In a column published in Sunday’s Charleston Gazette-Mail, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin notes that rules such as the filibuster are in place to keep one party from running roughshod over the other.

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President Joe Biden announced this month his intention to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, which is not a moment too soon.

The massacre of eight people last week at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis has stirred debate and concern about red-flag laws and their effectiveness.

Republican lawmakers around the country are working in various ways to pass new laws to make it harder for voters to access the polls. The most concerted efforts are occurring in states such as Georgia and Arizona where former President Donald Trump lost close elections and then falsely clai…

Amid optimism that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, it would be easy to shrug off the words of Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last Thursday evening, exactly one year since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus a global pandemic, President Joe Biden made his first prime-time address to the nation.

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As the one-year anniversary of the month during which the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S. nears, a milestone signifying the severity and seriousness of the public health crisis has already arrived.

In a career about-face, President Joe Biden vowed in the 2020 campaign to end the federal death penalty, as well as provide incentives for capital punishment states to abolish their death-penalty statutes.

The Clean Energy Jobs Act would move the state toward 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable energy by 2050, which could create jobs without spending taxpayer money and make Illinois a leader in renewable energy.

It's been quite a while since the people of Danville and Vermilion County have risen to the sight of heavy snowfall outside their windows. After a series of relatively mild winters, 2021 is reminding everyone what winter weather can look and feel like.

On Wednesday, Joe Biden took the oath of office and became the 46th president of the United States. A few minutes later, Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president, the first woman to hold that post.

A community’s newspaper plays an important role in the lives of the people it serves. A newspaper’s primary function is to inform, to provide facts so that residents can make informed decisions regarding issues in their community.

We will celebrate a very different Christmas and New Year’s Day this year. With the threat of COVID-19 continuing to lurk across the globe, families are cautioned to forego their usual gatherings in an effort to stem the spread of the deadly virus.


A recent notice from Illinois State Police about roadside safety checks to be conducted during December in Vermilion County serves as a reminder for local drivers to use extra caution during this holiday month.

Rarely does a state election official make a public statement. But Gabriel Sterling, Georgia's voting system implementation manager, had had enough.

The end of the Thanksgiving holiday signals the start of the mad rush toward Christmas, although this year’s rush might be a bit quieter thanks to restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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