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Frank Ruff: I had to make a choice

By now, you may have seen the headlines about my pending retirement from the Senate. That decision did not come easily and was certainly an ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, December 21, 2023 12:00 pm

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Frank Ruff: Blessed by many angels here on Earth

During my experiences with cancer and surgery, I appreciated the great folks surrounding me. I thought they were good people. What I learned is that ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, December 7, 2023 12:00 pm

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Frank Ruff Jr.: The path not taken

As with most, when we hear the term ‘cancer’ in relation to ourselves or those we love, our minds lead us in many directions. The ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, November 23, 2023 12:05 pm

Guest Column

Frank Ruff: Marijuana law needs more work

Editor’s Note: After last week’s Q & A, State Sen. Frank Ruff wanted to add a bit more to the discussion we had on marijuana. ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Sunday, October 29, 2023 10:12 am

Letter to the Editor New Year President's List HB636

Opinion

Frank Ruff: Bills become laws as of Saturday, July 1

A bill that requires all vehicles to be insured under a comprehensive policy. This would prevent drivers from evading insurance by paying a fee to ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, June 30, 2023 12:46 am

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Frank Ruff Jr.: Teaching all the wrong stuff

Despite having great teachers, much has been written about the content of our classroom education at every level in the last decade. Examples abound that ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, June 21, 2023 12:30 pm

Columns

Frank Ruff: Where is Elliott Ness when we need him?

For those of us that grew up in the 60s and 70s, the Untouchables television series with Elliott Ness was a must-see show. Those were ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, June 17, 2023 8:54 am

Columns

Frank Ruff: Looking at employment 17 years later

Seventeen years ago, Delegates Kathy Byron and Clark Hogan and I, after extensive research, concluded that Virginia’s training and guidance for those seeking employment or ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, June 9, 2023 11:33 am

OPINION

Frank Ruff: We need to rethink energy

Recent polling shows that, when asked, most people are in favor of green energy if the question is asked are you for or against it. ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Tuesday, May 30, 2023 9:23 am

Columns

Frank Ruff: Dealing with debt

Much attention has been given to the national debt lately. Sadly, it is an issue that should have been addressed much sooner. Instead, the administration ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, May 26, 2023 4:07 am

COLUMN

Frank Ruff: Let’s talk about right and wrong

Most of us were taught at an early age the difference between right and wrong. Sometimes that lesson was learned at home, other times it ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, May 19, 2023 12:45 pm

Columns

Frank Ruff: Our downtowns need help

In earlier generations many of us were excited to go downtown and enjoy stores, or at least store windows, that displayed the latest and the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, April 27, 2023 7:52 am

Columns

Frank Ruff: College questions we should ask

As families consider the next step for their young people after high school, it is a good time to review the changes that have been ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, April 15, 2023 7:03 pm

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Frank Ruff Jr.: Let’s talk about the District

Agriculture is still the number one industry in Virginia. Often that fact is overlooked as news usually focuses on big names like Amazon and Microsoft. ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, April 5, 2023 12:30 pm

Columns

FRANK RUFF: Bless our children, the government can’t

All around us, we see assaults on the well-being of our young people. Some schools allow ‘drag shows’ for the youngest students. School unions have ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, March 30, 2023 10:59 am

Columns

Frank Ruff: Horse before the cart

There is an old expression, “don’t put the cart before the horse.” Sadly, if one does, either the cart will be broken or the leg ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, March 18, 2023 4:16 pm

COLUMN

Frank Ruff Jr.: Understanding science and pressure science

I have written in the past that things would go much better in the General Assembly if every member understood economics. That is also true ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, March 8, 2023 12:30 pm

Guest Columns

Frank Ruff: The good and the ugly

We are now in the closing days of the 2023 session. This is the time in the session when nerves get frayed. People are worn ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, February 23, 2023 6:42 pm

Columns

Frank Ruff: Big issues in 2023 General Assembly

The General Assembly kicked off the 2023 session last week. It is too early to have a good sense of all of the issues that ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, January 19, 2023 5:41 pm

Letter to the Editor New Year President's List HB636

Columns

Frank Ruff: How can our region lead in skills training?

Southern and Central Virginians should be proud of our role in leading work skills training. The Growth Virginia region that spans from the North Carolina ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 11:36 pm

Columns

Your Turn — Uniformed Respect

Last week, I attended the funeral of Joe Carey. Joe served in uniform for a total of 40 years. I first met him while he ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, January 7, 2023 12:13 pm

YOUR TURN

Frank Ruff — A billion dollars back to taxpayers

Governor Youngkin had the opportunity to adjust the budget that we are currently in and that will be in effect through June 30, 2024. Because ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, December 21, 2022 12:15 pm

OPINION

Your turn — A time to honor our veterans

This Friday is the day that has been set aside to honor our veterans. It is a noble thing to recognize those that have served ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 12:30 pm

OPINION

Your Turn — Blind mice

Most everyone understands that the big media outlets choose what stories they consider most newsworthy enough to report. They often ignore stories such as the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:00 pm

Columns

Your turn — Energy policies cost economy $100 billion a year

How do we get to work? How do we heat and cool our homes? How do we keep businesses open and producing products and providing ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 12:45 pm

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Columns

Your Turn — ‘We got soft on crime’

“We got soft on crime.” This was the quote from the Mayor of Roanoke. He was referring to restrictions placed on law enforcement by his ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Sunday, October 9, 2022 8:05 pm

Columns

OPINION — Let’s talk about transgender politics

There are any number of issues that should upset right thinking people coming out of Washington and some of those who have wormed their way ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 5:00 pm

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