Watch Roanoke’s steam engine – fire up the J 611 Video

Friday, June 28, 2013

Watch Roanoke's steam engine - fire up the J 611 Video

“We are pleased to say that we can Fire Up 611! But the time is now and it will take fans of the 611 around the world to stoke her fire,” says Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr., executive director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. “Today we are kicking off the official Fire Up 611! Capital […]

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Rep. Goodlatte says immigration reform bill lacks enforcement

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement on today’s passage of the Senate immigration bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744): “While I congratulate the Senate for working hard to produce immigration reform legislation, I have many concerns about its bill. The bill repeats many […]

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Kaine’s statement on Senate passage of immigration reform

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kaine's statement on Senate passage of immigration reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after final Senate passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act by a vote of 68 to 32. Kaine has discussed the need for immigration reform at events across Virginia, including in Roanoke, Leesburg, and Reston, and in remarks he delivered in Spanish on the Senate floor:  “Today the […]

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Cuccinelli will continue to defend challenges to Virginia constitution

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Brian Gottstein, Director of Communication for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said in a statement: “Virginia has followed the traditional definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman for more than 400 years, and Virginians voted overwhelmingly to add this traditional definition to their constitution.  The Supreme Court’s decision in California’s Proposition 8 […]

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McAuliffe and Democrats hail SCOTUS decision on DOMA

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Democrats laud U.S. Supreme courts striking down the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) – statements: Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe: “I applaud the Supreme Court for their decision today because everyone should be treated equally.  While I support marriage equality, I understand that this is an issue that Virginians of goodwill come down […]

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Cuccinelli tours Precision Steel – hits McAuliffe on Greentech

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cuccinelli tours Precision Steel - hits McAuliffe on Greentech

Tuesday morning Virginia’s Attorney General and candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli toured Precision Steel on Siebel Road in Roanoke. The steel products manufacturer started its business in 1983, employs over sixty people and is planning to expand. Mike Amos, President, told Cuccinelli that he wasn’t sure how the Affordable Healthcare Act was going to affect […]

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Cuccinelli and McAuliffe view SCOTUS Voting Rights Act decision differently

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cuccinelli and McAuliffe view SCOTUS Voting Rights Act decision differently

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli while at Precision Steel in Roanoke today was quizzed on the U. S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the requirement for preclearance when making election changes in certain jurisdiction having a history of voter discrimination. Virginia is one of those jurisdictions. Cuccinelli said that it means “we don’t have […]

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E.W. Jackson – Black Families harmed by the War on Poverty

Monday, June 24, 2013

E.W. Jackson - Black Families harmed by the War on Poverty

In a press release today Republican candidate for the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, E.W. Jackson, is calling attention to the harm done to the black family over the last five decades as a result of the War on Poverty. Jackson said, “The evidence of many studies and government statistics show that out-of-wedlock births among black […]

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Bouncing checks to alcohol distributors has consequences

Monday, June 24, 2013

Bouncing checks to alcohol distributors has consequences

Virginia has the toughest laws in the country when it comes to alcohol beverage consumption and distribution to restaurants explained Trish Ashley accounting manager at Blue Ridge Beverage Company. When checks are returned for insufficient funds “there are ABC policies and guidelines we have to go by,” she said. The first insufficient fund check if […]

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Virginia’s unemployment rate increases while Roanoke MSA gains jobs

Friday, June 21, 2013

Virginia's unemployment rate increases while Roanoke MSA gains jobs

In May, six of ten Virginia metropolitan areas experienced over-the-month job losses on a seasonally adjusted basis. The Lynchburg metropolitan area experienced the largest absolute and percentage job loss, with a decrease of 1,800 jobs, or a loss of 1.7 percent. Other metropolitan areas that experienced job losses in May included: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (-1,400 […]

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Democratic candidates for Virginia’s House of Delegates in Roanoke

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Democratic candidates for Virginia's House of Delegates in Roanoke

Six Democratic House of Delegate candidate from around Virginia were introduced by House Democratic Caucus Leader David Toscano Thursday morning in front of Thelma’s Chicken & Waffles. A few sprinkles of rain turned into sunny skies as Toscano finished the candidate introductions. “That’s a good sign, he said as all looked to the parting clouds. […]

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Former principal of William Fleming High School leaves RCPS

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Former principal of William Fleming High School leaves RCPS

In June of 2010 Gene T. Jones, Jr. the executive director of Norfolk high schools, lost his job in the division’s downsizing plan and was named William Fleming High School principal. He was reassigned and became assistant principal of Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy in June 2012. At the end of this year his contract was not renewed […]

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