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COLUMN — Democrats want to abolish mandatory minimum sentencing

Last Wednesday, House Democrats had their second hearing on criminal justice reform. The testimony by speakers invited by House Democrats should concern any Virginian who ... Read more

2 days ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN — I ordered groceries online, here’s how it went

Before the pandemic, grocery shopping was one of my favorite stress relievers. I could spend hours going down every aisle, planning out dinner or just ... Read more

2 days ago by Alexa Massey.

Medicare-X would provide low-cost health insurance for all

On Jan. 15, 1940, the Richmond Times-Dispatch ran a quarter-page photo of a professionally dressed, bespectacled man signing some seemingly unceremonious clerical papers. Such a ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Welcome back students by wearing a mask

For the first time since March, Farmville will return to its status as a two-college town with the reopening of Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College ... Read more

4 days ago by Roger Watson.

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

6 days ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Democrats’ policy is symbolism over substance

As you may have already heard, last Thursday, under cover of darkness, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn had a number of Confederate busts along with the Robert ... Read more

1 week ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN — STEPS says ‘thank you’

Thank you, Prince Edward County’s Board of Supervisors! Thank you for caring. Thank you for listening. Thank you for your taking your time to weigh ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN — Broadband solution is over our heads

This email is about your editorial dated July 2, entitled “Broadband has become a necessity.” I agree with you that the divide between “have” and ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

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

2 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Democrats’ policy is symbolism over substance

As you may have already heard, last Thursday, under cover of darkness, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn had a number of Confederate busts along with the Robert ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

Column – Remote learning is the right decision

Area school officials are making the right decision by moving to online classes for the fall. As sad as it is to think there will ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

COLUMN — There is no debate, seat belts save lives

I’m old, but sometimes the news still amazes me, especially these days. The latest news story to amaze me was a sad statistic from a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

COLUMN – Public hearing is the right option for statue resolution

The Farmville Town Council, much maligned for its handling of the removal of the Confederate statue, got it right earlier this month when it decided ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Roger Watson.

Child care funding requested

As Virginia continues to reopen we need to make sure our children are cared for safely. Earlier this week I sent a letter to Speaker ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Students should return to the classroom

Gov. Ralph Northam has finally called legislators back to Richmond for the special session to work on the budget. The General Assembly will convene August ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

Law enforcement to be topic of discussion in special session

I appreciate all the calls and emails I have received over the past couple of months from my constituents regarding the current school reopening situation. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

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

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Bill would provide computers for veterans, students

This week I was proud to sponsor the Computers for Veterans and Students Act with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01), and Congresswoman ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN — Warner discusses $100 billion broadband proposal

Access to high-speed internet is a necessity in our digital economy. Especially now, during this global health crisis, broadband internet is essential for individuals applying ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

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

4 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Law enforcement curriculum to be examined

In recent months, our nation has struggled with its responses to two diseases, COVID-19 and racism. One stems from a viral threat, and the other ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN: Less law enforcement means more crime

Speaker of the House Eileen Filler-Corn has decided to convene a joint meeting of the Public Safety and Court of Justice committees to consider “reforms” ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tommy Wright.

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

4 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Column – Law enforcement curriculum to be examined

In recent months, our nation has struggled with its responses to two diseases, COVID-19 and racism. One stems from a viral threat, and the other ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

COLUMN — Virtual town hall planned July 14

The Northam administration ordered a subcontractor to remove a one-story-tall American flag from the new General Assembly building under construction this past weekend, as it ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

COLUMN — Public meetings should actually include the public

It is time to put the public back into public meetings. The experiment of using conference calls, Facebook Live and whatever other concocted means local ... Read more

1 month ago by Roger Watson.

Masks follow same rules as underwear

As we have witnessed, wearing facial coverings during this time of pandemic has done wonders for our communities. Area residents have, for the most part, ... Read more

1 month ago by Alexa Massey.

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