Mission trip benefits from this Saturday’s Dogwood 5K

A race this weekend in Vinton taking place along with the Dogwood Festival is perfect for those thinking about trying a 5K for the first time. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:

04-25 Dogwood 5K WEB-WRAP

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Blacksburg’s IMAX and CineBowl closes, abruptly

The owner of the shopping center that houses Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille in Blacksburg says they have cut ties with the movie theater company. Blacksburg APF Partners says this comes after a significant failure on the part of Frank Theatres to meet its obligations under the lease. The company says they have every intention of reopening with a new tenant in the very near future.

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Expert says let politicians know your struggles and successes with “Obamacare”

A renewed push to replace the Affordable Care Act is still on the agenda in Washington. WFIR’s Ian Price talked with a local expert on the impact a replacement could have on consumers:

04-24 Healthcare Consumers WEB-WRAP

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Kaine and Trump see eye to eye, sometimes

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton’s former running mate disagrees with President Trump on numerous issues, but Tim Kaine says there are a few areas where he sides with the current administration as WFIR’s Ian Price reports:

04-20 Kaine-Trump Agree WEB-Wrap 1

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Virginia in the bottom half of greenest states

A ranking of the greenest states shows Virginia at 31st overall and shows the commonwealth with some environmental work to do in some categories. WFIR’s Ian Price has details:

04-20 Green VA WEB-WRAP

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H-1B Visa program use at VT is mostly for faculty

President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order directs federal agencies to examine and possibly make changes to the H-1B Visa program, among others. Which could negatively affect Virginia Tech as WFIR’s Ian Price reports:

04-19 H-1B Visas WEB-WRAP

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Roanoke celebrities “tip-off” for a good cause

An event where local celebrities wait tables to see who can get the most tips will benefit Family Service of Roanoke Valley. WFIR’s Ian Price has details:

04-18 Celeb Tip-Off WEB-WRAP

A link to donate or tip a celebrity waiter online can be found here

 

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Spots filling up for summer camps at Science Museum

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is offering some help to those planning activities for their children over the long break from school with the return of its summer camps. WFIR’s Ian Price has details:

04-17 SMWV Sumer Camp WEB-WRAP

Full details and a link to register can be found here

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VT prof: MOAB use on ISIS “a clear message”

America’s use of the largest non-nuclear bomb on 36 members of ISIS in Afghanistan is a move one local political analyst believes was a big foreign policy message. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:

04-14 MOAB WEB-Wrap

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VT researchers look into epidemic level prison population

Statistics from the justice department show America’s prison population is more than 2.2 million individuals – or roughly the size of Houston – and local researchers hope to figure out why. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:

04-13 Prison Population WEB-WRAP

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