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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 2:00 am
Barrineau: Let’s preserve Palmer’s legacy

By Drew Barrineau

Posted: February 25, 2015 - 2:00 am
Bauman: Who loves ya, baby? Not the GOP

By Dick Bauman

Tuesday 02/24/2015
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 2:00 am
Hammerstrom: Will we know corruption when we see it?

By Jim Hammerstrom

Monday 02/23/2015
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 2:00 am
Wick: Here's how Roanoke should handle snow

By Craig Wicks

Posted: February 23, 2015 - 12:00 am
Parsons: Lift the age cap for Jackson and the 1 in 68 with autism

By Lindsey Parsons

Sunday 02/22/2015
Posted: February 22, 2015 - 2:00 am
Northam: The gaping hole in Virginia's budget

By Ralph Northam

Posted: February 22, 2015 - 2:00 am
Freivalds: Put the other shoe on Washington's foot: He was a terrorist

By John Freivalds

Posted: February 22, 2015 - 2:00 am
Loeb: George Washington’s birthday . . . re-considered

By John L. Loeb Jr.

Posted: February 22, 2015 - 2:00 am
Jurkevich: A cleaning lady's view of Ukraine

As the Minsk accords were being announced during the morning of Feb. 12, I surfed the TV news coverage from my Warsaw home. Our Ukrainian cleaning lady, Valentina, fussed around the room, anxious for me to leave so she could start vacuuming. Altho...

Posted: February 22, 2015 - 2:00 am
Edwards: Crowdfunding: A new approach fo funding small businesses

“Crowdfunding” is an innovative way for small business to attract equity capital within a single state and create jobs. Entrepreneurs could use the Internet to attract interested investors in Virginia to fund business plans under Senate Bill 763, ...

Saturday 02/21/2015
Posted: February 21, 2015 - 2:00 am
Lappin: Peace with Islam now possible

By Robert I. Lappin

Friday 02/20/2015
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 2:00 am
Willis: Time to amend the Constitution

By James Willis

Thursday 02/19/2015
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 2:00 am
Horton: Is a text worth your life?

By Amber Horton

Posted: February 19, 2015 - 2:00 am
Sappington: Our survival is at stake

By John Sappington

Posted: February 19, 2015 - 2:00 am
Reilly: Griffith just wants to embarrass Obama

By Wayne G. Reilly

Wednesday 02/18/2015
Posted: February 18, 2015 - 2:00 am
Eshelman: Vibrancy is as vibrancy does

Like much of the U.S., the population of our Roanoke region is getting older. However, this is not our parents’ Roanoke any longer. Roanoke is undergoing a progressive cultural and economic shift (if you just rolled your eyes you definitely need t...

Posted: February 18, 2015 - 2:00 am
St. Clair: Obama was right about religion

By Stratton Wayne St.Clair

Posted: February 18, 2015 - 1:45 am
Holland: Dr. Theresia Reimers was a life-changing professor

By Dwight Holland

Tuesday 02/17/2015
Posted: February 17, 2015 - 2:00 am
Davis: House bill aimed at athletic fees to mitigate rising Virginia college costs

By Robert M. Davis

Monday 02/16/2015
Posted: February 16, 2015 - 2:00 am
Kamali: If a delegate votes and no one counts it, does it make a sound?

By Zhina Kamali

Posted: February 16, 2015 - 2:00 am
Blanton: A historic value for your tax dollars

Now that the 2015 legislative sessions are under way at both the state and federal levels, the subject of tax reform will once again be addressed. As with all government programs, tax credits should be reviewed for their effectiveness. The state a...

Sunday 02/15/2015
Posted: February 15, 2015 - 2:00 am
Gibson: Gerrymandering means minority rule in Virginia

For many decades, Democrats gerrymandered Virginia. For the past couple of decades, Republicans have just as effectively returned the favor and carved up districts for their own partisan advantage.

