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)

Monday, September 01, 2014

  • Wellmont on Agenda for Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen
  • Child Run Over in Driveway Near Bristol
  • Tobacco at issue as Sullivan County School Board is set to Meet
  • Labor Day Means More Police Patrols in Johnson City
  • Animal Ordinance Changes will be considered by Bristol, Tennessee City Council
  • Retirement of One of Longest Serving Virginia State Troopers; from the Bristol area
  • Sullivan County Authorities Make Sullivan Gardens Drug Bust
  • Hammer Assault Lands a Johnson City Son in Jail
  • Man Flown to Hospital After Boone Lake Injury
  • Russell County Fire Under Investigation
  • Three Kingsport Traffic Fatalities in One Week
  • VSP Search for Missing Russell County Man
  • 12-Year Old Boy Dies After Kingsport Crash
  • Elizabethton Man Arrested for DUI, 6th Offense
  • Settlement with Fired Sullivan County Highway Workers Likely to Come Up for Another Vote
  • Newly Renovated J. Fred Johnson Stadium Opens to Enthusiasm in Kingsport
  • Jury Deliberations to Start Tuesday in Former Virginia Governor's Corruption Trial



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