Kai Degner ties presidential race to his campaign for 6th District

Kai Degner

Kai Degner

With the Republican primary out of the way, attention turns to November in the 6th Congressional District. The Democratic party candidate is Kai Degner, who is already tying his campaign in with the presidential contest.  WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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6th District GOP Primary: Goodlatte campaigns to avoid being “Cantored” by Griego

Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Harry Griego

Harry Griego

It’s primary day for Republicans in the 6th Congressional District, where long-time Representative Bob Goodlatte has campaigned hard to avoid being “Cantored” — a reference to a Virginia primary upset two years ago. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more.

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Virginia Lottery likely to meet last year’s profits — but it’s still partly up to chance

New-VA-Lottery-LogoIt’s unclear whether state tax revenues will reach projections for the fiscal year that ends June 30th, but the Virginia Lottery appears on track to meet or exceed expected profits. As WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, that could change — for reasons entirely out of the Lottery’s control.

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Trump returns to Virginia for Richmond rally in efforts to broaden support beyond core base

Donald TrumpPresidential candidate Donald Trump brings his campaign to Virginia today, again demonstrating the state’s expected critical importance in November. Our political analyst says recent controversies surrounding Trump are unlikely to shake his core supporters, but he now needs to expand that support. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more.

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Apco: nighttime downtown noise the least disruptive way to reach, assess underground damage

APCOAppalachian Power officials say last night’s noisy downtown Roanoke disruptions should help them determine how to next proceed in repairing some damaged underground equipment. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Virtual commencement: Roanoke Co. live streams today’s graduations

Roonoke County SchoolsClose to one thousand students in five Roanoke County high schools will receive their diplomas today, and any friends or family members unable to be there in person can watch the big event on line. The school system is doing this for an eighth year, and officials say the number of people viewing the commencements has grown each year. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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A happening summer in Vinton; several projects designed to bring more people in

Vinton-WFIRVinton town officials hope several projects now underway will bring more people — and economic activity — to the downtown area. One is extending sidewalks to connect with the Roanoke Valley’s greenway system. Another is expanding and improving the stage at the Vinton Farmer’s Market. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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D-Day Memorial to read names of every American killed in Normandy invasion

D-Day MemorialThe National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will remember every fallen American from that day in a way that has never been before on this 72nd anniversary of the Normandy invasion. As WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, the name of every American killed there that day will be read aloud.

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Appalachian Power adds more wind-generated power sources

WindTurbineWind generation is hardly about to replace coal as a major source of electrical power in our region, but Appalachian Power plans on giving it a greater role in the years ahead. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Here come the summer job scammers; what to watch out for

BBB-Logo Better Business BureauThis is the time of year when many scammers turn their attention to high school and college students looking for summer jobs. And it’s often easy to spot some of the warning signs — if you’re paying attention. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.

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