The Tidewater News Editorial Board, Author at The Tidewater News

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EDITORIAL: Recommit to MLK’s ideals

In times of division and uncertainty we often yearn for the kind of transformative leadership that was taken nearly 55 years ago when the Rev. ... Read more

by The Tidewater News Editorial Board, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 8:49 pm

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EDITORIAL: Good riddance to Virginia’s grocery tax

While the staggering inflation of 2022 has begun to subside, Virginia’s working families are still feeling the pinch of strained household budgets. Two changes this ... Read more

by The Tidewater News Editorial Board, Friday, January 27, 2023 12:23 pm

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EDITORIAL: Overdue attention to mental health crisis

We were pleased by Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s announcement this week of plans to create a task force to find solutions for Virginians who need critical ... Read more

by The Tidewater News Editorial Board, Friday, December 16, 2022 8:00 am

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EDITORIAL: Time is running out to save local news

Local journalism is a cornerstone of democracy and a vital source of information for communities across the country, with newsrooms covering local politics, high school ... Read more

by The Tidewater News Editorial Board, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:16 pm

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EDITORIAL: Genteel Barlow was a model public servant

“End of an era” is tossed around loosely in public service, but the recent passing of Smithfield’s Bill Barlow, who represented Western Tidewater in the ... Read more

by The Tidewater News Editorial Board, Wednesday, October 19, 2022 6:25 pm

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EDITORIAL: Worst labor economy of our lifetimes

As another Labor Day just passed, it’s an appropriate time to note, and lament, perhaps the worst labor economy of our lifetimes. The primary problem ... Read more

by The Tidewater News Editorial Board, Saturday, September 10, 2022 7:08 pm

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EDITORIAL: Good news on fair elections

You wouldn’t know it based on some of the extreme rhetoric out of Richmond some days, but bipartisanship is alive and well in Virginia. After ... Read more

by The Tidewater News Editorial Board, Wednesday, August 24, 2022 7:15 pm

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EDITORIAL: Summer of ’22 is a scorcher

Heat advisories are popping so frequently in Western Tidewater this summer that even one of our newspaper colleagues in “Hot-lanta” was impressed. At this writing ... Read more

by The Tidewater News Editorial Board, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 8:34 pm