The torch shining a light on Fredericksburg’s past was formally passed to a new generation of storytellers on Saturday.
If you feel less safe on the roads these days, there’s a reason.
SAYING traditional public schools are “failures” is a popular trope in our community, and around the country. It’s hardly a new idea.
FOR DECADES, gun industry defenders have advanced the myth that guns don’t kill people. Sure, a gun sitting in a locked case doesn’t kill anyone, but a human brandishing one or more military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines can kill far more people, far quicker than if that …
MONDAY’S regional indoor track championships at Shenandoah University were meant to celebrate athletic excellence.
Feb. 15 was “crossover day” in the General Assembly. That’s the last day the House can act on bills in its own chamber before tackling bills that made their way out of the Senate, and vice-versa.
“Elections have consequences,” as now-Gov. Glenn Youngkin said on his Twitter feed in May 2021.
FOR MANY people, a call to the boss’s office is cause for dread.
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.
THE PANDEMIC has created critical shortages among restaurant workers, truck drivers, teachers and a host of other occupations.
One of the greater threats to the American experiment over the past two decades has been the death of the notion of politics as public service.
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.
When it comes to the lack of affordable housing in Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s motto might well be, “Just build, baby” — a knockoff of former NFL owner Al Davis’ old Oakland Raiders motto: “Just win, baby.”
Many politicians from both major political parties campaigned this year on pledges to tackle rising prices, which have made it hard for many Americans to afford basic necessities.
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.
Now that the Thanksgiving recess is over, the 117th Congress has reopened for business with just a few weeks before the 118th Congress will be sworn in.
The United States has an alarming problem: civic negligence. The signs of civic decline and decay are all around us -- threats of extremist violence, book bans and legislative efforts to restrict honest discussions of history in schools.
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