Va. Attorney General Cuccinelli files healthcare lawsuit to U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, September 30, 2011

Va. Attorney General Cuccinelli files healthcare lawsuit to U.S. Supreme Court

A copy of the filed petition will be made available HERE. RICHMOND, VA (September 30, 2011) – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced that Virginia will file an appeal in the United States Supreme Court today regarding its challenge to the federal health care law. Virginia’s petition to the court to hear its case raises […]

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Letter to the Editor: Hire professional security officers

Friday, September 30, 2011

Letter to the Editor: Hire professional security officers

I enjoyed the article [Gun toting at Roanoke City Council The Roanoke Star-Sentinel Sept. 23] about Mr. Stevenson. There are two major points that I took from the article that hit close to home for me. First, I am a staunch second amendment proponent, but also a strong advocate for law enforcement. I am not a […]

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Speaker Boehner announces Rep. Morgan Griffith to deliver Weekly Republican Address

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Speaker Boehner announces Rep. Morgan Griffith to deliver Weekly Republican Address

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) will make the case for bipartisan proposals to protect jobs from excessive federal regulations when he delivers the Weekly Republican Address on October 1, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced today. Listening to America’s job creators, House Republicans are acting on a series of jobs bills aimed at […]

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Community meeting to prioritize funds for Countryside property

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Community meeting to prioritize funds for Countryside property

Last Thursday’s public meeting at William Fleming High School was all about the farm being proposed on the parcel designated for agriculture in the Countryside Master Plan. Tonight it will be neighbors turn to tell city administrators what they consider a priority in spending the $1.5 million of council-approved bonds. Oddly or not so oddly […]

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Virginia U.S. Senator Webb visits the Vinton War Memorial

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Virginia U.S. Senator Webb visits the Vinton War Memorial

UPDATE from Steve McGraw, Roanoke County Clerk of Court: “Traffic between Dulles airport and downtown D. C. was very bad, so even though he left Roanoke on time, Jim missed the first funding vote in the Senate but was there for the second one.” In between an event for Sen. Phil Puckett (D-38) and a […]

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Copyrights on these headlines, Roanoke Times

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Copyrights on these headlines, Roanoke Times

How many different headlines can there be for articles about 400 chickens in Roanoke City? We had “ruffled feathers” by Mason Adams and today’s editorial “bird in the hand” and my own contribution (sorry I took this one RT) “henpecked.” That is still not as many as were used for Countryside as a golf course. […]

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NFIB calls Sen. Ralph Smith best choice for job creation

Monday, September 26, 2011

NFIB calls Sen. Ralph Smith best choice for job creation

ROANOKE, VA– The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Senator Ralph Smith’s re-election in the 19th Senate District race. The endorsement was made by NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. NFIB has 6,000 small-business members throughout the Commonwealth. “As an entrepreneur who […]

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Small business endorses Bill Stanley in senate race

Monday, September 26, 2011

Small business endorses Bill Stanley in senate race

Glade Hill, Virginia, September 26, 2011 — The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Bill Stanley in the 20th Senate District race. The endorsement was made by NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. NFIB has 6,000 small-business members throughout the Commonwealth. “Bill […]

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Feeling henpecked in northwest city

Friday, September 23, 2011

The residents of northwest Roanoke for the most part resent the potential for the introduction of 400 chickens in their neighborhood. It isn’t in the Countryside Master Plan for that parcel. Commercial Urban Agriculture, yes but not a word was said about chickens or farm animals. Some neighborhoods have fowl and farm animal restrictions in […]

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Will the politicians dance a little sidestep at the chicken ranch?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Will the politicians dance a little sidestep at the chicken ranch?

Mason Adams had an excellent article in The Roanoke Times yesterday on the proposed “farm” in northwest Roanoke. The 12-acre parcel that was owned by Roanoke Regional airport but now owned by the city that is in the Countryside ex-golf course neighborhood. The airport expansion in the 1980s took or rather moved houses off the […]

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Gun toting at Roanoke City Council

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gun toting at Roanoke City Council

Updated with City Clerk’s comment at the end:  Aaron Stevenson of Chapman Avenue sat quietly and unnoticed at Roanoke City Council Monday evening. No one saw he had a holstered handgun at his waist. He waited two hours and was the last speaker to address city council. When he took the podium it became clear […]

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Is the city serious about storm water management or is it just lip service?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Is the city serious about storm water management or is it just lip service?

UPDATE Tuesday: No one seemed to get that adding to tributaries that carry water downstream (downtown) adds up. Add a little here, add a little there – it is already a flood plain and is meant to carry water to the Roanoke River. The crumbling footbridge will stay as there are no funds to remove […]

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