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In a 2016 referendum, Britons voted, 52 percent to 48 percent, for the exhilaration of emancipation from the European Union's gray bureaucratic conformities. They thereby leapt into a quagmire of negotiations with an EU determined to make separation sufficiently painful to discourage other nations from considering it.

Britain's Brexit agonies — its two-and-a-half-year struggle to disentangle itself from the European Union — indicate that direct democracy is dangerous because public sentiments need to be refined by filtration through deliberative institutions.

SKOPJE, Macedonia — A referendum on changing Macedonia's name as part of a deal that would pave the way for NATO membership won overwhelming s…

Crowdfunding might be a novel way to pay for a public park — but, then, we’ve been encouraging Albemarle County to come up with alternatives for funding parks. Crowdfunding — asking the public to directly donate to park development — is one option generating interest as Albemarle looks at creating a small park and boat launch on the South Fork Rivanna River at Rio Mills Road.

Peach trees generally have a growing life of 10 to 15 years. Fruit production in state up in 2017 (July 5)

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors decided against a bond referendum at a meeting Thursday. A story on Page A1 of Friday's edition inco…

Albemarle County has approved a $59 million bond referendum — most of which, if approved by voters this fall, would go toward school projects. But a small portion is proposed to go toward a very large funding gap: $6 million for county parks, a number of which have yet to be developed.

From "'CBIC honors local tech entrepreneurs, students, teachers" on (May 27)

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