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Sam Rasoul resigns House Democrats leadership post

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) has resigned from his leadership post as Secretary of the House Democratic Caucus in Virginia’s House of Delegates.


Interfaith community supports RYSE initiative

Leaders representing various faith groups within the Roanoke Valley gathered on Wednesday to learn about homeless children and families.

Virginia Tech shapes next generation of healthcare industry leaders

Virginia Tech will expand its footprint in Downtown Roanoke in November when it opens its leadership coaching institute for the healthcare and life sciences industries.

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.

Goodlatte to highlight IRS, Virginia Free File programs, VITA

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 chooses Roanoke for Eastern U.S. location

Deschutes Brewery will invest $85 million to establish its Eastern U.S. brewery in the City of Roanoke.

Hillary for Virginia opens Roanoke office with State Sen. John Edwards

Today, Hillary for Virginia will open a Roanoke office in advance of the March 1 primary.

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Rasoul healthcare bill passes General Assembly

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.

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Women’s basketball: Eastern Mennonite 71, Hollins 57

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.

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Women’s basketball: EMU rolls at Hollins

EMU’s women took care of business on the road Saturday, as they never trailed in a 75-46 thumping of Hollins in Roanoke.

Bob Goodlatte: Connecting veterans with resources

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.