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Thursday, June 14, marks Flag Day, celebrating the resolution adopted by the Continental Congress “that the flag of the United States shall be of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white in a blue field, representing the new constellation.”

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As one of 21 Republicans in Virginia’s closely-divided state Senate, Fauquier’s Sen. Jill Vogel could have made a big statement last week by stepping out in strong support of Medicaid expansion, a change that will open the federal health-care program for the poor to an estimated 1,600 low-income residents of Fauquier County.

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The nation was left reeling once again this week after another spasm of gun violence left nine students and one substitute teacher dead and another 10 people wounded, including one of the two armed police officers who walked the halls of Santa Fe High School in Texas. 

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A free press was foremost on our founders’ minds at the country’s founding. This is hardly surprising. Pamphlets and newspapers had been instrumental in unifying the colonies in the war for independence. They recognized the Constitution provided the mechanism for the nation to run, but public opinion was the driving force for the nation’s success.

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A Winchester Star editorial singled out state Sen. Jill Vogel this week, admonishing her to "stand firm" in her opposition to Medicaid expansion when the General Assembly reconvenes April 11 to hammer out a state budget, a task lawmakers failed to accomplish before adjourning March 10.

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Hundreds of students at the area’s middle and high schools joined nationwide demonstrations against gun violence March 14 to mark the one-month anniversary of the fatal shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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So many people want to discuss, debate and argue about what route should be used for Dominion Energy’s Haymarket transmission line and substation project. This is understandable. Affected residents and businesses are trying to protect their homesteads and properties. Dominion Energy and its …

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In reference to the Dec. 5 article “"Coal ash water treatment suspended at Possum Point," Mr. Principi aced it when he said "It's all about selenium."

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Prince William’s proposed 13th high school, slated to open in Bristow in 2021, was in the news this week after the board of supervisors offered the school board an extra $10.6 million to choose the so-called PRICE design instead of the older and smaller model used for the county’s ninth and …