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Virus is immune to diversions

I’m having a difficult time dealing with this coronavirus thing. What’s bugging me is this crisis is almost inescapable. In times when the news cycle ... Read more

5 days ago by Roger Watson.

Take precautions against coronavirus

This past week has been one for the history books. I was in Richmond Thursday to finish the 2020 General Assembly session and vote on ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

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

1 week ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

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

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Red Flag law passed by General Assembly

The 2020 Session has completed its seventh week in Richmond, and I’d like to take a moment to update you on the latest from the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Matt Fariss.

There is no gun problem in Virginia

The first swipe to ban guns/magazines in the Virginia legislature failed. Still, the core philosophy by which Democrats desire to govern demands unflinching dependency on ... Read more

1 month ago by Karl Schmidt.

New state budget being hammered out

With just over two weeks left in the 2020 legislative session, I’d like to take a moment to update you on the latest news from ... Read more

1 month ago by Matt Fariss.

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

1 month ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Potential new state laws coming soon

The Virginia General Assembly reached the halfway point of the 2020 Session on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Known as Crossover, this is the point at which ... Read more

1 month ago by Matt Fariss.

Assault weapons ban brings lots of calls

We’ve completed the fifth week of the 2020 Session and are headed into crossover on Tuesday, where we have to complete all the work on ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

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

2 months ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Remembering William Wall

Recently I, along with many in the area, were saddened by the passing of lifetime resident William Wall. William was of long-serving member of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Carl U. Eggleston.

I will continue to protect our Second Amendment rights

We’ve completed the fourth week of the 2020 Session, and I’d like to take a moment to share with you the latest news from Richmond. ... Read more

2 months ago by Matt Fariss.

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

2 months ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Dems are working to bring back parole

The third week of the 2020 Session has concluded, and I wanted to take a moment to update you on the latest news from Richmond. ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Fariss gives update on bills

The third week of the 2020 Session wrapped up last week, and I wanted to take a moment to update you on the latest news ... Read more

2 months ago by Matt Fariss.

$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

2 months ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Happenings in Richmond

We’ve just completed the second week of the 2020 General Assembly Session, and I wanted to provide a quick update on what’s been happening in ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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

2 months ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Working for you

The 2020 General Assembly got off to a slow start last week, with many delays as the new democratic leadership tried to get organized. While ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

A hope and a prayer

The late, great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream and, although I don’t put myself in his category, I have a “Hope and ... Read more

2 months ago by Furman Joye.

Read the Bill – don’t rely on what others say

Sometimes I am contacted to tell me that I have misrepresented facts on an issue. They will cite what someone else has told them as ... Read more

3 months ago by Frank Ruff Jr..

Sanctuary county

First let me apologize to Mr. Frazier for my poor handling of the sanctuary county meeting at the high school auditorium the other night, and ... Read more

3 months ago by Jim Wilck.

Changes in the new year

The Virginia General Assembly convened for the 2020 regular session on Wednesday, Jan. 8. It is an even number year, so the legislature will meet ... Read more

3 months ago by Matt Fariss.

Is the roundabout really a done deal?

In January 2018, a meeting was held at Town Hall where the VDOT representative from Lynchburg, Gerry Harter, advised against a roundabout at the intersection ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Sanctuaries and budget

The Second Amendment Sanctuary movement continues to pick up speed. Across Virginia, residents are already sending a strong message to Richmond that they are deeply ... Read more

3 months ago by Matt Fariss.

Not conned

In his usual ineffective response to Peter Kapuscinski, James Peca continues the false narrative. He actually begins by excluding women and minorities, which no one ... Read more

3 months ago by Lucy Klaus.

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