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Nearly two-thirds of Americans agree social media has a negative effect on society, according to Pew Research Center, and it’s no surprise something so omnipresent could have such an effect on humans. Read more

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Anyone who has taken even the most rudimentary of civics classes knows one state cannot impose a law upon the citizens of another state; and that federal law outweighs state law in cases where the two are in conflict. Read more

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For most people, the knowledge of NORAD is limited to checking in on Santa’s progress each Christmas Eve. But the North American Aerospace Defense Command is an important part of the defense system for our corner of the globe. Read more

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Think your job is stressful? Imagine what it must be like to be responsible for the mental, physical and academic wellbeing of 20 or so children at least five days a week, for nine months of every year, your entire career. Read more

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America’s motorists and commercial drivers do not need the three-month federal gasoline and diesel taxes “holiday” proposed by President Joe Biden. The short tax reprieve could do more harm than good. It is not difficult to understand why. Read more

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Members of Congress appear to have banded together to get at least one thing right, as they announced this week they have brought a halt to plans to close and downsize rural veterans’ hospitals across the country. They did so by choosing not to vote on a slate of nominees for the Department … Read more

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With Fourth Of July just around the corner, it important to remember that fireworks and sparklers are illegal in Harrisonburg. Yes, that includes sale, use and possession. Read more

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Education experts worried, as the start of the COVID-19 pandemic sent students into remote learning across the country, how those students would be affected. At the time, there was genuine concern that pandemic-related learning loss could affect students for the rest of their academic careers. Read more

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Temperatures rising into the 90s is nothing new in Virginia and especially here in the Valley, though we’ll admit it seems a little early for all of this hot, swampy nonsense. Read more

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It is an encouraging sign that our current crop of representatives in Washington, D.C., continues to work hard for Virginians that our state is among the first four to receive a huge sum of federal money for desperately needed broadband expansion. Read more

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According to the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare Advantage plans denied 13% of services requested and 18% of payments requested, during a one-week test in 2019. Read more

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Today marks the 78th anniversary of D-Day, and it is appropriate that we honor those who were willing to stand against nearly impossible odds to defend our freedoms. Read more

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It may seem a small matter — in some cases, a very small matter — but this year could be a banner year for an irritating and potentially dangerous parasite: ticks. Ohio State University Extension experts say both the tick population and, therefore, the diseases they spread are on the rise. Read more

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