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 Public Access Project

 

The General Assembly is considering a new law that would prevent the public from learning the names of police officers. And open government advocates are criticizing cities that put their council meetings on the internet but exclude some citizen comments. 

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

Anti-fast food ads have been banned from buses in Richmond for being too political...and tension between recreational boaters and oyster harvesters has come to the surface in Virginia Beach. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

VA News

The General Assembly is considering loosening restrictions on the sale of wild animal parts in Virginia. And, a plan to build a wind farm in Botetourt County has upset some people in neighboring Rockbridge County. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

After a near miss in 2006, Virginia may soon have an official state reptile. And a bill now in the General Assembly would give local school districts a new way to raise revenue. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

A new strategy for killing bedbugs has gotten the attention of the Richmond Fire Department. And, the Town of Amherst has a gun for sale. But if you're interested, you should know it won't be cheap. Those have been 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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