U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined Roanoke Mayor Dave Bowers and members of the local business community today to tour the city’s downtown and discuss economic development in the region. During the discussion, Kaine expressed his support for the Marketplace Fairness Act that will level the playing field for small businesses in Roanoke and across Virginia that are a major source of job creation.
Bridgewater College snapped its losing streak Saturday afternoon with a 71-67 victory over Roanoke College in ODAC men’s basketball action. Bridgewater freshman Ed Reddick went to the foul line with 10.9 seconds left and the Eagles nursing a two-point lead. Reddick knocked down both foul shots to put the finishing touches on the Eagles’ victory. [...]
Staff Report News tips: email@example.com The Blue Ridge Parkway’s 75th Anniversary is officially here with the advent of 2010. Construction of the 469-mile All American Scenic Byway began Sept. 11, 1935, at Cumberland Knob, near the North Carolina and Virginia border. A celebration of this special American treasure and its importance as a cultural, [...]
Column by Bob Goodlatte www.goodlatte.house.gov Four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the now-notorious case of Kelo v. City of New London, which authorized the government to take private property from individuals for nearly any reason under the guise of eminent domain, even to give to other private individuals [...]
Staff Report News Tips: firstname.lastname@example.org Industrial employment in Virginia fell 7.1 percent over the past 12 months according to the 2010 Virginia Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by the Evanston, Ill.,-based Manufacturers’ News Inc. MNI reports Virginia lost 26,531 industrial jobs and 377 manufacturers between October 2008 and October 2009.
Americans United for Change is putting $35,000 behind a media buy thanking Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello for his vote on health-care reform. “Virginia families are closer than ever having access to the quality, affordable health care they deserve thanks in no small part to Congressman Tom Perriello Representative Perriello stood up to the big [...]
The House of Representatives voted 220-215 late Saturday night to approve legislation that includes mandates to insurance providers and consumers and creates a public option for the provision of insurance coverage. One Republican, Joseph Cao of Louisiana, joined 219 Democrats in voting for the bill; 176 Republicans and 39 Democrats voted against the legislation, which [...]
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte issued the following statement on Thursday after House Democratic leaders unveiled their latest proposal for health-care reform: “The health-care proposal that was unveiled today is a repackaging of what Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat leaders were pushing all summer: a Washington takeover of our health-care system —one defined by federal [...]