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Single stream recycling doesn’t exist anymore + What to do instead

Related Articles: Reduce. Reuse. Repair. Recycle? Proposed RSWA budget does not include change in tipping fees This week, Charlotte Woods, Melissa Castro and Elliott Robinson guide us through the world beyond our trash cans and recycling bins. And we accidentally record ASMR with host Mary Garner McGehee’s trash. Plus Peter Galaska discusses the University of […]

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2020 Presidential candidate O’Rourke returned to Charlottesville

Summer is coming to an end, but stumping season is starting.  2020 Democratic Presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman, Beto O’Rourke returned to Charlottesville on Saturday for a second time to speak at a canvassing gathering for state senate candidate Amy Laufer and commonwealth attorney candidate Jim Hingeley.  A crowd of about 100 gathered outside […]

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As local funds deplete survivors call for continued donations, McAuliffe to donate as well

When James Alex Fields Jr. attacked a crowd of counter-protesters on Aug. 12, 2017, Star Peterson was one of 35 people physically injured. She suffered broken bones in both legs, parts of her spine and a rib. Five surgeries and two years of unemployment later, she still has a long road ahead to total recovery. […]

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25th District Senate candidate hosts meet and greet at Royalty Eats, addresses past Kessler connection

A crowd of more than 10 gathered in Royalty Eats on Thursday evening for a meet and greet with Elliott Harding, an independent candidate challenging the longtime Democratic incumbent, Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, for the state’s 25th Senate District.  “I figure a lot of people may not know me that well,” Harding said. “People might […]

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Unity Days interfaith service reflects on 2017 and looks forward

Navigating troubled waters was the theme Monday evening at Charlottesville Clergy Collective’s interfaith service. The service at First Baptist Church on West Main Street aimed to bring together the city’s diverse communities to remember the area’s inequitable past, honor victims of Aug. 11 and 12, 2017, and celebrate  coming together for a more equitable future. […]

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Local, state, federal officials continue work to enhance rural broadband access

Several state lawmakers, Albemarle County officials, the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and Firefly Fiber Broadband — a subsidiary of the co-op — gathered Thursday at Crozet’s Midway electrical substation to announce plans for expanded fiber optic buildout to enhance rural broadband. The project is a result of CVEC teaming up with the Albemarle Broadband Authority […]

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Photography Installation on Downtown Mall spotlights community advocates in Unity Days event

A public art project that is a part of Charlottesville’s Unity Days was unveiled over the weekend on the side of the Violet Crown theater. A crowd of more than 50 gathered along Second Street Southwest to celebrate Charlottesville’s diverse array of activism and advocacy. Composed of portraits taken by photographers Ézé Amos and Kristen […]

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Charlottesville Climate Collaborative hires director of climate policy, drafts housing voucher pilot program

From metropolitan to mountain views, Caetano de Campos Lopes is continuing his environmental work as Charlottesville Climate Collaborative’s new director of climate policy.  After growing up in Brazil, the São Paulo native spent much of his adult life in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he worked in economics and eventually in his dream field of climate […]