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Hurricane Matthew's Effect On Virginia

Hurricane Matthew is powerful and dangerous for people along the coast of Florida and evacuations are underway.

Before you head to buy milk and bread, here’s what Meteorologist Mike Goldberg says we should expect after the hurricane passes up the Florida coast and into Georgia.

We’ll have a wet Saturday across most of the Commonwealth. Tidal flooding is a concern on the Northern Neck.

Proposed Amendment Would Remove Felon Voting Restrictions From State Constitution

A newly proposed amendment to Virginia’s Constitution could remove the barriers for felons to vote entirely.

The proposed amendment, sponsored by Democratic Delegate Marcus Simon of Fairfax, would eliminate the line in the state constitution stating that no felon is allowed to vote unless his or her political rights have been restored by the governor.

State Republicans Petition To Hold McAuliffe in Contempt Over Rights Restoration

State lawmakers have petitioned the supreme court of Virginia to hold Governor Terry McAuliffe in contempt over his recent actions to restore rights to previously convicted felons. The request comes after Governor McAuliffe’s restoration of rights to 13,000 felons in the wake of the Court’s invalidation of April’s blanket restoration order.

The petitioners, led by Speaker William J. Howell, have requested for McAuliffe to show why he should not be held in contempt of that decision, setting up yet another fight over the issue.

Townley Haas Returns To Richmond After Olympic Win

Townley Haas returned to the NOVA Aquatics Center in Henrico after winning gold in the men’s 4x200 meter relay last week.

After spending the last week in Rio, he said he was happy to be back home at NOVA.

Now that he’s finished at the Olympics, he’s got one more thing to do here in Richmond - throwing the first pitch at the Richmond Squirrels game, where he’s focused on one goal.

“I just hope I throw it straight."

Senator Warner Talks Workforce Security At Town Hall Meeting

Senator Mark Warner held a Town Hall today (8/17) to talk about how technology and generational changes have affected employment.

Speaking at the Snagajob headquarters in Glen Allen, Senator Warner spoke to a wide range of topics, not least of which was making sure that today’s workers have access to the same types of social insurance available to those from the last century.

National Guard Breaks Ground On New Facility

The National Guard broke ground this morning (8/16) on a new facility.

Governor Terry McAuliffe was on hand as construction began on a new facility for Virginia’s National Guard, intended to provide a serious upgrade to space requirements.

Chesterfield County will add a 102,000 square foot facility that will increase capacity to 98% of the total needed.

The project will cost nearly $30 million and is expected to be complete by February of 2018.

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