Challenge to abortion clinic regulation destined for the courts

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Challenge to abortion clinic regulation destined for the courts

Virginia State Senator Chap Petersen (D-31) explains the mechanics of the vote to regulate abortion clinics as hospitals. Republicans added the amendment in a bill on the premise of making the procedure “safe” it can be argued that it will do the exact opposite. Less accessibility for the uninsured and the poor; clinics closing down […]

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Fundraising opportunity awaits Dan Casey – opening bid $2

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fundraising opportunity awaits Dan Casey - opening bid $2

With the first @WSLS “breaking news” tweet I thought of one person. No it wasn’t River Laker. It wasn’t the victims of the prank at 202 Market – though I expect they are totally pissed at being charged by the ABC board. No alcohol in combination with stripping is allowed in Virginia. My first thoughts were […]

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Taubman Museum donates art work to Roanoke City

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Taubman Museum donates art work to Roanoke City

The Taubman Museum of Art approached the Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) about donating a large scale work to the City of Roanoke. The work is currently valued at $6,125. The piece was created in 1995 during a workshop when local students worked with artist Benny Carter. “Big Al Carter” was an African-American painter based in […]

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Cuccinelli applauds passage of property rights amendment

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

RICHMOND (February 22, 2011) – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued this statement following the Virginia Senate’s passage of an amendment that would enshrine private property protections in the Virginia Constitution. House Joint Resolution 693 passed the Senate today 35-5. “Today’s passage of a resolution in the Virginia Senate to include permanent property rights protections in […]

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Education rally supports Senate budget to repair the damage

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Education rally supports Senate budget to repair the damage

Governor Bob McDonnell’s idea for Charter Schools was called a “mugging of Peter to pay Paul” at the education rally Monday. Teacher, parents, administrators, officials and students filled the Patrick Henry High School auditorium. They were holding signs that said, “Stick with the Senate,” and “Repair the Damage.” All were in support of the Senate’s […]

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Delegate Greg Habeeb winds down session with town hall meeting

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Delegate Greg Habeeb winds down session with town hall meeting

Salem’s Republican Delegate Greg Habeeb had a friendly audience of 25 at his Saturday morning town hall meeting in the Cave Spring High School Auditorium. Everyone at his first town hall seemed pleased with his grasp of the issues. “We’re happy with his service so far,” said Bob and Jenny Hardin of Cave Spring. His […]

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Congressman Griffith pleased with House spending cuts

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Congressman Griffith pleased with House spending cuts

Below is a press release by Congressman Morgan Griffith of Virginia’s 9th District. The House is pleased but passing these cuts in the Democratic controlled Senate won’t happen says Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Even if it did pass the Senate President Obama would likely veto it. Then there is the looming March 4 deadline and […]

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SEC complaint on sham global warming company pump-and-dump

Friday, February 18, 2011

SEC complaint on sham global warming company pump-and-dump

Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a group of seven individuals who perpetrated a fraudulent pump-and-dump scheme in the stock of a sham company that purported to provide products and services to fight global warming. The SEC alleges that the group included stock promoters, traders, and a lawyer […]

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Planning Commission finalizing master plan for Countryside property

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Planning Commission finalizing master plan for Countryside property

It has been like “dancing with wolves” when engaging the Countryside ex-golf course neighbors. Distrust still permeates neighbors’ memories. Some neighbors are so dejected they have hunkered down in their homes or vowed to move. “Fat chance of moving in this economy,” says Sharon Blevins a resident on Countryside Drive. The golf course was the […]

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Freshman Delegate Greg Habeeb spars with majority leader (video)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Freshman Delegate Greg Habeeb spars with majority leader (video)

On February 8 in the 2011 General Assembly session Virginia House of Delegates freshman Greg Habeeb (R-8)  introduced his first bill, HJ687. Habeeb from Salem filled Morgan Griffith’s seat in a special election January 12. Griffith was elected to Congress replacing Rick Boucher in the 9th district. Habeeb said in a tweet about his back and […]

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Cuccinelli’s testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on constitutionality of health insurance mandate

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cuccinelli’s testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on constitutionality of health insurance mandate

RICHMOND (February 16, 2011) – This morning, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of the individual health insurance mandate. The attorney general’s written testimony, as submitted to the committee, is below. He delivered five minutes of opening remarks based on the written testimony and then took […]

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McDonnell admonishes Senate Democrats on legislation defeat

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today in response to the Senate Finance Committee vote against HB 2314, which would establish a tax credit for companies donating to nonprofit organizations that provide scholarships to help lower income students attend nonpublic schools. In a party line vote, nine Democrats to six Republicans, the […]

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