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  • Charter school relocates amid skepticism from School Board

    RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) – At the Richmond School Board meeting on January 3, 2012, a parent suggested that the school board is being combative with the new charter school, a sentiment also felt by some teachers. It comes at the heels of the school’s grand opening in their new building next week. Virginia’s first charter elementary school is moving into their permanent home on Semmes Avenue, after teaching out of a local church for more than a year. Next Monday, […]

  • Virginia named one of 10 best wine travel destinations

    RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) – Virginia might be known for its rich history and its beauty, and the state can now boast about its culture—viticulture, that is. The “Wine Enthusiast Magazine” recently named Virginia as one of the 10 best wine travel destinations. The Commonwealth now joins just two other national places, both in California, to receive this honor. The state placed with very notable wine regions around the world; Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Hungary, Germany, France, and Chile. The article […]

  • Some say “Draft Gov. McDonnell for President” fits the bill

    RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) – A new website serves to gather petitions to get Governor Bob McDonnell in the race for President in 2012. The site is getting attention but conservative blogger Norm Leahy says the possibility is a long shot. “In modern campaigns it’s almost unheard of you just can’t do it anymore,” said Leahy. Leahy says it’s almost impossible given the organization and demands. “You need money and if you don’t have the money, you can’t beat the calendar […]

  • New Commonwealth’s Attorney takes office, fires seven lawyers

    HENRICO, VA (WTVR) – A change in power sets several other changes in motion. Owen Conway is a stay-at-home mom for the first time in her 20-year career as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney. While she said she‘s enjoying her new role, she also said she misses the courtroom.  “I loved it. It was my passion,” Conway said. Conway, known as a tough but fair prosecutor, has handled several high profile cases, including the Piper Roundtree murder trial. But in early […]

  • Patrick Henry charter school moves into its new Richmond home

    RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) – After an investment of more than half-a-million dollars and six months of construction, the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts welcomed nearly 190 students to their new school building on Monday. “We’re happy to be in our permanent home,” said Kristen Larson, Vice President of the Patrick Henry Board of Directors. The Richmond school located on Semmes Avenue, has been empty for several years but now it has new life as students and staff prepare […]

  • New rules for visitation at the Virginia State Capitol

    New Capitol rules coincide with Occupy Richmond event

  • City schools unhappy with McDonnell’s education plans

    Richmond anticipates $30 million dollar deficit if governor's plan passes

  • State Republicans announce plan for 2012 General Assembly session

    State Republicans took to the steps of the Virginia State Capitol Tuesday afternoon to announce their plans for the 2012 General Assembly session.

  • Michelle Obama to visit veterans in Richmond

    First Lady Michelle Obama will visit veterans in a Richmond hospital on Wednesday.

  • Key question remains as 2012 General Assembly opens Wednesday. Who has the power?

    Virginia Democrats wait to see if Republicans will take control of senate committees.

  • Dr. Bob on Politics: The Republican Landscape

    RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) – CBS 6 Political Analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth provides on update on the Republican party on both the national and state level.

  • Allen, Kaine square off in first debate

    RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) – Two former governors traded barbs Wednesday afternoon in the first debate of Virginia’s crucial U.S. Senate race. The Associated Press hosted the 90-minute debate between frontrunners Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine. For the most part, the panel of four journalists asked Allen and Kaine questions, but both were allowed to directly ask each other questions. Kaine opted to attack Allen on his Senate record while Allen focused his attack on Kaine’s term as governor. Allen grilled Kaine on his support […]