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Shell game at city hall obscures source of magic petition

Friday, August 29, 2014

Shell game at city hall obscures source of magic petition

NEEDED $5000 to get an answer from city hall. Read on about this continuing saga … Alcohol had city council members a bit wobbly as they hashed out the pros and cons of adding Preston Park to the list of parks where beer and wine could to be consumed. The parks where alcohol permits can […]

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Virginia U.S. Senate candidates should stop playing debate games and include Sarvis

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Virginia U.S. Senate candidates should stop playing debate games and include Sarvis

Candidates should stop playing games and include Libertarian Robert Sarvis in at least a few debates. August 26, 2014 – Today, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis announced he has accepted an invitation to a Senate candidate debate at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. The proposed debate is co-sponsored by the UMW Student […]

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Warner accepts eight public forums to include Libertarian Sarvis

Thursday, August 21, 2014

. U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s campaign announced that he has accepted eight additional joint public forums to discuss important Virginian issues with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie, including two televised debates. Warner’s campaign also expressed his support for including Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian Party nominee, in the two additional debates. “Virginians deserve an independent voice in the debates,” […]

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Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate releases first TV ad

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate releases first TV ad

Ed Gillespie’s first TV ad, “We Can Do Better” starts today. Gillespie is challenging Incumbent Democrat Mark Warner for his Virginia U.S. Senate seat. Campaign manager Chris Leavitt said, “Ed Gillespie’s economic growth agenda would be the polar opposite of the failed policies of President Obama and Mark Warner. Virginians know that with the right policies, […]

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Herring pushes for speedy review by U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today, as expected the Supreme Court of the United States granted a motion by the Prince William County Clerk of Court to stay the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. This means that no marriages between same-sex couples may be performed or recognized until the Supreme […]

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Warner asks for one-year moratorium on USPS consolidaions

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Warner asks for one-year moratorium on USPS consolidaions

Neither U.S. Sen. Mark Warner or Sen. Tim Kaine have received a response from the letter they wrote on July 18 to the Postmaster General asking for an explanation of the business arguments for closing the Roanoke processing center. This failure to respond prompted Sen. Warner’s follow-up letter Monday, August 18.  In Sen. Warner’s letter […]

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Virginia agrees to a stay in same-sex marriages

Monday, August 18, 2014

RICHMOND (August 18, 2014)–As requested by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Commonwealth of Virginia has filed its response to a motion by the Clerk of Prince William County to stay the 4th Circuit’s ruling regarding marriage equality. In its brief, the Commonwealth of Virginia agrees that a stay is warranted because of unintended negative consequences […]

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Virginia Credit Union League endorses Senator Mark Warner

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Virginia Credit Union League, the statewide trade association representing 164 not-for-profit credit unions and their 3.25 million member-owners, is endorsing Sen. Mark R. Warner in his re-election bid for the U.S. Senate. “Senator Warner is a longtime advocate and friend of our member-owned credit unions. He is a proven leader with a vision for […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith congratulates winner of House app contest

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rep. Morgan Griffith congratulates winner of House app contest

Thomas described his winning app, entitled “Orb Defense Game,” as a children’s tower defense game in which “…enemies try to get to the end of the map, while taking damage from nearby towers, which exist solely to destroy the oncoming enemies.”  He told Congressman Griffith today that he is planning on pursuing collegiate studies in […]

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McAuliffe by executive order creates Children’s Cabinet

Monday, August 11, 2014

McAuliffe by executive order creates Children’s Cabinet

Richmond – Governor McAuliffe today signed an Executive Order creating a cabinet solely dedicated to the education, health, safety, and welfare of Virginia’s children and youth. The newly launched Children’s Cabinet will develop and implement a policy agenda that will help better serve Virginia’s children and will also foster collaboration between state and local agencies. […]

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Caucus picks Democrat Del. Rosalyn Dance for special election

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Caucus picks Democrat Del. Rosalyn Dance for special election

RICHMOND – The Democratic Party of Virginia held an unassembled caucus today to determine its candidate for the special election to be held on November 4, 2014 to fill the remaining term of former Senator Henry Marsh. According to an unofficial canvass of results conducted by the party, Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance held an advantage over […]

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BBB Alert: a scam using the Better Business Bureau name

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Roanoke, VA - Another government grant scam is hitting the area, but this time it’s using the Better Business Bureau name to appear legitimate. Residents have reported to BBB they’ve received phone calls from individuals claiming to be the Virginia State government. The callers go on to say the resident has qualified for a grant from […]

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