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Manufacturing Development Commission
12:04 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Legislators Meet Recycling Advocates

Senator Frank Wagner (center) chairs the Manufacturing Commission.

A state tax credit for purchasing equipment to process recyclable materials is set to expire at the end of this year. 

But since recycling produces many benefits to Virginia’s economy, environment, and businesses, the looming expiration date grabbed the attention of the state’s Manufacturing Development Commission. 

Commission chairman Senator Frank Wagner said recycling reduces manufacturing costs.

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Sexual Assault Policy Changes
7:35 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Major Changes on the Way for the University of Virginia

Credit Hawes Spencer

The University of Virginia’s governing board is weighing several possible changes in policy following charges the school permits a culture of rape to survive on campus. 

Student protestors chanted outside an emergency meeting of the board of visitors - prompted by last week's report in Rolling Stone magazine of a fraternity house rape and allegations of a culture that tolerates binge drinking and sexual assault.

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Law & Crime
7:27 am
Wed November 26, 2014

UVA's Board of Visitors Reacts to Campus Sexual Assault Allegations

Credit The University of Virginia. Photo: Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs

The University of Virginia’s Rector has issued a public apology following a report in Rolling Stone magazine that the school harbors a culture of rape.  Members of the board of visitors may soon adopt a policy of zero tolerance for sexual assault and consider new limits on alcohol consumption at fraternities. 

Board chairman Keith Martin said he was appalled by the Rolling Stone report which began with the story of a woman called Jackie.  She said she was raped by seven men at a fraternity party.  When she refused to press charges, the university took no action against the men.

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Finding Inner Peace in the Produce Aisle
6:09 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Supermarket Meditation: Easing Grocery-Induced Stress

Credit ellwoodthompsons.com

For some people, grocery shopping is stressful.  They’re out of crunchy peanut butter.   The price of lettuce is up again, and the line at checkout is way too long/ But one store in Richmond has found a way to ease the pain. 

Elwood Thompson’s supermarket sits at the corner of Elwood and Thompson in Richmond’s Carytown neighborhood.  It offers locally grown, organic produce and meats, whole grains and nutritional supplements, natural cleaning and beauty products, and a spot upfront to relax over a green tea latte or some freshly squeezed juice.

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Law & Crime
8:39 am
Tue November 25, 2014

UVA Reacts to Gang Rape Allegations, Board of Visitors Discusses How to Move Forward

The University of Virginia Governing Board meets today to address the gang rape allegations by a campus fraternity. Students, faculty and staff are all reacting to the disturbing alleged events that have placed the historic university in an unwanted spotlight. 

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