Medicaid expansion talk is going nowhere

Medicaid expansion talk is going nowhere

Democrat vs. Republican on whiteYou knew this already, but the special session that Republican leaders in the Virginia General Assembly called for Sept. 16-17 to discuss Medicaid expansion is going absolutely nowhere.

“The governor is going to want to keep talking about it. We’re going to keep talking about reform and making healthinsurance more affordable. Hopefully we’ll bridge that gap, but I’m not sure if we’ll do it this…

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Mark Warner on the issues

Mark Warner on the issues

mark warnerStatements from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on his visit to Buena Vista on Monday on student debt, the V-A scandal and Iraq.

On student debt: “One of the reasons that I’m asking folks to rehire me is whether the same fair shot that I got is going to be available to the young people here today. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. I got out of college and law schoolwith about…

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Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

Press Conference: ODU football coach Bobby Wilder

odu logoODU football coach Bobby Wilder talks with reporters on Monday. The Monarchs travel to NC State to play on Saturday.

Good Afternoon everybody! Good afternoon to all our twelfth monarchs, out there in Monarch Nation. Coming off a 41-28 win versus Hampton on Saturday, which puts our record at 1-0. Which was the ultimate goal, to get the win. We wanted to make sure we got that done. In terms of the…

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The start of the 2014 Senate race with Mark Warner in Buena Vista

The start of the 2014 Senate race with Mark Warner in Buena Vista

mark warnerMark Warner was searching for the right front porch. “There was one lady I wanted to make sure to see, and I hope I got her, because she told somebody last night, Make sure he comes up and kisses me on my porch, and I couldn’t remember which porch, so I made sure I went up to every porch,” said Warner, the Democratic incumbent senator facing a re-electionbattle this November, after his annual…

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UVA announces fall baseball schedule

UVA announces fall baseball schedule

uva-logo-new2UVA head baseball coach Brian O’Connor has announced his team’s schedule for the 2014 fall season. The fall schedule consists of a pair of exhibition games and the team’s annual intrasquad Orange and Blue World Series, culminating in a ring ceremony on Oct. 18 to commemorate the 2014 NCAA national runner-up team.

The Cavaliers will host the Ontario Blue Jayson Sept. 23 (4 p.m.) and Towson on…

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Washington Redskins announce practice-squad signings

Washington Redskins announce practice-squad signings

redskins-helmetThe Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed safety Akeem Davis and linebacker Chaz Sutton to their practice squad.

Sutton (6-5, 263) originally signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a college free agent on May 12, 2014. He appeared on the team’s roster throughout training camp and preseason before being waived on Aug. 25, 2014.

Sutton played collegiately at South Carolina,…

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Indecision about quarterback about to wreck UVA football season?

Indecision about quarterback about to wreck UVA football season?

mike londonThere’s an old saying about teams with quarterback controversies. If your coach says he’s having a hard time deciding between two quarterbacks, it really means he doesn’t have one.

“We’ll make the decision on Saturday as to who will be the starter, but both of them are going to play,” said UVA football coach Mike London, waffling publicly on who will get the ball to start Saturday’s game with Ric…

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Mike London on starting QB: Matt Johns. Or Greyson Lambert. Maybe both

Mike London on starting QB: Matt Johns. Or Greyson Lambert. Maybe both

mike londonUVA football coach Mike London enters this week still not having made a decision on who his starting quarterback will be for the Cavs’ Week 2 matchup with Richmond.

“Tomorrow’s our first day of practice. As I said, we’ll continue to keep evaluating where we are and what we’re doing at that position,” Londontold reporters at his weekly press conference on Monday, otherwise not answering the…

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Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

London_1UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The ‘Hoos face Richmond on Saturday in Scott Stadium.

COACHLONDON:  It’s our second game, and the opportunity to play against my alma mater, a place that I spent some pretty good years at. I have a lot of respect for Danny Rocco, who is a good friend of mine, a lot of coaches on that staff I’ve known over the years, administrators. …

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Salem Red Sox drop regular-season finale; playoffs begin Wednesday

Salem Red Sox drop regular-season finale; playoffs begin Wednesday

salem red soxThe Salem Red Sox coughed up multiple leads and fell to Wilmington 7-6 in 10 innings on Monday afternoon, with Logan Davis’ RBI triple off Kyle Kraus sending the Rocks to the winners’ circle in their season finale. Despite the setback, the Sox will proceed on to the Southern Division Championship Series, a best-of-three battle with Myrtle Beach scheduled to begin on Wednesday in South Carolina.

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