For the first time in its 325-year history, the College of William & Mary will have a woman president. The college’s Board of Visitors selected Katherine Rowe, the current provost at Smith College in Massachusetts, and she was introduced today in Williamsburg.
Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.
Articles by Charles Fishburne
UVA’s Miller Center of Public Policy has just released an index to Lyndon Johnson’s private White House Tapes on the 50th anniversary of America’s trouble year of 1968, that ended with his decision not to seek re-election, and reveals President Trump is not the first President to attack the press.
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors last night (2/13) took another step toward approving plans for a three-story golf entertainment center on 14 acres at Tomlynn Street and Westwood Avenue, just off West Broad Street.
Richmond City Council last night (2/12) approved a hike in the city’s meals tax from 6 to 7.5% percent to help build five new schools and renovate two others.
The Virginia General Assembly is considering legislation to deal with an estimated 25 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash at four locations, including one at the Chesterfield Power Station. The plant is a major contributor to Dominion’s power grid, and the county’s tax base.
Neighbors are nervous, following the Duke Power coal ash spill of 2014, and last year’s General Assembly required Dominion to order a study on cleanup options that include capping in place, moving and recycling at costs up to $4 billion dollars, which customers would eventually pay.
A Wason poll just released this morning (2/7) shows that voters support Medicaid expansion by a small majority, decriminalizing marijuana possession, increases in the minimum wage, and taking redistricting out of the hands of legislators.
Richmond International Airport had a record-setting year in 2017, passing the previous record set in 2007.
This year’s flu season is now more intense than any other since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and both federal and state officials say it will get worse.
A new Fairfield Library is another step closer to reality, after last night’s plan of development hearing before the Henrico Board of Supervisors.