Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine has been harshly critical of President Trump’s military strike on Syria, without the consent of Congress and says he will vote against the President’s nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.
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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At Virginia Tech this weekend, they begin three days of activities for the 32 people killed and 17 wounded 11 years ago Monday, in what at that time was the deadliest shooting carried out by a single gunman in US History. In the aftermath, laws have changed and schools across the country have adopted new safety procedures. But at Virginia Tech, on the anniversary, “It’s important to remember the lives that were lost.” Virginia Tech Spokesman Mark Owczarski, "Eleven years ago we lost 32 very precious lives, students and teachers who were dedicated to learning and teaching.
The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag fire watch warnings for Central Virginia North this afternoon. It means the potential for wildfires is imminent.
Henrico County officials have again asked motorists not to give money to panhandlers, following an accident involving four vehicles and a serious injury to a man in the median asking for help.
Henrico County has posted signs asking motorists not to give money to panhandlers in the medians. At last night’s Board meeting, County Manager John Vithoulkas explained, “A pedestrian/panhandler was struck by the beige sedan, went airborne for a short period of time, and landed on his back in the roadway. The accident occurred Monday at Parham and West Broad."
Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine says President Trump is right that Syria should face consequences for a suspected chemical attack, blamed for the death of at least 49 people. Speaking to reporters, Senator Kaine said, “The atrocities of the Assad regime are gruesome, and there needs to be a consequence.”
Governor Northam today (4/9) announced the appointment of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh as the 16th Commissioner of Agriculture.
The news gets worse for Virginia farmers as the week wears on about proposed new tariffs China is threatening on US imports, now that soybeans have been added to the list.
The Greater Richmond Transit Company’s soon-to-be operational Pulse bus rapid transit line just received a 6.4 million dollar sponsorship from VCU Health System and Bon Secours.
3,000 people a day ride on the GRTC system on the Broad Street corridor for $1.50 fares, kept low by localities and now by two major health system sponsors who will contribute $425,000 a year.
During a week of remembering Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights movement, the University of Richmond will launch an exhibition at its downtown campus entitled “Protest, A Richmond History.”