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Democratic candidates present their qualifications at RVDW meeting – slideshow

Friday, January 29, 2016

Democratic candidates present their qualifications at RVDW meeting - slideshow

At the Roanoke Valley Democratic Women’s meeting Friday at the Roanoker restaurant, all nine of the Democratic candidates had  five minutes to make their case why they should be the Democratic nominee for mayor and city council. It was a packed room and time is ticking toward the February 13 firehouse primary to be held […]

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Developer John Garland to announce for Roanoke City Council

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Developer John Garland to announce for Roanoke City Council

Roanoke City Developer John Garland will announce his intention to run for Roanoke City Council on Thursday, January 28th at 3:30 p.m. at the Williamson Road Branch of the Roanoke Public Library, 3837 Williamson Road NW. Garland says, “Running for council is my opportunity to give back and make a difference in my community. Now […]

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Lawyer announcing candidacy for Virginia Attorney General

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Today John D. Adams, one of the lawyers who fought at the U.S. Supreme Court to take away women’s health care rights, announced he will seek the Republican nomination for Attorney General of Virginia at his party’s convention. In 2014, Adams argued on the side of Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court, representing Republican members […]

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Michelle Dykstra to announce Independent bid for Roanoke City Council

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Michelle Dykstra to announce Independent bid for Roanoke City Council

Michelle Dykstra will announce for Roanoke City Council as an Independent Thursday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m. at 1314 Chapman Avenue (a Habitat for Humanity house). Dykstra is Director at the City Market Building in Roanoke and is a Real Estate Agent with Hall Associates, specializing in commercial leasing, sales, and property management. Dykstra said she will have a […]

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Senate passes “ban the box” for state agencies – faces uphill battle in the House

Monday, January 25, 2016

On a 23-15 vote in the Virginia Senate Monday Sen. Rosalyn Dance’s bill (SB 335) that prohibits state agencies from including on any employment application a question inquiring whether the prospective employee has ever been arrested or charged with, or convicted of, any crime, subject to certain exceptions has passed the Senate. Sens. Dick Black […]

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Fear uncertainty and doubt (FUD) spread by RNC – U.S. attacked

Monday, January 25, 2016

The sad thing is that this will be believed by many GOP voters. It is a big fat lie. The money they claim is taxpayer money is a lie. It is frozen Iran assets being released and not taxpayer money. Here is what was sent out that makes it sound like ISIS is invading our […]

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CoLab (X)po Wednesday – Roanoke’s Transit Vision Plan

Monday, January 25, 2016

CoLab (X)po Wednesday - Roanoke's Transit Vision Plan

1.27.15 Roanoke’s Transit Vision Plan 5:15 – 6:45 PM | Free & Open to the Public! | Light Refreshments Provided Preserving our natural environment; Developing our workforce and the economy; Improving our personal health.  Transit can help us reach these goals and help our Roanoke Valley become a more livable community. After significant data analysis and public […]

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Byron Hamlar is 7th candidate seeking Democratic nomination for city council

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Byron Hamlar is 7th candidate seeking Democratic nomination for city council

Byron Hamlar, 27, joins six other Roanoke City Council candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in a firehouse primary. The primary takes place on Saturday, February 13, at the Berglund Center from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The Hamlar family has deep roots in Roanoke. Byron is a third  generation funeral services professional at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral […]

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Wilton Kennedy makes run for Roanoke City Council

Friday, January 22, 2016

Wilton Kennedy makes run for Roanoke City Council

Last week Wilton Kennedy announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Roanoke City Council. “That is Valentine’s day weekend,” he said “it is romantic to vote.” February 13 Democrats will hold a firehouse primary at the Berglund Center from 12-7 p.m. There seven candidates for three seats. Kennedy has lived in Roanoke for […]

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Virginia GOP lawmakers not receptive to hospitals proposals

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Virginia GOP lawmakers not receptive to hospitals proposals

Lobby Day events coordinated by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA), composed of 107 hospitals and 30 local health systems didn’t go well on Wednesday. Republican General Assembly rejected a plan by Virginia hospitals to pay the state’s share of expanding Medicaid calling it a shell game. Republican also want to practically eliminate Virginia’s […]

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Rep. Griffith and Roe of Tennessee weigh in on Virginia Reciprocity Agreements

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Rep. Griffith and Roe of Tennessee weigh in on Virginia Reciprocity Agreements

BRISTOL, VA – Tuesday, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) held a press conference to discuss the recent announcement that the Commonwealth of Virginia will end reciprocity agreements and stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states, including Tennessee. The announcement was made on December 22, 2015 by Virginia Attorney General […]

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Junior League of Roanoke Valley announces earnings from 27th Annual Stocked Market

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Junior League of Roanoke Valley announces earnings from 27th Annual Stocked Market

Junior League of Roanoke Valley announced the proceeds from their 27th Annual Stocked Market Shopping Extravaganza and Family Event. They raised $140,092.61 that will go toward supporting area non-profits. The Stocked Market attracted more than 8,000 attendees back in November and featured more than 130 vendors from across the country. Funds raised from the Stocked […]

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