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Celebrate freedom on the Fourth

As we approach another Independence Day, we’re reminded of the words of this country’s first president, George Washington: ...

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Juneteenth gets its due

In the contentious debate over how and what public schools should teach students about racism, one thing both ...

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Bipartisan budget good for Virginia

Government gridlock can frustrate partisans on both sides of the aisle, but in a purple state like Virginia, ...

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EDITORIAL: GOP primary is a doozy

It’s getting little attention in a seemingly uneventful election year locally, but Isle of Wight voters have a ...

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Roadways are getting deadlier

With recent advances in safety technology, driving a vehicle should be safer than ever. Yet, we’re told by ...

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Pot languishes in the weeds

Virginia’s awkward dalliance with recreational marijuana is even messier than it was a year ago, when lawmakers authorized ...

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Let’s start a chain reaction

This is our community and each of us has the power to shape it for the better. While ...

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Support local businesses and put money in your pocket

As gas prices continue to rise not only do they impact us at the pump but higher gas ...

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Right time to cut grocery tax

Typically, we’d be skeptical of a proposal to eliminate Virginia’s sales tax on groceries. While crowing about cutting ...

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Sales tax is fair way to help fund new schools

We’re pleased to see progress on legislation that would give local voters the option to adopt a one-cent ...

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