Posts Tagged Virginia Beach

Virginia Senators Hope to Pass Legislation That Would Fix Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund

StateSeal00With Congress mired in impeachment, can anything get done in Washington? Michael Pope has this report about one action item both Virginia senators are hoping will happen before the end of the year.

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Measure Honoring Virginia Beach Shooting Victim Headed to the White House

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Congresswoman Elaine Luria, who introduced the legislation honoring Ryan Keith Cox.

It’s been two months since the Virginia Beach mass shooting, and the scars are still healing. Michael Pope has this report about one of the heroes of that day.

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Virginia Governor Announces Special Session on Gun Control

StateSeal00Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.” Mallory Noe-Payne has further details.

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What Impacts Could the Special Session Have In November?

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Lawmakers will be returning to Richmond for a special session on guns. But will anything happen? Michael Pope reports.

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Political Operatives Say Response to Virginia Beach Shooting Strikes a Familiar Tone

StateSeal00The shooting in Virginia Beach over the weekend is prompting a familiar discussion about firearms and whether new restrictions are needed. Michael Pope reports.

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Electric Scooters Sneak into Virginia Markets

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Reporter Mallory Noe-Payne takes a Bird Scooter for a spin. (Credit: RADIO IQ / Mallory Noe-Payne)

Earlier this week, Virginia Beach began confiscating electric scooters, saying they violate city code. The two-wheeled machines are being dropped off in cities across Virginia, by a company called Bird Scooters. Mallory Noe-Payne went to chase one down.

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Feds Hold Meeting to Answer Questions About Offshore Drilling

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US Rep Don McEachin, D-Va. speaks to a group of environmental activists during a news conference in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The press conference proceeded a public meeting of the Bureau Ocean Energy Management on offshore drilling. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Opponents of offshore drilling traveled to Richmond Wednesday to speak out against President Trump’s plan to open coastal waters for drilling. The public information session on the plan was the first and only in Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Va News Topics: New Richmond High School, Amazon to Virginia Beach?

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Despite some apparent disadvantages, Virginia Beach has joined the competition for Amazon’s new headquarters. And, a new high school in Richmond is breaking with tradition to try and give its students a head start on the future. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va News link at vpap.org. More now from Fred Echols.

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Va News Topics: VDOT Change of Plans, Navy Resistance to Micro-Brewery

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is dropping plans to take land from Hampton University for the widening of  I-64, and two Army veterans expanding their micro-brewery in Virginia Beach are getting resistance from the Navy. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va News link at vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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Oyster Farmers Clash With Homeowners and Boaters

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Oyster ground lease notifications at the post office in Burgess, VA (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

This week, Virginia Beach homeowners and recreational boaters unhappy with large metal oyster farming cages on their beaches and waterways asked state officials for help. Pamela D’Angelo has the story.

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