Absentee voting set to start on Friday

If you think you might be unable to vote on Election Day, I strongly encourage you to vote as soon as possible by voting absentee. Absentee voting begins on Friday.

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Powerful photos from Tim Kaine’s visit to the historic 16th Baptist Church

"Tim Kaine recently visited the historic 16th Baptist Church, where the Ku Klux Klan tragically killed four young girls and injured 22 others in September 1963. The landmark still stands more than 140 years since it was founded, and 53 years since hatred tried to tear it apart."

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Sun Gazette endorsement: Don Beyer in the 8th District

"And victory should come as no surprise: Beyer, who two years ago won election to succeed veteran legislator Jim Moran, fits the Democratic-leaning district well. We may not agree with him on all his policy positions, we may not think he’s ordered his priorities the same way we would, but on balance, Beyer brings to the job many positives and relatively few negatives. He’s shown a willingness to work across the aisle, and as the owner of a business, he’s got some real-world experience (and common sense) that too many younger members of the professional political class woefully lack."

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Trump’s Child Care Plan Doesn’t Work

"The test that any child care plan needs to pass is whether it actually makes high-quality child care affordable for working families. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, child care is considered no longer affordable if costs exceed 10 percent of a family's income. "Trump's plan fails this test, and thus fails to make child care affordable, because it isn't really designed to do so."

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