Morgan Griffith on debt limit vote

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Morgan Griffith on debt limit vote

WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement today after voting against a $2.4 trillion debt limit increase with no spending cuts or budget reforms attached: “We can not consider raising the debt limit without substantial cuts in spending and a systemic change in Washington’s spending culture. It is easy to simply continue […]

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Civil rights leadership awards presented at the Dumas Center

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Civil rights leadership awards presented at the Dumas Center

The Rev. Dr. E. T. Burton came to Roanoke in the late 1950s.” You can appreciate where you are when you look back where you have come from,” said the Reverend E. T. Burton. History was made at the Dumas Cultural Center Saturday. It was the first time the Progressive Democrats of America recognized the […]

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World War II medal recipient remembers greeting General MacArthur

Monday, May 30, 2011

World War II medal recipient remembers greeting General MacArthur

Sitting in the front row waiting for the Memorial Day ceremony to begin was 92 year-old World War II veteran Joseph George Marceau. His daughter Pamela Hall asked me, “Do you remember the famous [photo] when General George MacArthur returned to the Philippines?” Gen. MacArthur had uttered those famous words, “I shall return” when he […]

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Del. Habeeb and Sen. Stanley frustrated with CSA audit results

Friday, May 27, 2011

Del. Habeeb and Sen. Stanley frustrated with CSA audit results

SALEM – Delegate Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) and Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin County) released the following statement Friday on the results of an audit of the Comprehensive Services Act: “Both of us believe very strongly in transparency and accountability in government and that is why we were frustrated with the results of Roanoke City’s audit of […]

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“Fuzzy” Minnix asks for four more years on school board

Friday, May 27, 2011

I am asking the voters of the Cave Spring Magisterial District of Roanoke County to allow me to work for them on the Roanoke County School Board as their representative for another four years. It has been an honor to serve them for the past four years. Even though we have faced serious financial constraints […]

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SEC charges Ashburn resident with insider trading

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Washington, D.C., May 26, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Donald L. Johnson, 56 of Ashburn, Va. with insider trading on confidential information that he stole while working in a market intelligence unit that communicates with companies in advance of market-moving public announcements. Johnson was former managing director of The NASDAQ Stock […]

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Let the Mayor earn his own remarks says Lea

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Subject: Article From: “sherman” <shermanlea Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 17:44:37 +0000 “Valerie, your Article”City Employees look to approval of Bonus” is in my opinion inaccurate , I was the first to mention Bonus/ stipend in our Monday Briefings, and go and review the tape of our Monday Budget approval meeting 5/6. And listen to […]

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McDonnell’s use of state aircraft questioned then spun

Monday, May 23, 2011

McDonnell’s use of state aircraft questioned then spun

Governor Bob McDonnell’s use of a $6 million King Air one of three state planes has been questioned today. Not only that in an email from governor’s staff trailing emails to “come up with good explanations” appeared in response to the investigation. Thanks to David Alan an anchor at WVEC in Norfolk an ABC affiliate who […]

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VDOT to conduct pilot projects using ‘quiet-pavement’ materials

Monday, May 23, 2011

VDOT to conduct pilot projects using ‘quiet-pavement’ materials

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell recently signed legislation that could make the constant loud “whoosh” of car and truck tires on the highway a bit quieter after VDOT repaves the driving surfaces of certain high-speed roads. The legislation directs the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to construct several demonstration projects to further study “quiet-pavement” technologies. […]

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Congressman Morgan Griffith frustrated with FEMA and the rules

Monday, May 23, 2011

Congressman Morgan Griffith frustrated with FEMA and the rules

CORRECTION: Congressman Morgan Griffith meant to say “Make the changes now for those under the age of 55.” regarding Medicare changes and the Ryan plan. Friday Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-9) while attending state senator Ralph Smith’s announcement as a candidate in the 19th district Griffith when asked what frustrated him most in Washington, DC said “FEMA.” […]

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City passes on tennis champion Johan Kriek

Monday, May 23, 2011

City passes on tennis champion Johan Kriek

Kissito Healthcare wanted a good portion of the Countryside property that could have paid off the loan on the $4.1 million property. A chorus of “no can do” came from the city in March. The city’s inflexibility forced Kissito to move on to other property. Meanwhile the city continues the $400,000 yearly bank payments on […]

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Republicans shuffling the deck hoping for a winning hand – video

Friday, May 20, 2011

Republicans shuffling the deck hoping for a winning hand - video

Call it shuffling the deck or an afternoon shell game it was a winning strategy said the Republicans Thursday at the Roanoke County Administration building. The back patting, hugs and smiles took Sen. Smith’s announcement way past the scheduled 5:30 p.m. start time. Senator Bill Stanley had announced his intention to run for senate in […]

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