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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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Roanoke TGI Fridays participates in Tuesday’s Autism Family Night

Monday, April 13, 2015

Roanoke TGI Fridays participates in Tuesday's Autism Family Night

If you happen to live in Virginia you can go to participating Autism Family Night at TGIFridays locations in Richmond, Midlothian, Short Pump, Swift Creek, Mechanicsville, Laburnum Ave, Roanoke and Lynchburg. Alexandra Abend, Founder of Autism Family Night Rho Chapter has a younger brother with autism. As a junior in high school she decided to […]

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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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Western District of Virginia Court cases for 4/13-4/17

Friday, April 10, 2015

ROANOKE DIVISION  US v. Courtney Jovon Langley (Guilty Plea: April 13 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 31 ADDRESS: Salem, Virginia Langley, and others, has been charged with distributing heroin. US v. Stephon Clifford Bryant (Guilty Plea: April 14 11:00 a.m.) AGE: 36 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Bryant, and others, have been charged with distributing heroin. US v. […]

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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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Science Museum of Western Virginia Summer Camps and more

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Science Summer Camps are OPEN for registration. For more information click here. Special Exhibit: Dinosaurs & Fossils! On view until the end of Summer 2015. In collaboration with the International Museum Institute of New York, the Science Museum of Western Virginia debuted on January 31st a new exhibit for our region: Dinosaurs & Fossils! Drawn […]

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Tulane Patterson is 2015 Small Business Person of the Year

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tulane Patterson is 2015 Small Business Person of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Richmond District Office proudly announces P. Tulane Patterson, the CEO and Owner of Generation Solutions Holdings Inc. located in Lynchburg and Roanoke, as Virginia’s 2015 Small Business Person of the Year. “We are very excited to have Tulane Patterson as Virginia’s Small Business Person of the Year. He is the […]

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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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City council muddles tax increases – Trinkle balks on meals tax

Monday, April 6, 2015

City council muddles tax increases - Trinkle balks on meals tax

Roanoke City Council was all over the place in what taxes to raise and how much at a briefing on the budget at Monday morning’s work session. The goal is to reach a future predicted deficit of $3.7 million over the next 5 years. On April 23 there will be a public hearing on raising […]

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Mike Hamlar is the Democratic nominee in the Virginia 19th Senate District

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mike Hamlar is the Democratic nominee in the Virginia 19th Senate District

As of April 4th, Michael Hamlar has accepted the Democratic Nomination for Virginia Senate District 19. “I’m excited to move forward with the official nomination,” Hamlar stated. “The people of this district deserve a State Senator that will look out for them, and I promise to do that.” As State Senator, Hamlar looks to protect […]

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Councilman Sherman Lea on “ban the box” Executive Order signed by Governor McAuliffe

Friday, April 3, 2015

Councilman Sherman Lea on

Over a year ago Councilman Sherman Lea, Sr. first brought up banning the box that asks city employee applicants if they had ever been convicted of a felony. Lea wanted it banned for city employees and hoped it would inspire private businesses to do the same. In a statement Lea said: “I’m proud of Governor […]

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