McAuliffe announces nearly $945,000 in Virginia telecommunication grants
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McAuliffe announces nearly $945,000 in Virginia telecommunication grants

Five localities receive funding to extend broadband access with new initiative RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced nearly $945,000 in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) for Albemarle, Augusta, Bland, Gloucester and Greensville counties. The VATI program provides funding for communities partnering with private sector providers to extend broadband access to unserved areas … Continue reading

Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president
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Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma mater’s first openly gay president may … Continue reading

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Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed

(THE CONVERSATION) Chain restaurants are not known for serving up healthy kids’ meals. Most entrees on a kids’ menu are either fried, breaded or doused in cheese. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rare side dish options, and French fries abound. Looking at nutritional content alone, some drinks could easily be mistaken for candy. For example, … Continue reading

Black lawmakers to confront Trump on policies in meeting
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Black lawmakers to confront Trump on policies in meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus plans to push President Donald Trump on the changing priorities of the Justice Department’s monitoring of police departments and cuts in education funding for college students. The Congressional Black Caucus’ leadership will meet with Trump on Wednesday at the White House, and chairman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana said … Continue reading

House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill
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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation Friday afternoon, March 24, shortly before a scheduled vote after Trump called … Continue reading

NSU Athletics unveils new weight room
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NSU Athletics unveils new weight room

From NSUSpartans.com — Norfolk State University unveiled its new weight room in James D. Gill Gymnasium earlier this month. The room, located on the first floor of Gill Gymnasium, includes all brand new equipment from Hammer Strength and will service all NSU student-athletes in addition to the University’s ROTC program and physical education department. Click … Continue reading

Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap
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Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap

by Barry X. Campbell In 2014, there were more than 99,000 engineering graduates from American colleges. Among them, only 3,500 were African American. African Americans are a rarity in the tech space and it’s calling for a change. This low statistic of involvement has even prompted the government to involve themselves. Why are blacks not … Continue reading

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Allfirst to invest $130,000 in Suffolk headquarters and add jobs

RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday, March 21, that Allfirst, L.L.C., an industrial general contractor and metal fabricator, will invest $130,000 to expand its headquarters in the City of Suffolk. The company will purchase new machinery and tools, and retrain up to 62 existing employees to operate the equipment and perform other functions. Allfirst … Continue reading

Norfolk State raises tuition for 2017-18 academic year
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Norfolk State raises tuition for 2017-18 academic year

The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors voted at its regular meeting on Friday, March 17, to set tuition and fee rates for the 2017-18 academic year. The board approved a $160 increase in tuition and a $138 increase in mandatory fees for resident undergraduate students. The tuition for graduate students increased $850 and mandatory … Continue reading

Watch out: Mammals shrink when Earth heats up, study says
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Watch out: Mammals shrink when Earth heats up, study says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again. Warm-blooded animals got smaller at least twice in Earth’s history when carbon dioxide levels soared and temperatures spiked as part of a natural warming, a new study says. washingtonUniversity of New Hampshire researcher Abigail D’Ambrosia warned … Continue reading