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CNS: Lawmakers Press to Eliminate Job Discrimination Against Former Felons

CNS: Lawmakers Press to Eliminate Job Discrimination Against Former Felons

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Former felons could have more success securing employment under bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that would bar federal employers from asking requests for applicants’ criminal histories before conditional job offers.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Calls for Lt. Gov. Fairfax to Resign Swell with Second Accuser

RICHMOND BEAT: Calls for Lt. Gov. Fairfax to Resign Swell with Second Accuser

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Democratic leaders called on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign after a second woman stepped forward Friday and accused him of sexual assault

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Happy Hour Ads

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Happy Hour Ads

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia bar patrons might soon see a slew of new advertisements from their favorite hangouts — ads that include prices for happy hour specials.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Lt. Gov. Fairfax’s Accuser Says, ‘I Am Telling the Truth’

RICHMOND BEAT: Lt. Gov. Fairfax’s Accuser Says, ‘I Am Telling the Truth’

| February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Vanessa Tyson, the woman who accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in a hotel room in 2004 has come forward, and she’s released a statement outlining her allegations against Fairfax.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia AG Apologizes for Wearing Blackface in ’80s

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia AG Apologizes for Wearing Blackface in ’80s

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Following Gov. Ralph Northam’s admission that he darkened his skin for a Michael Jackson contest in 1984, Attorney General Mark Herring acknowledged Wednesday that he once wore blackface to a college party nearly 40 years ago.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Bans Holding Cell Phones While Driving

RICHMOND BEAT: Gen. Assembly Bans Holding Cell Phones While Driving

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

The Virginia Senate and House of Delegates on Tuesday each passed bills prohibiting motorists from touching their cell phones while driving.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Republicans, Democrats Clash Over ‘Disturbing’ Abortion Bill

RICHMOND BEAT: Republicans, Democrats Clash Over ‘Disturbing’ Abortion Bill

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Virginia Republicans voiced outrage Thursday to a failed proposal by Democrats that would have expanded abortion rights — even moments before birth — as one GOP legislator shed tears and another called the proposal “extremely disturbing.”

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RICHMOND BEAT: Amid Protest, Legislators Announce 5% Pay Raise for Teachers

RICHMOND BEAT: Amid Protest, Legislators Announce 5% Pay Raise for Teachers

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | Education

RICHMOND — As hundreds of teachers and supporters from around the state marched to the Virginia Capitol to call for higher salaries and more funding for public schools, legislative leaders announced Monday that they would include a 5 percent pay raise for teachers in the state budget.

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RICHMOND BEAT: State Lawmakers Reject Legislation to Protect Student Journalists

RICHMOND BEAT: State Lawmakers Reject Legislation to Protect Student Journalists

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — A legislative panel rejected a bill protecting student journalists from administrative censorship on a 3-3 vote Monday.

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RICHMOND BEAT:  Senate Kills Bill to Raise Minimum Wage in Party-Line Vote

RICHMOND BEAT: Senate Kills Bill to Raise Minimum Wage in Party-Line Vote

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — A Senate bill that would have raised Virginia’s minimum wage is dead — much to the dismay of more than two dozen advocates who braved the cold to rally for the bill Monday morning.

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