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Video, Photos from Last Night’s Protests in Richmond, Roanoke, Manassas, Norfolk,...

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See below for some photos and video from Virginia's cities last night... RICHMOND I’m home, downtown. Pops and bangs continue outside. Some photos from a very...

Sunday News: “SpaceX Launch Marks Start of New Era”; “Fire, pestilence...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, May 31. Annexing the West Bank Is a Brazen...

Video, Photos: Beto O’Rourke Campaigns for Virginia Democrats

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This is *exactly* what we want to see from 2020 Democratic presidential candidates - come to Virginia, spend some time, campaign for House of...

Video: Virginians Rally Across the Commonwealth at “Lights for Liberty” Vigils...

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See below for some video and photos from some of last night's "Lights for Liberty" vigils held across Virginia against Trump's immigrant detention camps....

Video: 200+ Rally in Roanoke for Carter Turner, Jennifer Lewis, Tim...

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Looks like a great rally last night in the "Star City" for Carter Turner for Virginia House of Delegates, Jennifer Lewis for Congress (VA-06)...

City of Roanoke on Storm Durham Story: “The dismissal in question...

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UPDATE Monday 2:25 pm - Snopes says "Storm Durham's claim that she was fired over possessing a concealed carry permit is unconfirmed and in dispute."...

Video: Sen. Tim Kaine, LG Nominee Justin Fairfax, Del. Sam Rasoul...

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Next week, Senate Republicans plan to hold a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act and - among other terrible things - throwing tens of...

Roanoke Pride: Orlando Forgotten

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by Catherine Koebel Stromberg On Saturday, September 10th, I attended the annual “Pride in the Park” event organized by Roanoke Pride at Elmwood Park in...

Men Who Need Guns to Put Lead In Their Pencils

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By Dan Sullivan Posted on Facebook by William Sellari of Roanoke: While watching the Revenant, there was an older couple beside (us) who kept talking during...

Clinton, McAuliffe, Herring Rally in Roanoke

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UntitledA crowd of 450-500 people packed into the City Market Building to see and hear Terry McAuliffe, former President Bill Clinton, and Mark Herring, candidate for attorney general, as they continued their tour to get out the vote on November 5. As people waited outside to enter the venue, Mark Herring greeted them. Herring has been traveling with McAuliffe and Clinton as the campaign ticks down to its final days. Speaking later, he encouraged people to vote for moderation, not extremism and to bring others to the polls. Herring's presence on this campaign swing is a vital part of a campaign plan to make sure voters know who he is and how he differs from his extremist Republican opponent.

When he took the podium,  President Clinton told the audience that one party, the Republican, is driven by a sense of opposition and conflict that arouses intense emotion in its followers but just compounds problems by refusing to see any reality but its own, while the other, the Democratic, believes that only by cooperation and compromise will our serious problems be solved.

I personally was struck by the fact that former State Senator Brandon Bell, a Republican,  took the stage to explain why he was endorsing Terry McAuliffe for governor. (Bell once represented the senate district I live in.)  Bell noted that he sat near Ken Coccinelli in the State Senate and knows exactly what motivates Cooch. Cuccinelli, Bell said, only wants what will advance his career or what fits his extremist ideology. He is incapable of putting the interests of Virginia above his own extremist views or his own self-interest.