Goodlatte: non-citizens should be denied U.S. entry for 30 days after leaving Ebola-stricken countries
Congressman Bob Goodlatte wants the Obama administration to implement a 30-day waiting period before a non-citizen can enter the U.S. after leaving one of three Ebola-stricken countries. Goodlatte calls it a common-sense precaution in efforts to help limit the deadly disease from spreading in our country. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Postal employees hope public pressure delays or blocks USPS plans to move Roanoke processing to Greensboro
Roanoke area postal employees hope public pressure will forestall or block Postal Service plans to close Roanoke’s mail processing center next year, a move that would lengthen delivery times for most of the mail you send. The Postal Service says it is one part of nationwide cutbacks designed to reduce its costs. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
The debate over a new natural gas pipeline is likely to intensify in Roanoke County now that the Bent Mountain area is in the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed path. The industry says pipelines are the safest way to transport energy sources, but opponents say they can be disruptive to homeowners and the environment. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more on the debate.
Virginia Tech formally installs President Timothy Sands into office this afternoon, a president who believes the university can expand its geographic reach and prominence. Sands says one way to achieve that it by better getting the word out on what Tech has to offer both on campus and in the workplace beyond. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
EARLIER: Bedford County Public Schools officials say Staunton River High School was placed on lockdown this morning after a “threatening message” was found inside. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office says the message was written on a bathroom wall. Major Ricky Gardner says School Resource Officers “are working with school officials to ensure the safety of the students and staff at the school. Bedford County Sheriff’s deputies along with the Virginia State Police are on the scene.”
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Liberty University students now have a new way to discover the heavens, thanks to a new telescope that Liberty says is the largest in the region. It can automatically track objects across the night sky and is equipped with cameras to take digital images with enhanced detail that the human eye cannot see. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.