Virginia

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January 15, 2019 - 3:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has taken another step toward becoming the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The state Senate voted in favor of legislation Tuesday to approve the gender-equality amendment. The measure passed with bipartisan support. The legislation still has to clear...
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January 10, 2019 - 11:22 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Microsoft plans to expand its data center operation in Southside Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that the tech giant was going to make a "significant" investment at its operations in Mecklenburg County. He said the expansion will create 100 new jobs. Northam...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
January 09, 2019 - 12:16 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers kick off the 2019 legislative session, and Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam will update lawmakers on the state of the Commonwealth. The General Assembly convened at noon Wednesday. Northam will deliver his speech in the evening. This year's session is scheduled...
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January 08, 2019 - 3:19 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican lawmakers are tentatively backing a plan to add tolls to I-81 in western Virginia that could cost as much as $50 for trucks and $25 for cars to use the entire 325-mile highway. Northam and lawmakers said at a Tuesday news conference...
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January 05, 2019 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly elected Virginia congresswoman is displaying a transgender pride flag outside her Washington office. Rep. Jennifer Wexton is a Democrat from the 10th District in northern Virginia who was sworn in Thursday. The pink-, blue- and white-striped flag is displayed at the door...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
January 04, 2019 - 1:40 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is promoting a series of gun-control measures he says promote public safety while still respecting individual gun rights. The Democratic governor announced seven proposals at a Capitol news conference Friday ahead of the start of the legislative...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
January 02, 2019 - 12:31 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An outspoken conservative Virginia state senator in a competitive district is announcing his plans to retire. Republican Sen. Dick Black said Wednesday he would not seek re-election for his northern Virginia seat. Black's decision to retire could make it harder for Republicans...
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December 29, 2018 - 9:20 am
RICHMOND, VA - (WRVA) Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws. The settlement alleges Wells Fargo opened millions of unauthorized accounts and enrolled customers into online...
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December 29, 2018 - 7:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanors. The Los Angeles city attorney's office confirms Thursday that the 29-year-old singer was charged last week with two counts stemming from his possession of a pet capuchin monkey without a permit. Brown posted a picture...
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Virginia to again consider marijuana decriminalization. (Dreamstime)
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December 27, 2018 - 2:52 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia has lagged behind many states when it comes to relaxing laws on marijuana. But during the last legislative session, lawmakers approved an expansion of the state's medical marijuana program. As the General Assembly gears up for the start of a new legislative session on...
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