Latest Virginia state government News

2 Richmond-area HBCUs plan to build laboratory schools

Aug. 07, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Richmond-area historically Black universities are planning to build college partnership laboratory schools. Details on plans by Virginia State University in Ettrick and Virginia Union University in Richmond are scant. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports...

CEO selling NFTs of Confederate monuments he took down

Aug. 07, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After removing the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond and nearly two dozen other statues across the city and state, Devon Henry is seeking to raise money for charity by selling digital artwork inspired by their removal in the cryptocurrency market. ...

Youngkin appointee resigns after remarks about Civil War

Aug. 03, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman Gov. Glenn Youngkin appointed to the state Board of Historic Resources has resigned after making widely criticized remarks about Confederate statues and the Civil War. Ann McLean stepped down from the board effective Monday after a discussion...

No charges for officer who pepper-sprayed Army lieutenant

Aug. 02, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former police officer in Virginia should not be criminally charged but should be investigated for potential civil rights violations after he pepper-sprayed, struck and handcuffed a Black U.S. Army lieutenant during a 2020 traffic stop, a special prosecutor has determined. ...

Court tosses second lawsuit seeking new Virginia elections

Aug. 01, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a second lawsuit seeking to force members of Virginia's Republican-controlled House of Delegates to hold an unscheduled election this year. U.S. District Judge David Novak found that federal courts lack the authority to grant...

Virginia lawmakers urge action on behalf of detained lawyer

Jul. 31, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thirty Virginia legislators called on the Biden administration Saturday to take action on behalf of Asim Ghafoor, a friend and former lawyer of slain dissident Jamal Khashoggi who's been imprisoned by the United Arab Emirates. Ghafoor, a Virginia resident, was...

Former Va. Lt. Gov. Fairfax: FBI asks about 2019 allegations

Jul. 28, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The FBI has recently conducted interviews about the origin of the sexual assault allegations made in 2019 against then-Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, according to Fairfax and several others who said they were interviewed. Fairfax, who said he met for...

GOP AGs ask Google not to limit anti-abortion center results

Jul. 21, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A month after some members of Congress urged Google to limit the appearance of anti-abortion pregnancy centers in certain abortion-related search results, 17 Republican attorneys general are warning the company that doing so could invite investigations and possible legal...

Ex-Gov. Doug Wilder sues VCU leaders after personnel dispute

Jul. 19, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Doug Wilder recently sued leaders of the Richmond university where he works following a public personnel dispute in which Wilder had pushed for the firing of an employee he accused of threatening him. The controversy began earlier this year...

Youngkin shifts Virginia right, raising profile inside GOP

Jul. 17, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — To promote the recently signed Virginia budget and its array of tax cuts, Gov. Glenn Youngkin hosted two high-energy campaign-style celebrations, complete with bright lighting, throngs of supporters and a booming playlist that harkened back to his winning run last year. ...