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LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats
Feb 27,2019

The General Assembly's 2019 session was a disappointment for LGBTQ advocates as most legislation on health care, marriage and legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation and

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Legislators Want All Capitol Meetings Video-Recorded
Feb 27,2019

A bipartisan group of Virginia lawmakers is demanding that the General Assembly record and archive its subcommittee meetings — a critical part of the legislative process and the only proceedings not yet video


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Hundreds Expected for March Urging Northam to Resign
Feb 25,2019

Two groups have organized a march Saturday to call for the resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam over a racist photo in his medical school yearbook and for his comments concerning late-term abortions.

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Kid's Rule: House of Delegates Page Program Holds Annual Mock Debate
Feb 25,2019

Before the General Assembly adjourned, critical issues like gun control and tax incentives were being debated in the House chamber. One smartly dressed young man proposed raising taxes to create


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Would the Equal Rights Amendment Protect Trans People?
Feb 25,2019

There are many unknowns surrounding the Equal Rights Amendment — conceived to prevent sex discrimination — including whether it will be ratified by enough states after the

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$520,163 for Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 11 Years
Feb 25,2019

The General Assembly has approved more than $520,000 in compensation for Gary Linwood Bush, who served almost 11 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of two bank robberies.

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Efforts to Ratify ERA Fail on Tie Vote in House
Feb 22,2019

Despite a 24-hour vigil by advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment, House Republicans refused to allow a vote on ratifying the measure Thursday — officially killing the ERA for the year.

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Most Virginians Don’t Want Officials to Resign, Poll Finds
Feb 22,2019

Virginians have low approval ratings of Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, but most people say no one should resign or be impeached, according to a recent




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