Federal grants focus on preventing youth drinking and driving

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Federal grants focus on preventing youth drinking and driving

Federal money is complicated explained U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. At the Roanoke County Administration Building Tuesday Heaphy announced the award of Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants (SPF SIGs). These funds from Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service’s Administration to the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and […]

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Tim Kaine visits Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tim Kaine visits Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce

Virginia would bear the brunt of federal budget cuts Tim Kaine told 22 members of the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning. The former governor of Virginia is tangling with former governor and former U.S. Senator George Allen for the open seat left by retiring U.S. Senator Jim Webb. Kaine recalled that federal spending […]

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Richmond court dismisses lawsuit over congressional districts

Monday, February 27, 2012

RICHMOND (February 27, 2012) – Today, the Richmond Circuit Court dismissed a lawsuit brought by six Virginia residents that sought to have the court draw Virginia’s congressional districts for the upcoming elections. The court found that the 2012 General Assembly had the power to draw new congressional districts, and therefore, the plaintiffs’ suit had to […]

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Roanoke Valley Ice Advocates are serious about building a Roanoke area ice rink

Monday, February 27, 2012

Roanoke Valley Ice Advocates are serious about building a Roanoke area ice rink

UPDATED: Dr. Matt Skelton, co-vice president of Roanoke Valley Ice Advocates, a non-profit organization, said Monday that they are still searching for a location for the ice rink. It could be in the city, county or wherever they can be accommodated. They’ve already looked at locations including city-owned Countryside Golf Course according to an official […]

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Virginia Delegate Greg Habeeb “are you stupid or something?”

Monday, February 27, 2012

Virginia Delegate Greg Habeeb “are you stupid or something?”

Life is like a box of chocolates Delegate Habeeb. You bit into some bitter chunks when you signed on to the House of Delegates with your ideological Republican colleagues as in the likes of Delegate Bob Marshall. To your credit you neither patroned nor co-patroned an abortion restricting bill but you sure as hell voted for […]

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HB 462 Informed Consent for an abortion in Virginia is a smokescreen

Monday, February 27, 2012

The RED text is the lantuage of this bill inserted into current law. Note the text  struck through. The “little GREEN blot is mention of “the father” of the fetus. He seems to be conspicuously absent from accountability. It forces the mother to find a “free agency” swiftly if she does not have the additional […]

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Former First Lady Anne Holton tours downtown Roanoke businesses

Friday, February 24, 2012

Former First Lady Anne Holton tours downtown Roanoke businesses

The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is getting help with his campaign from his most avid supporter – his wife, former First Lady Anne Holton. Her previous role as a Richmond City judge prohibited her from campaigning for her husband in past statewide races. Holton will take an active role […]

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Virginia GOP legislature awakens a sleeping giant – another rally planned

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Virginia GOP legislature awakens a sleeping giant - another rally planned

On Saturday, March 3rd, another call is going out for 2000 people to march on the [Virginia] Capitol and stand in front of the Governor’s Mansion demanding that he veto the bills designed to limit a woman’s access to abortion, an affront to their reproductive rights. It has been labeled as an invasion of a women’s right to privacy […]

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Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on SB 484 – ultrasound bill

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Governor Bob McDonnel UPDATE: The Virginia HOD rushed HB484 through with governor’s amendment disallowing more scrutiny from the public and late night comedy and cable shows. The vote was along party lines. This allows the GA to save face by requiring an abdominal ultrasound before an abortion because as a women on facebook are saying “women are too […]

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Jefferson Center roof repairs completed with city and alumni contributions

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jefferson Center roof repairs completed with city and alumni contributions

The Jefferson Center’s leaky roof leaks no more. Wednesday Cyrus Pace Executive Director gave a tour of the completed roof. The cement roof now has one inch of insulation, one inch of rubber covered with gravel rocks. The Jefferson Center expects to keep its historic, 1920’s era facility free from additional water damage. “Before the […]

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Elmwood Park moves forward with additional funding for architectural designs

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Elmwood Park moves forward with additional funding for architectural designs

In April 2011 council reached consensus on another study for Elmwood Park. This time the study included Elmwood Park in its entirety. The $300,000 figure was for plans that would result in documents ready to be put out for bids. The completed Master Plan on display to the public in January by Hill Studio, P.C. […]

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Slim pickin’s for Roanoke City council candidates

Friday, February 17, 2012

Slim pickin's for Roanoke City council candidates

According to Chris Walters, Roanoke City Republican Chair, no candidates have come forward to seek the Republican nomination for Roanoke City Council. The deadline was Thursday, February 16. There had been two candidates mentioned earlier by Walters but they have decided not to move forward. That leaves Mark Lucas as the only Republican candidate. He […]

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