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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
AP News
February 26, 2020 - 3:42 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that advocates said will make the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin, prohibits discrimination on the...
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Andy Doernen/Newsradio WRVA
AP News
January 27, 2020 - 4:21 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he wants a “strict” new ban on holding cellphones while driving, saying tough new laws are needed to cut down on fatal accidents. The governor also wants to ban any open containers of alcohol in cars and to require all car passengers to wear...
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Lobby Day Richmond
WRVA News
January 24, 2020 - 2:42 pm
The Newsradio WRVA staff was live at Lobby Day, a 2nd Amendment rights rally on January 20th, 2020. You've seen the aerial photos and some news coverage on television, but now you can check out what it was like on foot!
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Andy Doernen/Newsradio WRVA
AP News
January 24, 2020 - 2:35 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in the Virginia House are advancing a package of gun-control measures less than a week after tens of thousands of pro-gun advocates from around the country rallied at the state Capitol. But the bills did not include a proposed assault weapon ban, a top priority for...
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Andy Doernen/Newsradio WRVA
AP News
January 15, 2020 - 9:19 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to declare a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned next week over gun rights. That's according to two state officials who were briefed on the plans but not...
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Andy Doernen/Newsradio WRVA
WRVA News
January 13, 2020 - 4:30 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The Senate Judiciary Committee forwarded several gun control bills Monday morning, on a day in which NRA members descended on the Capitol to make their views known. The crowd, plus the new gun restrictions at the Capitol, led to long lines to enter. Among the...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
WRVA News
October 14, 2019 - 3:21 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The Virginia Women's Monument, the first of its kind at any state capitol, was unveiled today on State Capitol Grounds. Several Girl Scouts helped unveil seven statues, which will number twelve when the monument is fully realized. The monument, ten years in the...
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Jeff Katz
May 01, 2019 - 2:27 pm
On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter and other anti-Trump groups held a rally at the Capitol calling for President Trump to be censured for his response to Rep. Ilhan Omar's "some people did something" 9/11 remarks. During this rally, Rep. Omar praised her native Somalia and blamed the president for...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
October 01, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -- Capitol Police have arrested a 28-year old Richmond man outside the Bank Street entrance to the State Capitol, after finding he had a loaded gun in his backpack. The arrest occurred around 4:16 a.m.. Carrying a concealed weapon is allowed at the State Capitol,...
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(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 1:53 pm
By MELISSA DANIELS , Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A black hearse carrying the flag-draped casket of U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived at Arizona's Capitol on Wednesday for the first of two services before he is taken for the last time from the state he has represented since the 1980s. Arizona Gov...
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