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Politics Jun 17Virginia governor to propose Juneteenth as state holiday
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he’s making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital…
Nation Jun 03WATCH: After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Lee statue
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue.
Nation Jun 02How governors are responding to Trump’s request to send National Guard troops to D.C.
Some governors are balking at President Donald Trump's request to send National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., for a massive militarized show of force in the nation's capital after several days of violent protests.
Politics Jun 01LISTEN: Trump tells governors they are ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests
Trump spoke to governors on a video teleconference that also included law enforcement and national security officials, telling the state leaders they “have to get much tougher."…
Politics Apr 16WATCH: White House offers governors a road map for pandemic recovery
The new guidelines are aimed at easing restrictions in areas with low transmission of the coronavirus, while holding the line in harder-hit locations.
Politics Feb 28Sanders’ appeal to be tested in moderate Virginia on Super Tuesday
Virginia is not currently a priority for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, but there is concern among Democrats that if Sanders is his opponent, it will threaten down-ballot races.
Nation Feb 06Virginia lawmakers to debate assault weapon ban
Democratic lawmakers in Virginia are set to try to advance legislation to ban assault weapons despite pushback from members of their own party.
Nation Jan 30Virginia House passes gun-control measures
Virginia has become ground zero in the nation's raging debate over gun control and mass shootings as a new Democratic majority has pledged to put strict new limits in place.
Politics Jan 28Falwell and W.Va. governor suggest parts of Virginia secede to West Virginia
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. are urging unhappy Virginia counties to secede and join a neighboring state where Democrats aren't in charge.
Nation Jan 20Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights
Gov. Ralph Northam declared a temporary state of emergency days ahead of Monday’s rally, banning all weapons including guns from the event on Capitol Square.