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COLUMN — A review of a lengthy special session

This session has been remarkable for many things, including its length, procedural irregularities, and the bad legislation that has been produced. Below is a list ... Read more

5 days ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN — The special session may finally be over

The session finally ended last Friday. The General Assembly, by constitution, meets for 60 days in even years and 45 days in odd years.  This ... Read more

5 days ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — ‘I always strive to put people over party’

I am honored to be serving as your representative in Congress, and I am proud to share some of the progress we have made this ... Read more

5 days ago by Denver Riggleman.

COLUMN — Fair Care Act would protect those with preexisting conditions

Recently, I co-sponsored I cosponsored H.R. 8527, the Fair Care Act of 2020, which will lower the cost of health care while increasing consumer choice ... Read more

1 week ago by Denver Riggleman.

COLUMN — Success at SVCC is transferable

Every October, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students celebrates National Transfer Student Week. This year Southside Virginia Community College will participate with ... Read more

1 week ago by Quentin Johnson.

COLUMN — Mask up for Halloween

Halloween will be different for all of us this year. Though many people are likely planning a nice night in, eating candy and watching scary ... Read more

1 week ago by Alexa Massey.

Prayers to all those affected by COVID-19

Our prayers go out to our president, governor, their wives, and to all who have been infected with COVID-19.  We wish them fast recoveries.  Likewise, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Letter – Webb understands health care issues

To The Editor: In 2017, a frustrated President Trump remarked “nobody knew health care could be so complicated.”Unfortunately, the complicated nature of health care is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Legislature protects renters, hurts landlords

Compassion is a good thing when you are using your resources in assisting others in a time of their need.  It is far different when ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Column – 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

1 month ago by Frank Ruff.

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