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Sen. Mark Warner unsatisfied with Iran deal but will support it

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sen. Mark Warner unsatisfied with Iran deal but will support it

Two weeks ago U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) was in Roanoke at CoLab and was pressed on whether he will vote in favor of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated between Iran and the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia and China. At that time he was hesitant to support it. Warner’s … [Read more…]

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Hillary Clinton points to Virginia’s drug addiction problem while rolling out her initiative

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton points to Virginia's drug addiction problem while rolling out her initiative

Since Hillary Clinton embarked on this campaign, she has heard one heartbreaking story after the next of families and communities torn apart by substance use disorders. In Virginia, 641,000 people suffer from addiction or dependence on drugs and alcohol and need treatment, but are not current receiving it. Across the country, 23 million Americans suffer … [Read more…]

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will run for re-election in 2017

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will run for re-election in 2017

Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat,  has long been expected to run for governor in 2017. The Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam has also made his intentions public to seek the governorship. As attorney general Herring has made his mark in reversing many of the previous Republican administration’s harsh decisions effecting women, education, same-sex marriage, … [Read more…]

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Tony Hutchinson, bankruptcy attorney, sentenced for fraud

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Bristol, Virginia man, who stole more than $160,000 from his employer, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon. Tony Michael Hutchinson, 52, previously pled guilty to a one count Information charging him with wire fraud. Today in District Court, Hutchinson was … [Read more…]

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Full ABC 20/20 episode on WDBJ tragedy, how, when, why

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Full ABC 20/20 episode on WDBJ tragedy, how, when, why

Courtesy of ABC News 20/20 episode that aired Friday, August 29. The episode delved into the past of the assailant and his evolution into an irrational paranoid monster who killed two beautiful much-loved WDBJ family members who never did harm to anyone. There are details in the episode that I was unaware of though I’ve been … [Read more…]

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Vigil for the WDBJ victims brings hundreds to WDBJ parking lot

Friday, August 28, 2015

Vigil for the WDBJ victims brings hundreds to WDBJ parking lot

Martin Jeffrey, Life Coach, led the 200 people in prayer that was preceded by a chorus of uplifting song to get the vigil for the victims of gun violence started. The victims included Alison Parker, WDBJ reporter, and Adam Ward, WDBJ cameraman. The memorial at the entrance to WDBJ was brightly colored with fresh flowers … [Read more…]

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Video of WDBJ7 news conference held Wednesday afternoon

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Video of WDBJ7 news conference held Wednesday afternoon

A heartbreaking day that started before 7:oo a.m. as Alison Park and Adam Ward interviewed Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce on the Lake’s 50th anniversary. Bryce Williams, his on-air name, but who’s name was Vester Lee Flanagan II was fired from WDBJ7 for erratic behavior in February of 2013. … [Read more…]

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Long list of condolences come in from across Virginia for WDBJ7 shooting victims

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Long list of condolences come in from across Virginia for WDBJ7 shooting victims

Colin Goddard, Senior Policy Advocate for Everytown for Gun Safety a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting said seeing this horror caught on camera opened new wounds for me.  I am stunned at the news out of Virginia this morning. Two young journalists were shot and killed during a live TV broadcast. The woman … [Read more…]

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Gov. Scott Walker picks political operative Chris Leavitt for Virginia

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Presidential Republican primary candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the hire of veteran political operative Chris Leavitt today. Leavitt will serve as a political consultant to the organization, leading the campaign’s charge in Virginia and in other states critical to winning the Republican nomination for president. “It is a privilege to join Gov. Scott Walker’s … [Read more…]

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Christopher Mayo sentenced for stealing disability Railroad Retirement Board benefits

Monday, August 24, 2015

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The former owner of Thelma’s Chicken and Waffles, a restaurant located in downtown Roanoke, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke for stealing disability benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board. Christopher Mayo, 46, of Roanoke, previously pled guilty to one count of … [Read more…]

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Sen. Kaine is briefed on functional imaging research at VTC – video

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sen. Kaine is briefed on functional imaging research at VTC - video

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited the Virginia Tech-Carilion Research Institute Friday to learn about the institute’s neurological and addiction research and tour the facilities. “Nobody in Congress is on an anti-research campaign,” said Kaine. Though he believes the reality is  many in Congress are focused on the $17 trillion debt and are steadfast in their … [Read more…]

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Virginia Senate adjournment is not unconstitutional

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Much has been made of the Virginia Constitution and the section on Legislative Sessions. The argument that Virginia Republicans legislators are making is in this sentence “Neither house shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn to another place, nor for more than three days.” However, they fail to realize or don’t want anyone else … [Read more…]

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