Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Oct. 27 is first public meeting on downtown’s future.
Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke’s Department of Planning, Building, and Development is currently in the process of updating the Downtown Plan. Public meetings to gather input will be held on Oct. 27 and Nov. 28 at the City Market Building beginning at 6 p.m.
The department is looking for input and ideas from citizens to help update the vision for the downtown area for the next 20 years. The plan will seek to address the rise of downtown living and the importance of public spaces and amenities. It will also focus on successful small businesses, major employers, and other initiatives that help establish downtown Roanoke as a reg
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Democrat Senator Mark Herring is running for Attorney General
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli pressured Virginia’s Board of Health not to grandfather in regulations on women’s health clinics that performer 5 or more abortions a year. These regulations threatened at least two clinics with closure due to the expense of widening doors and basically forcing them to renovate to hospital standards.
The General Assembly Republicans claimed it was for women’s safety. Similar measures have been tried in other states. Falls Church Healthcare Center sued and the judge rejected Cuccinelli’s dismissal attempt.
Democratic candidate for Attorney General Mark Herring released the following statement today in response to a judge’s ruling to allow the lawsuit against the TRAP regulations to continue:
“Ken Cuccinelli and Mark Obenshain may think it’s acceptable for Richmond politicians to tell women what they can or can’t do with their bodies, but I think it’s wrong and, as Attorney General, I’ll put an end to it.
“Ken Cuccinelli has pushed to make health care less accessible and more costly for women in Virginia, and Senator Obenshain has supported and will continue Cuccinelli’s efforts. While Cuccinelli was fighting to close these clinics down, Mark Obenshain was voting to make it law. I believe women should have access to health care and that their personal, private health care decisions should be left to them.
“The choice in this election is crystal clear: I have opposed and will continue to fight the efforts to close these health care clinics, and Senator Obenshain has fought for and will continue his and Ken Cuccinelli’s efforts to impose more restrictions on women’s health care, making it less accessible and more expensive.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2013, Elections, Politics, State Politics
Tags: democrat, election 2013, Elections, Herring