Federal Government

Associated Press

Approximately 25 people in Virginia have now contracted the Zika virus, yet Congress has yet to pass a bill to fund research on the disease.

In Washington, Virginia’s two senators are joining forces along with half a dozen other senators to help encourage states to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  The law is aimed at extending a deadline that’s already passed. 

 

Trump Draws Fans & Protesters at Radford University

Mar 1, 2016
AP Photo/Steve Helber

With Super Tuesday, historically a make or break moment in presidential primaries, everyone will be watching what happens tomorrow at the polls. In the latest public opinion poll, taken 2 weeks ago by Christopher Newport University, Hillary Clinton holds a majority over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. Donald Trump leads all contenders in the Virginia Republican primary.

Roanoke College Snapchat

Florida Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio made four stops throughout Virginia this weekend, ending the day with a visit to Roanoke College in Salem. Kelsea Pieters reports on this milestone event for the school.

Marco Rubio is the first significant presidential candidate to visit Roanoke College, prompting students of all parties to partake in this historic moment for their school.

Rally-goers began lining up hours early – some came to challenge their current pick, some already confirmed Rubio fans, and some who are…undecided.

Super Tuesday in Virginia

Feb 29, 2016

Virginia is one of a dozen ‘Super Tuesday’ states voting in their Republican contests tomorrow.  On the Democratic side, we’re one of eleven. And if you’re wondering if your vote counts in such a big election, here’s why it does.  

Virginia Tech Political Science Professor, Caitlin Jewitt is writing a book about the Presidential primaries. She says in this year’s election, Virginians are positioned to see their votes have a real impact on who gets their parties’ nominations.

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