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Virginia House Democrats aim to protect their majority

Oct. 27, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic control of Virginia state government over the past two years has allowed lawmakers to dramatically reshape public policy with legislation reforming the criminal justice system, loosening abortion restrictions and expanding voting access. ...

Biden ties Republican in race for Va. governor to Trump

Oct. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden framed the Virginia governor’s race as a repudiation of his predecessor, tying the Republican candidate to former President Donald Trump as he campaigned for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in what's become a tight and increasingly bitter campaign. ...

Biden ties Republican in race for Va. governor to Trump

Oct. 26, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden framed the Virginia governor’s race as a repudiation of his predecessor, tying the Republican candidate to former President Donald Trump as he campaigned Tuesday night for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in what's become a tight and increasingly bitter...

Police investigate report that car shot on interstate

Oct. 26, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police said they are investigating a report that a car was shot on Interstate 195 in Richmond on Monday morning but no one was injured. Troopers responded to a reported shooting in the northbound lanes between Monument Avenue and...

Finance reports show Youngkin with lead in cash on hand

Oct. 26, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During the first three weeks of October, Republican candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin outraised Democrat Terry McAuliffe, while McAuliffe outspent Youngkin, according to campaign finance reports. Youngkin closed out the period with a...

Va. health secretary stepping down as Northam term soon ends

Oct. 26, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s health secretary, who’s held a key role in the state government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is leaving his job as Gov. Ralph Northam’s term soon closes to work for a nonprofit health system. Dan Carey’s last day at the post...

Ex-Liberty spokesman says he was fired for raising concerns

Oct. 25, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former spokesperson for Liberty University is suing the evangelical Virginia school after being fired, alleging in a lawsuit filed Monday that his termination came in retaliation for voicing concerns that sexual misconduct accusations were mishandled. ...

Youngkin's school warnings intensify the GOP's suburban push

Oct. 25, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin wants voters in Virginia to hear an urgent message: Your children are in danger. In a speech in Northern Virginia's suburbs last week, the Republican candidate for governor highlighted the murky case of a student who allegedly...

Judge to sentence neo-Nazi group members under terrorism law

Oct. 25, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members intended to engage in terrorist activity before FBI agents arrested them ahead of a pro-gun rally in Virginia, a federal judge concluded Monday. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang’s decision to apply a “terrorism...

Northam: $200M wind turbine project to create 310 jobs

Oct. 25, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will partner with Dominion Energy on a $200 million factory making turbine blades for offshore wind projects, creating 310 jobs, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday. Virginia-based Dominion previously...