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Byron Hamlar withdraws as candidate for Roanoke City Council

Friday, February 5, 2016

Byron Hamlar withdraws as candidate for Roanoke City Council

In a statement Byron Hamlar wrote that he is  suspending his campaign for Roanoke City Council, effective Friday, February 5, 2015. “After prayer and thoughtful consideration, I have made this difficult decision. With great intentions, I entered the race because I felt I could make a difference for our community. However, realizing the importance of the […]

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Amy Carter announces for Roanoke City Council

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Amy Carter announces for Roanoke City Council

Amy Carter, 57, owner of Sarah’s Place, a small café and bakery located in The Patrick Henry announced her Independent candidacy for Roanoke City Council this morning. Carter has lived in Roanoke since 1999. “The area is beautiful and I want to thank this city council for where it is now,” she said. Carter attended […]

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Del. Rasoul’s “credits for charitable healthcare” bill passes House unanimously

Thursday, February 4, 2016

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ROANOKE, VA – The Virginia House of Delegates has unanimously passed HB 319, put forward by Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) and co-patroned by nine House Republicans.  The legislation would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits. “This legislation helps the neediest Virginians receive affordable healthcare without growing government,” […]

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Grover Price enters the Roanoke City Council race

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Grover Price enters the Roanoke City Council race

Grover Price says he has a clear vision of what he would like to see Roanoke look like. “I am running for City Council because it is time for our city government to reflect our community. Roanoke City needs to come together as one. I believe together we can make our city great,” he said. […]

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House Republicans block bill expanding access to full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

House Republicans block bill expanding access to full-day kindergarten

RICHMOND, Va.: This morning, the Education – Education Innovation Subcommittee killed two bills that would have helped expand access to full-day kindergarten by creating a budget and plan for localities that don’t have full-day kindergarten access for all children. HB 457, patroned by Delegate Kathleen Murphy (34th – McLean), HB 798, patroned by Delegate John […]

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DPVA says RPV has only themselves to blame for embarrassing oath flip flop

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ahead of the State Board of Elections (SBE) meeting to determine whether or not the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) will be allowed to rescind their notorious pledge, The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) seeks to set the record straight: pledge or no pledge, the damage is done and RPV has no one to blame […]

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RPV rescinds oath blaming Democratic-controlled SBE

Saturday, January 30, 2016

January 30, 2016 – Richmond, VA – The Republican Party of Virginia’s (RPV) State Central Committee (SCC) voted unanimously by acclimation this afternoon to rescind the Statement of Affiliation tied to the voting in the Republican Primary on March 1, 2016.  The SCC originally had approved the statement in September 2015, but the Democrat-controlled State Board of Elections […]

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Democratic candidates present their qualifications at RVDW meeting – slideshow

Friday, January 29, 2016

Democratic candidates present their qualifications at RVDW meeting - slideshow

At the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women’s meeting Friday at the Roanoker restaurant, all nine of the Democratic candidates had  five minutes to make their case why they should be the Democratic nominee for mayor and city council. It was a packed room and time is ticking toward the February 13 firehouse primary to be held […]

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Developer John Garland to announce for Roanoke City Council

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Developer John Garland to announce for Roanoke City Council

Roanoke City Developer John Garland will announce his intention to run for Roanoke City Council on Thursday, January 28th at 3:30 p.m. at the Williamson Road Branch of the Roanoke Public Library, 3837 Williamson Road NW. Garland says, “Running for council is my opportunity to give back and make a difference in my community. Now […]

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Lawyer announcing candidacy for Virginia Attorney General

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Today John D. Adams, one of the lawyers who fought at the U.S. Supreme Court to take away women’s health care rights, announced he will seek the Republican nomination for Attorney General of Virginia at his party’s convention. In 2014, Adams argued on the side of Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court, representing Republican members […]

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Michelle Dykstra to announce Independent bid for Roanoke City Council

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Michelle Dykstra to announce Independent bid for Roanoke City Council

Michelle Dykstra will announce for Roanoke City Council as an Independent Thursday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m. at 1314 Chapman Avenue (a Habitat for Humanity house). Dykstra is Director at the City Market Building in Roanoke and is a Real Estate Agent with Hall Associates, specializing in commercial leasing, sales, and property management. Dykstra said she will have a […]

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Senate passes “ban the box” for state agencies – faces uphill battle in the House

Monday, January 25, 2016

On a 23-15 vote in the Virginia Senate Monday Sen. Rosalyn Dance’s bill (SB 335) that prohibits state agencies from including on any employment application a question inquiring whether the prospective employee has ever been arrested or charged with, or convicted of, any crime, subject to certain exceptions has passed the Senate. Sens. Dick Black […]

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