4:44 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Fixing Failing Schools

Virginia’s most underperforming schools would be transferred to a new state Opportunity Educational Institution thanks to General Assembly passage of a budget amendment over the weekend. 

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Government & Politics
12:27 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

VaNews for 02.25.13

A Virginia sheriff was surprised when his statement against gun control laws was removed from his county’s website and the General Assembly is trying to make it easier for parents to get information from online accounts after the death of a child. The Virginia Public Access Project reports those were among the most clicked newspaper stories this week at the VaNews link at  Fred Echols reports.

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Commentaries & Essays
12:14 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Forty Thorns, a Story of Survival.

Judy Light Ayyildiz

We hear a lot of questions about today’s unsettled world.

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Commentaries & Essays
11:57 am
Mon February 25, 2013

A Cautionary Tale

Deborah Prum

I’m about to tell you a cautionary tale involving food, phones, fighting and fire. 

One evening while preparing dinner, I was on the phone arguing with my oldest son.  I don’t remember the subject, I just know I was right and he was wrong.  And, I told him so as I lay green beans on a metal steamer in a pot, forgot to add water, then placed the pan over high heat on the stovetop.

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