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Columns

  • Working together to grow the economy

    Just days ago President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to lay out his plan to get Americans back to work and following that speech he sent his legislative proposal to Congress. I appreciate the President’s willingness to address this critical situation and like the President I am committed to finding meaningful ways to deal with our nation’s unemployment crisis. However, we cannot tax and spend our way out of this crisis.

     

  • A lot to talk about

    By District 2 Supervisor Chuck Neudorfer

        I will be holding my quarterly Town Meeting at the Moneta Library on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, from 10 to 11:30.  There are a lot of topics we can discuss.

  • Pay attention to legislative races

        Campaign signs have popped up everywhere in the Bedford, Roanoke and Lynchburg areas as state legislative races begin to come into focus. Or at least we hope so.

        It’s a shame that the public waits until the last minute to pay attention to Virginia General Assembly campaigns. Then when it finally does, not enough people actually vote.

  • Better to just let him rant

        Tensions in the relations between Turkey and Israel, which have been increasingly sour over the past six years, took a turn for the worse last month after the United Nations affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself by maintaining a blockade on Hamas-controlled Gaza.

  • Remembering September 11th

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    As we all come together today – joining with our fellow Virginians and all Americans – we remember the horrific events that took place ten years ago on September 11th, 2001.

     

  • Honoring the true heroes of September 11th

    By all accounts September 11, 2001 started out as a typical Tuesday. Most Americans were simply going about their daily lives -- children were headed to school, folks were commuting to work. But all of that changed in an instant. At 8:46 that morning the first hijacked airplane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. And in that moment life for all Americans was forever changed.

  • Help wanted! Salary: Fun & Appreciation

    By Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown

    www.bedfordcountysheriff.org

    540-586-4800
    Emergency:
    Dial 9-1-1

  • Obama takes initiative on jobs

        President Obama has lately had either bad publicity or watched on the sidelines as most of the media’s attention has been on Republican candidates for his job.

        But all that changed with his Sept. 8 speech to a Joint Session of Congress. The president laid out his plan for a $447 billion jobs program that would put people back to work on the nation’s infrastructure of roads and bridges.

  • Wrestling with the budget bear

  • Route 58 Tour

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    This past week on our Route 58 Tour, we traveled across the 5th District making over 40 stops from Stanleytown to Martinsville, Brosville, Danville, Ringgold, South Boston, Clarksville, Boydton, South Hill, La Crosse, Ebony, and Lawrenceville.