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This 'enemy of the people' works in your interest

The Virginia Gazette has been in publication since 1736. It has inspired debate over government practices since the days of King George II of Great Britain. One king, a revolution and 45 presidents of the United States later, The Virginia Gazette still stands for the ideals of reasoned debate among...

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  • Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

    Last Word on sales tax increase, Feb. 28

    Sales tax increase I don’t appreciate the sneaky way this tax hike is being motored through to support tourism and another-named slush fund. Please list the names and phone numbers of who we can call in Richmond for York, James City and Williamsburg to let our voices be heard. Thank you. Editor’s...

      • Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

        Last Word on sales tax, Feb. 24

        Sales tax increase Instead of a 1 percent sales tax increase to feed the tourism oligarchs, how about an increase to promote affordable housing for the people who do the work that runs the tourism industry in the area? Seems like the Chamber of Commerce, JCC Supervisors and the Williamsburg City...

          • Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

            Last Word on Florida shootings, Feb. 21

            Florida shootings A question for Congress: Why is the possession of assault weapons more important than school children's lives? Don't those children have a right, under the Constitution, to live full lives, in liberty and in the pursuit of happiness? I’m in high school and I’m scared to go to...

              • Last Word, Feb. 17

                Last Word, Feb. 17

                Shooting in Florida To all those who write in demanding rights to carry in schools, churches and other public places: do you also demand similar rights for convicted criminals, the mentally ill and those with restraining orders? Should they be allowed to build up arsenals of assault weapons? Anyone...

                  • Last Word on harassment, Feb. 14

                    Last Word on harassment, Feb. 14

                    Looking good To whoever is decorating Lake Powell Road and Brookwood Drive with decorations: They look amazing. Can’t wait to see what you put up for Easter. This is harassment I worked at a big box hardware store. Every day, the male customers would make degrading sexual comments to any of the...

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                      • Community group brings school supplies, resources to families in need

                        Community group brings school supplies, resources to families in need

                        With school starting up in just a few weeks, some area families are facing tough decisions as they struggle to make ends meet while looking for ways to send their children to class with important school supplies. Local community organization Real People Educating Others aimed to soothe those economic...

                          • Runners compete in first-ever Jamestown Island Democracy Dash 10K

                            Runners compete in first-ever Jamestown Island Democracy Dash 10K

                            Over 150 area residents laced up their running shoes for the inaugural Democracy Dash 10K at Jamestown Island Saturday morning. Runners lined up bright and early at the start of the Virginia Capital Trail, and followed a course that took them through Jamestown Island’s tour roads before ending...

                              • Williamsburg Police earn accreditation for 'highest standard of policing'

                                Williamsburg Police earn accreditation for 'highest standard of policing'

                                The Williamsburg Police Department has earned yet another accolade to tout for its efforts in community policing. The department has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, according to Williamsburg Police Department spokesman Maj. Greg Riley. The...

                                  • Literacy for Life leader joins state workforce development board

                                    Literacy for Life leader joins state workforce development board

                                    Joan Peterson, executive director at Literacy for Life, is joining forces with the Virginia Board of Workforce Development. She was sworn in at a ceremony Aug. 9. “It’s really exciting and I’m thrilled,” Peterson said. She hopes to use her new role as board member to benefit Literacy for Life’s...

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