- RU full calendar
- City police – Sonia Ramsey sgramsey / radford.va.us 731-5532
- Radford city government
- Circuit courts of Va
- Auditor of public accounts
What we’re working on:
- Civil lawsuit Radford University, Mountain Ridge Paranormal Research Society over old St. Albans building. 540-357-1930 / www.mountainridgeparanormalresearchsociety.com
1a. Check other lawsuits against RU at courthouse record room.
- Tanning salons and cancer warnings. See this Jan. 22 story. The local tanning salon owners say the all this worry about cancer is exaggerated by scientists for their own interests. The scientists say tanning is deadly. Be sure to interview a public health or dermatologist in the region.
- Alternative Spring break – Mountain Justice interest meetings Friday 2/8 @ 2:00 p.m. in the office for community engagement (in Walker near the LARC) and on Monday 2/11 @ 5:00 in the same place. Contact Kelli Billips firstname.lastname@example.org
- Guns on campus. What did Tech do and what should RU do?
- Radford Arsenal toxic waste investigation (See Jan. 11 Roanoke Times story) Contact: Devawn Oberlender <email@example.com>
NRV Sierra Club David Jenkins <djenkins_bburg@HOTMAIL.COM>
- Solar power and removal of state tax incentives; Local solar installer contact Bryan Walsh 540-961-5120, Website: http://www.solarconnexion.com/ Also state legislative coordinator Chelsea Harnish, Chelsea@vcnva.org, 804-644-0283
- Student voting – Contact: David E. Scheim, PhD, LWV-MC Publicity Chair, Blacksburg, firstname.lastname@example.org 540 320-8013 cell
Elaine Head, email@example.com, or Judy Snoke, firstname.lastname@example.org, League of Women Voters
- Steve Russell: Reviving downtowns: Christiansburg: www.downtownchristiansburg.org Tacy Newell <email@example.com>; and Radford, Chris Bell, River City Grill or others on the downtown committee; Blacksburg www.downtownblacksburg.com/
- Hydro dam in Radford: How much electricity, at what cost?
- RU First Amendment controversy — See RU Speechless .
- Whipple Coal Company Store, Appalachia and history. RU sources: Theresa Burriss, Gene Hyde
- Beekeeping in the NRV http://nrvba.org/ Feb 2.
- Restaurant Public Health Dept. inspection records and scores
- Coles Hill uranium mining in Virginia / the science and the politics
- RU student disciplinary panel actions
- RU SGA elections, budgets
- RU Faculty Senate issues
- RU History (this week in … )
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