Virginia

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August 23, 2019 - 2:37 pm
By BEN FINLEY Associated Press HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A family that traces its bloodline to America's first enslaved Africans said Friday that their ancestors endured unimaginable toil and hardship — but they also helped forge the nation. "Four hundred years ago, our family started building America,...
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August 02, 2019 - 5:47 pm
Richmond, VA _ The Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has died from injuries sustained during a 3-vehicle crash Wednesday in Augusta County that also left a Staunton teen dead. Virginia State Police say the crash occurred just before 1 p.m. on...
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July 28, 2019 - 8:16 am
Jamestown, VA _ In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in North America, President Donald Trump will participate in the 400th Anniversary Joint Commemorative Session of the Virginia General Assembly, hosted by Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American...
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Hundreds sign up to grow hemp in Virginia.  (iStock / Getty Images Plus/ rezkrr)
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July 24, 2019 - 11:36 am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - After federal legislation opened the door for the wide-scale cultivation of hemp, hundreds of people in Virginia have signed up to grow the crop. The Roanoke Times reports that as of July, more than 800 growers had registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:13 pm
Newport News, VA _ Governor Ralph Northam today announced that he has identified state resources to support education and outreach efforts by the Virginia Complete Count Commission to improve the participation and representation of all communities in the 2020 Census. The governor made the...
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July 23, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Military officials say an U.S. Army Reserve soldier was killed and two others injured when a large tree was toppled during severe weather in Virginia. A statement from Fort Pickett on Tuesday says the soldiers were taking part in a training exercise on Monday when the...
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July 19, 2019 - 1:08 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia inmate won more than $1 million in a malpractice suit against prison medical staff he accused of improperly treating his broken finger, saying he still feels the effects. U.S. District Court records show a jury awarded the damages to 32-year-old John Kinlaw on...
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July 19, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he could soon be rolling out a plan for free community college tuition. The Democratic governor described a program that would allow Virginia residents to attend community colleges for free in exchange for a year spent working in public service...
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July 11, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd) told a group of educators Tuesday that segregation in schools is still alive and well in terms of wage gaps between white and black Americans evident in real estate taxes. This has lead to a disparity in funding for majority-black schools through real estate taxes...
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July 09, 2019 - 1:48 pm
By ALAN SUDERMAN and SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's special session on gun violence got off to a chaotic start on Tuesday, with the Senate Majority Leader averting a mutiny in the Republican caucus by publicly disavowing a gun-control bill he'd proposed only the day...
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