Here’s what some voters have told the commission. So far, the results are mixed.
Why are vaccination rates so low in Southwest and Southside?
It’s not simply because they’re rural because there are lots of rural counties with much higher vaccination rates. So what is it?
What Appalachia really needs
What Appalachia really needs is more private investment. So why aren’t all those companies who profess a commitment to social values making Appalachia one of those?
Welcome, Appalachian Regional Commission
The commission meets next week in Southwest Virginia; this is an exciting time to visit.
In redistricting, Democrats have a voter distribution problem
Democrats need more voters to move to Southwest and Southside Virginia. Their big margins in Northern Virginia don’t help them win legislative seats.
What we’ve learned from the debates
So far, the debates showcase why Youngkin is such a tough opponent for McAuliffe.
What’s wrong with the redistricting map
Too many districts cross mountains when they don’t have to. And it will increase polarization.
Why we’re launching Cardinal News
Today we’re launching Cardinal News, a new nonprofit nonpartisan online news site dedicated to covering in-depth journalism in Southwest and Southside Virginia. Here’s why we’re doing this.
The surprising way both parties agree on redistricting maps
Both Democratic and Republican mapmakers would put the only two Democratic state senators west of the Blue Ridge into Republican districts.
Kismet and Virginia’s Great Southwest
We must do something different in Southwest Virginia.