Government & Politics

Lower Levels of Emissions
7:40 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Virginia Clean Cities Representatives Talk Natural Gas at Expo

Representatives of Virginia Clean Cities joined car manufacturers and industry experts at a Richmond Expo to showcase new technologies and vehicles powered by natural gas.  They say such vehicles can produce significantly lower levels of emissions than traditional fuel sources….and that switching one waste truck has the pollution-reduction impact of removing 325 cars from the road.

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Government & Politics
7:45 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Cantor Agrees - Government could Help Foster Innovation in Start-Ups

Government needs to foster a climate of creativity and technological innovation so that entrepreneurial ideas and start-ups can flourish. That’s the conclusion of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who met Monday with members of a Richmond start-up and tech community that promotes creativity and collaboration.

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Speaking Out
3:59 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Capitol Square as Public Forum

The ACLU of Virginia wants to prevent a situation like that in 2012 where 31 protesters were arrested for straying outside a designated area on the state's Capitol Square.  The organization is now calling on Governor McAuliffe through a letter to completely revise the regulations that limit citizens from expressing their views to lawmakers and other public officials.

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Public Health Issues
4:35 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Access to Vital Records

Listening to some of the tales of how people obtained copies of their birth certificates is like hearing the hobbit, Frodo Baggins, recount his journey into Mordor. But Governor McAuliffe says Virginia is now writing a new chapter—by making those documents accessible through any DMV office.

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Government & Politics
6:33 am
Thu April 10, 2014

2014 Muzzle Awards Bring Attention to Attacks on Free Expression


It’s that time of year again, when the Thomas Jefferson Center in Charlottesville hands out Muzzle Awards to people and institutions that have attacked free expression.  

It’s been a challenging year at the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, with attacks coming from all sides.  Since 9/11, in fact, Director Josh Wheeler says lots of places are trashing the First Amendment.

“These attacks on the press start at the White House and go down to the statehouse and down to the school house.”

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