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Housing, trade were last week’s initiatives

It remains an honor to represent the 5th District, and I am pleased to provide you with an update on my work in Congress last ... Read more

1 day ago by Denver Riggleman.

Treat the voters with honesty and respect

In slang, the phrase, “come on man,”  is used to convey the speaker’s frustration or annoyance with someone else. The term has been used repeatedly ... Read more

1 day ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — A review of a lengthy special session

This session has been remarkable for many things, including its length, procedural irregularities, and the bad legislation that has been produced. Below is a list ... Read more

1 week ago by Tommy Wright.

COLUMN — The special session may finally be over

The session finally ended last Friday. The General Assembly, by constitution, meets for 60 days in even years and 45 days in odd years.  This ... Read more

1 week ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — ‘I always strive to put people over party’

I am honored to be serving as your representative in Congress, and I am proud to share some of the progress we have made this ... Read more

1 week ago by Denver Riggleman.

COLUMN — Fair Care Act would protect those with preexisting conditions

Recently, I co-sponsored I cosponsored H.R. 8527, the Fair Care Act of 2020, which will lower the cost of health care while increasing consumer choice ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Denver Riggleman.

COLUMN — Success at SVCC is transferable

Every October, the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students celebrates National Transfer Student Week. This year Southside Virginia Community College will participate with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Quentin Johnson.

Prayers to all those affected by COVID-19

Our prayers go out to our president, governor, their wives, and to all who have been infected with COVID-19.  We wish them fast recoveries.  Likewise, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Frank Ruff.

Legislature protects renters, hurts landlords

Compassion is a good thing when you are using your resources in assisting others in a time of their need.  It is far different when ... Read more

1 month ago by Frank Ruff.

COLUMN — Impact study highlights SVCC’s contributions

A recent Economic Impact study undertaken by Dr. Vincent Magnini, a researcher at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business in Blacksburg, examined the impact Southside ... Read more

1 month ago by Quentin Johnson.

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