Day: December 26, 2010

Boucher will be missed

Mason Adams at The Roanoke Times has a good profile of outgoing Congressman Rick Boucher who is leaving Congress after 28 years representing the “Fighting Ninth” of Southwestern Virginia. Writes Adams: For 28 years, U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher divided his time between the mountains of Southwest Virginia and the ornate buildings on Capitol Hill. By

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When sexual orientation no longer matters

Of the many last-minute pieces of legislation passed by the Congress in the “lame duck” session following the mid-term elections the one of the most historical significance may be repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule that allowed the U.S. military to ban military personnel who open admitted being gay. The ban on homosexuals

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Deja vu all over again

This winter is already looking a bit too familiar, too much like the winter from hell that  brought the area to a halt for much of last year. The major snowstorm rushing up the East Coast will dump up to 20 inches on some areas of the northeast.  Fortunately, the brunt of this one will

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