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Martinsville, Danville Continue Population Decline

Two southside region cities, Martinsville and Danville, have experienced almost the largest population losses in Virginia since 2000 according to the 2010 census. Martinsville's population decreased 10.3% and Danville 11.1%. Only Accomack county outpaced Danville's rate of decrease by losing 13.4% of its population.

Cuccinelli vs. The World

Last month, Attorney General Cuccinelli found himself in a familiar place: instructing someone not to protect LGBT rights. This time, he was at odds with the Board of Juvenile Justice, which oversees the Department of Juvenile Justice. Despite the expertise of this board and their overwhelming desire to pass a non-discrimination policy for LGBT youth in the system, Cuccinelli has once again threatened action from his office.

The Cost of McDonnell's Agenda

The Richmond Times Dipatch's PolitiFact Virginia recently made clear that Gov. Bob McDonnell is costing the state money with his archaic political views. On Monday, June 27th, PolitiFact validated a claim made by NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia that "Virginia spends $400,000 on abstinence programs while losing $2.5 million in federal funds due to Gov. Bob McDonnell's 'political agenda.'"
 

Fracking around with US energy policy

Have you seen the video clip of the man lighting his tap water on fire from the recent documentary Gasland? That water pollution is caused by nearby hydro fracking.

Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used to obtain natural gas from shale formations deep underground. Natural gas is prized these days as a clean-burning fuel that can help lessen the use of coal and oil as we transition toward renewable energy sources. But natural gas is not the miracle fuel some believe it to be.

Word of The Day: CONSTITUTIONAL

As I sit and watch the news today, on the major news outlets and all the talk is on President Obama's news conference earlier. One thing that has flew under the radar today was a ruling by a federal appeals court, which has ruled that the Affordable Care Act, passed last year, IS constitutional. This of course, flies against all conservative arguments that have been vehemently opposed to the law specifically because they claimed it was UNconstitutional. Claimed...

The Carl Genthner for Delegate campaign is looking for field and

The Carl Genthner for Delegate campaign is looking for field and
finance interns for the summer and/or fall. This is a great
opportunity to work directly with the candidate and campaign manager
of a highly competitive campaign to unseat a 20 year incumbent
Republican.

Finance Interns will:

-Staff candidate call time
-Prepare call sheets
-Track pledges and donations
-Assist with compliance reporting

Field Interns will:

-Conduct door-to-door canvasses
-Recruit and schedule volunteers
-Manage phone banks
-Enter voter contact data

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