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Community Perspective: On the Road to a Living Wage

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Community Perspective: Nomadland – A Review

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Community Perspective: The Life Raft of Truth and the Ocean of Lies

A Four Part Series by C. David Pruett Part IV: Truth and Reconciliation On January 6, 2021, American democracy survived—barely—its most severe test since the Civil War. Yet rather than being vanquished, all the threats that put us to this extreme test remain in place: political polarization, economic inequality, systemic racism, and rampant disinformation. Of …

Community Perspective: The Life Raft of Truth and the Ocean of Lies

A Four Part Series by C. David Pruett PART III: Discerning Fact from Fiction My reasons for writing this series of articles are personal.  For the better part of a decade I’ve struggled to understand the growing political divide in this country. How can some see black where others see white? How can some see …

Community Perspective: The Life Raft of Truth and the Ocean of Lies

A Four Part Series by C. David Pruett PART II: The Social Dilemma “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”—attributed to Mark Train On the recommendations of friends, I recently watched the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma.  It should be required viewing of all Americans—because …

Community Perspective: The Life Raft of Truth and the Ocean of Lies

A Four Part Series by C. David Pruett PART I: Poisoning the Noosphere In 1875, the Austrian geologist Eduard Suess coined the term “biosphere” to define the narrow zone on Earth containing life.  The biosphere is concentric to and surrounds the physical Earth, the “geosphere.” A few decades later, a similar new concept, the “noosphere,” …

Housing prices and interest rates

Housing in our community is booming right now, just like it was right before the Great Recession. In fact, the December report just came out and showed that values were up 10.4% nationally. Is this cause for alarm? Not necessarily. As of now, there does not appear to be a glut of low-quality loans infecting the marketplace, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be wary.

Statewide environmental news roundup – February 2021

The Mountain Valley Pipeline continues to make headlines–about water permits, opponent activities, litigation, public opinion surveys, and operations. Efforts are underway to “stitch Virginia, Maryland and DC closer together” through a vision of an expanded train network. The economic development organization, GO Virginia, has awarded funding to create jobs in the Tidewater area to address seal level rise. A Virginia representative submitted proposed federal legislation to ban offshore drilling

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