Virginia Democrats push gun control ahead of special session

U.S. 06/17/19, 13:51

Democrats in Virginia are trying to make the public case for greater gun restrictions ahead of a special legislative session next month spurred by the fatal shooting of 12 people at a city office.U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and Richmond Mayor Levar ...

Teacher of the Year works with youths in juvenile detention

U.S. 04/24/19, 08:31

As a veteran teacher at a troubled high school in Richmond, Virginia, Rodney Robinson wanted to better understand why so many students go directly from school to prison. So he took a job teaching students at a juvenile detention center.Four years later, Robinson has been chosen as the 2019 National ...

Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning’s effort to leave jail

U.S. 04/22/19, 10:47

A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks.The three-paragraph, unanimous decision from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond rejects ...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

Sports 04/13/19, 22:12

Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its sixth victory in nine races this season and won for the first time in ...

Update: Joey Logano wins stage 2 at Richmond Raceway

Sports 04/13/19, 20:29

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local):9:20 p.m.Joey Logano passed Martin Truex Jr. with about five laps to go and won the second stage in the NACAR Cup Series race at Richmond.Kyle Larson backs his car down the track after he spun ...

Hamlin hoping for some hometown advantage

Sports 04/12/19, 16:32

Denny Hamlin would love to think he has an advantage when it comes to racing at Richmond Raceway.The Joe Gibbs Racing star has won three times on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval and has been coming to the track for much of his life, even long before the Virginia native became ...

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 ...

Student accuses former governor of sexual harassment

U.S. 03/28/19, 19:31

A Virginia student who worked with the nation's first elected African-American governor is accusing him of sexually harassing her by kissing her without consent.The Washington Post reported Thursday that Sydney Black, 22, says L. Douglas Wilder, 88, offered to take her on trips and pay for law school and suggested ...

Top-seeded VCU seeking respect in A-10 Tournament

Sports 03/12/19, 17:10

VCU coach Mike Rhoades has never had to look far this season for a way to motivate the Rams.He routinely reminds his players that they were picked to finish in the middle of the Atlantic 10 standings.The Rams (25-6, 16-2 A-10) not only won the league regular season title, they ...

Richmond exhibit seeks to reimagine Confederate statues

U.S. 03/09/19, 09:50

They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone era.The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond's Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should be treated today.The angst over what to do with Confederate ...

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 ...

Northam to skip event at historically black Virginia school

U.S. 02/20/19, 20:58

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he is forgoing a racial reconciliation event at a historically black school after student leaders asked him not to attend.Local news outlets report student leaders at Virginia Union University asked Northam in a letter dated Monday not to attend Thursday's scheduled commemoration of students who ...

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 ...

Update: Arlington diocese says 16 priests on abuse list

U.S. 02/13/19, 17:29

The Latest on Catholic dioceses in Virginia releasing lists of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against them (all times local):5:10 p.m.The Catholic Diocese of Arlington has released a list of 16 priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse.In a letter released with the list Wednesday, ...

Blackface turmoil comes amid bid to honor black tennis great

Tennis 02/10/19, 08:56

A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general.The man behind the street renaming says the confluence of the two unrelated developments involving ...

Virginia lieutenant governor resists calls to step down

U.S. 02/10/19, 07:57

Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what comes next for the once-rising star of the state Democratic Party. Two women have made allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. But on Saturday, Fairfax ...

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 ...

Blackface photo is a reminder of Virginia’s racist history

Politics 02/07/19, 01:13

The discovery last week of a racist photo on Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page has served as a glaring reminder that Virginia — a former bastion of slavery and white supremacy— continues to struggle with mindsets shaped by its turbulent racial history. Even as Virginia has grown more ...

Crisis escalates in Virginia; top 3 Democrats under fire

Politics 02/06/19, 15:32

The political crisis in Virginia exploded Wednesday when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career already hanging by a thread over a racist photo in his ...

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