Poll shows Hillary Clinton with substantial lead in Virginia

Monday, September 26, 2016

Poll shows Hillary Clinton with substantial lead in Virginia

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –  With the candidates and voters poised for the first presidential debate tonight, Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump in Virginia, according to a new survey of likely voters by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. But Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is winning support, especially among Millennial voters. In a head-to-head contest, voters prefer Clinton, 48-38 percent. But among […]

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Roanoke area part of $900,000 in matching tourism grants

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that $927,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 43 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars, and will ultimately impact at least […]

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Del. Greg Habeeb submits legislation automatically restoring firearm ownership to non-violent felons

Friday, September 16, 2016

Del. Greg Habeeb submits legislation automatically restoring firearm ownership to non-violent felons

Del. Greg Habeeb of Salem today has submitted HB 1406 that is contingent on HJ 542, the passage of amendments to the Virginia Constitution by November 2018. Both to be taken up in the 2017 General Assembly session in January. The hitch is that HB 1406 the automatic right to own a firearm goes into […]

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SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Thursday, September 15, 2016

SCOVA vindicates state senators on contempt charges

Contempt charges against six of seven Virginia state senators were dropped in a unanimous opinion by the Virginia Supreme Court in Edwards v. Vesilind regarding a discovery dispute and the scope of legislative privilege. The redistricting in 2011 was the subject of the lawsuit backed by OneVirginia2021 that focused on the Virginia Constitution’s requirement of […]

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Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Supreme Court of Virginia rejects contempt motion over restoration of voting rights

Governor Terry McAuliffe on the Virginia Supreme Court’s denied a motion by Virginia Republicans attempting to prevent him from restoring the rights of Virginians who have served their time according to the process that he announced on August 22nd: I am pleased that the Supreme Court has dismissed the case Republicans filed in their latest […]

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Chelsea Clinton promotes affordable post-high school education at Roanoke College

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Chelsea Clinton promotes affordable post-high school education at Roanoke College

SLIDESHOW Early affordable education starts early said Chelsea Clinton the daughter of Sec. Hillary Clinton the Democratic candidate for president. Chelsea backed that up with a visit to Roanoke’s Small Steps Learning Academy before her public appearance at Roanoke College where she spoke to students about Hillary Clinton’s plan for an affordable, debt-free college education. […]

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Chelsea Clinton in Roanoke Wednesday to highlight her mother’s college plan

Monday, September 12, 2016

Chelsea Clinton in Roanoke Wednesday to highlight her mother's college plan

UPDATE: College Debt Event with Chelsea Clinton to be held 3:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, September 14, doors open to public at 3:00 PM EDT at Olin Hall, Roanoke College, 221 College Avenue, Salem, VA Chelsea Clinton will be in Roanoke on Wednesday to highlight her mother’s college plan. Under the New College Compact, 94,000 Virginia […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith’s statement on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rep. Morgan Griffith's statement on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2016 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. “Fifteen years ago today, our nation was attacked by terrorists.  Like many of you, I distinctly remember where I was when the first plane hit.  On what started out as a typical […]

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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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Roanoke’s addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Roanoke's addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

At Roanoke City Council’s work session Tuesday council began work on the 2017 legislative package to be presented to area legislators later this fall. One addition to the package received an outcry from council member Ray Ferris on adding Roanoke City to the list of cities that prohibits carrying loaded semi-automatic rifles or pistols with […]

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Republicans say Gov. McAuliffe has expressed disdain for the Court’s decision

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Republicans say Gov. McAuliffe has expressed disdain for the Court's decision

In the Republican’s motion to hold Gov. Terry McAuliffe in contempt they argue that McAuliffe may not restore a felon’s rights “without any specific request by individuals seeking such relief.” Their claim is that respondents printed individual restoration orders with a replica of the Governor’s signature under the seal of the Commonwealth, and mailed them […]

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