- Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:33
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Most people don’t know it, but there is a major oil pipeline very close to where we live. It runs through both Stafford County and Fredericksburg and is called the Plantation Pipeline. It supplies refined oil products to airports and the military. The pipeline starts in Louisiana and runs over a thousand miles through several states. By pipeline standards this a fairly large line. But there is nothing unusual about it.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:58
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Squirrels. They are just about my favorite outdoor creature, and almost every spring I like to write about them. I am fond of a lot of other animals, but squirrels with their amazing acrobatics, their ability to find things, get into things, and most of the time, get out of things, is remarkable. However, it’s that ability to get into things that occasionally causes them trouble. Take an incident in Fort Wayne, Indiana last week.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:01
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It’s not a hard prediction to make. The Republicans, as they face this year’s midterm elections, are in a good place. The House should remain firmly in GOP hands, and the Senate, could, though it’s not a given, flip to Republican control. It is, after all, an off-year election, and historically, the party not in the White House does well. Also, President Obama, for all practical purposes, has no coattails. He can raise money, but most Democrats who will be on the ballot this fall won’t be inviting him to their districts.
- Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 12:05
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Just how serious is global warming? No matter who you think caused it, man, or some natural cycle, the answer is that global warming presents a threat to our ecosystems and puts millions, if not billions, of people at risk. Floods and storms will get worse, droughts in dry regions will be more severe, entire species could disappear, and cities we have come to know and love may no longer be sustainable in their current locations.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:53
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Politics in Richmond, the back and forth between the House, the Senate and the Governor, rarely, in fact almost never, involve words like impasse or deadlock. And references to shutdowns, well, that’s something that happens in dysfunctional Washington D.C. politics, not in Richmond. Or, at least, that’s the way it used to be. Now, thanks to the debate over whether or not to accept federal support to expand Medicaid, the politics of Washington are getting decidedly closer to our beloved state capitol.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:32
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For many people it’s just about the hardest thing there is to do. And I don’t mean some grueling test of physical or mental endurance. It’s often reflected in the words, “I am sorry,” but for some, they could be the hardest three words in the world to say.