The Roanoke Valley’s two Republican Congressmen share similar concerns regarding U.S. military action in Libya, especially if the action has no apparent end in sight. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones spoke with 9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith and 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-25-Libya-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-25 Libya Wrap1-WEB]
Roanoke County planners hope to have a revised set of proposed rules ready by late June to regulate large-scale wind turbines. As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, the proposed regulations now take on increased importance.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-24-Turbines-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-24 Turbines Wrap1-WEB]
A big change at the top for Carilion Clinic. CEO Ed Murphy is leaving to take a job in New York. Current Chief Operating Officer Nancy Howell Agee will become the new CEO July 1st. As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, Agee already has some clear goals in mind.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-24-Carilion-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-24 Carilion Wrap1-WEB]
Someone’s taking wallets from hospital waiting rooms from Wytheville to the Roanoke Valley. And as News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, all signs point toward the same woman.
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See surveillance photos from Salem and Wythe County on next page.
It was one year ago today that President Obama signed the health care overhaul bill — the same day Virginia immediately filed a lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality. And as News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, the latest briefs were submitted just yesterday.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-23-Cuccinelli-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-23 Cuccinelli Wrap1-WEB]
Congressman Bob Goodlatte says the Obama administration continues to disregard cost, need and other concerns surrounding planned renovations at the Poff Federal Building. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte is still fighting Obama administration plans to spend about $60 million in stimulus funds to renovate the Poff Building. But the agency responsible for federal facilities says the work is badly needed, and as News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, the case for renovations found a receptive audience at Roanoke City Council.
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VDOT holds a public hearing next week on a proposed corridor change for Interstate 73, but there’s still no money to design the highway, let alone build it. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-21-I-73-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=03-21 I-73 Wrap1-WEB]
Many disabled veterans across Virginia no longer have to pay property taxes, but if Roanoke County’s experience is any indication, most who qualify have not yet applied. The story from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.
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State Police say they confiscated about 500 marijuana plants with a street value of about $1.5 million yesterday at a Botetourt County residence. More from News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/03-18-Marijuana-Voicer-WEB.mp3|titles=03-18 Marijuana Voicer-WEB]