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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Confederate flaggers emboldened by Roanoke Times article – make threats

Friday, December 18, 2015

Confederate flaggers emboldened by Roanoke Times article - make threats

What sounds like a threat against the NAACP and more planned protests followed The Roanoke Times online post today. The Roanoke Times reporter, Matt Chittum, is a hit with the Confederate flag supporters who infiltrated the Roanoke Christmas parade December 11. Chittum interview good ol’ boy Daniel Highberger who founded Sons of Liberty Southwest Virginia […]

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Roanoke County Board member, Al Bedrosian is clueless say Roanoke County teachers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Roanoke County Board member, Al Bedrosian is clueless say Roanoke County teachers

Al Bedrosian’s insensitive disrespectful comments about teachers at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting elicited hurt feeling from teachers today at a rally held at the Roanoke Administration building. “Recall Al” read one sign – another spelled CLUELESS vertically Careless, Lying, Uneducated, Laughable, Egregious, Self-serving and Shameful. Board of Supervisor member Al Bedrosian has stepped […]

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Why the presidential candidate shoutdown at Netroots Nation 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Two of the activists, Tia Oso and Patrisse Cullers of Black Lives Matter explain in a press release “Why We Shut Down the Presidential Forum at Netroots Nation 2015.” PHOENIX—The Netroots Nation conference is the largest gathering of progressive voices in the United States. On Saturday, July 18, 2015, thousands of people gathered at the […]

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy opposes legislation expediting pipeline construction in national parks

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Appalachian Trail Conservancy opposes legislation expediting pipeline construction in national parks

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (July 7, 2015) – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) strongly opposes legislation that would expedite pipeline construction in national parks, including the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.). Three bills—H.R. 2295 in the House of Representatives and S. 411 and S. 1196 in the Senate—would accelerate review of natural gas pipeline approvals and […]

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Stop the Violence Star City at Washington Park draws committed diverse crowd

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stop the Violence Star City at Washington Park draws committed diverse crowd

A hundred people showed up even with the threat of severe storms lingering. Food, fun and games for the kids and camaraderie for the adults with one goal in mind. Stop the violence in Roanoke City where homicides so far this year have equaled all of last year. That is what the Stop the Violence […]

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Inergy pulls the plug on propane/butane terminal

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Inergy pulls the plug on propane/butane terminal

The disgruntled rumbling from Southeast area residents was turning into a lions roar as word spread and opposition grew against the propane/butane gas terminal proposed by Inergy and located on vacant land off Progress Street in the 9th Street Industrial Park. As nonsupport from city council and the planning commission trickled out to Inergy representatives […]

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Campaign to Fix the Debt Launches in Virginia

Monday, January 21, 2013

Virginia Business and Community Leaders Call on Federal Lawmakers to Find Practical Solutions  (Richmond, VA) – Today, the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a national nonpartisan coalition of more than 340,000 business leaders, elected officials, community leaders and concerned individuals, announced the launch of its newest state chapter in Virginia.  On the heels of the […]

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Chick-fil-A becomes the center of attention in same-sex marriage debate

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chick-fil-A becomes the center of attention in same-sex marriage debate

Virginia State Senator Ralph Smith sent out a rallying message to join him at both the Chick-Fil-A at Valley View Mall on Wednesday for lunch and the Salem Chick-fil-A for dinner. The eatery is under siege for their views on same-sex marriage. Roanoke’s Valley View franchise owner Bob Childress said, “Chick-fil-A has asked us for […]

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Teachers rally against bills that undercut public education

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Teachers rally against bills that undercut public education

UPDATE 3/7/12: Two bills SB498 and HB1130 are tinkering with teacher retirement. Teachers along with all state employees depend on the Virginia Retirement System. By Tuesday a House substitute for SB498 was rejected unanimously by the Senate. HB1130 was also rejected by the Senate Tuesday. They insisted on their substitute. It is now in conference […]

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Virginia Delegate Greg Habeeb “are you stupid or something?”

Monday, February 27, 2012

Virginia Delegate Greg Habeeb “are you stupid or something?”

Life is like a box of chocolates Delegate Habeeb. You bit into some bitter chunks when you signed on to the House of Delegates with your ideological Republican colleagues as in the likes of Delegate Bob Marshall. To your credit you neither patroned nor co-patroned an abortion restricting bill but you sure as hell voted for […]

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HB 462 Informed Consent for an abortion in Virginia is a smokescreen

Monday, February 27, 2012

The RED text is the lantuage of this bill inserted into current law. Note the text  struck through. The “little GREEN blot is mention of “the father” of the fetus. He seems to be conspicuously absent from accountability. It forces the mother to find a “free agency” swiftly if she does not have the additional […]

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