#14 UVa. women’s lacrosse defeats Duke in ACC Tournament

#14 UVa. women’s lacrosse defeats Duke in ACC Tournament

uva-duke-headerThe No. 14 UVa. women’s lacrosse team (10-7) advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship with a 7-5 victory over No. 7 Duke (9-7) Thursday (April 24) at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium.

Virginiawon all seven draw controls in the second half and held an 11-3 overall edge in draws. Junior Casey Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.) scored three unassisted…

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Stone Cold Steve Austin on gay marriage: He supports it

Stone Cold Steve Austin on gay marriage: He supports it

steve austinWhen you see a headline promising you details on Stone Cold Steve Austin and his position on gay marriage, you don’t expect to read about how he supports it. But that is the case, as Austin revealed on his podcast this week.

“I’ve got some damn good friends that are gay. I’m absolutely for same sex marriage,” Austin said.

An interesting move, and more interesting will be gauging what kind of…

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Urban Agriculture Summit tackles food deserts, other issues

Urban Agriculture Summit tackles food deserts, other issues

farm-droughtUrban agriculture has gone from “a curiosity to a field of unlimited endeavor.” That was the assessment of Lynchburg Mayor Michael Gillette, who gave the opening remarks for the 2014 Urban Agriculture Summit, held April 15 and 16. The summit brought together educators, elected officials, agriculturalists, city planners, nutritionists and others to discuss urban agricultureand barriers to making…

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Survey: Americans paying more for bacon, eggs, toast

Survey: Americans paying more for bacon, eggs, toast

va-farm-bureauHigher retail prices for several food items used to prepare breakfast, including bacon, eggs and bread, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey.

Findings of the informal survey show the average total cost of 16 fooditems that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $53.27, up $1.73 or about 3.5 percent compared to a survey…

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Richmond, state seek money for expanded bus transit system

Richmond, state seek money for expanded bus transit system

virginia-blue-oversizeToday Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), the City of Richmond and Henrico County are collaborating on a TIGER grant application for funding to construct the Broad Street Bus-Rapid Transit system. The 7.5 mile Broad Street BRTsystem would improve reliability and travel times for…

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Report: Virginians lose money due to offshore tax havens

Report: Virginians lose money due to offshore tax havens

tax-newAs the May 1 Virginia state tax filing deadline approaches, the United States Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) released the 2014 “Picking up the Tab” report that shows the cost to individuals and small businesses for big corporations’ use of offshore tax havens. Each individual tax filer in Virginia pays an additional $1,159 and every small business pays an additional $3,981 of federal

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