Julie Rothey

Student Journalist

Location icon United States of America

Broadcast Journalism Major, Environmental Studies, and Spanish Minors

Virginia Commonwealth University

I'm a multimedia journalist with experiences in environmental reporting. I'm looking for opportunities that will expand my comfort zone while showcasing my current skills. More examples of my videography and photography are available on youtube and flickr.



'Winner takes all' electoral vote system will stay

By Ashley Luck and Julie RotheyCapital News Service RICHMOND - A House committee on Friday quietly killed a bill to divide Virginia's electoral votes based on how presidential candidates do in each congressional district. Del. Mark Cole, R-Fredericksburg, moved to table his own bill because, he said, it could affect pending lawsuits over Virginia's gerrymandered legislative districts.

Bill would end 'winner take all' electoral vote system

JAN 25, 2017 - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A bill to end Virginia's "winner take all" system of awarding Electoral College votes was approved by a House subcommittee Tuesday.The electoral votes should be divided among presidential candidates based on how many of Virginia's 11 congressional districts they win, the subcommittee of the House Privileges and Elections Committee decided on a 5-2, party-line vote.HB 1425, sponsored by Del.

Over Democrats' objections, Senate OKs 'religious freedom' bill

RICHMOND, Va. - Democratic officials and the American Civil Liberties Union blasted Republican senators after they passed a "religious freedom" bill that would protect people who refuse to marry same-gender couples. HB 2025, sponsored by Del. Nicholas Freitas, R-Culpeper, cleared the Senate on Thursday on a party-line vote of 21-19.

Dog hunters and landowners argue over trespassing bill

RICHMOND, Va. - Hunters may have to pay a fine if their dog enters private property under a bill in front of the House of Delegates. A revised version of HB 1900, introduced by House Speaker William Howell, R-Stafford County, passed the House Rules Committee on Tuesday.

The News Leader
Law Center to Appeal Dominion's Coal Ash Permits

RICHMOND - The Southern Environmental Law Center plans to appeal the State Water Control Board's decision to allow Dominion Power to release treated wastewater from coal-ash ponds into the James River. The law center filed the notice to appeal on behalf of the James River Association. The official appeal will be filed by mid-March.

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