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Pete Myers founded EHN in Charlottesville 15 years ago, and Daily Climate a few years later. It hurts too much to pontificate about what a special community it is, or that friends, neighbors and colleagues have seen America's current, deep dysfunction hit so lethally, and so close to home. Our thoughts are with everyone in C'ville.

Pete Myers founded EHN in Charlottesville 15 years ago, and Daily Climate a few years later. It hurts too much to pontificate about what a special community it is, or that friends, neighbors and colleagues have seen America's current, deep dysfunction hit so lethally, and so close to home. Our thoughts are with everyone in C'ville.


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