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Virginia state government
March 25, 2020
Liberty U. welcomes back students amid virus
The mayor of Lynchburg, Virginia is calling Liberty University's decision to open their campus to students "reckless" in the ...
March 11, 2020
Scandal-scarred Virginia lawmaker now seeks justice reform
Just a few years ago, Joe Morrissey's political career appeared to be over. The former prosecutor-turned-defense attorney was ...
March 09, 2020
Lawmakers pass bill allowing Confederate monument removals
Some of Virginia's scores of Confederate monuments could soon be removed under legislation state lawmakers approved Sunday.
March 08, 2020
Virginia reshaped as Democrats put historic stamp on laws
Democratic legislators in Virginia have dramatically reshaped the state in two months, sweeping aside many of the state’s old ...
March 06, 2020
Sweeping renewable energy bill poised for final passage
A sweeping energy bill that supporters said would make Virginia a national leader in addressing climate change passed the ...
February 28, 2020
Sanders' appeal tested in moderate Virginia on Super Tuesday
Rep. Elaine Luria is the kind of up-and-comer the Democratic Party would like to keep in Congress. But the former Navy ...
February 26, 2020
Virginia lawmakers send LGBTQ protections bill to governor
Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that advocates said will make the ...
February 24, 2020
New Virginia sentencing law ends high court's DC sniper case
Lee Boyd Malvo, the Washington, D.C., area sniper, and Virginia agreed Monday to dismiss a pending Supreme Court case after ...
February 23, 2020
For Virginia Tech parents, new gun laws a long struggle
When Virginia lawmakers pass sweeping new gun control laws in the coming days, it will mark the culmination of nearly 13 ...
February 17, 2020
Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats ...
February 17, 2020
Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters
For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal. “There is what ...
February 16, 2020
Virginia a key state in Bloomberg's Super Tuesday strategy
If there is a state where Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg could expect a return on investment, it is ...
February 15, 2020
Virginia emerges as South's progressive leader under Dems
In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia ...
February 13, 2020
House acts to remove deadline for Equal Rights Amendment
In a bid to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the House on Thursday approved a measure removing a 1982 deadline for state ...
February 12, 2020
Judge dismisses lieutenant governor's libel suit against CBS
A judge on Tuesday tossed out a libel lawsuit filed by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax against a television network he ...
February 07, 2020
Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead
A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and ...
January 30, 2020
Democratic AGs sue to force US to adopt ERA in Constitution
Three Democratic state attorneys general sued a U.S. government official Thursday, seeking to force him to recognize ...
January 27, 2020
With Virginia's final ratification, ERA fight advances
Virginia officially became the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Monday, clearing the way for ...
January 21, 2020
Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully
Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to ...
January 20, 2020
A look at expected participants in Virginia gun rally
State officials and U.S. hate-monitoring groups are warning about the potential for violence ahead of a gun-rights rally in ...
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