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    Though Virginia lawmakers adjourned this year’s session in early March, some of the legislature’s more consequential decisions — regarding such hot button issues as marijuana legalization and early release for nonviolent offenders — were negotiated months later, out of public view, as part of negotiations over the two-year state budget. This isn’t the first time that’s happened, but it’s also ...

      Those wise words could also apply to President Joe Biden, about whom many are asking the same question. Pushing 80, Biden may be slower than he was. Then again, he's not a contestant on "Jeopardy." A president needs a deep well of knowledge and good people to handle the details. Biden seems to have both.

      The launch of a nationwide three-digit mental health crisis hotline in July could mark a major step toward getting a handle on the worsening mental health crisis. But it’s easy to see why medical professionals and mental health advocates are concerned. Will the hotline work effectively once it’s fully operational? Will people in crisis receive the care they need, especially in rural areas? ...

      Though Virginia lawmakers adjourned this year’s session in early March, some of the legislature’s more consequential decisions — regarding such hot button issues as marijuana legalization and early release for nonviolent offenders — were negotiated months later, out of public view, as part of negotiations over the two-year state budget. This isn’t the first time that’s happened, but it’s also ...

      A bill to address more shabby treatment of our nation’s war veterans is finally, belatedly on track to become law. The PACT legislation approved by the Senate on Tuesday will remove obstacles that make it difficult for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan to receive disability payments for illnesses related to exposure to toxic burn pits. That it took this long for Congress to pass is a travesty. ...

      This past Saturday afternoon, as the U.S. Senate readied to begin its 15-hour vote-a-rama on that sweeping, $739 billion economic package, Democrat Mark Warner was in his office at the Hart building. His Apple watch buzzed, signaling he had a call. It didn’t indicate from whom. That happens a lot.

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      At a meeting recently, we were told that a “friend” of someone at the meeting had recently been in a school bus driver meeting with Henry County Public Schools. It was reported to us that in this meeting the individual was told they would have to sign a contract to continue employment, which…

      I recently heard someone say that Trump hijacked the Republican Party. Is that an accurate description of what has taken place since 2016? Did Donald Trump somehow corrupt the noble GOP and bend it to his will? Or is he merely the manifest essence of his party, the fruit of the poisonous tree?

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