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Climate change is now affecting birdlife

Climate change is now affecting birdlife

Published by The Daily Progress. As a young birder, I am increasingly disturbed by the effects of climate change, especially on birds. Birders around the country witness the damag ...

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Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Click here to register for the Grassroots Gathering. Health care. Immigrant rights. Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. These are only a few of the issues Virginia Organizin ...

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Communication Advice for Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Virginia

Communication Advice for Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Virginia

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, and even in the early stages, communication between sufferers and carers can change dramatically. So said Carolyn Canini, a Progra ...

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Top 5 Reasons Why the AHCA Would Harm Rural Hospitals and Communities

Top 5 Reasons Why the AHCA Would Harm Rural Hospitals and Communities

Published by The Commonwealth Institute. 1. Rural hospitals would face a rising tide of uninsured patients who are unable to pay for care. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) – th ...

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Bad Medicine: AHCA would be a bitter pill for rural communities

Bad Medicine: AHCA would be a bitter pill for rural communities

Published by The Half Sheet, the blog of The Commonwealth Institute. Virginians who live in rural areas are likely to be particularly hard hit if repeal and replacement of the Aff ...

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From the Ashes Film Screening in Norfolk

From the Ashes Film Screening in Norfolk

Please join us on Monday, June 12 for a FREE reception and special screening of From the Ashes at Old Dominion University, followed by a Q-and-A with a panel of local experts. Fro ...

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Bad Medicine: AHCA provisions would be hard for older adults to swallow

Bad Medicine: AHCA provisions would be hard for older adults to swallow

Published by The Commonwealth Institute. As we wait to hear details about the Senate’s healthcare bill, we can assess the impact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had on peop ...

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Assisting Voters with Disabilities

Assisting Voters with Disabilities

From Rooted in Rights. ...

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Why Should Deaf People Vote?

Why Should Deaf People Vote?

From Rooted in Rights. ...

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Editorial: Six Virginia communities try to make community college free

Editorial: Six Virginia communities try to make community college free

Published by the Roanoke Times. Across the country, there is a growing call to make community college free. The argument is a simple one that grows out of modern economics: We pro ...

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