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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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Assembly OKs Limited No-excuse Absentee Voting in 2020
Feb 22,2019

Beginning in fall of 2020, Virginia will have more than Election Day. It will be more like Election Week. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020


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Virginia Lawmakers Increase Animal Abuse Penalty to Felony
Feb 21,2019

Every state in America, and at least nine countries. That is how far the story of Tommie, a dog tied to a pole and set on fire, traveled as people rallied for his survival and donated

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Lawmakers OK Allowing Speed Cameras in Work Zones
Feb 20,2019

For the first time in Virginia, police officers could issue speeding tickets through the mail — without pulling over the speeding motorist — under legislation sitting on Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk.


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Firefighter's Death Prompts Stronger Highway Safety Legislation
Feb 20,2019

In October, Lt. Bradford Clark, a Hanover County firefighter, was killed when a tractor-trailer failed to “move over” as mandated by Virginia law. Now, the General Assembly

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Virginia Joins States to Sue Trump Over Wall Funding
Feb 19,2019

Virginia has joined a coalition of 15 other states to challenge President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency and to block the diversion of congressional funding

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Members of Serbian Parliament Visit With Virginia Legislators
Feb 19,2019

"The three things I love about America — movies, Coca-Cola and John F. Kennedy," said a member of the opposition Democratic Party known for his fierceness in debates and his interest in “freedom of speech

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Assembly Repeals 'Jim Crow' Minimum Wage Exemptions
Feb 19,2019

A Democratic bill to repeal a Jim Crow era-law that legalized wage discrimination against many African-Americans is headed to the governor’s desk after being approved by the House of Delegates.




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