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Americans' glass house is cracked; it's time to repair it

The first memory I have of Gov. Ralph Northam is from February 2014 when I was a nervous Virginia Senate Page and he was the freshly inaugurated Lieutenant Governor. The day my name was drawn to help out at his office, the Capitol grounds were covered in ice, dangerous territory in the faux-leather...

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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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                      • Protesters worry President's border wall national emergency will set precedent

                        Protesters worry President's border wall national emergency will set precedent

                        As the sun began to set and cars, trucks and tractor-trailers zoomed by on Monticello Avenue, about 50 protesters stood shoulder to shoulder in front of the Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse. On Presidents Day, the protesters with Williamsburg’s liberal groups challenged President Donald...

                          • NWS: Icy mix expected from King and Queen to Williamsburg

                            NWS: Icy mix expected from King and Queen to Williamsburg

                            Snow, sleet and freezing rain is in the forecast Tuesday night into Wednesday. The National Weather Service has called for the icy mix across Virginia, however, Hampton Roads will be less impacted by the winter storm than areas north and west of Richmond. From West Point south less than an inch...

                              • W&M professor, former NASA scientist gives lecture on human mission to Mars

                                W&M professor, former NASA scientist gives lecture on human mission to Mars

                                Dr. Joel S. Levine is planning a trip. The trip won’t come for another 14 years and will take some 150 million miles, but as the professor and former NASA Mars exploration program scientist explained, plans for a human mission to Mars are underway, and if successful, the expedition could bring...

                                  • Local trailblazing judge honored by Dominion, Library of Virginia at award ceremony

                                    Local trailblazing judge honored by Dominion, Library of Virginia at award ceremony

                                    Judge and James City County businessman William T. Stone was among seven honorees recently recognized at the annual Strong Men and Women in Virginia History awards. The awards program, now in its seventh year and held by Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia, honors prominent African Americans...

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