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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Virginia House Dems seek more time on resignation demands

Politics 02/08/19, 08:23

Virginia's House Democrats have followed the state's Legislative Black Caucus in not calling for resignations of the lieutenant governor or attorney general after insisting the governor must go. The Democrats' Thursday night statement says they take the issues and allegations facing ...

Virginia Dems brace for 2020 political fallout from scandal

Politics 02/08/19, 02:34

The political crisis in Virginia threatens to turn a state that has trended Democratic back into a battleground, a development that could complicate the party's effort to defeat President Donald Trump next year. Three of the state's top Democrats are engulfed ...

Northam surviving short term, long-term plans a mystery

U.S. 02/07/19, 15:29

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has disappeared after saying he wanted to start an honest conversation about race.Northam defied calls last Saturday for his resignation after a racist yearbook picture surfaced.He has since hired a crisis communications firm, used underground tunnels ...

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