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How do we pick our pets?

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Some pet owners are truly a different breed. They buy clothes for their pets (or knit them themselves). They take selfies with their pets. They buy food out of the freezer case (I’m glad they have a picture of an animal on the packaging or I’d probably fry up a little Fact Feast in my skillet).  But some pets just make you scratch your head… How about keeping

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  • Wouldn’t it be great?

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Don’t take it personally? That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to all government bodies operating in the shadows, purposely avoiding public scrutiny and genuine transparency. In other words, take closed government personally. Please! Take it personally when a reporter is kicked out of a city council meeting so members can hold an illegal or unnecessary executive session. Take it personally when public access to government

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  • You ever notice…?

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I know Andy Rooney was probably best known for bringing our attention to things with the, “Did you ever notice…” question, and George Carlin was also a master of pointing out the ridiculous in the everyday. But I’m going to give it a try on a much smaller scale here. I was assisting with a “Search-and-Find” on the back of a kids’ menu and was tasked with finding a pirate’s

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  • The cyclists will ride again

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    By Jason Murphy With spring around the corner, Virginia’s motorists are bound to see more bicyclists on the road, hopefully. I don’t say that in the sense that I hope for more people on bikes, but that those who do brave the narrow, curvy, hilly roads of central Virginia are physically seen and recognized as another vehicle on the road. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, cyclists are considered

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  • We need Congress to fix the Freedom of Information Act

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a critical law for making sure the public has a fighting chance to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than 40 years, people have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse and illegality. More benignly, FOIA has been used to better understand the development and effects – positive and negative—of the

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  • Get involved in the democratic process

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    There’s almost a year and a half until the presidential election, yet, like many of us who grumble about Christmas decorations in September, we often buy in a little too early. There are more than 600 days until the presidential election and statistics are already being hurled at us as quickly as they can be loaded into Excel. Many Americans know who the front runners are for the race within

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  • The power of a garden

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    What would we do without the community organizations that have flourished in Louisa County over the years?  The variety of contributions each brings to the community is priceless. One such organization is the Louisa County Rotary Club. Over the years, the club has made it a habit to give dictionaries to students, bookshelves to children, and bring theatrical performances to the schools and community. But that’s not all. Recently, the

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