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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.

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President Trump Visits Newport News and Gerald R. Ford Carrier

President Trump took his proposed 54 billion dollar increase in defense spending to a receptive audience at Newport News Shipbuilding yesterday (3/2), and promised a12-carrier Navy aboard the newest, biggest and best, the Gerald R. Ford.

It was a warm reception at the place that builds Navy ships, in a state heavily dependent upon military spending.

His greatest applause came when he talked about his defense budget.

Governor McAuliffe says sequestration cost Virginia $9 billion dollars and 150,000 jobs.

FBI Director James Comey Attends Community Summit in Henrico Over Opioid Epidemic

FBI Director, and former Henrico resident James Comey, came back yesterday (3/1) for a Community Summit at Glenn Allen HighSchool to talk about the opioid and heroin epidemic.

The nation’s FBI Director says it takes more than jail time to stop the epidemic ravaging communities here and across the country. “We cannot arrest our way out of this problem,” said Comey.

February 2017 Second-Warmest Month Since 1890

The National Weather services is predicting a record warm temperature for the first day of March and entire month of February challenged records dating back to the late 1800’s.

February 2017 did not break the record, but Mike Rusnak at the National Weather service says it was close. “The warmest one on record was 1890--at 49.9degrees. We’re going to be somewhere right under that, probably 49 and a half degrees for the month of February in2017,” said Rusnak.

President Trump To Visit Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford Thursday

The White House has announced the first details of the president’s spending plan, highlighting a 54 billion dollar increase in defense spending, and equal cuts to domestic programs such as the EPA and foreign aid. He has set a joint address to Congress tonight, and a trip to Virginia later this week.

It will be his first speech to a joint session of Congress,and his first visit to Hampton Roads since the election.

“He’s coming down Thursday afternoon to visit the Ford.”

President Trump to Visit Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford Thursday

The White House has announced the first details of the president’s spending plan, highlighting a $54 billion dollar increase in defense spending, and equal cuts to domestic programs such as the EPA and foreign aid.

He has set a joint address to Congress tonight (2/28) and a trip to Virginia later this week. It will be his first speech to a joint session of Congress, and his first visit to Hampton Roads since the election.

“He’s coming down Thursday afternoon to visit the Ford,” said Beci Brenton, Public Relations for Huntington Ingalls Industries.

ACLU Terms Gavin Grimm’s Case “Urgent,” As Trump Drops Federal Guidelines on Transgender Students

The case of a Virginia student takes on added importance in the wake of President’s Trump’s decision to withdraw federal guidelines from the Obama era, that specified transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity.

Gavin Grimm’s case is set to be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court next month, and today (223) the ACLU says this is “an incredibly urgent issue.”

UVA Researchers Discover Common Asthma Drugs Might Help Prevent Influenza Pneumonia

University of Virginia researchers have discovered two asthma and allergy drugs that may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that is extremely dangerous and sometimes fatal.

Influenza normally does not spread into the air sacs deep within the lungs, but when it does, it can cause a form of pneumonia that can kill.

UK Company, Partner With Rolls Royce, Will Locate In Hanover

A British Company is locating a new manufacturing facility in Hanover Business Center, with a close partnership to the Rolls Royce Plant in Prince George County.

Rolls Royce makes airplane engine parts and each part must have a permanent ID.

“If anything goes wrong with a plane or a part, they actually know the exact time, factory, who did it…they know everything about the exact moment that part was made…,” said Barry Matherly.

Three New Grocery Stores in the Works for Mechanicsville Turnpike

Grocery Wars are heating up in Mechanicsville, with plans just announced by both Publix and a new German entity to build along the busy 360 corridor.

Publix plans to anchor a new shopping center proposed for an 18 acre site at 360 and Brandy Creek Drive. “Applicant has met its site plans, they have been reviewed and resubmitted and they are on their second review,” said David Maloney, Director of Planning. He says if approved, the 49 thousand square foot Publix could open in mid-2018.

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