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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.
Health Mar 30WATCH: Virginia governor halts on-campus teaching
Virginia's governor on Monday ordered all higher education institutions to stop any in-person instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic, a move likely directed at Liberty University.
Health Mar 25WATCH: Virginia governor asks Liberty University to rethink bringing students back
Speaking at a news conference in Richmond, Gov. Ralph Northam criticized Liberty as sending “mixed messages” about COVID-19.
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.