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Charles Fishburne

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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

Virginia’s Jobless Rate Rises Slightly For Third Month In A Row

The Virginia Employment Commission says the state’s jobless rate rose slightly to 5.4% in July. It is the third straight month the Virginia jobless rate has increased - though not by much - after reaching its lowest rate in February since November 2008.

The State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly from 5.3% in June, to 5.4% in July. The largest job increase was in construction. Other areas that saw gains included total government, manufacturing and business services.

Henrico County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates Recognize 20 Years Helping Abused Children

Henrico’s CASA volunteers believe children should not have to carry the burden of abuse alone, and court appointed advocates volunteer their time to become the child’s friend and ally when it comes time for the court to do something about it.

U.S. Rests Case Against McDonnells, Defense Starts Monday

The prosecution has rested its case in the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, concluding by presenting the jury all of the tangible items they received from businessman Jonnie Williams in rapid succession.

FBI agents displayed Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta dresses, coats, shoes and accessories given to Virginia’s former first lady, and golf bags, clubs, shoes and other apparel given to the former Governor and his sons.

Food Rite Community Supermarket Will Pay $10,500 To Settle Federal Sex Discrimination Suit.

The operator of a Richmond grocery store will pay $10,500 to settle a federal sex discrimination lawsuit. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Food Rite Community Supermarket refused to hire a woman in October 2012 for a vacant part-time job as a courtesy van driver because of her gender, and filed suit. The lawsuit says a manager said it was because of concern that a female driver would be at greater risk of being assaulted and a man was eventually hired. A settlement was announced yesterday.

Triple A Says Gasoline Prices Have Dropped 20 Cents Since Late June

Triple A says the average price of gasoline at the pump has dropped 20 cents since late June and will likely go lower. For the first time since March 12, the national average has dropped below $3.50 per gallon, now at $3.48. Virginia is $3.26 and Richmond is $3.19.

Crude oil prices continue to trade below $100 per barrel and Martha Mitchell, of Triple A Mid-Atlantic, says pump prices have nowhere to go but down. The biggest potential threat would be a major hurricane striking the gulf coast, but it has been a quiet season so far.