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Issues at the Polls
4:38 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Election Day Hotline

The ACLU of Virginia has once again set up an election day hotline for voters who experience problems at the polls.

The organization will also respond to questions and provide information to voters should they need to cast a provisional ballot or if their votes are being challenged for some reason. 

The state ACLU says it’s also prepared to advocate on behalf of voters whose rights have been abridged.

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Government & Politics
6:45 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Alliance Hoping to Address Immigrant Tax Issues

There is mounting pressure on Congress to address the issue of immigration reform.  And as lawmakers are asked to relax the criteria for allowing undocumented immigrants to live, work, and achieve U.S. citizenship, an alliance has been formed between advocates and tax preparers. The tax experts are not only dispelling the rumors about immigrants NOT paying taxes, but they're also trying to help them establish a stronger foothold in the economy.

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Government & Politics
6:31 am
Mon November 4, 2013

VaNews for 11.4.13

The non-luxuries of travel for Virginia gubernatorial candidates and a ghost in the executive mansion drew plenty of attention over the past week. 

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.

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VT Students Present Design Concepts
2:03 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

Transit Station: Bringing Forms of Transportation Together

Credit Virginia Tech

It’s been more than 30 years since there has been passenger train service to Roanoke, but plans are underway to bring it back.

A new transit station is in the early planning stages. But a lot has changed since the hey day of passenger rail service in the Star City and a  new station will have to bring many forms of transit together.  A team from Virginia Tech will present design concepts for a new multi modal transit station to city and transit officials.

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Part 5 in a Series
1:41 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

Why a Convicted Killer Could Be Paroled

Soering Supporters Protest in Berlin

When former Governor Tim Kaine approved the transfer of a German national from the Buckingham Correctional Center to his homeland four years ago, his political opponents were furious, and as soon as he took office, Governor Bob McDonnell blocked the deal. 

The prisoner was Jens Soering, a University of Virginia honors student, convicted in the brutal murder of his girlfriend’s parents when he was 18.  During the current campaign for governor neither candidate has mentioned Soering, the prisoner’s future could depend on who is elected.

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