What the heck is a Democratic Firehouse Primary and can I vote in it?

Monday, January 30, 2012

It is not surprising that Roanokers don’t know if they can vote in the Democrat’s Firehouse primary on Saturday. What is it – a house gets set on fire and someone has to put it out or what? Well maybe you didn’t think that but many Roanokers are confused. First and most important to some […]

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Roanoke City mayoral candidates have different messages

Monday, January 30, 2012

Roanoke City mayoral candidates have different messages

KEEP A GOOD THING GOING or THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX is pitch to voters. Incumbent Mayor David Bowers’ campaign for reelection is based on the progress Roanoke has achieved during his term. The Roanoke City Schools are accredited and the graduation rate is up. “We have a remarkable school system,” Bowers told the Roanoke Valley […]

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Rep. Bobby Scott concerned tax cuts will result in base closings

Thursday, January 26, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott issued the following statement following Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s press conference previewing the Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Budget: “I was pleased to hear that the Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Budget will maintain the Navy’s current aircraft carrier fleet at 11 ships and enhance the Virginia-class submarine program. […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Roanoke likely out of the running for Solstas Lab expansion

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Roanoke likely out of the running for Solstas Lab expansion

Exclusive to The Roanoke Star-Sentinel and Roanoke Free Press By Valerie Garner It is a high stakes economic play for 500 jobs courted by four states. Solstas Lab Partners has dual headquarters in Roanoke and High Point, North Carolina. Both locations are in play for a major Solstas expansion. Solstas’ Roanoke administrative headquarters is located […]

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Cuccinelli wants Virginia Supreme Court to resolve congressional redistricting (opinion)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

UPDATE from Brian Gottstein communications director in response to RFP question below: “Ultimately, if it’s decided that the GA does not have the authority to redistrict, it would then be left to the courts.” In an explanation from Brian Gottstein, communications director for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli the Richmond Circuit Court  can’t decide whether Virginia’s General Assembly […]

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Rasoul believes lower Northwest tax assessments part of larger problem

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rasoul believes lower Northwest tax assessments part of larger problem

Candidate for Mayor Sam Rasoul announced today that he believes the lower tax assessments in Northwest Roanoke are part of a larger problem stemming from decades of deferred capital improvements and a lack of quality job opportunities for all citizens – two critical factors that have contributed to the spike in foreclosures in Northwest. “Northwest […]

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Federal judges take steps to bar jurors use of social media

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Federal judges take steps to bar jurors use of social media

Most federal judges have taken steps to ensure that jurors do not use social media to discuss the trial in which they are involved, a recently published survey indicates. The Federal Judicial Center was asked by a committee of the policy-making Judicial Conference of the United States to survey federal judges on the issue. Its […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith responds to state of the union address

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening: “Unfortunately, tonight’s speech was just more of the same. While President Obama talks a good game, three years of failed economic policies and government overreach say otherwise. The President has said repeatedly that […]

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Mayor Bowers takes a few jabs at his opponent during fundraiser

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mayor Bowers takes a few jabs at his opponent during fundraiser

Incumbent Mayor David Bowers at his fundraiser told his supporters to tell their friends to “Vote for someone who can be mayor from day one … the city needs stability and continuity.” His supporters seemed surprised when Bowers told them that if something were to happen to him any one of the city council members […]

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Roanoke City annual homeless count – a place to call home

Monday, January 23, 2012

Roanoke City annual homeless count – a place to call home

Forty dedicated volunteers assembled at Green Memorial Methodist Church Sunday afternoon for a two-hour training session preparing them to hit the streets Monday morning. Some of the six teams started as early as 4:00 a.m. with a cup of Starbucks coffee and a donut. The annual Point In Time (PIT) count of the homeless is being […]

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Councilman Sherman Lea kicks off his campaign

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Councilman Sherman Lea kicks off his campaign

UPDATE: FIREHOUSE PRIMARY FOR ROANOKE CITY MAYOR WILL BE FEBRUARY 4TH AT WILLIAM FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL FROM 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. It is campaign season in Roanoke City and the Democrats for the moment seem to have the upper hand with their get-along ticket of Democrats. The Claude Moore Education Complex hosted incumbent Democrat […]

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Cuccinelli posts 2011 fundraising numbers

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli plans to run for governor in 2013. FAIRFAX – Today Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will post his 2011 fundraising numbers for his two political committees, “Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General” and his PAC, “Liberty Now.” The reports will be filed with the State Board of Elections later today. The information […]

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