RBA offers “No Bills Night” tomorrow

wfir-defaultThe Roanoke Bar Association, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar, is offering “No Bills Night” tomorrow. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

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The “No Bills Night” phone number is (540) 342-2000

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On-line replaces DMV as most popular Virginia voter registration sites — but is it secure?

Voting CheckboxOn-line voter registration is rapidly replacing the DMV as the most common site for Virginians to join voter rolls — and the rate of new voters is on pace to surpass that of four years ago. As WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, state elections officials say the on-line registration is more secure than the traditional paper system.

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Click here for the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal

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Botetourt group needs to raise money for Greenfield dig

Botetourt-CountyA group formed to protest the removal of historic slave quarters from the Greenfield Center in Botetourt County has another mission these days – but the clock is ticking as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday

Verizon-WhiteA union says nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement. It includes 1,300 new call center jobs, nearly 11 percent in raises over four years and the first contract for Verizon wireless store workers. The Communications Workers of America union announced the tentative pact Monday with Verizon Communications Inc. They’d reached an agreement in principle Friday but hadn’t released details or a date for the workers’ return from one of the largest strikes in the United States in recent years. Verizon says a tentative agreement to end one of the largest strikes in the U.S. in recent years is good for both employees and the business. Union members will vote on the deal after returning to work. Landline and cable employees in nine Eastern states and Washington, D.C., struck in mid-April. Other workers stepped in, but there were some holdups.

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BRBH hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid courses

Blue Ridge Behavioral HealthBlue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare is hosting two Youth Mental Health First Aid courses in June. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid cost $25.00 (lunch and materials are provided)

June 1, 8:30am-5:00pm at Fincastle Library

June 28th, 8:30am-5:00pm at Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare in Roanoke

To register, email Linda Lambert at llambert@brbh.org.

 

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Good Sam Hospice presents the “Plan B” message

Good Sam HospiceGood Samaritan Hospice calls it the “Plan B Message” – an event about faith and humanity amidst illness and grief. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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