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.
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.
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.
It seems to me that new and more exalted heights of sanctimony have been reached by the letter in the April 13 edition of the News entitled, “Open letter to fellow residents.”
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.
Breakfast at the Country Café, and I find a National Geographic magazine — from April 1980. This isn’t a magazine, it’s a time capsule.
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.
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.
Adapting to the freedom and responsibilities of high school presents challenges to some adolescents and all too often grades plummet, attendance suffers, and misbehavior incidents increase.
So how many homes were sold in Rappahannock in the last two years that were under $200,000? More than most would expect. In 2015 and 2016 there were a total of 161 properties sold.
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.
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.
The Piedmont Environmental Council and allies have worked in good faith with the legislature in previous years to make modest changes and cuts to the program in order to head off threats of larger cuts.
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.
Our satellite internet was out due to some terrestrial interference — of the large, black-furred kind.
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.