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Pressure rising for Democrats in Virginia governor's race

Sep. 24, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Stuart, a longtime Republican state senator in Virginia, got three days' notice this summer to help pull together a weekday campaign event for Glenn Youngkin, the GOP candidate for governor. To his surprise and delight, some 200 people...

McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over abortion, COVID in 1st debate

Sep. 17, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, as each sought to cast the other as extreme. The candidates in...

McAuliffe, Youngkin clash over abortion, COVID in 1st debate

Sep. 16, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin clashed over abortion and vaccination policies Thursday in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, as each sought to cast the other as extreme. The candidates in...

Virginia governor's race: Key takeaways from the 1st debate

Sep. 16, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin met Thursday in southwest Virginia for the commonwealth's first gubernatorial debate of the general election season. Much of the exchange between McAuliffe, a longtime Democratic Party fundraiser who is seeking a rare...

Virginia is set to remove Richmond's Lee statue on Wednesday

Sep. 07, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, is expected to be taken down on Wednesday as a symbol of racial injustice, more than 130 years after it was erected in tribute to the South’s Civil War leader. While many...

Gen. Lee statue can be removed, Virginia Supreme Court rules

Sep. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that the state can remove an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a prominent spot in the state's capital city, saying “values change and public policy changes too” in a democracy. ...

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. ...

Black men executed in 1951 rape granted posthumous pardons

Aug. 31, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons Tuesday to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman, in a case that attracted pleas for mercy from around the world and in recent years has been denounced as an example of racial...

Republican Youngkin outlines new tax, policy proposals

Aug. 30, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin rolled out the most sweeping policy proposal of his campaign so far Monday, a so-called “day one game plan” that envisioned substantial tax cuts, new charter schools and an overhaul of what he called “broken”...

Northam: Philly will join Dulles as evacuee arrival site

Aug. 27, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday that Dulles International Airport will no longer be the sole entry point for Afghan evacuees — the Philadelphia airport will now take them as well. During a press call, Northam called the evacuation...