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Politics Feb 22Virginia Republicans to invite Justin Fairfax’s accusers to testify
Two women have come forward with allegations that Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, sexually assaulted them years ago.
Politics Feb 09Virginia Gov. Northam, Lt. Gov. Fairfax reject growing calls for resignation
Calls were mounting for Virginia’s lieutenant governor to resign Saturday, at the tail end of an astonishing week that saw the state’s top three elected officials — all Democrats — embroiled in potentially career-ending scandals fraught with questions of race,…
Politics Feb 08Virginia governor Northam says he will not resign over racist photo
The decision comes as another sexual assault accusation was leveled at Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who would succeed Northam if he stepped down.
Politics Feb 08Virginia Gov. Northam survives scandal by staying out of sight
He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia's painful past. Then he disappeared.
Politics Feb 07Democrats speechless as scandal engulfs Virginia’s leaders
With Virginia's top three elected officials engulfed in scandal, fellow Democrats were rendered practically speechless, uncertain of how to thread their way through the racial and sexual allegations and their tangled political implications.
Politics Feb 06Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring reveals he wore blackface in 1980
The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government.
Politics Feb 02Virginia’s Gov. Northam says that wasn’t him in racist photo
Virginia’s governor on Saturday vowed to remain in office despite widespread calls for his resignation after a racist photo surfaced on a school yearbook page. His refusal to step down could signal a potentially long and bruising fight with his…
Nation Feb 01Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 yearbook page features racist imagery
The Democratic governor released a statement Friday afternoon, acknowledging that it was a photograph of him "in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive," and apologizing for "the hurt that decision caused then and now."…
Nation Sep 24Carolina residents prepare to evacuate as rivers rise
Authorities are urging 8,000 people on the South Carolina coast to be prepared to flee flooding that is expected to being Tuesday.
Nation Sep 22North Carolina river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump
Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.