Virginia Redistricting Commission hears public comments from Southwest residents
Armadillos are moving into Southwest Virginia
You might think armadillos are desert critters. Used to be, but not anymore. Now they’re waddling our way.
More counties move toward broadband; more . . .
Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside.
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?
Welcome, Appalachian Regional Commission
The commission meets next week in Southwest Virginia; this is an exciting time to visit.
Free community college program announced at Patrick & Henry; more . . .
Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside:
Southwest and Southside will lose two House seats under new plans
Both parties have new redistricting maps. The question isn’t whether seats will be lost, but whose and where.
St. Paul prepares to show off its new hotel, outdoor economy to Appalachian leaders
This small town on the Wise-Russell line will host an Appalachian summit designed to showcase how it’s changed its economy.
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.
A single state Senate district for the Roanoke Valley? Commission can’t decide.
The redistricting commission can’t decide whether to keep Roanoke and Roanoke County separate or combined in a single state Senate district.