Attorneys general file lawsuit preventing opioid addiction drug competition

Friday, September 23, 2016

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and 35 fellow attorneys general today filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a “product hopping “scheme, where small changes were made to the product to block generic competitors and […]

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Ron Campbell, Beatles Yellow Submarine animator, brings his cartoons to Wilson Hughes Gallery

Friday, September 16, 2016

Ron Campbell, Beatles Yellow Submarine animator, brings his cartoons to Wilson Hughes Gallery

Roanoke, VA, Tuesday, September 27th & Wednesday, September 28th. Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show and create new Beatles pop art paintings at the exhibit. The exhibit is free and all works are available for purchase. Ron Campbell, Director of the Beatles 1960’s Saturday Morning Cartoon series and […]

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Chem-Solv to pay $1.5 million for illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste

Friday, September 16, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke-based chemical distributing company, which previously pleaded guilty to illegally storing hazardous waste and to transporting hazardous waste from its facility in Roanoke to another facility, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr., announced. […]

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VHHA recognizes eight Virginia legislators for the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announced that eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award that recognizes legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly. Award recipients for 2016 are Senator […]

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4 million for terminal rehab

Monday, September 12, 2016

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4 million for terminal rehab

DOT grants will provide funding to rehabilitate terminal building at airport serving Roanoke and the New River Valley ~ WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4,242,708 in federal funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the rehabilitation […]

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Sen. Mark Warner and Hillary Clinton join mine workers to protect pensions and healthcare

Thursday, September 8, 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) joined United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts, thousands of retired coal miners, and their families in Washington today to push Congress to protect miners’ hard-earned pension and health benefits. At issue is a UMWA pension plan supporting 120,000 retired coal miners across the country, including an estimated […]

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Griffith, Hurt, Goodlatte ask FERC for public meetings on pipeline

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Griffith, Hurt, Goodlatte ask FERC for public meetings on pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), and Robert Hurt (VA-05) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that they not only hold one-on-one meetings, but with constituents in Virginia pertaining to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Below is the […]

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Sen. Warner presses Mylan CEO on 400% increase of EpiPen

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sen. Warner presses Mylan CEO on 400% increase of EpiPen

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today pressed the only pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens to explain recent increases in the price of the lifesaving injection device for children and other people with severe allergies. It has been reported that costs for the EpiPen have risen […]

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Shenandoah brewery to invest $60 million in expansion, add jobs

Friday, August 19, 2016

Shenandoah brewery to invest $60 million in expansion, add jobs

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company, will invest $60 million to expand its Shenandoah brewery in Rockingham County. The brewery is the newest in the MillerCoors network and is used to service Northeast markets. The project will create 27 new jobs. The […]

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Roanoke MSA employment advances slightly for July – Virginia labor force contracts

Friday, August 19, 2016

Roanoke MSA employment advances slightly for July - Virginia labor force contracts

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was again unchanged at 3.7 percent in July—the third consecutive month at 3.7 percent. Roanoke Metropolitan Area (MSA) employment was little changed. From June to July 2016 Roanoke MSA gained the bulk of increased jobs – 1000 up .6%. From July 2015 at 161,200 to 162,300 for July 2016 Roanoke […]

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Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport gets $4 million for runway expansion

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport in Blacksburg and Charlottesville Albemarle Airport in Charlottesville will receive more than $12 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to extend and rehabilitate existing runways and improve the safety of […]

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Public Safety/Patent Trolls topics of AG Mark Herring’s Roanoke visit

Friday, July 22, 2016

Public Safety/Patent Trolls topics of AG Mark Herring's Roanoke visit

Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum at Virginia Western Community College this morning featuring Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Herring said he is a pro-business attorney general. One of his topics strayed a bit from his safety initiatives and drifted into what are called “patent trolls” who prey on small businesses. Patent trolls […]

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