Western District of Virginia court cases for 5/2-5/6/16

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION US v. Tony Wayne Carico (Sentencing: May 2 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 50 ADDRESS: Calabash, North Carolina Carico was convicted of wire fraud. . US v. Peggy Sue Stanley Mickens (Guilty Plea: May 3 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Not Available US v. Roger Alan Combs (Guilty Plea: May 3 at 10:00 a.m.) […]

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HB 773 The Nondiscrimination discrimination act passes the Senate

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Senate substitute vs. the House bill defines discrimination (religious freedom) more clearly. It was changed to religious organizations, ministers and those performing marriages. Del. Todd Gilbert’s original bill was more broad. Churches now can refuse to perform a marriage on any grounds like a divorced couple. This does however give those authorized to perform […]

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Showdown Monday on redistricting and Justice Jane Roush appointment to the Virginia Supreme Court

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Showdown Monday on redistricting and Justice Jane Roush appointment to the Virginia Supreme Court

Insinuations in statements by various groups and more recently former Gov. Doug Wilder suggest that Democrats will be hurt if they don’t get behind an African-American judge for the Virginia Supreme Court vs. a white female justice appointed to the court by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Creating division – Is this the new Virginia Way? The […]

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Gov. McAuliffe, VT President Sands witness first drone to transport medication

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gov. McAuliffe, VT President Sands witness first drone  to transport medication

ABINGDON, Va., July 17, 2015 – Industry and government partners today joined forces to use unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, to deliver medical supplies to a health clinic in Wise, Virginia. The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership led by Virginia Tech oversaw the groundbreaking research flights. “Unmanned aerial systems are an emerging technology that can make people’s lives […]

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@POTUS on Twitter @BillClinton has a question for him

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

@POTUS on Twitter @BillClinton has a question for him

President Obama finally gets permission for a Twitter account and former President Bill Clinton has something to say about that. @POTUS has 1.63 million followers already. He follows 65 including sports teams @FLOTUS and @VP and @GeorgeHWBush.   Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account. — President […]

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Governor McAuliffe restores voting rights to 5100 ex-offenders

Thursday, December 18, 2014

RICHMOND – Today Governor McAuliffe announced that Virginia has restored the civil and voting rights of over 5,100 ex-offenders, more than any other governor has done in just one year. Additionally, the governor announced major changes to the restoration of rights application process for offenders of more serious crimes, including shortening the application from 13 […]

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Roanoke’s Carilion Clinic hires 6 veterans as part of V3 program

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a list of companies that have hired veterans in an initiative to boost returning veterans  in their effort to find employment. The skills learned during their military career are valuable in the civilian workforce. In Roanoke Carilion Clinic was the only business on the Governor’s list that has hired any veterans […]

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Virginia Speaker Howell on his ruling on Governor’s vetos

Monday, June 23, 2014

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Monday on purported vetoes issued by Governor Terry McAuliffe: “Today, a point of order was raised on the floor of the House of Delegates regarding the propriety of two purported vetoes issued by Governor Terry McAuliffe. As Speaker of the […]

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Bouncing budget bill now in Gov. McAuliffe’s court

Friday, June 13, 2014

Bouncing budget bill now in Gov. McAuliffe's court

What will Governor Terry McAuliffe do when the budget hits his desk. Virginia’s budget passed the Senate 20-19 after nine hours of an on-again, off-again special session that started at 3:00 p.m. (Democrat Sen. Lynwood Lewis changed his vote from yea to nay making it a party line vote result). The June 30 deadline loomed large. […]

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BYOB flyer at Repubican Convention registration has different meaning

Friday, June 6, 2014

BYOB flyer at Repubican Convention registration has different meaning

Ed Gillespie, Chuck Moss and yellow Shak Hill campaign signs dominated the off ramp to the Roanoke Civic Center where registration is taking place for the Republican Convention for U.S. Senate. The nominee to be selected Saturday will square off against Democrat incumbent Mark Warner. Chip Tarbutton and Greg Aldridge, Roanoke Tea Party leaders, sported […]

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Senator Mark Warner says Shinseki should step aside

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Senator Mark Warner says Shinseki should step aside

Calls for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki is growing. The American Legion, and one other veterans group, Concerned Veterans for America have called for his resignation. The list of U.S. Senators calling for Shinseki now includes Virginia Senator Mark Warner. Shinseki has remained silent. It has been reported that separate lists of […]

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Gov. McAuliffe sets his sites on womens punitive health regulations and appoints new Board of Health members

Monday, May 12, 2014

RICHMOND – Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe kicked off National Women’s Health Week with four significant announcements demonstrating his commitment to protecting Virginia women’s rights to make their own healthcare decisions. “This is not just a health issue – it’s an economic issue,” McAuliffe said during his announcement at the state Capitol. “In order to grow […]

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