State and National Government
With the prevailing sentiment being the Republicans will take back at least the U.S. House of Representatives tomorrow – and maybe the Senate – the Political Science Department Chair at Hollins University offers his take. The story from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
The Republican who currently represents the Commonwealth 6th Congressional District hopes to defeat a familiar foe and secure a third term during next week’s mid-term election. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has details.
Facing an uphill battle and with many predicting a “red wave” of Republican Congressional candidates taking office, Democrat Jennifer Lewis makes a second run for 6th District seat now held by Ben Cline. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
As the midterm elections approach, a ninth district newcomer is facing off against Morgan Griffith for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Both say they’ve got the pulse of the people. WFIR’s Emma Thomas has that story:
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine chairs the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He’s speaking about his recent trip to Latin American Countries, and what was on the agenda. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
Photo: Frances McCutcheon from Roanoke College website
A local disability advocate talks assistive technology amid national discussions about disability in public office. WFIR’s Emma Thomas has that story:
Virginia education officials point to a surprising culprit to explain the Commonwealth’s NAEP results. WFIR’s Emma Thomas has that story:
Reading and math test scores are down for 4th and 8th graders across the nation with Virginia’s numbers now in-line with nationwide average. Governor Youngkin discussed those scores this morning, as WFIR’s Ian Price reports:
What to make statewide of a Wason Center at Christopher Newport University phone survey of likely voters? Again party preference shapes those opinions. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
One of Virginia’s U.S. Senators has commented on how America predicted Russia would invade Ukraine – even when most of Europe didn’t think Russia would invade. WFIR’s Ian Price has more.