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Health Dec 04Virginia hits ‘pause’ on Medicaid work requirements
Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday that his administration is hitting “pause” on its request for federal approval to requires some Medicaid recipients to have a job or participate in some form of approved community engagement and pay part of…
Politics Nov 06Democrats promise swift action after win in Virginia
Democratic leaders said Virginians should expect a higher minimum wage, new gun restrictions and greater abortion rights after their party flipped control of the state House and Senate in Tuesday's election.
Politics Jul 09GOP-led Virginia Legislature abruptly adjourns special session on guns
Lawmakers were summoned to consider a package of eight gun-control measures put forward by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who called for "votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers" in response to the Virginia Beach massacre.
Nation Jul 09Virginia lawmakers meet to debate new gun laws after mass shooting
Gov. Ralph Northam ordered lawmakers back for a special session to consider a wide range of gun-control measures.
Politics Jun 04WATCH: Virginia governor to call special session on guns
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will recall lawmakers to the state Capitol in coming weeks to take up a package of gun-control legislation he said is urgently needed to prevent killings like Friday's mass shooting in Virginia Beach.
Politics May 21Probe of racist photo on Virginia governor’s yearbook page completed
Eastern Virginia Medical School announced it is planning a news conference and will make a written report of the investigation public. The school gave no details about what the investigation found.
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.