Burglary warning to residents during the Christmas season

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Burglary warning to residents during the Christmas season

Our neighborhood Community Resource Officer keeps beating us over the head – “keep your doors locked and valuables out of sight.” Police patience amazes me. Most if not all thefts in our area were do to open windows or doors. Car doors left open with valuables in plain view is another frustration for the police. […]

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Virginia Rep Bobby Scott supports Senate’s bipartisan payroll tax cut

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Virginia Rep Bobby Scott supports Senate's bipartisan payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives blocked an up or down vote on the Senate’s bipartisan bill that would have extended for two months the payroll tax holiday and federal unemployment insurance and also delayed Medicare payment cuts to doctors in order to give Congress more time to work on a full year […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith’s take on House resfusal of payroll tax extension

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rep. Morgan Griffith's take on House resfusal of payroll tax extension

WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding the House’s vote to refuse the Senate’s short-term payroll tax holiday extension package: “We are elected to Congress to do the people’s business not only when convenient, but if necessary, even during the holidays. The Senate plan of 60 days of tax policy is […]

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Monday’s city council actions

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway: A General Management Plan is being finalized that will preserve resources and manage access routes to the 76 year-old Blue Ridge Parkway. The National Park Service held a public forum on the Plan on November 10 in Roanoke County. The National Park Service will use the input from stakeholders on how best […]

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U.S. Attorney Heaphy and AG Cuccinelli on Medicaid fraud plea

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ROANOKE, VA (December 20, 2011) — A former office manager at Health Care Virginia (HCVA) pled guilty to defrauding Medicaid yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke. Agnes Underwood Vint, 75, of Selma, Va., along with others, were indicted by a Federal grand jury in March on […]

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American Values and the Christmas Season

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Andy Schmookler Submitted by Andy Schmookler Democratic 6th district congressional candidate.   Holidays offer us a chance to put our usual pursuits aside. But often, also, holidays provide a light to illuminate the meaning of our usual pursuits. So it is with this Christmas season and with our efforts to meet the challenge of the […]

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Rasoul doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rasoul doesn't want to ruffle any feathers

IN AN INTERVIEW MONDAY EVENING: “No one sought me out” to run said Sam Rasoul. Those he spoke to “outlined the pros and cons” of his decision to run for Mayor, he said. Some were worried about it upsetting the Democratic council’s status quo. “I really had to think long and hard about that … […]

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Bowers and Lea comment on Rasoul’s run for Mayor

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bowers and Lea comment on Rasoul's run for Mayor

Mayor David Bowers’ reaction to Sam Rasoul’s announcement in a phone call Friday was one of acceptance. He said, “I get challenges every day and this is just another interesting challenge I’ve got to deal with.” He referenced the nameplate on his desk in the Mayor’s office that reads “this chair belongs to the people.” […]

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State and local governments to greatly increase VRS contributions

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Governor McDonnell to Propose Largest Employer Contribution to VRS in History.  Budget will Call for State and Local Governments to Greatly Increase Annual Employer Contributions Into VRS.  Employer Contribution for State Employees for FY2013/2014 is Record $596.9 Million. Roanoke City will make changes to employee pension plan RICHMOND – Building on the important reforms to […]

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Cuccinelli on the campaign trail

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cuccinelli on the campaign trail

Attorney General Cuccinelli will address members of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, which is the largest such business group in Northern Virginia, during their monthly Leadership Breakfast Series. The attorney general’s remarks will focus on issues of particular significance to the business community, including the impact of pending health care reform requirements and EPA […]

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Sam Rasoul confirms he will run for Roanoke City Mayor

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sam Rasoul confirms he will run for Roanoke City Mayor

UPDATED: 1:30 p.m. Sam Rasoul Press Release: “During these economic times Roanoke cannot afford to be complacent” After several years of focusing on his family, small business owner and CFO of Kissito Healthcare, Sam Rasoul, has decided to run for Mayor of Roanoke City. Raised in the Roanoke Valley, Rasoul would like to contribute more […]

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Sam Rasoul for Roanoke City Mayor?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sam Rasoul for Roanoke City Mayor?

UPDATE Thursday 10:00 a.m.:  Councilman Sherman Lea confirmed “again” Thursday morning in a email that he was “not” running for Mayor. Rumors are milling about that Sam Rasoul 2008 Democratic candidate for the 6th congressional district is contemplating a run for Mayor. When at first the phone call came yesterday I dismissed it as a “say what?” […]

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