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Arthur Ashe mural defaced with white nationalist insignias

Oct. 21, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A mural of Black tennis legend and Richmond, Virginia, native Arthur Ashe was defaced with insignias associated with a white nationalist group, police said Thursday. Officers called Thursday morning to the city's Battery Park found the mural...

Obama to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 12, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will campaign with fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final stretch of the Virginia governor's race. “The stakes could not be greater,” McAuliffe said, as he announced the news Tuesday morning on MSNBC. ...

Monument to emancipation unveiled, dedicated in Virginia

Sep. 23, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A monument that honors Virginians who fought against slavery and for freedom has been dedicated in the former capital of the Confederacy. The Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission unveiled its Emancipation and Freedom Monument to a...

COVID-19 vaccine order for most state employees takes effect

Sep. 01, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A mandate that most of Virginia’s state workers will have to be vaccinated or agree to regular COVID-19 testing is taking effect. Gov. Ralph Northam's order kicks in Wednesday and will apply to more than 120,000 executive branch employees. ...

Firefighters, police push back against vaccine mandate

Aug. 18, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The unions representing some Richmond firefighters and police officers are pushing back against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. City employees must be fully vaccinated or receive a medical or religious exemption by Oct. 1, but Wednesday is an initial...

Governor: Most state workers must be vaccinated or tested

Aug. 05, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most of Virginia’s state workers will have to be vaccinated or agree to regular COVID-19 testing, under a new requirement Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday. The order will take effect Sept. 1 and will apply to more than 120,000 executive...

The Latest: Sydney reports worst day of its current outbreak

Aug. 04, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state is reporting the worst day of its outbreak of the coronavirus delta variant, with a record 262 new local infections and five deaths from COVID-19. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Thursday that four of the...

Richmond to mandate vaccination for city workers

Aug. 04, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's capital city is instituting a vaccine mandate for most of its several thousand employees. Democratic Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney made the announcement Wednesday, saying it would ensure the health and safety of both city workers and the...

WFT president says list of names substantially narrowed down

Jul. 29, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Football President Jason Wright said Thursday the organization has significantly trimmed the list of potential team names, with the unveiling expected before the 2022 NFL draft. In an interview with The Associated Press at a community...

Probe: No wrongdoing in Richmond statue-removal contract

Jul. 29, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia special prosecutor has found no wrongdoing in the awarding of a $1.8 million contract for the removal of Richmond's Confederate statues last summer. Timothy Martin, the elected prosecutor in Augusta County who was appointed to handle the...