Gov. McAuliffe signs bond bill, advances Health Sciences and Technology Innovation District in Roanoke
Gov. Terry McAuliffe authorized $45 million to expand health sciences and technology research and training assets in Roanoke Friday.
Bob Goodlatte will speak with local leaders in Roanoke to urge eligible Virginia residents to use the IRS, Virginia Free File and VITA programs.
Deschutes Brewery will invest $85 million to establish its Eastern U.S. brewery in the City of Roanoke.
Today, Hillary for Virginia will open a Roanoke office in advance of the March 1 primary.
The Senate passed HB 319, put forward by Del. Sam Rasoul to allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.
Style points don’t matter, especially in the postseason. For EMU’s basketball women, they got the win they needed in Monday’s ODAC Tournament.
EMU’s women took care of business on the road Saturday, as they never trailed in a 75-46 thumping of Hollins in Roanoke.
Meeting veterans and hearing their stories is one of the highlights of my stops around the Sixth District.
A bill proposed by Del. Sam Rasoul would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.
Sixth District Republican congressional nomination candidate Harry Griego has been endorsed by the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.
EMU answered the call Saturday afternoon, thoroughly dominating Roanoke in an 87-71 win at home.
Two members of Roanoke’s WDBJ-TV 7 staff will visit Washington and Lee University Feb. 3 and tell their stories of the live TV tragedy last August.
The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign on Saturday will formally open its Roanoke field office. This is the campaign’s second office in the state.
Del. Sam Rasoul applauded the Supreme Court ruling that minors sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment must have a chance to argue for their release.
Del. Sam Rasoul helped found the Transparency Caucus, which is dedicated to making the General Assembly and its proceedings more accessible to the public.
The EMU basketball women rebounded well from their tough loss at Randolph-Macon earlier in the week.
Fishburne escaped a very tough Roanoke Catholic team with a 61-59 home win Thursday night.
Del. Sam Rasoul has filed a bill that would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.
Del. Sam Rasoul released a statement on news that Virginia will no longer honor concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 states.
Del. Sam Rasoul has filed HB 103, a bill that would help buyers by placing a cap on the interest rate that consumer finance companies can charge on a loan.
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has announced that he will put forward a Good Government legislation package during the 2016 legislative session.
Virginia Tech veterinary college teams up with Saint Francis Service Dogs for new puppy raiser program
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is partnering with a Roanoke-based nonprofit to raise three puppies for future service dog training.
Del. Sam Rasoul has organized an Anti-Terrorism/Pro-Humanity Rally to show the world the #RealRoanoke. The rally seeks to show Roanoke in a positive light and will feature activities, speakers, and a food and clothing drive to help those in need.
In response to a statement released by Roanoke Mayor David Bowers that referenced the Japanese internment camps of World War II with regard to his call to stop the settlement of Syrian refugees in the city, Del. Sam Rasoul has released the following statement.
ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga issued the following statement on comments made by Roanoke Mayor David Bowers concerning Syrian refugees.
Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement regarding Roanoke Mayor David Bowers’ statement on Syrian refugees.
This statement by the Mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, surely takes the prize for government-sanctioned ignorance and bigotry in 2015. Is he aware that comparing World War II participating armies to a group like ISIS is ridiculous, that World War II killed upwards of 50 million people, primarily through the activities of the largest, wealthiest militaries on earth?
Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul offered a statement on the OneVirginia2021 redistricting lawsuit.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation celebrates family togetherness and the cars and trains your grandparents loved with discounts and special activities for Grandparents Day Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Alison Parker and Adam Ward woke up this morning, way too early this morning, if you ask me, since they worked the morning news shift at WDBJ, looking forward to a picturesque drive to Smith Mountain Lake.
Restoring the trust that the American people must have in the vital tasks the Secret Service carries out every day is critical.
Catawba Sustainability Center offers economic benefit to Roanoke County food system, Virginia Tech study says
Strong research, education, and environmental conservation programs make Virginia Tech’s Catawba Sustainability Center well suited to bolster local and regional food systems, according to a new Virginia Tech study.
The U.S. Air Force will posthumously honor Matthew Joseph La Porte with the presentation of the Airman’s Medal on April 9 at Westview Cemetery, 723 E. Roanoke St. in Blacksburg.
Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has filed paperwork to run for re-election in Virginia’s Eleventh District in the House of Delegates.
Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) released the following statement regarding the Governor’s announcement Monday morning that Roanoke is the recipient of a $600,000 grant from Industrial Revitalization Fund.
Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has been appointed to the Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee by House Speaker William J. Howell.
Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has announced legislation that will protect Virginians from unknowingly donating to organizations posing as charitable groups.
The Fishburne Military School varsity basketball team suffered its third straight loss on Thursday, losing in overtime to Stuart Hall.
The national average price of gas has fallen for a record 106 days to $2.17 per gallon (Friday), every day since September 25, which is the lowest average since May 8, 2009.
The next Within Reach program in Roanoke will shed light on the depth and breadth of health care career options and what it takes to get there.
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia to fill the seat left vacant by Timothy Heaphy, who left office in December after five years of distinguished service.
Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has announced that he will call for changes to the constitutions of both the United States and Virginia during the upcoming 2015 General Assembly session. Rasoul aims to restore fairness to elections and end gerrymandering via the legislation.
Beginning with Liberty’s men’s basketball game on Jan. 3, 2015 (vs. Presbyterian), Liberty Flames Sports Network radio broadcasts will move from the Victory FM Radio Network to WLNI and WFIR radio stations.
The Roanoke Times is reporting today that Virginia Tech defensive coordinator has agreed to a five-year extension that will pay him at least $756,000 annually.
Holiday cheer has come early for the motoring public, with the average for gas at its lowest level in more than five years.Friday’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $2.45.
U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Elizabeth Dillon on Tuesday to serve as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.
The Lynchburg Hillcats will partner with ESPN Radio for Hillcats’ game broadcasts for the 2015 season. All 140 regular season games, plus any necessary playoff games will be heard on 93.3 FM and 1320 AM.
Gas prices continue to drop across the country to the lowest levels in four years. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.71 Friday.
Governor McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 36, authorizing the creation of Virginia’s first Green Community Program.
Virginia gas prices have fallen over a dollar ($1.01) since the April 2014 spring peak ($3.52 per gallon) and as we approach the end of the year, some areas of Virginia could be flirting with sub $2 per gallon gasoline.