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Nation Feb 11Virginia lawmakers approve Confederate statue removal bills
After a violent 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers had rejected renewed calls for the controversial statues to be removed from public places. …
Nation Feb 06Virginia lawmakers pass protections for LGBTQ people
Virginia lawmakers have passed comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation that advocates say makes the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people. The legislation prohibits discrimination in housing, public or private employment, public spaces and credit transactions…
Nation Jan 30Democratic state attorneys general sue federal government over ERA
Three Democratic state attorneys general are suing a U.S. government official seeking to force him to recognize Virginia’s vote this week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and certify the measure as part of the Constitution.
Nation Jan 29Democratic AGs plan to file lawsuit over ERA
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general, who has vowed to go to court if needed to see the Equal Rights Amendment adopted, plans to announce “landmark civil rights litigation” dealing with the proposed Constitutional amendment, his office announced Wednesday.
Politics Jan 27With Virginia’s final ratification, ERA fight advances
Virginia has officially become the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The State's ratification opens a new chapter in the nearly century-long push to get the amendment added to the Constitution.
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.
Politics Jan 10Virginia lawmakers vote to ban guns at state Capitol
Virginia lawmakers have voted to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what's expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks.
Politics Dec 06Push to ratify ERA launched in Utah, eyed in other states
A renewed national push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has come to conservative Utah, where supporters have launched a long-shot bid to become the tipping point state, despite opposition from the influential Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Nation Sep 17Virginia governor sets renewable energy goal of 100 percent by 2050
Such a shift will help address climate change, a challenge that "poses potentially devastating risk to Virginia," the order said.
Politics Sep 12Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax sues CBS over accuser interviews
The lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday alleges nobody at the company investigated or adequately fact-checked the allegations before airing them. It says CBS' actions have damaged Justin Fairfax's reputation and "once promising career and political prospects."…