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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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Chesapeake Climate Action Network Praised Governor McAuliffe’s Directive to Cap Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network today (5/16) praised Governor Terry McAuliffe’s directive to create Virginia’s own carbon cap on greenhouse gas emissions.

Executive Director Mike Tidwell says, “The Governor’s executive directive unveiled today is precisely what environmental advocates have been asking him to do for two years, now.”

Chief of Virginia Information Technology Agency Says Patches and Software Updates Critical, for Everyone

In the wake of the world-wide Wanna Cry cyber attack, the chief security officer of Virginia’s agency protecting state computers says we all need to be prepared for the next one. The Virginia Information Technology Agency has an operational role in protecting the state’s executive branch agencies, and sets security standards and requirements for the rest.

VCU Massey Cancer Center First in the Nation With New Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer

The VCU Massey Cancer Center has become the first in the world to successfully implant a bio-absorbable implanted radiation device to treat the early stages of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer kills four out of five people diagnosed with the disease. Seventy-year old Willy Grubbs was on vacation in Florida when he first had symptoms,“and my back and sides got to hurting.” It got worst until he went to the emergency room, which led to a cat scan and an MRI and a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Henrico County Poised To Get First Solar Farm

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors has taken another step toward final approval of the county’s first solar farm and it is on a piece of land with a history and a future beyond solar panels.

Briel Farm is at 295 and 64 and Meadow Road, Brooklyn District Supervisor Harvey Hinson said, “At one time, the Briel farm property was one of the premier future economic development sites in Henrico."

Special Agent in Charge of Richmond FBI Office On Short List For Interim Director

The Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond division is said to be on the short list for interim director, following the firing of James Comey.

It was Comey, in fact, who selected Adam Lee to head the Richmond office three years ago, not long after he took office. University of Richmond Law Professor says Lee has some important qualifications.

“He has run this office and he is a long-time law enforcement official within the bureau and would be non-partisan and those are the kinds of considerations that come into play,” said the University of Richmond Law Professor.

Chesterfield Planners See New Downtown, New Gateway Along Jefferson Davis Corridor

One of Chesterfield county’s oldest and most troubled areas may have a brighter future in the works for the Jefferson Davis Corridor.

County Planner Jim Bowling sees the problems and says,“When you drive down the corridor, your first impression is its pretty run-down.”

Henrico Board Approves Preliminary Contract Work For Artificial Turf At All Nine County High Schools

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors has approved a contract for preliminary work to replace the grass fields at all nine county high schools, with high grade synthetic turf.

Neil Luther, Director of Recreation and Parks, says the grass fields are wearing out. “That translates into player safety if you’ve got wear spots that are soft,” said Luther.

Voters approved a $12 million dollar bond issue last year to fix it.

“Basically the synthetic product weatherproofs fields. It allows you to play of fields year-round,” Luther added.

Another Rowdy Town Hall Meeting For Seventh District Congressman Dave Bratt

Seventh District Republican Congressman Dave Brat held another town hall meeting in Chesterfield last night (5/9), talking about Trump, health care and the budget.

It began outside, with a largely Democratic crowd that brought the clatter inside for a 90 minute session of questions and answers, punctuated by boos.

Brat said, “Everyone says have more town halls, but then you come to the town hall and can’t have a rational dialogue.”

Senators Kaine and Warner Back Save Women’s Preventive Care Act

Virginia’s Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have joined 46 other Senate Democrats in introducing the Save Women’s Preventive Care Act.

Senator Tim Kaine says the new legislation would protect coverage for basic health care services for millions of women. “Trumpcare would eliminate essential protections for women created under the affordable care act, and force women to pay more for insurance because of their gender, all to deliver a massive tax cut to the wealthy,” said Kaine.

Chesterfield Planners See New Downtown, New Gateway Along Jefferson Davis Corridor

One of Chesterfield county’s oldest and most troubled areas may have a brighter future in the works, and residents are invited to come this afternoon (5/9) and hear the plan for the Jefferson Davis Corridor.

County Planner Jim Bowling sees the problems. “When you drive down the corridor, your first impression is its pretty run-down,” said Bowling.

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