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Senator Warner at VWCC highlights student debt

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Today at 11:15 a.m., U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner will join Virginia Western Community College students to discuss his efforts to work across the aisle to make a college degree more affordable by finding bipartisan solutions to tackle the student debt crisis. Student borrowing is steadily on the rise, with student debt surpassing credit card […]

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Youth soccer fields/tournaments replace old golf course

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Youth soccer fields/tournaments replace old golf course

Attorney Maryellen Goodlatte led off Wednesday’s presentation to 15 or so households adjacent to the planned lighted soccer fields behind the dilapidating tennis building at the city’s now closed Countryside Golf Course. The location of the three fields remains the same but with an added parking lot off of Tuckawanna Circle. There are about 160 […]

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The Roanoke City Clerk’s ethics breach

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Roanoke City Clerk's ethics breach

The cat is out of the bag about the breach of ethics on the part of Roanoke City Clerk, Stephanie Moon-Reynolds. See The Roanoke Times reporter Matt Chittum’s article on the city clerk. Let me say that my documents sent to The Roanoke Time’s reporter, Jordan Fifer, have been relayed without my consent to Matt Chittum. Fifer […]

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Libertarian Robert Sarvis says Obama’s “come to Congress” not good enough

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Obama needs to do more than “come to Congress” with ISIS plan September 3, 2014 – Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis critical of Warner’s vague statement on ISIL threat and the proposed American responses in regard to the Islamic State militant terrorists in Iraq and Syria. “The United States has a responsibility to defend the […]

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Senator Warner calls on President Obama for ISIL strategy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) called on the Obama Administration to articulate a political and military strategy to eliminate the threats posed by ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria. Sen. Warner stated: “We are repulsed yet again by the barbaric tactics of the terrorist group ISIL, and our thoughts today are with the […]

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Shell game at city hall obscures source of magic petition

Friday, August 29, 2014

Shell game at city hall obscures source of magic petition

NEEDED $5000 to get an answer from city hall. Read on about this continuing saga … Alcohol had city council members a bit wobbly as they hashed out the pros and cons of adding Preston Park to the list of parks where beer and wine could to be consumed. The parks where alcohol permits can […]

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Virginia U.S. Senate candidates should stop playing debate games and include Sarvis

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Virginia U.S. Senate candidates should stop playing debate games and include Sarvis

Candidates should stop playing games and include Libertarian Robert Sarvis in at least a few debates. August 26, 2014 – Today, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis announced he has accepted an invitation to a Senate candidate debate at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. The proposed debate is co-sponsored by the UMW Student […]

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Warner accepts eight public forums to include Libertarian Sarvis

Thursday, August 21, 2014

. U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s campaign announced that he has accepted eight additional joint public forums to discuss important Virginian issues with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie, including two televised debates. Warner’s campaign also expressed his support for including Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian Party nominee, in the two additional debates. “Virginians deserve an independent voice in the debates,” […]

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Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate releases first TV ad

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate releases first TV ad

Ed Gillespie’s first TV ad, “We Can Do Better” starts today. Gillespie is challenging Incumbent Democrat Mark Warner for his Virginia U.S. Senate seat. Campaign manager Chris Leavitt said, “Ed Gillespie’s economic growth agenda would be the polar opposite of the failed policies of President Obama and Mark Warner. Virginians know that with the right policies, […]

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Herring pushes for speedy review by U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today, as expected the Supreme Court of the United States granted a motion by the Prince William County Clerk of Court to stay the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. This means that no marriages between same-sex couples may be performed or recognized until the Supreme […]

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Warner asks for one-year moratorium on USPS consolidaions

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Warner asks for one-year moratorium on USPS consolidaions

Neither U.S. Sen. Mark Warner or Sen. Tim Kaine have received a response from the letter they wrote on July 18 to the Postmaster General asking for an explanation of the business arguments for closing the Roanoke processing center. This failure to respond prompted Sen. Warner’s follow-up letter Monday, August 18.  In Sen. Warner’s letter […]

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Virginia agrees to a stay in same-sex marriages

Monday, August 18, 2014

RICHMOND (August 18, 2014)–As requested by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Commonwealth of Virginia has filed its response to a motion by the Clerk of Prince William County to stay the 4th Circuit’s ruling regarding marriage equality. In its brief, the Commonwealth of Virginia agrees that a stay is warranted because of unintended negative consequences […]

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