Fred Echols

WVTF/RADIO IQ News Host, Producer and Reporter

Fred Echols is a long time member of the WVTF/RADIO IQ news department and produces news content as well as public affairs programs. Fred's career in broadcasting began in North Carolina's Triad before switching from commercial radio where he'd held numerous positions including program director to hosting public radio programming at WVTF.

 

Virginia Commonwealth University is suddenly in need of a replacement for the man who's been the face of the school for the past few years. And city leaders in Virginia Beach were surprised to learn that an employee had been given access to millions of dollars in official bank accounts. 

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

People who smoke pot legally in Washington, DC but work in Virginia could be risking their jobs. And, a public magnet school in Fairfax is facing questions about its admissions process because of the high percentage of Asian-Americans among its student body.  

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

A rule change in Washington is making it easier for veterans in Virginia to get health care. And modern criminal science is being used to bring violators of ‘poop pickup’ laws to justice. 

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

One of Virginia's smallest towns has voted itself out of existence....and now that the General Assembly has established regulations that allow commercial online ridesharing in Virginia the taxi industry says it can't compete. 

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

Even though Virginia imposes a financial penalty on localities when they create bike lanes on public streets Richmond has been given one year to do so without losing any money... and a Henrico County woman had to take drastic action to defend herself against a rabid raccoon.

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

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