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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. …
Nation Jan 26Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court
After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenges that claimed the policy was rooted in anti-Muslim bias.
Nation Jan 18Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia
Police are scouring the internet for clues about plans for mayhem, workers are putting up chain link holding pens around Virginia’s picturesque Capitol Square, and one lawmaker even plans to hide in a safe house in advance of what’s expected…
Nation Aug 30Lawsuit by family of victims of South Carolina church shooting reinstated to look at faulty background checks
The FBI has acknowledged that Roof's drug possession arrest weeks before the shooting should have prevented him from buying a gun.
Politics Jul 10U.S. appeals court sides with Trump in emoluments lawsuit involving hotel
A federal appeals court has ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, handing Trump a significant legal victory on Wednesday.
Nation Jun 28White supremacist sentenced to life in prison for Charlottesville car attack
An avowed white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison on hate crime charges.
Nation Jun 02Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job
The gunman who opened fire inside a Virginia Beach government building, killing 12 people, had notified a superior of his intention to leave his job, officials said Saturday.
Politics Jan 23Virginia’s redistricting plan, picked by court, could shift some districts toward Democrats
On Tuesday, a panel of federal judges chose new district lines from a series of proposals submitted by a special master. The judges gave all sides until Feb. 1 to file objections. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear…