A group of gun safety advocates has launched a billboard campaign to urge House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to support the firearm background check bill, likely to pass the Senate this week.
Craig Carper is the News Director for 88.9 WCVE Public Radio. Craig studied journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked in broadcast news since 2001. He’s worked in various capacities covering Virginia politics for WCVE PBS since 2006. For six years starting in 2009 he served as the political reporter for 88.9 WCVE before being promoted to News Director in July of 2015.
Craig served as the host of Assembly '17 (previously titled Capitol Events) during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily 90-second update on legislative issues.
In 2012 he conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. In 2015 he interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.
In 2016 he provided daily updates from Havana on Governor Terry McAuliffe's trade mission to Cuba.
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U. S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) spoke on the floor yesterday to urge fellow members to support the gun control bill before the Senate, which includes a portion known as the Campus Safety Act.
On Friday, the State Board of Health voted 11-2 in favor of new regulations that impose stricter building standards on clinics that provide abortions, something abortion rights advocates say will force most of Virginia’s 20 clinics to close.
Democratic State Senator Mark Herring, a candidate for Attorney General, is calling for a federal investigation into the relationships between Governor Bob McDonnell, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the Star Scientific Corporation.
The Sierra Club will stage an Electric Slide Rally for Clean Energy this Sunday at Kanawha Plaza in protest of Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed gas powered electric facility in Brunswick County.
Democratic Delegate Rosalyn Dance of Petersburg is being challenged in the June 11th primary by political newcomer Evandra Thompson.
Update: The venue for the May 6 debate has been changed to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Petersburg.
Today, Governor McDonnell begins a two-week trade mission that will take him to California, China and Japan.
Richmond City Council has amended the city zoning code to allow residents to own up to four chickens as pets and for egg production.
Governor Bob McDonnell and Mayor Dwight Jones have announced a new Earning by Learning initiative for Richmond Public Schools.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, Governor Bob McDonnell said that gifts to his family members are not reportable under current state law.