Online survey could be beneficial to Roanoke Regional Airport

Roanoke Regional Airport officials often survey passengers in the terminal, but now they want to hear from the community.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has details. Click ...
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Regulating carbon dioxide: life-saver or job killer?

The Sierra Club is bringing a television ad campaign to Virginia in support of federal emissions standards for carbon dioxide. The club says it is ...
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Virginia Tech official defends April 16 campus alert delay

     CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) _ A Virginia Tech official is defending the delay in alerting students to two shootings on campus hours before the massacre ...
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Two retired military officers seek to challenge Robert Hurt

First-term Republican Congressman Robert Hurt seems assured of a November challenge from a retired military officer in Virginia's 5th District. The only question for now ...
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Science Museum of Western Virginia pleased with temporary Tanglewood Mall l...

The Science Museum of Western Virginian expected to take an attendance hit when it temporarily moved to Tanglewood Mall last year.  But WFIR's Timothy Martin ...
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McDonnell signs pre-abortion ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed into law a controversial bill that requires women to have abdominal ultrasound exams before undergoing abortions. The ...
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Restoration work underway at fire-damaged Roanoke landmark

11 years after fire heavily damaged a Roanoke landmark, work is now underway to restore it. A groundbreaking ceremony today marked the start of work ...
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Candidates gather in Roanoke tomorrow for council forum

The Roanoke City Council race is about to heat up.  Tomorrow there will be a candidates forum at the old Raleigh Court Elementary School.  WFIR's ...
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Senate rejects bill to permit back-door legislative pay hikes

State Senators have rejected an opportunity to increase their future pay without having to vote directly on such raises.Lawmakers haven't seen a pay increase since ...
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Romney wins Virginia GOP Primary

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Mitt Romney easily won a Virginia Republican presidential primary in which only two candidates were on Tuesday's ballot and just 5 ...
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Light voter turnout; Romney benefits from limited competition

Voting is underway in Virginia's Republican Presidential Primary, and from the looks of things, you probably won't see long lines at the precincts today.  As ...
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Pollster: Richmond social issue debates are benefiting Tim Kaine

A new statewide poll on the likely U.S. Senate candidates is a complete reversal of another one from just last week, and the poll director ...
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Students helping students this Friday in Roanoke

A free health clinic coming up Friday is designed to help the homeless.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says that includes students from Roanoke City Schools ...
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Listeners, others flood WFIR with Limbaugh-related comments

WFIR is receiving many e-mails and phone calls regarding Rush Limbaugh's recent controversial comments -- responses that reflect the highly-charged atmosphere Limbaugh's comments have created ...
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Environmentalists, Griffith differ on need for tighter emissions standards

Environmentalists say Congressman Morgan Griffith's efforts to delay tighter federal emissions standards for industrial boilers put Virginians' lives at risk. Some industries and institutions use ...
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The chance to touch dinosaur bones this weekend in Roanoke County

The Science Museum of Western Virginia says a rare opportunity for kids and adults is coming up this weekend.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has details. Click ...
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Analyst: national Dems don’t hold much hope of regaining Fighting 9th

Democrats in the 9th Congressional District hope to regain the seat that Republican Morgan Griffith captured two years ago, and at least three candidates have ...
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What spring break? Crunch time for VT admissions staff

Spring break is about to begin at Virginia Tech, but this will hardly be a vacation week for the university's admissions staff. As WFIR's Evan ...
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Voting underway for “Pride in Salem Green Awards”

Voting is underway in Salem for the first annual "Pride in Salem Green Awards."  WFIR's Timothy Martin spoke with Salem council member Lisa Garst who ...
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Do you know this man? Botetourt Sheriff is looking for him

The Botetourt County Sheriff's office is looking for a thief, and they have released video that may help them identify their suspect.  Investigators say someone ...
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