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Frank Ruff, Author at Farmville

YOUR TURN

Law enforcement changes happening quickly

All over America, there are efforts to change law enforcement. In some cities, there has been an open effort to defund the police. In other ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:00 am

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COLUMN — Support redistricting amendment

Last week, I wrote about the several laws that were changed during the 2020 regular and the on-going special session. My focus was on how ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:00 am

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Is your vote safer today than it was last year?

Free and fair voting is the basic premise of any democracy. Remember the stories that came out of Iraq after the fall of the Saddam ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:00 am

Columns

COLUMN — Is your vote safer today than it was last election?

Free and fair voting is the basic premise of any democracy. Remember the stories that came out of Iraq after the fall of the Shah? ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, September 4, 2020 7:20 pm

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Redistricting amendment is fair

For three quarters of the last century, Virginia was effectively a one-party state. That political party could enact anything they wanted. Because they controlled the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:00 am

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COLUMN — Hard work, determination can take us far

The last two months we have seen many demonstrations regarding equality for all.  It is right and fair to have orderly conversations and demonstrations about ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, August 21, 2020 6:00 am

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COLUMN — New rules would allow lockboxes for absentee ballots

Sadly, in the dark of the night, this governor’s administration is trying to undermine our democracy as we know it. Last week, the Department of ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00 am

Guest Columns

Column – Lockboxes would undermine election

Sadly, in the dark of the night, this governor’s administration is trying to undermine our democracy as we know it. Last week, the Department of ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:50 pm

Columns

Column – Death rates from virus are very low

by wearing a mask W e have been inundated with data about the coronavirus since March. The news media has covered the issue relentlessly for ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:38 am

Columns

Column – Trying to stay positive

All of us have been challenged by the events in the news this year. It was heartbreaking enough when our lives were flipped on end ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, July 27, 2020 10:28 pm

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Trying to understand school reopening plans

Let me begin with this statement — we all should be cautious during this period of COVID-19. We should all wear masks when we are ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, July 20, 2020 12:43 pm

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Governor’s school plan presents many challenges

Business is not the only thing that has changed this year because of the COVID-19 issues. In mid-March, Gov. Ralph Northam made the decision to ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:00 am

Columns

COLUMN – School plan presents many challenges

Business is not the only thing that has changed this year because of the COVID-19 issues. In mid-March, Gov. Ralph Northam made the decision to ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, July 13, 2020 11:04 am

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Thin blue line will get thinner

The term “thin blue line” is used to refer to those law enforcement officers who are assigned the task of keeping society from descending into ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:00 am

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Senator questions Northam’s decisions

We all grew up being told more, bigger, and better is good. Such phrases as “keeping up with the Joneses” was the mantra of the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:00 am

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We have much to mourn

This is a time for mourning. We began the week as we have traditionally done with Memorial Day, mourning for those that we have lost ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:00 am

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Clean Economy Act is too expensive

Everything in life should and must be balanced. We can never let pursuit of the perfect destroy the opportunity and ability of others to achieve ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:00 am

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Consumers control our economy

Nothing happens until someone buys something. That was the motto for a national retailer where I once worked. Simply put, you can set the stage ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:00 am

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A breakdown of the redistricting debate

This week, Gov. Ralph Northam proposed moving town and city elections to the Nov. 3 general election and primaries to June 23. In both cases, ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:00 am

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Emotions ran high on statue issue

For some, legislation that would permit local government to remove monuments was an emotional issue. Under the final version of the bill, cities and counties ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, April 10, 2020 6:00 am

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Details of Virginia’s budget deal

Thursday, March 12, we returned to Richmond to finish the biennium budget. As in every budget, there are good and not so good things. It ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, March 19, 2020 6:00 am

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Budget, redistricting still unsettled

We are only a few days away from the end of the 2020 Session of the General Assembly. Most of those who have contacted me ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:47 pm

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Voting rules under debate

There is a growing debate in Richmond this year about elections. The debate is mostly driven by the new majority, which believes Republicans have done ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:52 am

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Minimum wage increase would cause issues for businesses

Remember that quote from President Barrack Obama that claimed, “If you’ve got a business you didn’t build that?” It appears Governor Northam and the Democrats ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:38 am

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Small businesses are under attack

A West Virginia legislator decided to have some fun and get some publicity by offering the Winchester area the opportunity to become a part of ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:41 am

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$15 minimum wage won’t work here

First, I want to thank all who braved the cold, taking their time to come to Richmond last Monday. All should respect your commitment to ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:04 am

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Signifying nothing

This was another strange week at the General Assembly. The focus of the new majority is on issues that will have little effect on the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:30 pm

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