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The Biden Administration has proposed a sweeping expansion of tax information reporting aimed at raising revenue to help offset the cost of funding the American Families Plan. This is bad public policy and should be rejected for reasons of privacy, impact and cost.

The school infrastructure crisis in Virginia is well-documented and longstanding. The most recent data provided by VDOE shows that the total cost to replace schools that are at least 50 years old would carry a price tag of more than $25 billion.

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The New Yorker magazine recently called him the greatest talk-show guest of all time. Hard to argue. Whether he’s appearing as the obnoxious Jiminy Glick or crooning an original song, Short’s love of show business shines through.

Economic diversification is a trendy term bandied about in reports, public comments and on Zoom calls. But not only are economic diversification efforts already underway in the coalfields, those efforts have a demonstrated track record of success across Southwest Virginia.

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Established in 1810, this bed and breakfast is steeped in Civil War history. When it housed Confederate soldiers during a three-day battle, one accidentally shot Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade, a 20-year-old civilian, whose spirit is now said to haunt the place.

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Legend has it, one night a boarder attempted to strangle Ms. Foley. Unable to scream, she beat the attacker with a candlestick and inadvertently killed him. Years later, Foley confessed on her deathbed, but most people dismissed the claim.

It is not enough to end the Muslim ban. We must also halt all racist practices used by the security establishment, from entrapment and surveillance to preemptive prosecution and invest in infrastructure in all of the war-torn countries impacted by the United States.

The nation is on the brink of a severe housing disaster. More than 1.2 million families are facing eviction in the coming months. Millions of others face foreclosures, persistent homelessness, unaffordable rental housing and out-of-reach home ownership.

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The killing of 13 U.S. service members, mostly Marines, and dozens of civilians in suicide attacks outside the Kabul airport Thursday is an outrageous act of terrorism — in this case, at the hands of ISIS-K, an Islamic State affiliate that is active in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

On Aug. 24, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in advancing a $3.5 trillion infrastructure proposal that would greatly improve the lives of the people in Appalachia. This proposal is a long-awaited answer to our prayers.

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If the Food and Drug Administration continues on its current path, a COVID-19 vaccine for children under 12 probably won’t be available until early 2022 — an eternity in this pandemic. Unless younger children are vaccinated, more school outbreaks will occur.

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Scientists at the University of Oxford found that a global shift to vegan eating would cut emissions 70% by 2050 (in addition to saving 8.1 million lives and $700 billion to $1 trillion a year on health care, unpaid care and lost working days).

COVID-19 is surging in Southwest Virginia. Wednesday’s weekly briefing from Ballad Health offered some sobering statistics. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can make it stop. We can make it stop. Please get vaccinated if you are eligible.

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