Bristol Herald Courier’s editors wrote, “The next session of the General Assembly puts Southwest Virginia in unfamiliar territory with an opportunity it may never see again.” We at United Way of Southwest Virginia could not agree more.
A debate has begun over how and where funding for infrastructure will be spent. Megan Ryerson, UPS Chair of Transportation, makes the case for…
The recently passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill will provide desperately needed federal dollars to fix our roads, water syste…
The new federal infrastructure law includes billions for Amtrak service and expansion. Some Virginia leaders hope those plans will ultimately …
Other than pandering to his Trumpian constituents, our Ninth District congressman is useless to the rest of us. In his recent op-ed, Griffith’s trashing of the infrastructure bill is full of misinformation and scare tactics.
Fighting sagging poll ratings, President Joe Biden set out Tuesday on a national tour to persuade everyday Americans of the benefits of his bi…
The $1.2 trillion bill is not all that it appears to be. In fact, it is both less and more than meets the eye.
Aubrey Layne had spent the past 7 ½ years helping Virginia prepare for the kinds of investments the federal government is poised to make in a $1 trillion public infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden will sign on Monday.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg welcomed the opportunity to highlight elements of the new $1 trillion infrastructure deal agreed …
The $1 trillion infrastructure plan that now goes to President Joe Biden to sign into law has money for roads, bridges, ports, rail transit, safe water, the power grid, broadband internet and more.
The infrastructure package is a historic investment by any measure, one that Biden compares in its breadth to the building of the interstate highway system or the transcontinental railroad.
The House approved a $1 trillion package of road and other infrastructure projects late Friday after Democrats resolved a months-long standoff between progressives and moderates.
Selective language has long been used by snake oil salesmen and politicians to flim-flam the public.
Virginia educators organized a “Crumbling Schools Tour” over the summer to shine a light on the decrepit learning conditions that thousands of the commonwealth’s children face each day.
Healthy dams are an essential piece of our everyday lives. Per DCR, they support water supply, irrigation, recreation, hydropower, fish and wildlife habitat, and flood reduction systems. But far too many of Virginia’s structures don’t meet that “healthy” bar.
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.
Hurricane Ida’s battering of Louisiana left more than 1 million homes and businesses without power and is expected to dump up to 2 feet of rai…
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.
Rural areas of the country lack the proper infrastructure to cope with work-from-home mandates. Source by: Stringr
Even the obvious is not a forgone conclusion in American politics (just ask Hillary Clinton). It’s time to listen less to the supposed wisdom of pundits, and more to those who chart a path to just, progressive outcomes.
The emergence of a bipartisan infrastructure deal in Washington was rightfully lauded as potentially addressing long-neglected needs around the country. But the divisions between Democrats and Republicans are so great it’s unlikely this is the dawn of a new era of cooperation.