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Roberto Roldan is a reporter for WCVE News covering the City of Richmond.

He has previously worked on air and in print for WUSF 89.7FM, the Tampa Bay Times, and The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal. He has covered everything from local music to the wedding ceremony of plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court's historic gay marriage case.

When he's not out reporting, Roberto enjoys spending his time in museums or in the outdoors.

Follow Roberto on Twitter @ByRobertoR.

Articles by Roberto Roldan

Bill to Force Coal Ash Pond Closure Advances in Virginia General Assembly

A bill that would require Dominion Energy to shut down four coal ash ponds throughout Virginia passed its first Senate committee on Thursday.

The Senate bill backed by Governor Ralph Northam would prohibit Dominion from burying the coal ash in place and would require them to recycle it or transport it to a landfill. That applies to any site on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, including one in Chesterfield County.

Affordable Housing Development Opens Off Jefferson Davis Highway

Mayor Levar Stoney led a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon at the Port City development at 800 Jefferson Davis Highway. The 11-acre American Tobacco Co. complex will eventually house nearly 300 lofts, artist studios and the city’s largest solar panel array. The first 83 apartments will be up for rent on Feb. 1.