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bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Connecting veterans with resources

Meeting veterans and hearing their stories is one of the highlights of my stops around the Sixth District.

sam rasoul

Healthcare services bill passes House of Delegates

A bill proposed by Del. Sam Rasoul would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.

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Harry Griego endorsed by Americans for Legal Immigration PAC

Sixth District Republican congressional nomination candidate Harry Griego has been endorsed by the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC.

emu sports

EMU women defeat Roanoke

EMU answered the call Saturday afternoon, thoroughly dominating Roanoke in an 87-71 win at home.

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WDBJ tragedy, lessons focus of talk at Washington and Lee

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.

bernie sanders

Bernie 2016 to open Roanoke office

The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign on Saturday will formally open its Roanoke field office. This is the campaign’s second office in the state.

sam rasoul

Supreme Court opinion improves juvenile justice: Rasoul’s HB53 becomes law

Del. Sam Rasoul applauded the Supreme Court ruling that minors sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment must have a chance to argue for their release.

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Del. Sam Rasoul joins Transparency Caucus, urges open government

Del. Sam Rasoul helped found the Transparency Caucus, which is dedicated to making the General Assembly and its proceedings more accessible to the public.

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Hot shooting pushes EMU women’s hoops past Hollins

The EMU basketball women rebounded well from their tough loss at Randolph-Macon earlier in the week.


Fishburne basketball starts New Year with a Win

Fishburne escaped a very tough Roanoke Catholic team with a 61-59 home win Thursday night.

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Del. Sam Rasoul files bill to help medical professionals, low-income patients

Del. Sam Rasoul has filed a bill that would allow medical professionals who provide charitable healthcare services to receive continuing education credits.

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Del. Sam Rasoul statement on concealed carry reform

Del. Sam Rasoul released a statement on news that Virginia will no longer honor concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 25 states.

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Del. Sam Rasoul files bill to help stop predatory lending

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.

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Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul unveils Good Government legislation

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.

sam rasoul

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.

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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.