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Today's Opinions

  • Addressing workforce development

        With more than half of this year’s General Assembly session behind us and with the legislative halfway mark, crossover, looming, this week in Richmond was filled with action on bills and resolutions.

  • Bedford—The best little town in America

    By Bill and Ethan Vickery
    Bedford

        “What Do I Think?” the writer asked last week regarding our, “Quaint little town of Bedford”. She implied the town needed more entertainment. We’ve lived here 10 years so we can at least partly answer her question.

  • Prayer breakfast remarks rile extremists

        For most people, President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast was a historically accurate attempt to make a simple, basic point: Any religion can be twisted and distorted to justify evil.
        “Any religion,” of course, is a phrase that must necessarily include Christianity. Sadly, there are certain self-styled Christians who – in the popular phrase from film - “can’t handle the truth.”

  • Obama just makes matters worse

        It seems Greece has managed to elect a leader who is even more prone than President Barack Obama to let his mouth write checks his backside can’t cash.

  • Farmers Market takes a step forward

        The community is taking a fruitful step forward as it implements changes to the Bedford Farmers Market.
        The changes should yield a good harvest for both area farmers and their customers.
        The proposed changes are the result of community meetings and a management team overseeing the transition of the market.

  • Letters 02/04/15

    Change sounds good

        School Board Member Richard Downey had us all holding our breath as to his position on the closure of Thaxton Elementary School.

  • Ensuring working families can save for college

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

  • Combating human trafficking

    Many Americans don’t think of human trafficking as a problem in our country. The sale of children for sex sounds like something that could only happen in faraway places, but tragically it is happening right here in the United States every single day. Virginia is no exception. According to the FBI, sex trafficking is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. Sadly, this immoral and criminal industry is also a profitable one. It’s estimated that child sex trafficking in the United States alone is a $9.8 billion industry.