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Next month, when state lawmakers meet for a special session to divvy up Virginia’s $4.3 billion share of American Rescue Plan funding, they’ll be faced with some easy decisions. Read more

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THUMBS-UP: On Saturday, we met Justice Murchison, a 6-year-old who lives on Kelley Street and has taken ownership of his family’s planting box at the community garden located just down the street. Read more

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Temperatures rising into the 90s is nothing new in Virginia and especially here in the Valley, when July begins its slow turn into August. Read more


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Remember when House Democrats impeached President Donald Trump for twisting the arm of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, allegedly conditioning a White House visit on his willingness to investigate Hunter Biden? Well, guess what: Axios reports that the Biden administration may have twi… Read more

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Rarely has stunning human achievement been greeted with as much churlishness as when Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos managed to fly or launch themselves into space. Read more


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The American Dream and Promise Act passed by a House vote of 228 to 197 on March 18. The American Dream and Promise Act forms part of President Joe Biden's sweeping immigration agenda. This bill has been stalled in the Senate since then. This would grant legal status, and ultimately citizens… Read more

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The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is important federal legislation that helps correct for the erosion of wages, benefits and worker protections that have occurred over the past four decades. By strengthening worker rights and protections, the PRO Act will put workers in a better… Read more

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There is congressional legislation that could have a serious, negative impact on a number of major industries that support Virginia’s vibrant economy, including farming and agriculture, particularly important to us in the Valley. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), prioritize… Read more

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