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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UVa’s response to Virginia state legislators on $2.3 billion fund inadequate

Monday, August 8, 2016

In a letter to the University of Virginia’s Rector, William Goodwin, and UVa President Teresa Sullivan, 12 Virginia State Senators wrote that the response from UVa regarding the mystery $2.3 billion fund discovered recently by a whistleblower was not sufficient. UVa treated the Senators response demand as a Freedom of information request which they say […]

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CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Resources are thin as South Florida battles mosquitoes in the Wynwood arts district of Miami. A one square mile that has seen 15 Zika cases. In the U.S. the count is up to 1,657 Zika cases. Virginia has 51 as of July 27. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in four counties. Yesterday U.S. Sen. […]

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AG Mark Herring introduces new program to educate teens interacting with law enforcement

Monday, August 1, 2016

HAMPTON (August 1, 2016)-Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced the launch of “Give It, Get It: Trust and Respect between Teens and Law Enforcement,” a new program to help ensure safe, mutually respectful interactions between Virginia teens and law enforcement. The program will help educate teens on their rights and responsibilities when interacting with […]

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TAP will receive almost $3 million for Early Head Start programs in the Roanoke Valley

Friday, July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced today that Total Action Against Poverty (TAP), a local non-profit community action agency, will receive $2,717,445 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Early Head Start programs in the Roanoke Valley. TAP’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) program provides comprehensive high-quality […]

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Anne Holton resigns as Secretary of Education – Dr. Dietra Trent appointed as replacement

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Anne Holton resigns as Secretary of Education - Dr. Dietra Trent appointed as replacement

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement congratulating Anne Holton on her service to the Commonwealth as the Secretary of Education and on her new role following the selection of her husband, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate: “As Virginia’s Secretary of Education, Anne has been a tireless […]

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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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Virginia Health Care Community united in Zika prevention and response efforts

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Virginia Health Care Community united in Zika prevention and response efforts

As of this week 5 more cases of the Zika virus have been added to Virginia’s total cases making a total of 38 cases as announced today by  VDH Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine. The Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the 38 cases of Zika virus are […]

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Badges for Baseball program launches – teams youth with law enforcement mentors

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Badges for Baseball program launches - teams youth with law enforcement mentors

United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. will and youth will throw out ceremonial first pitch in recognition of the launch of the Badges for Baseball program at Salem Red Sox tonight. The U.S. Attorney has been practicing with his sons Jack and Richard the last couple of days he said. In cooperation with officials […]

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and 2017 gubernatorial candidate made a sweep thru Roanoke Sunday first attending the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge in Southeast. MCC has held vigils for the 49 victims of the Orlando Florida shooting at the Pulse, a gay nightclub. Following a fundraiser Northam was keynote speaker at the Third […]

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Two appointed to Roanoke City School Board

Monday, June 6, 2016

At the 2:00 p.m. Roanoke City Council meeting Annette Lewis and Lutheria Smith were appointed to Roanoke City School Board. Council member Ray Ferris said it was a tough decision with so many qualified applicants. Sue Reese was the only applicant that attended the council meeting to hear the verdict. Reese is a regional director […]

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Virginia Hospitals unveil 14 recommendations to prevent opioid misuse

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Virginia Hospitals unveil 14 recommendations to prevent opioid misuse

RICHMOND, VA – A Task Force established to examine ways to reduce opioid abuse, particularly related to emergency room prescribing practices, has developed a set of recommendations to help guide hospital emergency departments in an era when prescription drug misuse has become more prevalent. The Task Force was created by action of the Virginia Hospital […]

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