Posted: February 15, 2015 - 2:00 am
Toscano: No, it's a giveaway that doesn't work

By David Toscano

Posted: February 15, 2015 - 2:00 am
commentary whitbeck coal op

By John Whitbeck

Posted: February 15, 2015 - 2:00 am
Feldmann: We need more venture capital to escape 'shadowland'

By Gregory Feldmann

Saturday 02/14/2015
Posted: February 14, 2015 - 2:00 am
Pitts: Obamacare enrollees lack access to drug coverage details

By Peter J. Pitts

Posted: February 14, 2015 - 2:00 am
Conklin: Cupid, draw back your bow

By Ken Conklin

Friday 02/13/2015
Posted: February 13, 2015 - 2:00 am
Boone: A Hokie grieves for the Heels

By Matthew Boone

Thursday 02/12/2015
Posted: February 12, 2015 - 2:00 am
Boyd: The right to exist

By Robert F. Boyd

Wednesday 02/11/2015
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 2:00 am
Ward, Rasoul, Sullivan: Redistricting in the General Assembly: The sound of one hand clapping

By Dels. Jeion Ward, Sam Rasoul and Rip Sullivan

Posted: February 11, 2015 - 2:00 am
Rose: Transparent Hypocrisy

By Glenn Rose

Posted: February 11, 2015 - 12:00 am
Correction

In Friday’s paper, the last line of the commentary “The Third World, in our back yard” did not show up in print editions. The piece, by Tahsin Anwar and Sanjay Kishore about the health care group Commonwealth Covered, properly ends with: “You can ...

Monday 02/09/2015
Posted: February 09, 2015 - 4:04 pm
A tax credit for coal?
Posted: February 09, 2015 - 2:00 am
Day: Norfolk Southern and our ever-changing economy

By Webster Day

Sunday 02/08/2015
Posted: February 08, 2015 - 2:00 am
Whitt: Positioning the region to thrive in the Innovation Economy

While innovation seems like a buzzword these days, the reality is that it’s important when discussing the future of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region. In modern economic doctrine, the innovation economy positions knowledge, technology, entrepreneurshi...

Posted: February 08, 2015 - 2:00 am
Margolis: Argentina's tango with Iran

By Mac Margolis

Posted: February 08, 2015 - 2:00 am
Sylvester-Johnson: Debunking some myths about the homeless

By Joy Sylvester-Johnson

Posted: February 08, 2015 - 2:00 am
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By Phillip C. Stone

Posted: February 08, 2015 - 2:00 am
Ackerman: Best way to fight measles? Get vaccinated.

By Alice Ackerman

Posted: February 08, 2015 - 2:00 am
Will: Education is the business of the states

In 1981, Tennessee’s 41-year-old governor proposed to President Ronald Reagan a swap: Washington would fully fund Medicaid and the states would have complete responsibility for primary and secondary education. Reagan, a former governor, was recept...

Saturday 02/07/2015
Posted: February 07, 2015 - 2:00 am
Howdyshell: Representation without conviction?

By Larry Howdyshell

Posted: February 07, 2015 - 2:00 am
Parsons: Lift the age cap because children with autism deserve better

By Bryan M. Parsons

Friday 02/06/2015
Posted: February 06, 2015 - 2:00 am
Awar: The Third World, in our backyard

By Tahsin Anwar and Sanjay Kishore

Thursday 02/05/2015
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 2:00 am
Slabach: Harry Potter and the Lie-Detector Test

By Greta Slabach

Posted: February 05, 2015 - 2:00 am
Franklin: Orphans in Roanoke's sister city need help

By Jeff Franklin

Posted: February 05, 2015 - 2:00 am
Biesenbach: Remembering the old days -- of the '80s

By Betsy Biesenbach

Wednesday 02/04/2015
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 2:00 am
Seriff: Virginia's "gold rush"

By David L. Seriff

Posted: February 04, 2015 - 2:00 am
Hayes: The proposed cigarette tax: The wrong tax for Southwest Virginia

By Vernon Hayes

Posted: February 04, 2015 - 2:00 am
Ferris: Don't blame corporate greed, or Obama

By Ray Ferris

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