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Man arrested during Virginia Capitol protest over Northam

Feb. 18, 2019 4:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A protester at the Virginia Capitol has been arrested during a protest against Gov. Ralph Northam. Capitol Police said 23-year-old Patrick Talamantes of Sacramento, California, was charged with vandalism and littering after he tossed a container of red dye in a Capitol fountain. Police...

Virginia governor asks lawmakers to focus on budget 'equity'

Feb. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam asked lawmakers Thursday to pass a state budget that has a "greater focus on issues of equity" as he tries to move past a blackface scandal that nearly ended his governorship. Northam met with a group of state legislators to discuss the budget and...

Court gives final approval to redrawn House map in Virginia

Feb. 14, 2019 2:54 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of judges has given final approval to a redrawn map for the Virginia House of Delegates in a protracted racial gerrymandering case. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the panel's 2-1 ruling Thursday ordered the state to adopt a map created by a court-appointed special...

The Latest: Fairfax accuser's lawyer urges public hearing

Feb. 12, 2019 2:26 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The lawyer representing one of the women who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault is urging state lawmakers not to delay a public hearing on the matter. Attorney Nancy...

Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia

Feb. 11, 2019 6:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clamor for the resignation of Virginia's top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegations against him....

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 11, 2019 7:22 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP TRIES TO TURN BORDER DEBATE WITH EL PASO RALLY In his first rally since November's midterm elections, the president is aiming to deliver on his elusive signature pledge to American voters. 2. SPONSOR...

Virginia lawmaker backs off plans to introduce impeachment bill on Monday seeking ouster of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax

Feb. 11, 2019 7:02 AM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmaker backs off plans to introduce impeachment bill on Monday seeking ouster of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

The Latest: Virginia congresswoman: Northam should resign

Feb. 10, 2019 8:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the blackface and sexual assault allegations involving Virginia's top three Democrats (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second-most powerful leader as they struggle to...

Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

Feb. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office. At least one...

The Latest: Accuser willing to testify to Virginia lawmakers

Feb. 10, 2019 6:28 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on fallout from scandals roiling Virginia's top officials (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Attorneys for a woman who has accused Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor of sexual assault say their client is "prepared to testify at impeachment proceedings and to cooperate with...