Kyle Taylor

Reporter, Photographer, Writer

United States of America

I'm a passionate journalist, eager to cover events in my community and ready to bring the dark to the light. I'm a careful and versatile writer with experience producing spot news, feature and profile stories, multimedia reports and photos to keep the public in the know about what's happening. Contact me at [email protected]

"It's Time to Act," says co-founder of Black Lives Matter

A co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement agrees that all lives matter-but she says it's important to recognize that African-Americans in particular have been marginalized by American society. By Kyle Taylor | Capital News Service A co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement agrees that all lives matter-but she says it's important to recognize that African-Americans in particular have been marginalized by American society.

8 arrested in protest against Dominion

RICHMOND - Eight people were arrested for trespassing on the Capitol steps Saturday, following a rowdy march of environmental activists against Dominion Power's plans to release treated water from coal ash ponds into the James River. Photos: Protest Against Dominion The event - "Dump Dominion, a march for our rivers" - was sponsored by the group No ACP.

'Eli's Law' Would Publicize Child Abusers

By Kyle TaylorCapital News Service RICHMOND - A Hanover County mother, whose son suffered brain damage and other injuries when he was abused by a man in 2010, urged state lawmakers Monday to expand who must be listed on Virginia's Sex Offender and Crimes against Minors Registry.

Manassas, VA Patch
Bill Would Make Electrocution the Default for Death Penalty

Capital News Service RICHMOND - Death penalty opponents lost a battle this week when a House committee endorsed a bill to make electrocution the default punishment if lethal injection is unavailable. The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty opposed House Bill 815, which would allow the Virginia Department of Corrections to use the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.
Senate panel OK's bill to protect Virginia LGBT workers

RICHMOND - Women's rights activists praised a Senate committee after it voted Monday to endorse a bill that would prohibit discrimination against public employees who are gay or transgender. Senate Bill 12 would bar discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

'Stay off Roads,' Gov. McAuliffe Tells Virginians

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) - As a winter storm blanketed the state with snow, Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Saturday begged Virginians to avoid driving until the roads are clear. "Please stay off of the roads tomorrow and Monday if you can and let us do our job to keep you safe and our community safe," nMcAuliffe said during a media briefing on the commonwealth's response to the severe winter weather.

RVA Magazine
Legislator withdraws bill raising oyster leases

Posted by: brad - Jan 29, 2016 Virginia watermen can heave a sigh of relief after a legislator withdrew his bill to increase the cost to lease the bottom of state-owned waterways for growing oysters and clams. Perhaps one of Virginia's best bargains, the annual right for leasing oyster planting grounds will remain only $1.50 per acre.
Legislators get lesson from higher education advocates

RICHMOND, Va. - Most weekdays, Carmen Rodriguez, a biology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, addresses an auditorium of about 400 students. On Thursday, her audience was more personal: She was visiting state legislators' office and educating lawmakers about issues important to higher education.

Henrico Citizen
Transparency caucus urges open government

Two freshmen legislators, a Republican and a Democrat, announced the formation of a new bipartisan caucus Monday, one targeted to make the Virginia General Assembly more accessible to the public. The Virginia Transparency Caucus is the brainchild of Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, and Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Midlothian.