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Cause for celebration? 

The AHCA was passed recently by the House after a few hours of consideration of recent amendments. Rep. Garrett admitted that he did not even read the bill, but relied on his staff’s summary, before he voted to approve it.
Naked politics at its barest

Every morning the same question: What’s on your mind? What is on my mind and has been for some time, is the fate of the American Republic and perhaps Democracy itself. Warning: this is a political rant.
Rural soul

Rappahannock county boasts a view of the mountains, twisty curvy back roads, and an unyielding commitment to environmental protection. Unlike so many rural areas, our economic struggles are encased in beauty.
An old land, forever young

In this respect, geology seems a lot like psychology: you seldom know what personal history lies at the heart of someone else. It could be as psychologically disruptive as tectonic plates colliding.
It’s our county

The issues cannot just be swept under the rug. Behind closed door deals that benefit only some are not acceptable. The county’s challenges must be addressed with leadership and proven management techniques in clear view of the public.
Looking at face values

War drums continue to beat within the Rappahannock News Comment columns, in-sync with leftist babble and tainted with disdain toward those who express viewpoints unlike their own. Unfortunately, some submit letters of protestation that appear to distort truth.
Trust but verify

Unfortunately, we are now witnessing a surprising and disheartening lack of trust by a vocal minority in our community and between some elected and appointed officials in our local government.
Assisting our Rappahannock neighbors

Socially and physically isolated, elderly, frail, many of them low income, and disabled. Not all are seniors, rather physically challenged people of all ages who require transportation.
Of time and the river

For this was the bloody Rappahannock line that divided Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the multi-headed Army of the Potomac, the line that served to separate Richmond and Washington. In some senses it was an artificial line.
Ending childhood hunger in Virginia

One in six of Virginia’s students do not have regular access to food at home. Thousands rely on school meals as their only consistent source of quality nutrition, making the holiday season a time of anxiety and hardship for them.