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

Supermarket Meditation: Easing Grocery-Induced Stress

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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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Policy Recommendations
4:27 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Lawmakers Tackle Flooding Issues

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State lawmakers concerned about the effects of rising seas on the Tidewater region and recurrent flooding elsewhere across Virginia have rolled out a package of policy recommendations to begin tackling the problem. 

The proposals aim to improve comprehensive planning efforts, standardize the state’s flood-zone maps, and better protect property-owners.

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The Business of Craft Beer Hunting
8:18 am
Mon November 24, 2014

TAPS: A Comprehensive Beer App and First Place Business Pitch

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Americans have a growing thirst for beer, and a student from the University of Richmond is tapping into that trend with a new app which has already earned him $3.500. 

Americans adore their beer, and something big is happening to the business of brews. Overall sales last year were down nearly two percent, but consumption of craft beers – made by small, local breweries – rose more than 17%.  University of Richmond senior Nick Creegan is a craft beer fan.

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:40 am
Mon November 24, 2014

VaNews: Ride Sharing Challenges, Controlling the Deer Population

Internet based ride sharing is presenting a competitive challenge for Virginia taxi operators and a regulatory one for the General Assembly. And, one Northern Virginia county is looking at a controversial idea for controlling its deer population. 

Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link.

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Article Aftermath and Impact
7:01 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Responses to Rolling Stone's UVA Article

The Phi Kappa Psi house voluntarily closed after Rolling Stone released the allegations.
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Four people were arrested over the weekend – charged with trespassing during protests at the University of Virginia.  Students and faculty expressed continued outrage following reports of gang rapes at a fraternity on campus some years ago, and UVA President Teresa Sullivan banned activities at about 60 frats and sororities through the end of the year. 

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Health & Medicine
4:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

VA's Uninsured Children

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A Virginia child advocacy organization has a new take on "No Child Left Behind"—that is, making sure all children in Virginia have health insurance.

And while that is possible right now, Voices for Virginia's Children says that could change in the very near future if federal lawmakers don't act.

The good news, according to Voices' Margaret Nimmo Crowe, is that Virginia’s rate of uninsured children is 5.4% — which is relatively low. However there are still more than 100,000 children in Virginia who are uninsured.

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Phi Kappa Psi
5:34 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

UVA Fraternity Voluntarily Suspends Activities

Phi Kappa Psi

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia has voluntarily surrendered its Fraternal Organization Agreement with the University and suspended all chapter activities as an investigation into rape allegations unfolds.

About 700 people rallied at the University of Virginia Thursday, responding to a Rolling Stone Magazine report detailing charges of sexual assault at a prestigious UVA fraternity. Phi Kappa Psi has since closed its doors, called the incident intolerable and pledged full cooperation with a police investigation. 

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