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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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Virginia Credit Union League endorses Senator Mark Warner

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Virginia Credit Union League, the statewide trade association representing 164 not-for-profit credit unions and their 3.25 million member-owners, is endorsing Sen. Mark R. Warner in his re-election bid for the U.S. Senate. “Senator Warner is a longtime advocate and friend of our member-owned credit unions. He is a proven leader with a vision for […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith congratulates winner of House app contest

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rep. Morgan Griffith congratulates winner of House app contest

Thomas described his winning app, entitled “Orb Defense Game,” as a children’s tower defense game in which “…enemies try to get to the end of the map, while taking damage from nearby towers, which exist solely to destroy the oncoming enemies.”  He told Congressman Griffith today that he is planning on pursuing collegiate studies in […]

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McAuliffe by executive order creates Children’s Cabinet

Monday, August 11, 2014

McAuliffe by executive order creates Children’s Cabinet

Richmond – Governor McAuliffe today signed an Executive Order creating a cabinet solely dedicated to the education, health, safety, and welfare of Virginia’s children and youth. The newly launched Children’s Cabinet will develop and implement a policy agenda that will help better serve Virginia’s children and will also foster collaboration between state and local agencies. […]

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Caucus picks Democrat Del. Rosalyn Dance for special election

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Caucus picks Democrat Del. Rosalyn Dance for special election

RICHMOND – The Democratic Party of Virginia held an unassembled caucus today to determine its candidate for the special election to be held on November 4, 2014 to fill the remaining term of former Senator Henry Marsh. According to an unofficial canvass of results conducted by the party, Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance held an advantage over […]

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BBB Alert: a scam using the Better Business Bureau name

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Roanoke, VA - Another government grant scam is hitting the area, but this time it’s using the Better Business Bureau name to appear legitimate. Residents have reported to BBB they’ve received phone calls from individuals claiming to be the Virginia State government. The callers go on to say the resident has qualified for a grant from […]

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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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