Guns. people and a comma kill people

Monday, July 30, 2012

Guns. people and a comma kill people

Another mass killing with ordnance that can only be classified as “murder weapons.” The sound of silence from our representatives is deafening. The National Rifle Association has succeeded in painting a yellow streak down the backs of our legislators and 2012 candidates. Our Founding Fathers who wrote the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are […]

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Virginia Senator Mark Herring seeks Democrat nomination for attorney general

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Virginia Senator Mark Herring seeks Democrat nomination for attorney general

Senator Mark Herring supported legislation for background checks at gun shows. He also was one of a few state senators to vote to cap car title loans and the other fees that are tacked on. Mike Signer is another expected candidate. Signer ran for lieutenant governor in 2009. Former House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong, who lost his […]

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Governor McDonnell requests federal disaster assistance for localities

Monday, July 23, 2012

Governor McDonnell requests federal disaster assistance for localities

Roanoke City was one of the localities that enacted a state of emergency as a result of the July 29 storm. Clean-up is continuing. According to Amelia Merchant who is assisting Melinda Mayo the city’s information coordinator the city is estimating they will incur $500,000 in repair and cleanup expense. Roanoke City Schools expects as […]

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Roanoke’s new fire truck sustains damage in accident

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Roanoke's new fire truck sustains damage in accident

Roanoke City’s new ladder truck No. 1 saw its first big fire Saturday night along with the three other Roanoke City Fire Department ladder trucks. The almost $1 million dollar beauty came out of its first battle unscathed but it wasn’t so lucky the night of the big storm that was dubbed a derecho. (See […]

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Monkey business or rather dog business at Salem Red Sox game

Saturday, July 21, 2012

After herding sheep at the Salem Red Sox game, Friday, Dot answers natures call on the first base line. #salemsoxmonkey twitter.com/sdeanphotos/st… — Sam Dean (@sdeanphotos) July 21, 2012

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Delegate Habeeb prefiles bills and constitutional amendments

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Press Release: SALEM – Delegate Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) took advantage of the pre-filing period for the House of Delegates 2013 General Assembly session on Monday July 16. It was the first opportunity for members of the House of Delegates to submit drafts of legislation. “I am very proud of the legislative accomplishments we’ve had over […]

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Search for Roanoke City attorney was an exhaustive effort

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Search for Roanoke City attorney was an exhaustive effort

See BOLD updated: Daniel Callaghan is Roanoke’s new city attorney but it was not a unanimous decision. He is city manager Chris Morrill’s brother-in-law. He starts with the city October 17 with a salary of $150,000. Callaghan, 57 hails from Manchester, New Hampshire where he is a partner in the law firm of Devine, Millimet […]

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Roanoke city employee pension plan doesn’t satisfy all

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Changes to Roanoke’s pension plan will take effect July 1, 2014. Not all were pleased with the changes. Roanoke firefighter Lt. Rodney Jordan told council that staff had not done their due diligence. He said that there were 23 firefighters currently looking to leave the department. Jordan and JJ Price said that Roanoke City had […]

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Cuccinelli’s attempt to link Tim Kaine to Jens Soering falls flat

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cuccinelli’s attempt to link Tim Kaine to Jens Soering falls flat

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli called an urgent press conference on Friday July 13 with what he claimed was an alarming finding. There was new information regarding the Jens Soering case as it relates to Tim Kaine. In 1988 as a private attorney Cuccinelli said Tim Kaine provided a sworn affidavit in support of Jens Soering’s […]

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President Obama campaigns in Roanoke slideshow

Saturday, July 14, 2012

President Obama campaigns in Roanoke slideshow

The lines began forming by 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon for the people holding tickets to see President Barack Obama at the historic Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Roanoke. The weather was threatening and some light rain fell followed by smothering humidity. That combined with over 3000 people pressing up against each other in a […]

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Aneesh Chopra seeks Democratic nomination for Virginia Lt. Governor

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Aneesh Chopra seeks Democratic nomination for Virginia Lt. Governor

ARLINGTON, VA – Today, Aneesh Chopra released the following statement announcing that he will seek the Virginia Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor in 2013: “We live in a time of profound change. In our communities, our Commonwealth and our country, people are looking for pragmatic solutions that address our biggest problems, create opportunities and improve […]

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Jens Soering’s canceled transfer gets no argument from DOJ

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Shortly after taking office Gov. Bob McDonnell canceled the transfer of Jens Soering to Germany. Tim Kaine in his final days as governor consented to the request to send him back to Germany. That could have led to his release in as little as two years. “U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder specifically stated that nothing […]

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