Sen. Mark Warner
Virginia’s Senior Democratic US Senator is commending the passage of coronavirus relief but thinks more needs to be done. WFIR’s Clark Palmer explains.
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A middle school student from Northern Virginia earned the right to name NASA’s next Mars Rover. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has more.
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Two of Virginia’s former Governors have announced endorsements ahead of tomorrow’s Super Tuesday elections. WFIR’s Clark Palmer explains.
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Rep. Morgan Griffith
A US Congressman from our area is raising questions about continued over prescription of opioids. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story.
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A Democratic Presidential hopeful says winning majorities in the General Assembly is an example of what happens when the party is united and energized. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story.
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A restaurant in Salem that faced possible closure due to lawsuits will be featured on Today Show Sunday. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story.
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A national political analyst says an overseas trip with US lawmakers showed there can be civility in Washington. WFIR’s Clark Palmer explains.
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An associate Supreme Court Justice who helped strike down the all male admissions policy at VMI, reflects on the rulings impact. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story.
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Rep. Ben Cline
A Congressman from our area is questioning how the FBI intends to follow new rules put in place regarding investigations into political figures or entities. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has the story.
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A state lawmaker has filed a resolution to change a privilege in the state constitution that has received much attention this week. As the Christiansburg Police Department conducts an internal review of the handling of the traffic stop involving Democratic Delegate Chris Hurst, Republican State Senator Bryce Reeves, of Spotsylvania, filed a bill yesterday that would remove a provision in the state constitution granting lawmakers immunity from arrest during the General Assembly Session.
The resolution would replace wording in the provision which states, lawmakers will be exempt from arrest except in cases of treason,felony or breach of peace, during the session with- lawmakers will be exempt from arrest “except upon issuance of an arrest warrant by a judge with authorization of a Commonwealths attorney or police agency having jurisdiction during the sessions of the General Assembly.”
Reeves says the resolution is meant to restore and maintain the public’s trust in their elected officials. In a statement Hurst says while it is true lawmakers can’t be charged with crimes during the session, he does not agree he should be immune from prosecution when warranted,and he is not above the law.