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McDonnell Encourages Relationship Building In Virginia

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Gov. Bob McDonnell is encouraging Virginians to build relationships with small businesses in their community -- as part of the Commonwealth's Business Appreciation Week.
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Gov. Bob McDonnell is encouraging Virginians to build relationships with small businesses in their community -- as part of the Commonwealth's Business Appreciation Week.

He's also asking Virginians to continue building relationships with small businesses here at home -- as part of the Commonwealth's Business Appreciation Week.

McDonnell's spokesman, Tucker Martin, says small businesses have been hit especially hard by the economy and rising gas prices, and the only way they can recover is if citizens reinvest in them.

Although you may not work at your local grocery store, gas station, hardware store, or restaurant, your neighbor probably does, and by supporting them, you strengthen your own community, says Martin.

He also says supporting local innovative technologies may be the jump-start these businesses need to be competitive globally... and put Virginia on the map as an industry leader.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes In The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social-site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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