New exhibit at Salem Museum

A new exhibit opens tomorrow at the Salem Museum. WFIR Intern reporter Madison Everett has the story 6-23 salem Museum Wrap-WEB ...
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Star City Reads distributes more books

As part of the "Star City Reads" program Roanoke's public library system is putting more books in the hands of kids from low-income families. The ...
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Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts

 ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ An environmental assessment of the proposed Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline finds the project would have ``significant'' impacts on forests in ...
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POLL: Virginia voters oppose GOP health care plan 2-1

The results of a new Quinnipiac University poll that asks Virginia voters how they feel on several controversial issues. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: 06-23 ...
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Richmond mayor: Keep Confederate statues, but add context

The mayor of Richmond, Virginia says the city's towering Confederate monuments should not be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about ...
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Kaine says slow down on health care bill passage

Now comes a look at the finer details and vote counting on the Republican health care bill. Virginia's junior Senator is a sure "no" vote ...
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Roanoke-Blacksburg airport unveils Roanoke-based flight search engine

There is a new way to search for flights out of Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport -- and it is right on the airport's web site. It ...
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Rescue Mission CEO Lee Clark live on WFIR this morning

Hear the complete conversation with Lee Clark about his first 6 months as Rescue Mission CEO and possible changes at the 4th Street homeless shelter ...
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Senator Kaine: let us see, debate health care bill

Democrats - and even some Republicans - have complained about the secrecy surrounding the GOP health care bill. Virginia's junior U.S. Senator weighs in as ...
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Garrett calls for repeal of Obamacare, if replacement fails

5th District Congressman Tom Garrett says he's one a few Republicans with a plan if the Senate sends back a version of the American Health ...
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Employment rate for disabled not improving

A new state report says people with disabilities continue to struggle to find employment, particularly in rural areas. A report released recently by the Virginia ...
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AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: 4-year-old Smyth County girl found safe

UPDATE From State Police: Virginia State Police has just been notified that Kimberly Long was safely located in the Rockingham County/Harrisonburg area...and Joel Long taken into ...
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Poll: despite all those primary ads, almost 40% of Virginians say they don’t know much about the winners

Despite the barrage of political ads that led up to last week's primary, a new statewide poll finds close to 40% of likely Virginia voters ...
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Jefferson Center music programs for next season unveiled

Memphis soul, bluegrass, jazz, folk, R-and-B. The 2017-2018 season at Jefferson Center has been announced. WFIR's Gene Marrano has that story: 6-22 Jeff Center Season ...
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Roanoke man is $1 million scratch-off winner

A Roanoke man is a million-dollar Virginia Lottery winner. Lottery officials say Jeffrey Mullen didn’t realize at first that his Golden Spades scratch-off ticket was ...
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Poll: With primaries now past us, Northam holds 8% edge over Gillespie

The first post-primary statewide poll shows Democrat Ralph Northam holding an 8% lead over Republican Ed Gillespie in race for governor, 47-39%. But the Quinnipiac ...
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FDA revamped nutrition label extension could hurt consumers

The FDA is extending the deadline for revamped nutrition facts labels beyond the original 2018 deadline. Worrying one local expert as WFIR’s Ian Price reports: ...
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Ballast Point Daleville GM talks production, tasting room and more

Ballast Point's General Manager for the newly-opened Botetourt County production and distribution facility joined WFIR live on the Roanoke Valley's Morning News for a wide-ranging ...
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