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Del. Sam Rasoul leads Friday #RealRoanoke rally

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.

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Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul comments on David Bowers statement on Syrian refugees

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 statement on Roanoke mayor Syrian refugee comments

ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga issued the following statement on comments made by Roanoke Mayor David Bowers concerning Syrian refugees.

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Democratic Party of Virginia statement on David Bowers comments on Syrian refugees

Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement regarding Roanoke Mayor David Bowers’ statement on Syrian refugees.


David Swanson: Roanoke mayor shows ignorance, bigotry

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?

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Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul statement on OneVirginia2021 redistricting lawsuit

Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul offered a statement on the OneVirginia2021 redistricting lawsuit.


Grandparents Day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation on Saturday

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.

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WDBJ shootings: Numb about sums it up

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.


Bob Goodlatte: House advances Secret Service reforms

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.


Matthew Joseph La Porte to be honored with Airman’s Medal for actions on April 16, 2007

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.

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Del. Sam Rasoul files paperwork for second term in House of Delegates

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has filed paperwork to run for re-election in Virginia’s Eleventh District in the House of Delegates.

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Del. Sam Rasoul applauds grant to create Gill Memorial Technology Accelerator

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.

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Del. Sam Rasoul sppointed to Militia, Police & Public Safety Committee

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has been appointed to the Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee by House Speaker William J. Howell.

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Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul introduces Truth in Donating Act

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has announced legislation that will protect Virginians from unknowingly donating to organizations posing as charitable groups.

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Fishburne Military School varsity basketball drops third straight

The Fishburne Military School varsity basketball team suffered its third straight loss on Thursday, losing in overtime to Stuart Hall.


Gas prices continue free fall into 2015

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.

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Within Reach program to shed light on careers in health care

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.


Applications being accepted for open U.S. Attorney position in Western Virginia

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.

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Del. Sam Rasoul calls for amending U.S., Virginia constitutions to limit corruption

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.


Liberty men’s basketball switching to WLNI, WFIR

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.

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Report: Virginia Tech signs Bud Foster to five-year extension

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.

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Holiday cheer extends to lower gas prices

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.


Elizabeth Dillon confirmed for federal judgeship in Western Virginia

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.

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Lynchburg Hillcats announce new flagship station for 2015

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.