knowledge. And yes, it’s OK to call this clickbait.

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: 100 Things Virginia Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Chris Graham interviews Brian Leung, the editor of the Streaking The Lawn blog, and the author of the book 100 Things Virginia Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Salvation Army, UVA basketball

Chris Graham talks UVA basketball with Scott German and raising money for the Salvation Army with Jason Perdieu.

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Technology is not your friend

On today’s installment of Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Donald Trump learns that wrestling is fake, John Podesta learns email security, and Scott German talks UVA basketball and Baltimore Orioles.

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Chris Graham Show: Fake news, UVA basketball, the future of NXT

Chris Graham laments the spread and growing popularity of fake news on today’s podcast. We also talk UVA basketball and NXT wrestling.

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Chris Graham Show: Coming up on Viewpoints, more

Chris Graham talks nonpartisan redistricting, immigrants rights, then switches gears to talk college basketball and pro wrestling. And barely breaks a sweat.

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Chris Graham Show: UVA basketball finds new identity?

Chris Graham looks at UVA basketball after the sixth-ranked Cavs defeated Ohio State Wednesday night.

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Chris Graham Show: WWE needs a little TLC

Chris Graham talks pro wrestling, with an eye toward this weekend’s TLC pay-per-view. Chris also looks at media coverage of the Gatlinburg inferno.

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Podcast: Politics, and A Hard Day’s Night, on The Chris Graham Show

Chris Graham talks about a screening of the 1964 classic A Hard Day’s Night, and 2016 politics.

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Podcast: Chris Graham breaks down busy weekend in UVA sports

The UVA football team was blown out at Virginia Tech. The UVA basketball team brought home a tournament trophy. Chris Graham breaks it all down.

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Video: AFP editor Chris Graham talks Websites 101

Chris Graham of Augusta Free Press offers the first class in our Fall 2016 Building the Machine series: Websites 101.

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Bob Goodlatte: Obamacare ruling a victory for the Constitution

There was a big victory for the United States Constitution in Washington this week.

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What if Tim Kaine ends up running for veep?

What if Tim Kaine ends up on the national Democratic Party ticket in November? This is a serious question as the primary season seems to be winding down.

Cuccinelli out: Former AG rules out 2017 Virginia governor run

Ken Cuccinelli said Saturday that he will not run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2017.

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Eight Virginia mayors endorse Hillary Clinton for president

Hillary Clinton’s support in Virginia continued to grow today as eight additional Democratic mayors endorsed her in advance of the March 1 primary.

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Randy Forbes introduces Supreme Court nomination resolution

Randy Forbes is urging the Senate to only consider Supreme Court nominees with a record of adhering to the restraints placed on the judiciary by the Constitution.

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Senate committee advances bill to limit wages for local workers

A Senate committee voted to advance a bill barring localities from requiring employers to offer pay or benefits above the minimum levels laid out in state and federal law.

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John Kasich makes his case at UVA’s Miller Center

On Monday, presidential candidate John Kasich became the second 2016 presidential candidate to appear on “American Forum” at UVA’s Miller Center.

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President Clinton to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton in Virginia

On Wednesday, President Bill Clinton will attend Hillary for Virginia organizing events in Northern Virginia and Richmond to campaign for Hillary Clinton.

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Robert Hurt: The president still fails to deliver plan to defeat ISIS

Last Monday, another important deadline in the fight to defeat the Islamic State came and went with little attention from the media.

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Landes highlights bills passed by House of Delegates

Del. R. Steven Landes, (R-Weyers Cave) today highlighted his legislation that has been passed in the House of Delegates.

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Virginia House Democrats release 2016 legislative priorities

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus set forth their legislative agenda for the 2016 General Assembly Session. Caucus members highlighted initiatives that House Democrats aim to enact.

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Governor McAuliffe announces $196,000 in Building Collaborative Communities Funding

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $196,000 in funding for five collaborative efforts in Virginia through the Building Collaborative Communities program.

