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Baymont Inn & Suites – largest Salem hotel has grand opening

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Baymont Inn & Suites - largest Salem hotel has grand opening

Ssunny Shah has many friends and connections in the Roanoke Valley. It seemed like all of them were at the grand opening of his newly remodeled hotel at the Tuesday lunchtime ribbon cutting. The Baymont Inn and Suites is located just off I-81 at the Salem 141 exit. The former Quality Inn needed an extreme […]

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Herring files with U.S. Supreme Court in marriage equality case

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Herring files with U.S. Supreme Court in marriage equality case

“We are nearly there,” says Attorney General Mark Herring RICHMOND (August 5, 2014)–Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that he will file a petition on Friday for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States asking it to hear Virginia’s marriage equality case and definitively settle the constitutional issues for […]

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Roanoke Republican activist leaves to work for Robert Sarvis

Monday, August 4, 2014

Roanoke Republican activist leaves to work for Robert Sarvis

Roanoke native and political activist, Caleb Coulter, has resigned his position with the Republican Party in order to work as full-time campaign manager for the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate, Robert Sarvis. Mr. Coulter was elected to represent the Republican Party of Virginia at the 2012 Republican National Convention—the convention that nominated Mitt Romney […]

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Settlement reached in Virginia ABC Board lawsuit

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It has been over a year since Elizabeth Daly, after attending a rape awareness event went with other friends to a grocery store near UVA. When leaving the store ABC agents jumped them with guns drawn. 911 was called as they were being attacked thought her friends. It turned out what ABC agents assumed was […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine remove firearms from domestic abusers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sen. Tim Kaine remove firearms from domestic abusers

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to introduce the Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2014, legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers. The senators presented their bill at a press conference where they were joined by Merry Jackson, whose daughter Lori Jackson was […]

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Relocation of FBI Headquarters could be in Virginia

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) and U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-VA-1), Jim Moran (D-VA-8), Frank Wolf (R-VA-10) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) released this statement today following the announcement that a Springfield, Virginia site is a finalist for a relocated Federal Bureau of Investigations headquarters. The General Services Administration […]

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Attorney General Mark Herring and full Circuit Court ruling link

Monday, July 28, 2014

From Attorney General Mark Herring’s press conference in Richmond at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Also here is a link to the ruling – CLICK HERE. RICHMOND (July 28, 2014)–Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals became just the second federal appeals court since last year’s Windsor case to affirm the Constitutional requirement of marriage equality. The […]

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Roanoke pollution grade drops – EPA seeks comment on carbon emission reduction plan

Monday, July 28, 2014

Roanoke pollution grade drops - EPA seeks comment on carbon emission reduction plan

Roanoke asthma and allergy suffers may be wondering why they have suffered a little more misery this past year. That’s because the Roanoke Valley sniffed up more pollutants this year – primarily as a result of a warmer summer. At a press conference Monday morning Laura Kate Bender, Virginia coordinator of the American Lung Association’s […]

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4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down Virginia’s marriage ban

Monday, July 28, 2014

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today ruled Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Statements come pouring in as the U.S. Circuit Court of Appleals’ strikes down Virginia’s ban on gay marriage. Attorney General Mark Herring will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. today in Richmond. Governor Terry McAuliffe […]

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Attorney General Herring successful in defending healthcare financial assistance

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Richmond–Today, in unanimously affirming the lower court’s decision in King v. Sebelius, now King v. Burwell, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s position that Virginians are eligible for financial assistance to help them afford insurance purchased through the federally-operated exchange. Because of this ruling, at least 177,000 Virginians […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine statement on attack on Malaysian Airlines

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sen. Tim Kaine statement on attack on Malaysian Airlines

“Yesterday’s shocking missile attack on a Malaysian Air flight over Ukraine rips away the last pretense regarding Vladimir Putin’s intentions.  By encouraging and arming separatists in eastern Ukraine, Putin has shown a complete disregard for the sovereignty of that nation. If investigators confirm it to be true that the separatists engaged in this attack on […]

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine shows emotion at the Harrison Museum

Saturday, July 19, 2014

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine shows emotion at the Harrison Museum

Friday U.S. Senator Tim Kaine hit Roanoke early with five stops on his calendar. His fourth stop that evening was at a reception at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Center in the Square. At one point Kaine when talking about how he became aware of his own segregated life and paused as […]

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