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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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Attorney General Mark Herring in Roanoke signs on 4 new Triad chapters

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Attorney General Mark Herring in Roanoke signs on 4 new Triad chapters

It has been called a “senior tsunami.” Millions of Americans are reaching age 60 plus as baby boomers reach what is to be called their golden years. Yet those years can be fraught with anxiety and fear. As the population ages law enforcement agencies are seeing a change in the types of assistance needed. Twenty-five […]

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Virginia well positioned to exceed new carbon emissions standards

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

LEXINGTON, VA (Wednesday, April 1, 2015) — With climate change already damaging Virginia’s economy, endangering citizens’ health, and threatening coastal cities, a new issue brief shows that if the Old Dominion were to meet its already existing voluntary energy goals, the state would actually beat the carbon emission targets in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

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Oprah Winfrey will attend dedication of the Maya Angelou Forever stamp

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Oprah Winfrey will attend dedication of the Maya Angelou Forever stamp

WASHINGTON — The public has an opportunity to witness a historic event on Tuesday, April 7 when Postmaster General Megan Brennan will be joined by Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew Young and other notables in dedicating the Maya Angelou Forever stamp in Washington, DC. The 11 a.m. first-day-of-issue stamp dedication ceremony will take place at the […]

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The Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus and candidate Kim Adkins determined

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus and candidate Kim Adkins determined

Linda Brooks, Chair of the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus spoke at Friday’s Roanoke Valley Democratic Women’s lunch meeting. The VDWC’s goal is finding, preparing and supporting Democratic women who aspire to public office while raising the awareness of women’s issues. The caucus was formed 10 years ago and has a seat on the Democratic State […]

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Sen. Chap Peterson’s bill restricting LPR data retention amended by governor

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sen. Chap Peterson's bill restricting LPR data retention amended by governor

FAIRFAX, Va. – Senator Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) has received notice from Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran that the Governor of Virginia, Terence R. McAuliffe, will amend his bill to protect citizens from government surveillance. The Governor will make two significant amendments to the bill: (SB 965) The bill authorizes […]

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No budget vetoes or amendments from Governor McAuliffe

Thursday, March 26, 2015

No budget vetoes or amendments from Governor McAuliffe

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after signing the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Bill as it passed the General Assembly, without adding any amendments or line-item vetoes: “Today I was proud to sign a budget bill that provides a strong foundation for our future — a foundation built on collaboration and […]

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