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WCVE Forum: Redistricting

Redistricting is a bipartisan problem, but the solution may be nonpartisan.

That was the message panelists stressed at a forum Sunday afternoon in at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.

Nearly 50 people, including local political candidates and citizens, attended the public forum, which was moderated by Norfolk’s mayor Kenny Alexander.

WCVE Forum: The Challenges of Immigration Reform

While debate continues to swirl over the status of immigrants already in America and whether or not to build a wall, doesn't it make sense to start examining what our immigration process should look like going forward?

In this presentation presented by the Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, panelists Rob Jesmer of FWD.US, Greg Walcher with the Red Card Solution, and Al Zapanta, president and CEO of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, dicuss the challenges and prospects of immigration reform in the United States.

WCVE Forum: The Future of Retail

With a variety of issues relating to the retail industry confronting the Greater Richmond community, Walmart thought this was the perfect time to convene a panel discussion on The Future of Retail. Local experts discussed the Richmond area grocery wars, e-commerce and its integration with brick and mortar stores, employee training and recruiting, and a variety of other issues related to the changing world of retail in Richmond. The panel discussion took place on Thursday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in Short Pump.

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.