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Today's Opinions

  • Of Primary importance

        Every time the polling locations are open for a vote, it is important to cast your ballot – from local elections to the president.
        This Tuesday, March 1, is just about as big as it gets.
        Voters will have the chance this Tuesday to participate in the Republican and Democratic primaries as part of the Super Tuesday voting that could go a long way to decide who will be each Party’s candidate in the fall election.
        The stakes are enormous.

  • Remembering a true American hero

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Last Wednesday, Allen Huddleston of Bedford passed away at the age of 97.  Mr. Huddleston was the last living member of the Bedford Boys.  I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Huddleston’s passing, and our thoughts and prayers remain with his friends and family.  We lost a true American hero this week, and we owe a debt of gratitude for his faithful service to our nation. 

  • Providing more information for a safer workplace

    Americans work an average of 8.9 hours each day. That’s no small amount of time, and we all deserve to know that our work environments are safe from those whose behavior may cause us harm.

     

  • Hillary is not a liar

    By Elizabeth McCrodden
    Bedford

        We should have learned when George W. Bush was president that untrue statements become “true” if they are repeated over and over again. 

  • A Tribute to Allen M. Huddleston

    By James W. Morrison
    Moneta
    Author of Bedford Goes to War

        Allen M. Huddleston died on February 10 at age 96.
        He was a native son of Bedford County who served his country and his community. He is believed to have been the last survivor of the Bedford Boys, the last survivor from Bedford County to have served during World War II in Company A, which had been a National Guard infantry company based in Bedford before it was called to active duty and eventual deployment to Europe. 

  • Bill passes to increase the number of charter schools

    By Senator Steve Newman

        With 140 lawmakers coming to Richmond from every corner of Virginia to process more than 2,000 pieces of legislation in just 60 days, Capitol Square is a very hectic place during session.  With a limited amount of days available to complete our work, the days can be very long.

  • Bill will transform the notion of higher education

        With crossover looming, there was a lot of activity this week in Richmond.  As we pass the halfway point of the 2016 General Assembly session, there’s a lot of activity on the floors of both chambers, where key pieces of legislation are often being debated at great length.

  • Constitutional amendment would allow publically funded charter schools

    By Delegate Terry Austin