Tommie McNeil

Reporter, Richmond Bureau

Tommie McNeil is a State Capitol reporter who has been covering Virginia and Virginia politics for more than a decade. He originally hails from Maryland, and also doubles as the evening anchor for 1140 WRVA in Richmond.

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Economics & Economy
4:57 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Coffee Under Threat

What does global warming have to do with coffee?  One Virginia business owner says "a lot." So much that your morning cup of "joe" is going to get costlier. And he's not alone. 

Dozens of the Commonwealth’s businesses are pressuring the General Assembly and Congress to seriously confront the challenge of climate change before there is an economic crisis.

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Shorter Stays Reported
5:08 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Inspector General Study on Access to Psychiatric Care

Some in the mental health field say it is not uncommon for a person suffering from mental illness to be turned away from treatment.  

National Alliance for Mental Illness Virginia Director Mira Signer says it happens more often than people think. The state Inspector General found that during a three-month case study alone, 72 Virginians who should have been detained were denied needed care.

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Health & Medicine
6:35 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Newborn Screenings in VA Reach a Milestone

While some parents may not realize it, the difference between taking home a healthy bundle of joy from the hospital and a child who may suffer from a lifetime of health complications … is a prick on the heel, about five drops of blood, and a team of scientists.  It’s the newborn screening that every child born in the Commonwealth goes through.   Affected parents and medical professionals on Friday quietly celebrated a medical milestone. . .

 

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General Assembly
5:27 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Changes to Virginia Sex Offender Laws Being Discussed

A high school student turns 18, and he thinks it's "cool" for his 25-year-old substitute teacher to be hitting on him. A relationship ensues, he brags about it, and his parents are appalled—but did the substitute commit a crime?  The Virginia State Crime Commission is drafting legislation to address that—and one member says there's a lot to consider on a delicate issue.

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Government & Politics
4:44 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Mark Obenshain's Next Steps

Virginia Attorney General candidate and State Senator Mark Obenshain isn’t accepting defeat now that an UNOFFICIAL Board of Elections tally gives his Democratic opponent, Senator Mark Herring, a 164-vote lead. Obenshain says it's too early to talk about a recount, but while he waits for the final numbers, he’s putting together a transition team-as permitted under state law.

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