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Opinion — How the Chinese invented fireworks and the saddle

The Chinese have a fascinating and rich culture, and the invention of fireworks and the saddle can be included with distinction. We take for granted ... Read more

1 month ago by Judy Moore.

Opinion — More input should have been given on spending proposals

Our representative form of government has served our nation well. Legislators are among those they represent and understand their issues. Those are the issues that ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

Opinion — Lady Bird Johnson helped beautify America

When we observe the environment around us nature unfolds a beautiful canvas of awe and wonder. The aesthetics involve more than just planting flowers or ... Read more

2 months ago by Judy Moore.

Opinon — There’s lots of questions about COVID vaccines and masks

Before I begin, I want all to know that I have been vaccinated. I believe everyone over the age of 50 should, as well as ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

Opinion — Is Virginia really No. 1 for business?

It was great news that, according to CNBC, Virginia is the number one state in the nation to do business. An honor like this is ... Read more

2 months ago by Frank Ruff.

Opinion — No one objects to the teaching of American history

As the debate over Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools becomes more widespread and more defined, supporters of the practice have begun to change their ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Opinion — REV initiative offers training assistance

Employment data for Virginia presents a complicated picture. In 2019 before COVID-19 shutdowns impacted the economy, Virginia reported an unemployment rate of only 2.7%. During ... Read more

2 months ago by Quentin Johnson.

Opinion — Protecting the environment through Earth Day

God created the Earth and blessed each of us with the ability to protect our planet by keeping it clean through recycling, conservation and preservation. ... Read more

2 months ago by Judy Moore.

Opinion — New law causes energy bills to increase

Democrats have been doing their dead level best to make electricity more expensive for Virginians. In 2020, they passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

OPINION — Several African-Americans served in the General Assembly after the Civil War

The Civil War had ended and the United States of America was in turmoil. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. ... Read more

2 months ago by Judy Moore.

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