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    Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recently confirmed that student loan repayments would begin again later in 2023, delivering what is likely to be a severe financial shock to borrowers who have not had to make payments for three years. This puts greater urgency on lawmakers to fix the flaws in the best idea for easing the transition: the "income-driven repayment" plan.

      On May 17, 1967, I was a member of the U.S. Army’s 53rd Signal Battalion and deployed in the jungle of South Vietnam’s Hua Nghia Province supporting the 173rd Airborne Division. I was 19 years old.

        My most memorable impressions of our country’s history are haunting images of black and white grainy film of dozens of young American soldiers closely huddled together in many amphibious vessels.

        After much back-and-forth and strenuous behind the scenes hand-wringing, Germany has cleared the way for its Leopard 2 tanks to join the fight for democracy in Ukraine, pledging to send an initial company of 14 tanks. The U.S. joined in with President Joe Biden’s pledge to send 31 M1 Abrams tanks.


        This June 20, I urge you to support Trish White-Boyd for Virginia state senator. As our Roanoke city councilwoman and prior vice-mayor, Trish White-Boyd represents the voices of multiple unique segments of our community and is able to address our different needs.

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