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Members of the Senate, including Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, left, Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke, center and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, right, placed roses on the desk of the late Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, on opening day of the General Assembly inside the Science Museum in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.  Chafin died on Jan. 1 due to complications related to the coronavirus. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Northam outlines priorities to lawmakers as session begins

Jan. 13, 2021 8:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam outlined his plans to legalize marijuana and announced his intention to give teachers a raise Wednesday during an annual address to state lawmakers. The governor gave his State of the Commonwealth speech on the first day of the 2021 legislative...

Loudoun County to rename its portions of US Routes 50 and 7

Dec. 18, 2020 11:18 AM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia's Loudoun County have voted to rename the county's portions of U.S. Routes 50 and 7. That's because one of the roadways was named after a Confederate commander, and the other was named after an ardent segregationist. WTOP reports that the board voted on Tuesday to...