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Vice Mayor Dave Trinkle’s perceived conflict of interest addressed

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vice Mayor Dave Trinkle's perceived conflict of interest addressed

Tonight at Roanoke’s public hearing on the city’s budget and “revenue enhancements” Dr. Dave Trinkle read a statement prepared by the City Attorney, Dan Callaghan. In an email inquiry as to a possible conflict of interest with his ownership in two restaurants Callaghan said, “I will be discussing this matter with Dr. Trinkle today.” That […]

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Gov. McAuliffe launches “Virginia Treasures” on Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe launches

Governor Terry McAuliffe today, Earth Day,  launched Virginia Treasures, a new strategy for conserving land and expanding access to public outdoor recreation. Governor McAuliffe made the announcement during an Earth Day visit to the Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County with Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward. “When we give children and adults opportunities to […]

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Sen. Mark Warner takes steps to put an end to tax-related identity theft

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sen. Mark Warner takes steps to put an end to tax-related identity theft

Sen. Mark Warner’s office has put together a website, www.warner.senate.gov/taxtheft to help Virginians who have been victims of tax ID theft that provides information on how to contact his office for assistance in receiving their tax refunds in a timely fashion. A new link prominently posted on Sen. Warner’s homepage provides a variety of relevant resources […]

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Hear ye, hear ye all Roanoke citizens desiring to have their taxes raised voice your support Thursday, April 23

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hear ye, hear ye all Roanoke citizens desiring to have their taxes raised voice your support Thursday, April 23

Hear ye, hear ye all Roanoke citizens desiring to have their taxes raised voice your support Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. This is your chance to tell city council that you want to pay an annual $84 garbage collection fee on top of the storm water fee already assessed on your residence’s impervious surface. […]

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Roanoke City garbage fee benefits the city’s wealthy – Trinkle’s conflict of interest goes unnoticed

Monday, April 20, 2015

Roanoke City garbage fee benefits the city's wealthy - Trinkle's conflict of interest goes unnoticed

” Vice Mayor Trinkle has a conflict of interest and should stop whining and stay out of the meals tax increase discussion.” UPDATE: Hear ye, hear ye all Roanoke citizens desiring to have their taxes raised voice your support Thursday, April 23 Roanoke homeowners were up in arms over a possible real estate tax increase […]

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Mike Hamlar says mass surveillance endangers citizen rights

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mike Hamlar says mass surveillance endangers citizen rights

Virginia’s 19th Senate District’s Democratic Candidate, Mike Hamlar says he supports SB 965. The bill authorizes law-enforcement agencies to collect information from license plate readers, provided the information is held for no more than seven days, and is not subject to any outside inquiries or internal usage, except in the investigation of a crime or missing […]

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Virginia SBE decertifies WINVote Electronic Voting System – Video

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Virginia SBE decertifies WINVote Electronic Voting System - Video

Today the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) unanimously voted to decertify the WINVote electronic voting system. Virginia is the only state in which WinVote machines were still used. Pamela Smith, President of Verified Voting, said in a statement: “Decertifying the WINVote system was the right decision and we are pleased that Virginia is taking […]

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Rep. Griffith and Blumenauer introduce the Compassionate Access Act to reschedule marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today introduced the Compassionate Access Act to reschedule marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD).  The Compassionate Access Act would allow the states to provide appropriate access to patients needing these legitimate, medical treatments under the supervision of their physician.  This bipartisan legislation is […]

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Virginia’s March revenues increase 11.8%

Monday, April 13, 2015

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe announced today that March revenue collections increased 11.8 percent.  On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 7.1 percent, well ahead of the revised annual forecast of 4.7 percent growth contained in the budget bill as passed by the 2015 Session of the General Assembly – Chapter 665. “These strong […]

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Department of Forensic Science achieves 10,000th DNA data bank hit

Monday, April 13, 2015

Department of Forensic Science achieves 10,000th DNA data bank hit

In 1989 Virginia established one of the first DNA Data Banks in the United States. Today the DNA data bank contains approximately 431,000 samples, and hits occur on a daily basis. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Forensic Science achieved its 10,000th data bank hit last month, the latest milestone in Virginia’s […]

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Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff announces for a full four-year term

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff announces for a full four-year term

Roanoke County Sheriff Charlie Poff is running for election to the office of Roanoke County Sheriff for the first time. Poff was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill the term of Sheriff Mike Winston who retired October 31, 2014 after 44 years of service. “I’m honored to serve the remainder of Sheriff Winston’s […]

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AG Herring joins other states in advocating for immigration reform

Monday, April 6, 2015

AG Herring joins other states in advocating for immigration reform

RICHMOND (April 6, 2015)–Attorney General Mark R. Herring is joining 14 other states and the District of Columbia today in filing an amicus brief advocating for recently announced federal immigration reforms that “will increase State tax revenue, enhance public safety, and help avoid tragic situations in which parents are deported away from their U.S. citizen […]

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