McDonnell appoints Delegate Onzlee Ware to Rural Jobs Council

Thursday, January 31, 2013

McDonnell appoints Delegate Onzlee Ware to Rural Jobs Council

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced the membership of his newly created Rural Jobs Council.  This Council will build upon the success of the Governor’s Commission on Job Creation and Economic Development and continue the Administration’s focus on Virginia’s rural communities.  (See commentary below and Jeff Artis President Emeritus of SCLC.) On Wednesday, January 2nd, Governor […]

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John Cage exhibition at the Taubman Museum of Art

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

John Cage exhibition at the Taubman Museum of Art

John Cage: The Sight of Silence The Taubman Museum of Art  “Rolled the Dice” Tuesday to determine where five paintings would be hung for the John Cage major exhibition. First deciding the gallery, then the wall and finally where on the wall the piece would hang. The event included members of the Roanoke Arts Commission, who […]

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Goodlatte endorses Obenshain for Attorney General

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Goodlatte endorses Obenshain for Attorney General

Republican Party of Virginia’s State Convention is Saturday May 18TH in Richmond, Virginia. Rep. Bob Goodlatte ask for delegates to get behind Obenshain. Rep Bob Goodlatte’.s release: It is with great excitement and anticipation that I endorse Mark Obenshain for Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Not only do I know Mark on a professional level, […]

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Roanoke man sentenced to 40 months in Ponzi scheme

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Roanoke man sentenced to 40 months in Ponzi scheme

Former independent financial advisor Michael D. Leamnson, 56, of Roanoke, Va., bilked clients out of nearly $1 million dollars with the promise of high investment returns. He was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg on fraud charges. In October Leamnson waived his right to be indicted and pled […]

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House Democrats push for bipartisan transportation solution

Monday, January 28, 2013

House Democrats push for bipartisan transportation solution

Today in a Richmond press conference Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates announced their support for what they called a bipartisan approach that would address Virginia’s transportation needs. There is no mention of increasing the sales tax or eliminating the gas tax as proposed by Governor McDonnell. The Governor’s plan siphoned additional money from […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith proposes 10 percent pay cuts

Monday, January 28, 2013

Today Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced H.R. 391, the Saving Starts With Us Act.  This legislation would cut the pay of Members of Congress, the President, and the Vice President by 10 percent. Griffith and Herrera Beutler introduced separate bills proposing a 10 percent pay cut in the 112th Congress, but […]

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AR-15 accessory simulates an automatic weapon VIDEO

Monday, January 28, 2013

AR-15 accessory simulates an automatic weapon VIDEO

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich clued me in on this. Newt called out the accessory that turns the AR-15 from a “pull the trigger” semi-automatic into a rapid fire automatic without pulling the trigger. It was on one of many of Newt’s appearances on a talk show during a heated discussion on President […]

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Another General Assembly session invites national attention

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Another General Assembly session invites national attention

Comedy Central’s Colbert Report made satire out of the Republican’s sneak Virginia Senate redistricting coup Monday. Colbert humorously pounced on the Senate Republicans who waited until Senator Henry Marsh, a Democratic legislator and civil rights lawyer was in Washington, D.C. celebrating inauguration day on what was also a MLK Jr. holiday. The Rachel Maddow show […]

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Alex Dennis is the winner in Pokémon Trading Card Game

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Alex Dennis is the winner in Pokémon Trading Card Game

Roanoke’s own, Alex Dennis, 9, put his Pokémon trading card skills to the test on December 30th during the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) City Championship in Fincastle, VA. After a full day of head-to-head battles, Alex was crowned City Champion in the Junior Division, earning him a City Championship trophy and Championship Points which count […]

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Council agrees to delay vote on Huff Lane property rezoning

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Council agrees to delay vote on Huff Lane property rezoning

On December 20 Dorchester Court neighbors lined up at a public hearing before the Planning Commission asking and at times pleading for a denial to the application submitted by NDRA II, LLC for two hotels and a restaurant. The commission agreed with the neighborhood that the property was not part of Valley View Mall. It […]

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Roanoke City residents look forward to storm water utility fee

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Roanoke City residents look forward to storm water utility fee

What gets citizens more riled than paying taxes? Paying more taxes disguised as fees. There was no uprising when the two-cent two-year meals tax was implemented for the schools. How Roanoke citizens will react to a $3 monthly fee for replacing stormwater infrastructure and cleaning up waterways is another story. It’s time to pay the […]

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First African American General Assembly member responds to Cuccinelli’s comparison of birth control opposition to civil rights struggle

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Richmond, VA — Civil Rights leader and former Virginia Delegate Dr. Ferguson Reid released the following statement today responding to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s repeated invocation of Dr. Martin Luther King and the struggle for civil rights to support his efforts to limit birth control access:  “It is disappointing that Attorney General Cuccinelli would equate […]

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