Virginia Oks constitutional limits on eminent domain

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Voters have approved an amendment to the Virginia Constitution limiting government's ability to take private property through eminent domain. The amendment ...

Obama wins swing state Virginia’s 13 electoral votes for 2nd election in a ...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ President Barack Obama has won Virginia's 13 electoral votes for the second presidential election in a row, repeating the swing-state victory ...

Kaine keeps Va. Senate seat in Democratic hands, thwarts Allen’s bid for re...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Democrat Tim Kaine defeated Republican George Allen in their U.S. Senate race on Election Day, keeping the seat in Democratic hands ...

Goodlatte, Griffith coast to easy House re-election

The Roanoke Valley's two congressmen are heading back to Washington. Bob Goodlatte won an 11th term in the 6th District, and in the 9th, Morgan ...

Scam targets tax prepayers

As tax prepayers get ready for filing season, there's a new worry.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains. IRS Scam Wrap 1-WEB ...

Election returns for Virginia

Latest election results from the State Board of Elections ...

Turnout down so far in Roanoke City and Roanoke County

As of 10:00 this morning, nearly 21% of registered voters in Roanoke City had voted.  That's down a little over 8% from 2008.  In Roanoke ...

Elections Board says absentee voting tops ’08 mark

     RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The number of absentee ballots cast in Virginia has surpassed those cast by election eve four years ago.      Figures ...

Poll challenges, phony instructions could mar vote in Virginia

     WASHINGTON (AP) _ Voting rights advocates say persistent reports of robocalls incorrectly telling voters they can cast ballots over the phone and fears of aggressive ...

Biden serves up boxes of pizza in Roanoke

     ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden is impressed with how big pizzas are in Roanoke.      Biden made a campaign stop Monday ...

Virginia election board clarifies poll watchers’ rights

     FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) _ Virginia's Board of Elections is sending out last-minute instructions to local election boards clarifying poll watchers' rights in the wake ...

On today’s ballot: when gov’ts can seize private property, how much they wi...

Along with the races for President, U.S. Senate and Congress, voters are being asked today to vote on two ballot questions. The first one deals ...

Poplar Forest to hold unusual evening tours

On this election day there is an invitation to view another president's home.  It is a rare opportunity to tour Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest at ...

Romney final-day campaign swing includes Lynchburg rally

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney brought his final-day campaigning to central Virginia today, addressing supporters in Lynchburg. He then headed off for another Virginia rally ...

Election officials prep voting sites for election day

Roanoke Valley election officials are busy with last-minute details on this day before election day. Voting machines are being put into place, and election workers ...

Virginia voter ID law gets first test Tuesday

Tuesday's election will be the first for Virginia's new voter ID law, one requiring voters to present state-approved identification before casting ballots. Local elections officials ...

Election Day job fair at National College

National College's Roanoke Valley campus is holding a job fair on Election Day.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says organizers planned it that way. ED-Job-Fair Wrap 1-WEB ...

President Clinton in Roanoke for Obama campaign

The Obama campaign has released details on former President Bill Clinton's stop tonight (Saturday) in Roanoke. The Clinton event will be at Patrick Henry High ...

Absentee vote numbers suggest heavy Tuesday turnout

The deadline to cast an absentee ballot for next week's election is drawing near -- tomorrow is the last day to do so. Local voter ...

Romney supporters praise Roanoke speech; Dems outside have different messag...

Yesterday's Mitt Romney rally reception was enthusiastic, save for some Obama supporters greeting the Republican faithful nearing the rally site. WFIR's Evan Jones spoke with ...