State Supreme Court upholds gun ban; GOP House leader Gilbert calls for cal...

State Supreme Court upholds gun ban; GOP House leader Gilbert calls for calm
(news release) The Supreme Court of Virginia [has] denied a court challenge to Governor Ralph Northam’s decision to temporarily ban firearms on Capitol grounds from ...
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That added back pain may be a seasonal thing

That added back pain may be a seasonal thing
Is your back feeling a bit sore these days - may more than it did a few months ago? The season might have something to ...
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Pro gun control groups plan to stand up to pro gun groups at next weekR...

Pro gun control groups plan to stand up to pro gun groups at  next week's Lobby Day
Pro gun control groups set to attend next week’s Lobby Day say they will stand up to a show of force by 2nd amendment advocates ...
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Herring asks State Supreme Court to uphold ban; Moms Demand Action weighs i...

Herring asks State Supreme Court to uphold ban; Moms Demand Action weighs in
Ahead of Monday's pro-gun rally in Richmond's Capitol Square Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety held a teleconference this morning. Courtney Champion is ...
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Dawgs climbing; Panthers hire LSU assistant

Dawgs climbing; Panthers hire LSU assistant
After a very rough start the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are now tied for the last S-P-H-L playoff spot with two other teams.  And new ...
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FarmBurguesa Grandin location has grand opening today

FarmBurguesa Grandin location has grand opening today
FarmBurguesa’s new location in the Grandin Area is officially open today after a ribbon-cutting. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: ...
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Flu season locally: not too bad so far but take precautions anyway

Flu season locally: not too bad so far but take precautions anyway
Good news: there is no major outbreak of the flu to date in the Roanoke area says the director of infection control within the Carilion ...
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How much tax $ will Virginia raise and where will it go?

How much tax $ will Virginia raise and where will it go?
One of the General Assembly's biggest tasks this year is to develop and approve a two-year budget -- where will the money come from and ...
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HUD funds new round of Lead Safe mitigation projects

HUD funds new round of Lead Safe mitigation projects
A new round of funding from HUD means more low-income residents in the City of Roanoke are having their homes made "Lead Safe." Mitigation includes removing ...
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GOP leaders want briefing on gun rally threats Northam cited

GOP leaders want briefing on gun rally threats Northam cited
Virginia House and Senate Republican leaders say they have not received any information about threats to public safety Governor Northam cited in declaring a state ...
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FBI arrests 3 white supremacists ahead of pro-gun rally

FBI arrests 3 white supremacists ahead of pro-gun rally
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a ...
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Falwell Jr believes Democratic gun control laws could cause civil disobedie...

Falwell Jr believes Democratic gun control laws could cause civil disobedience
The President of Liberty University is criticizing potential gun control legislation he believes could cause civil disobedience. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story. 1-16 Falwell ...
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Vote keeps 2 LGBTQ books in district’s elementary schools

Vote keeps 2 LGBTQ books in district’s elementary schools
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Officials in a northern Virginia school district are pushing back against a campaign by conservative parents to withdraw books with LGBTQ ...
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College basketball update for weekend

College basketball update for weekend
Virginia Tech women's basketball coach Kenny Brooks thinks the Hokies let one get away against Duke. WPLY-MIN ...
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Virginia Technology Today: John Provo from VT

Virginia Technology Today: John Provo from VT
Virginia Tech economic development director John Provo is the first guest this morning on our new Virginia Technology Today segment: VTechnology Today Jan 16 John ...
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At the Movies: 1917

Brent Stevens At the Movies
Now here's Brent Stevens from Hollins University "At the Movies" with what's new at the historic Grandin Theatre: Best Picture Oscar Nominee "1917" 1-16 At ...
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Transgender delegate offers personal experience in ERA plea

Transgender delegate offers personal experience in ERA plea
One Virginia delegate speaking in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment Wednesday has a background unlikely any other Virginia lawmaker -- or for that matter, ...
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Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, a momentous ...
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LewisGale Medical Center launches a nurse-midwives program

LewisGale Medical Center launches a nurse-midwives program
LewisGale Medical Center in Salem has just launched a nurse-midwives program, where women seeking to deliver their baby with less medical intervention can do so ...
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WFIR debuts new “Virginia Technology Today” feature tomorrow mo...

WFIR debuts new "Virginia Technology Today" feature tomorrow morning
"Virginia Technology Today" is the name of a new extended-length in-studio feature that listeners will hear for the first time tomorrow morning at 8:45. A ...
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