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Politics Feb 22Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty
Virginia's Democratic majority pushed the repeal effort, arguing that the death penalty has been applied disproportionately to people of color, the mentally ill and the indigent.
Nation Dec 28After naming Nashville bombing suspect, focus turns to motive
Authorities are piecing together the motive behind the explosion that severely damaged dozens of downtown buildings and injured three people.
Nation Dec 07Breonna Taylor’s family praises Virginia ban on no-knock warrants
"Breonna's Law" is the first such law enacted by a state since Taylor was killed in March. Two other states — Oregon and Florida — already had similar bans.
Nation Nov 06Virginia prosecutor finds 2018 police shooting of Black man justified
A Virginia prosecutor has found that the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Black man who ran onto a highway during a mental health crisis was justified.
Nation Oct 31Halloween in the pandemic: Costumes and candy, at a distance
Like with everything else this year, the pandemic also left its mark on Halloween. Parades, parties and haunted houses were canceled due to bans on large gatherings and concerns that spooky celebrations could spread the coronavirus.
Politics Oct 14Federal judge extends Virginia voter registration deadline
A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable.
Nation Aug 19Detailed plans in place for careful removal of Lee statue
Conservation experts who plan to relocate the statue face the intricate logistics of disassembling and transporting it to a storage facility. They also must ensure worker safety amid heated public debate about whether the statue is an important piece of…
Nation Jul 01Richmond mayor orders removal of Confederate statues on city land
Work crews began removing a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson early Wednesday afternoon. Flatbed trucks and other equipment were also spotted at several other Confederate monuments along Richmond's famed Monument Avenue.
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…
Health Feb 19National shortage of forensic nurses frustrates rape victims
Only about 150 of the state's 94,000 registered nurses are credentialed forensic nurses. …