Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op’s Chip In! & Give Up! amasses $100,000 for charities

Monday, January 9, 2017

Roanoke, VA – With every purchase at Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, shoppers are given two chances to give back to non-profits in the Roanoke Valley. Individually, these donations are just pennies, rarely more than $1 each, but collectively the donations recently add up to over $100,000. When you bring your own bag to the registers […]

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U.S. Sen. Warner and Kaine tell Speaker Ryan to “stop the attack on Planned Parenthood immediately”

Monday, January 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following an announcement that House Republicans will attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in legislation that will be considered through the Senate’s “fast-track” reconciliation process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling on Congressional Republicans to drop attacks on […]

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Virginia Democrats reiterate support for Ralph Northam for Governor

Friday, January 6, 2017

Virginia Democrats reiterate support for Ralph Northam for Governor

Richmond, VA – Today, Democrats from Virginia’s Congressional delegation voiced their support for Ralph Northam’s candidacy for governor. Yesterday, Governor McAuliffe and Attorney General Herring each affirmed their endorsements for Lieutenant Governor Northam, and the House and Senate Democratic caucuses unanimously endorsed his candidacy.  Senator Mark Warner said of his endorsement: “As I said in […]

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Gov. McAuliffe declares state of emergency prior to snow storm

Friday, January 6, 2017

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared a state of emergency and urged residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for impacts from a winter storm system, which potentially could result in significant snow accumulation, hazardous road conditions, and high winds. This order authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to this major winter […]

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Roanoke No. 1 for Best Cities for New Grads to Live and Work

Friday, January 6, 2017

Roanoke No. 1 for Best Cities for New Grads to Live and Work

A total of 589 cities and towns across the U.S. were evaluated on affordability, new grad salaries, entry-level job availability, and amenities. Fort Mill, S.C., January 4, 2017 – Data analysts from GoodCall.com released the list of 2017’s Best Cities for New Grads outlining the U.S. towns and cities where recent college graduates can find the […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 1/9-1/13/17

Friday, January 6, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. James William Mills (Sentencing: January 9 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 51 ADDRESS: Skaneateles, New York Mills was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States Food and Drug Administration. . US v. Deneka Shenelle Mullins (Sentencing: January 9 at 2:00 p.m.) AGE: 33 ADDRESS: Coeburn, Virginia Mullins was convicted of […]

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Report confirms Russia’s hack was intent to boost candidacy of President-elect Donald Trump

Friday, January 6, 2017

WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued this statement regarding the declassified intelligence report released today confirming Russian hacking and interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential election: The REPORT IS HERE. “Today’s report is well in line with previous assessments from the intelligence community that […]

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Sen. Kaine joins other senators to lift ban on negotiation of drug prices for Medicare

Thursday, January 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to directly negotiate with drug companies for price discounts for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, eliminating the “non-interference” clause that expressly bans Medicare from negotiating for the best possible prices. The government can harness the bargaining […]

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Tom Perriello announces his run for the governor of Virginia – see his video announcement

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tom Perriello announces his run for the governor of Virginia - see his video announcement

Today Tom Perriello in a video (see the video below) officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor Virginia. He will face Lt. Governor Ralph Northam thought to be the lone Democratic candidate in a June primary. On Twitter he posted that his team will be celebrating his campaign launch tonight at 7 p.m. […]

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U.S. Senators lead by Sen. Kaine ask what’s the rush to repeal the ACA?

Thursday, January 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine led a group of moderate Senate Democrats urging Republican Congressional leadership to discuss meaningful improvements to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before rushing to fast-track a repeal of the landmark health care law that would strip 30 million Americans of health care insurance. In a letter sent […]

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Governor McAuliffe’s legislative proposals to fill skilled workforce gap

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Governor McAuliffe's legislative proposals to fill skilled workforce gap

BLACKSBURG – Governor Terry McAuliffe and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam today announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at building the new Virginia economy by expanding education opportunities and strengthening workforce development. “We have a world-class higher education system here in the Commonwealth,” Lt. Gov. Northam said. “Today we announced legislation aimed at making sure […]

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Two new solar projects get permits in Virginia

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

RICHMOND – Governor McAuliffe today announced the recent issuance of permits for two new solar projects to be built in Virginia. The first, a 20 megawatt (MW) facility under development by Coronal Development Services, will sit on approximately 275 acres in Dunnsville, part of Essex County. The second, also with 20 MW of capacity, will […]

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