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Election Day 2013
7:12 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Election Day Results and a Few Surprises

Credit washingtonpost.com

Election Day 2013 is over, but the buzz surrounding several races continues today.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe defeats Republican Ken Cuccinelli to become Virginia's 72nd Governor. Many were surprised at just how close the numbers were, since pollsters predicted a runaway defeat by McAuliffe. As of this morning, McAuliffe led by 48 percent of the vote to Cuccinelli's 45.5 percent.

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Environment
4:34 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Dudley Mountain: Reconsidering the Gift

Montgomery Woods & Jose Lambert

With land in Central Virginia selling at a premium, you might expect a local government agency to gladly accept donations, but the Albemarle County Board has walked away from a gift of 410 acres – a historic and environmentally significant site called Dudley Mountain, along 29 South, facing the Piedmonts. 

When Montgomery Woods and Jose Lambert, two architects from NY, decided to retire, they took up residence on a mountain once owned by Woods’ grandfather.

“Because, although he was a lawyer, he truly wanted to be a farmer.”

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Blacksburg Children's Chorale
3:23 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Opening Night at Moss Arts Center

Credit Virginia Tech

The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech held its first ever performance on Friday in the new ‘Street –Davis Theater.’

The Philip Glass Ensemble played live as a powerful film, Powaqquatsi,  flickered across a large screen.  Joining the ensemble at the arts center’s debut was a children’s  from Blacksburg. 

Artistic Director Patrice Yearwood prepared the singers in Blacksburg Children’s Choral for their big night.

They practiced to accompany the renowned Philip Glass ensemble known for ambitious cutting edge productions.

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Issues at the Polls
4:38 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Election Day Hotline

The ACLU of Virginia has once again set up an election day hotline for voters who experience problems at the polls.

The organization will also respond to questions and provide information to voters should they need to cast a provisional ballot or if their votes are being challenged for some reason. 

The state ACLU says it’s also prepared to advocate on behalf of voters whose rights have been abridged.

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Government & Politics
6:45 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Alliance Hoping to Address Immigrant Tax Issues

There is mounting pressure on Congress to address the issue of immigration reform.  And as lawmakers are asked to relax the criteria for allowing undocumented immigrants to live, work, and achieve U.S. citizenship, an alliance has been formed between advocates and tax preparers. The tax experts are not only dispelling the rumors about immigrants NOT paying taxes, but they're also trying to help them establish a stronger foothold in the economy.

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