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Bill Denying In-State Tuition to Immigrants Fails

By Michael Melkonian Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate on Tuesday narrowly defeated a bill to deny in-state tuition to so-called “DREAM-ers” – young adults who immigrated…

Advocates Seek Help for Low-Income Workers

By Kelsey Callahan Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Democratic legislators, union officials and advocates for low-income Virginians urged the General Assembly on Tuesday to raise the state’s minimum wage…

Panel OKs Law to Protect Bicyclists

By Margo Maier and Stefani Zenteno Rivadineira Capital News Service   RICHMOND – The House Transportation Committee approved a bill Tuesday to make it illegal for the operator of a…

Lawmakers Seek to Curb Heroin Overdose Epidemic

By Craig Zirpolo Capital News Service   RICHMOND – “Let me show you a picture of my daughter,” Carolyn Weems said as she stood at the podium and wept. The…

School curriculum praised, progress urged

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   In December, Pulaski County teachers, administrators and government leaders, along with students and parents, gathered at New River Community College for a “meeting of the…

Radford University keeps the memories of WWII alive in an original production

Radford University keeps the memories of WWII alive in an original production

RADFORD – When Amy VanKirk found pages of her grandfather’s World War II-era journal, it became the inspiration for the musical production “Keep This For Me: Memories of the Last…

BBB warns of utility scam

As the weather has gotten colder and heating costs are rising, a new scam has been attempting to keep Southwest Virginia businesses on ice, according to a recent report from…

Main Street development project moving forward

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   As the first phase of the project to redevelop Pulaski’s West Main Street recently ended, Phase 2 will be under way starting next month. The…

Winter activities include snow slime, crafts and a movie

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Want to learn how to make snow slime? Snow experiments are just one of the children’s activities being offered by Pulaski County Library System during the…

Virginians hold dueling rallies over guns

Virginians hold dueling rallies over guns

By Kelsey Callahan and Lyndsey Raynor Capital News Service   RICHMOND – Virginians from across the state converged on the Capitol on Monday to voice differing opinions about the commonwealth’s…