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Impeachment: A Partisan Distraction

I enjoy using this column to discuss important but less well-known issues that affect the lives of Southwest Virginians. As your representative in Washington,...

Virginia Attorney General Sparks Up Conversation on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

By Jeff Raines Capital News Service Attorney General Mark Herring tweeted his support for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Virginia Tuesday night. “Virginians know we can...

Crop conditions flip for farmers

After starting the year with a surplus of moisture, most Virginia farmers now are anxiously awaiting rain after several months of dry weather. According to...

More Virginians Are Home-Schooling Their Children

By Judi Dalati Capital News Service About 1.3 million students across Virginia went back to school after summer vacation. But for Alison Hatter’s three children, this...

VT Transportation Institute awarded grants for automated vehicle research

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) will receive two U.S. Department of Transportation grants totaling $15 million to advance research on the safe integration...

Energy Production Means Energy Security

On Saturday, September 14, explosions rocked oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Attention quickly turned to Iran as the culprit behind the blasts, which cut...

16 Cases of Vaping-related Illnesses Confirmed in Virginia

By Georgia Geen Capital News Service The number of confirmed cases of severe vaping-related lung illness in Virginia has increased to 16, in addition to seven...

Fixing Health Care

We are all familiar with the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” On health care, some Democrats find themselves arguing that Obamacare...

Player athleticism increases head impact exposure in youth football

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– Speed, agility and strength are definitely assets on the football field. But when it comes to hits to the head, those talents...

Festival to be held in Christiansburg

Replenish Ministries, Inc. will be host its 5th annual Replenish Festival on Saturday, September 21 at Christiansburg High School, located at 100 Independence Boulevard...

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