New poll reveals how Virginians feel about medicaid expansion

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

The latest public opinion poll from the Roanoke College Institute for Policy and Opinion Research reveals that Virginians are split over how they feel about Medicaid expansion, while a majority believe Governor McAuliffe should not act on his own.WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters has more:

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Majority of medical bills are inaccurate says Roanoke business owner

Health-Medical-Courts8 out of 10 bills for healthcare services that are reviewed by Medical Recovery Services are inaccurate – and that’s led to growth for a local company. WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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New executive director for RSO no stranger to the area

David_Crane RSOHe’s been on the job for about three weeks now … the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s new executive director is David Crane. The Botetourt County native studied music at Virginia Commonwealth University … he was hired away from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was the General Manager. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Jefferson Center has announced the line-up for its 13th season

Jefferson-CenterJefferson Center has announced the line-up for its 13th season … following a year during which there were numerous sell-outs. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Roanoke’s first inner-city swim team will host a special meet

Barracudas swim teamIts the “Battle of the Roanoke Stars,” at the Washington Park pool this Saturday, a swim team fundraiser with city councilman Sherman Lea as Master of Ceremonies. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has the story.

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Roanoke Catholic School has been renovating its campus

catholic Constructioncatholic Construction 2You may have noticed renovations at Roanoke Catholic School, plainly visible from I-581…Roanoke Catholic is finishing up part of a multi-phase project that is making the K through 12th grade school more energy efficient. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Museum unveils a “new” old bus

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The Commonwealth Coach and Trolley Museum at Campbell Avenue and 18th Street – affiliated with the Transportation Museum – has unveiled a restored 1958 GMC Diesel bus.

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TAP’s “Fathers First” is having an open house

TAP LogoBetter fathers have a better chance of being more of a factor in their children’s lives. That’s the idea behind TAP’s “Fathers First” program, which is having an open house on Thursday. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Local educators part of Standards of Learning Innovation Committee.

wfir-linkSalem’s school superintendent and two other local educators head to Richmond tomorrow for the first meeting of Governor McAuliffe’s Standards of Learning Innovation Committee. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has that story:

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Virginia could lead the way in offshore wind power

Offshore_WindOffshore wind power could provide Virginia with enough energy to power seven hundred thousand homes. WFIR intern reporter Alexis Manley has the story:

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