Resolution strongly condemns organ harvesting, urges US Congress to ‘thoroughly investigate’ China transplants

News 05/23/21, 23:55

A Northern Virginian governing body strongly censured a foreign regime for allegedly butchering humans and selling their organs to U.S. citizens and people around the world. The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a new resolution that completely condemns the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) forced organ harvesting practices. Peaceful Falun ...

Controversy: Virginia Governor increases prison budget to incarcerate gun owners

U.S. 12/31/19, 13:42

As Democratic lawmakers in Virginia prepare to introduce gun control laws that violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has increased the state's prison budget, presumably with the intention of sending gun owners to prison. The budget bill (HB30), drafted by the Northam administration, sets aside ...

Virginia Gov Northam backflips on ‘unconstitutional’ gun confiscation plan

U.S. 12/12/19, 05:29

Virginia abandoned a proposed ban on assault weapons on Dec. 9 that could have breached a constitutional right for residents to bear arms. Democratic state Gov. Ralph Northam and new Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw (D) have confirmed they will drop their controversial proposal to ban and confiscate assault weapons. The policy ...

Update: Northam says lawmakers must be second responders

U.S. 06/04/19, 10:00

The Latest on plans by Virginia's governor to call a special legislative session on gun control (all times local):10:30 p.m.Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for a special legislative session on gun control and is insisting that his proposals be voted on by the entire state legislature. He says Friday's ...

Probe inconclusive on racist picture in governor’s yearbook

U.S. 05/22/19, 10:50

An investigation ordered up by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. Investigators with a law firm hired by Eastern Virginia Medical School said Wednesday ...

Virginia gov’s yearbook: Probe of racist photo completed

U.S. 05/21/19, 12:52

A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results on Wednesday.Eastern Virginia Medical School announced Tuesday that it plans a news conference and will make a written report of ...

President Trump wants to save newborn babies from execution

Opinion 04/29/19, 18:58

Commentary President Donald Trump’s words on late-term abortion at a Green Bay, Wisconsin, rally on April 26 have set aflame more attacks against him. Major news media outlets are distorting and spinning the president’s words—again. False reports declare that President Trump spread a “false narrative” about “late-term abortions” at his rally in ...

sources: Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to rule out 2020 run

Politics 04/17/19, 18:33

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with calls he made Wednesday to allies. McAuliffe had flirted with a Democratic presidential run for months, popping up in early voting states late last year and campaigning with candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire, ...

Va. governor nixes appearance at event that drew protesters

U.S. 04/15/19, 09:43

Virginia's governor pulled out of an event where he would have faced protesters for wearing blackface in the 1980s.The Washington Post reported that Gov. Ralph Northam cited safety concerns for cancelling his appearance at a Sunday fundraiser for a Democratic state senator in northern Virginia.The protesters were assembled in Burke ...

Virginia’s governor back to normal after blackface scandal

Politics 03/29/19, 11:36

Two months after a blackface photo in an old yearbook nearly ended the political career of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, his life seems mostly back to normal. The Democratic governor is cracking jokes at almost daily public appearances around Virginia. State lawmakers who called on him to resign are now all ...

Gov.’s wife expresses regret after complaint of racist tour

U.S. 02/28/19, 11:24

Virginia first lady Pam Northam has expressed regret after the mother of an African-American teenager complained that a tour of the governor's mansion was racially insensitive. Northam said Wednesday that she's working to make sure the stories of slaves who worked in the mansion's kitchen pre-Civil War are told properly. Northam's statement ...

Virginia Gov. Northam meets with civil rights leaders

U.S. 02/22/19, 11:04

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has met with civil rights leaders at the Executive Mansion a day after forgoing a racial reconciliation event at a historically black school that student leaders asked him not to attend.Northam met with members of the so-called Richmond 34 on Friday morning for breakfast. It's a ...

Al Gore meets with residents fighting gas pipeline station

Enviroment 02/19/19, 20:19

Former Vice President Al Gore urged residents of a historic African-American community in Virginia on Tuesday to continue their fight against a plan to build a natural gas pipeline compressor station in their neighborhood.Gore and social justice advocate the Rev. William Barber II met with residents of Union Hill, a ...

Northam postpones Black History Month reception amid fallout

U.S. 02/13/19, 15:05

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook photo.Northam spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said the reception has been moved from Wednesday to later this month. She said the administration is thinking through ...

Historians challenge Northam’s ‘indentured servants’ remark

Africa 02/11/19, 11:14

Historians say they were "shocked" and "mystified" when Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrongly used the term "indentured servants" Sunday in reference to the first Africans to arrive in English North America 400 years ago.Most historians abandoned use of the term in the 1990s after historical records left little room for ...

Update: Gov. Northam attends state trooper funeral

U.S. 02/09/19, 11:11

The Latest on fallout from scandals roiling Virginia's top officials (all times local):11:05 a.m.Virginia's governor has made his first official public appearance since he denied appearing in a racist yearbook photo and admitted to wearing blackface.Gov. Ralph Northam was in attendance at Saturday's funeral for a state trooper killed in ...

Black Virginia voters feel betrayed, left in no-win scenario

U.S. 02/09/19, 11:10

Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America's first black president. But sitting in a stylist's chair at Supreme Hair Styling Boutique in Richmond on Friday, she shook her head in disgust when asked about ...

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