Local Government

The Xponauts Converge
4:56 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Cityworks (X)po: Big Ideas for Better Places

CityWorks (X)po starts this week in downtown Roanoke.  It’s an annual event, a summit actually, for people passionate about creating vibrant and dynamic communities.

CityWorks (X)po is dubbed as a place-making event—bringing together entrepreneurs, community organizers…really, anyone interested in boosting connectivity within and between localities.

This year's speakers include new media scholars, investors, authors, a chef, experts in recreation and transportation.

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Transportation
8:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

VP Biden in VA to Tout Transportation Spending

Today (Wednesday) Vice President Joe Biden is speaking in Norfolk, Virginia to highlight federal transportation spending. 

This year congressional gridlock brought the federal highway trust fund to the brink of running out of cash before lawmakers were able to cobble together a short term patch to keep it funded. That’s why the administration is fanning out across the U-S touting federal investments.

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Virginia Public Access Project
12:12 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

VaNews for 09.01.14

A resort lake in Southwestern Virginia is having trouble holding its water....and a state delegate is claiming a constitutional right to a booth at his local county fair.

These have been among the most read stories this week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Environment
6:29 am
Mon August 4, 2014

VaNews for 8.04.14

A fish kill in the Chesapeake Bay has mystified state officials...and a Richmond area high school will keep its “Rebels” nickname despite an earlier plan to change it.  

Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Government & Politics
6:14 am
Mon July 28, 2014

VaNews for 7.28.14

A Virginia town is exploring its options for regulating fortune telling... and the state has come up with a new idea for moving more people into farming. 

Those stories have been among the most read over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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