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    FREDERICKSBURG City Schools wants to accelerate the modernization of its bus fleet by purchasing 10 electric vehicle (EV) buses with help from a $3 million Virginia Department of Environmental Quality grant.

    To the surprise of no one who has been watching the Spotsylvania County School Board, its four conservative members look to be ramping up a hunt for sexually explicit material. Expect School Board meetings between now and the next election in 2023 to become even less productive than they alr…

    A tone of futility and resignation consumes much of the conversation about gun control in the United States. That despair has been on full display since the murder of three University of Virginia students on Nov. 13. The alleged killer, also a student, had stockpiled weapons and ammunition in a campus apartment even though he had been on the school’s radar for two months as possibly being armed. He went on a field trip to a play in Washington, D.C. with classmates, then pulled out a handgun and opened fire on them as their chartered bus arrived back in Charlottesville.

    As this session of Congress winds down, it’s important to note its many achievements. The current Congress passed a bipartisan infrastructure package, bipartisan anti-gun violence reform and a COVID relief package. It made historic investments in climate change and health care while holding the former president accountable by exposing the truth behind the Jan. 6 insurrection.


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