It’s Super Tuesday, and voters in 10 states, including Virginia, are weighing in on who will make up both the Republican and Democratic presidential tickets. There is one big difference from normal elections: today, precinct workers will ask you in which political party you will be casting your vote. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.
Lawmakers consider bill to add sex offender’s work address and college information to on-line registry
The General Assembly is considering a proposal that would add a sex offender’s work address — or the name of any college or community college he is attending — to the offender’s on-line registry. It easily passed the House of Delegates, but it is much closer in the Senate. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says don’t count him out yet from future political aspirations — perhaps another run for mayor. This comes as he prepares to leave office later this year and after his decision not to challenge 9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
A former Lexington Superintendent of Schools has been named interim principal at Northside High School for the rest of the school year. Dr. Dan Lyons was named to the position today. He is filling in after Principal Frank Dent resigned last week and Assistant Principal Amy Puckett requested re-assignment earlier this week. Lyons retired from Lexington schools last year.
(Continue reading for the full Roanoke County Public Schools news release.)
Tomorrow’s South Carolina primary is likely to determine how much campaign money flows into the next round of primaries — including Virginia’s — a week from Tuesday. Virginia Tech professor and political analyst Denton sees these states as favoring Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side and likely to demonstrate whether Donald Trump’s Republican campaign has staying power. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Junior came to the quick defense of presidential candidate Donald Trump after Pope Francis said anyone who wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border isn’t Christian. Falwell appeared today on CNN, saying the statement will hurt the Pope more than Trump, and it is unlikely to affect informed voters:
Falwell says Jesus never intended to tell political leaders how to run a country and always stayed out of politics:
Falwell says voters should select candidates on issues, not those claiming to be the best Christian. He previously endorsed Trump’s presidential candidacy.