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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Government & Politics
5:08 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Mark Obenshain Requests a Recount

Republican State Senator Mark Obenshain is turning to a special court that includes the chief Richmond Circuit Court judge … to aid him in a ballot recount of the closest statewide race in modern Virginia history. Although his Democratic opponent, Mark Herring, has been certified the winner in the Attorney General's election by a 165-vote margin, Obenshain and his team believe there's a chance that votes were missed or might be invalidated.

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Education
4:30 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Physical Education Guidelines

In an effort to fight early obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and related ailments, the Virginia State Board of Education is moving forward with proposed guidelines for physical education as required by the General Assembly. 

 Audio FileVirginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports that the new rules will apply to public elementary and middle schools in the Commonwealth.Edit | Remove

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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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