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Ken Plum: New Year’s Resolutions

Resolutions for the new year are easy to make; I have made dozens in my lifetime. The challenge is to keep resolutions and to bring about the changes they imply.

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Governor McAuliffe announces Parole Commission’s final report

The Parole Commission presented 23 recommendations to Governor McAuliffe addressing complex issues that will enhance public safety.

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Northam announces program to increase access to reproductive health services

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that Governor McAuliffe’s budget establishes a pilot program to support women in planning for their pregnancies.

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Speaker Howell announces steps to increase transparency in the House of Delegates

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell announced this week a series of specific actions to increase transparency in the House of Delegates.

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Area lawmakers to hear student proposals on health insurance coverage

Rep. Steve Landes and State Sen. Emmett W. Hanger Jr. will listen to students propose solutions to the health insurance coverage gap for 400,000 Virginians during the annual Health Policy Summit on Thursday, Dec. 3, at James Madison University.

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Ken Plum: 2016 Virginia General Assembly session preview

The General Assembly will convene for its regular session on January 13. Major work in the even-numbered years is passage of a biennial budget.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics, sports on WREL-1450

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks Virginia politics and sports with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va. The segment includes discussion of congressional action on the Syrian refugee crisis in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in Paris, a new poll of Virginia voters on their 2016 presidential preferences, and then switching gears, a quick preview of a busy weekend in college football.

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Del. Steve Landes to receive 2015 American Conservative Union award

The American Conservative Union announced the results of its ratings from the 2015 meeting of the Virginia General Assembly. Del. Steve Landes received an 87% rating for the 2015 General Assembly Session and holds a lifetime ACU rating of 89%.

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Farm Bureau asking legislators to support funds for conservation practices

Each year, Virginia farmers implement practices on their farms that help protect the environment and the Chesapeake Bay. Those practices are not cheap, and farmers often rely on state or federal cost-share programs to help pay for the measures. Virginia Farm Bureau Federation leaders will again urge state legislators to adequately fund the state’s Agriculture Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program to help farmers with those expenses.

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House Democratic Caucus holds elections for caucus leadership

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) was re-elected Minority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates by acclamation at the annual winter retreat of the House Democratic Caucus on Saturday.

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Randy Forbes: Here we mark the price of freedom

It was one of those days where the heat takes your breath away. It was mid-summer in our nation’s capital and the sun beat down on the marble monuments and city sidewalks. I squinted my eyes and stood shoulder to shoulder with members of my staff handing out water bottles as our guests filed off of the buses, slowly but determined, one by one. They were eager. And so were we.

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Ken Plum: Chicken and the egg

A chicken or egg kind of debate has been going on in Virginia recently as a result of a report from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC).

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Letter: Del. Steve Landes thanks voters

I would like to thank the voters of the 25th District for my re-election to the House of Delegates. Without each one of you this would not have been possible.

Angela Lynn thanks supporters, volunteers who aided 25th House District campaign

Angela Lynn sent a statement of thanks to supporters and volunteers who aided her 25th House District campaign, Lynn came up short in her bid to unseat Republican Steve Landes in the 25th, which includes portions of Albemarle County, Augusta County and Rockingham County.

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Republicans sweep local legislative races: Maintain control of House, Senate

Republicans Dickie Bell, Ben Cline and Steve Landes easily won re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates, and State Sen. Mark Obenshain won re-election to the State Senate in a landslide.

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Speaker Howell, House leaders encourage voters to reject Governor McAuliffe’s $17 toll plan

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Republican leaders commented Sunday ahead of Governor McAuliffe’s campaign stops in Northern Virginia. House leaders encouraged voters in Northern Virginia to reject the Governor’s plan to add $17 tolls on I-66 and criticized the Governor’s divisive, Washington-style campaign.

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Del. Steve Landes receives national award for fighting welfare fraud

Del. Steve Landes was honored with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2015 Protecting the Vulnerable Award Monday for his leadership in the state to prevent fraud and protect the state’s welfare programs for the truly needy.