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COVER
Dragas d├ętente
The General Assembly has spoken, and Helen Dragas will stay. The embattled UVA rector says she's ready to work, but will anyone work with her? The Hook checks in with her most vocal foes to see how they plan to move forward when the woman they wanted gone from the job remains firmly ensconced.

GET OUT!
Love is in the air...
Don't have a romantic partner? Don't sweat it. As Valentine's Day looms, there's plenty to do around town this week for the lovestruck, the lovelorn, and the just plain lustful.

FIRST PERSON
Gunning for it
Ever hear of the Second Amendment? The one about gun rights? At the Fishersville Gun and Knife Show last month, Wick Hunt learned just how many ways there are to exercise that right.

ESSAY
Road to Nowhere

After a midnight vote stirred outrage, the proposed Western Bypass is moving toward construction. Former Commonwealth Transportation Board member Jim Rich says it's not too late to call it off, and he sees plenty of pain if we don't.

On the cover (of this 40-page issue)
File photo of Helen Dragas by Hawes Spencer
Rotunda at night: Flickr/michaelangeloew

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