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Congress, president need to resolve impasse

OK, Congress and the president are at an impasse. Government employees who need an income sooner than Congress and the president are going without pay. Maybe both Congress and the president should volunteer to go without pay until the issue is resolved. If they can’t step up to the plate to do...

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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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                      • NWS: High winds, strong rains to bear down on Hampton Roads Thursday

                        NWS: High winds, strong rains to bear down on Hampton Roads Thursday

                        While Hampton Roads shouldn’t expect any wintry weather, a rainstorm barreling toward the region could cause power outages and make the Thursday morning commute messy. The National Weather Service at Wakefield has increased wind gust forecasts for Hampton Roads for winds as strong as 55 mph Thursday...

                          • Court docs: James City man charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl

                            Court docs: James City man charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl

                            A James City County man stands accused of sexually assaulting a teenager outside of a restaurant in New Town. Jesus Edgar Torres, 24, was charged with sexual battery and assault and battery, according to filings in Williamsburg-James City County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. On Nov. 9,...

                              • Riverside speakers series resumes Jan. 24

                                Riverside speakers series resumes Jan. 24

                                A popular, free lecture series will return to Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg, with the first in the series set for later this week. “The Doctor is In” speaker series of three free monthly lectures on health-related topics will resume at 6 p.m. Thursday. Adria Vanhoozier, the vice president/administrator...

                                  • Chamber-sponsored program aims to spark kindness across the Historic Triangle

                                    Chamber-sponsored program aims to spark kindness across the Historic Triangle

                                    Members of LEAD Greater Williamsburg’s class of 2019 believe that a little kindness can go a long way. At least, that’s the mindset behind the program’s WMBGkind initiative, which is poised to kick off across the Historic Triangle early next month. LEAD is a community immersion program sponsored...

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