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Petersburg City Council Candidates Meet In Debate

Last night (9/2), nine candidates for Petersburg City Council participated in a debate hosted by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce at Tabernacle Baptist Church. All nine candidates up for election in ward’s 1, 3, 5, and 7 participated and over 100 Petersburg residents attended with many submitting questions to the moderator, WCVE’s own Bill Miller.

Candidates fielded questions on economic development strategies, reducing the city’s dependence on borrowed money, crime reduction, the need for a new jail and cooperation with the school board.

Herring Commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Attorney General Mark Herring commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness month by delivering medication lock boxes for each of the state’s Domestic Violence shelters.

One in four individuals are impacted by domestic violence and over 35,000 protective orders were issued.

Attorney General Mark Herring wants Virginians to know about the services available to them at the state’s 47 Domestic Violence Shelters.

McAuliffe Announces State Energy Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a statewide “all of the above” energy plan. The Governor says the comprehensive plan will help grow, strengthen and diversify Virginia’s economy.

The 600 page document emphasizes efficiency, offshore wind and solar and aims to reduce consumption, but also relies on the further development of traditional fossil fuels.

On October 14th Governor McAuliffe will address an energy conference cohosted by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the League of Conservation Voters.

Fausz Challenges Forbes for 4th District Seat

Elliott Fausz, the 28-year-old business manager for the family run newspaper, the Village News in Chester, is challenging Republican incumbent Randy Forbes for Virginia’s 4th congressional district seat.

Fausz describes himself as a fiscal conservative and says the central theme of his campaign is creating economic security and economic opportunity. Unlike his opponent, Fausz says he wants to fix the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it.

Fausz has challenged Congressman Forbes to debate but has yet to receive a response.

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