Wednesday, June 19, 2013

VA Politics
Virginia voters are evenly split in the race for governor, and overall, they are pleased with the direction of the state. The bad news, they are also seriously concerned about the future for kids. This according to a recent poll of likely voters.48-percent believe kids in the state will grow up worse off than adults today, and 60-percent thing the government is not doing enough to ensure health, education, and well-being of Virginia’s children... “Most Virginian’s don’t know where the candidates stand on these, and where current office holders stand” Steve Clermont with Every Child Matters says the coalition of groups that make up the Strong Kids, Strong Virginia campaign will press local and state candidates to address issues like crowded schools, hunger, and health care… “That’s going to be sort of the basis of our campaign and messaging, is to make these issues far more visible, and show that there’s a lot more that unites Virginians than divides them.” Clermont says, more than 284-thousand children live in poverty, more than 18-thousand are homeless, and one in six faces food insecurity. (CC)

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

  • TN Dept. of Education Likely to Let Counties, Cities Waive School Days Missed by Snow
  • VDOT: Haysi Main Street to be Closed for a Week Due to Building Collapse
  • Office Depot Cutting Jobs in Bristol, Virginia
  • Rain, Snow Melt Cause Flooding Throughout Southwest Virginia
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Man on Meth Charges After He is Caught Holding the One-Pot Lab
  • TN Bill That Guarantees Veterans Groups Fund-Raising Games Gaines Committee Approval
  • Johnson City Pair Arrested for Driving Stolen Vehicle
  • Congressman Griffith is Vocal as Funding for Homeland Security Shored Up
  • Elizabethton Man Charged After Chase
  • Trial Begins in Case of Housing Authority Director Accused of Fraud, Rigging Bids
  • Johnson City Murder Suspect Arraigned in Court
  • Belk Store Inside The Pinnacle Opening Today
  • Driver Cut Out of Car and Rescued After Crash on Euclid in Bristol
  • Sweet Briar College Joins Virginia Intermont in Closure Market Due to Financial Problems
  • Driver Indicted for Hitting Boy, Grandmother at Unicoi County School Bus Stop
  • Former Cumberland Plateau Deputy Director Enters Alford Plea on 16 Felonies in Russell County
  • Heavy Rain Forecast Puts County Already Weather Stricken on Alert; Food Bank Makes Donations Again
  • CEO: Eastman in Smart Growth Mode



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