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DC BEAT: Sondland Confirms ‘Quid Pro Quo’ in Seminal 4th Impeachment Hearing

DC BEAT: Sondland Confirms ‘Quid Pro Quo’ in Seminal 4th Impeachment Hearing

| November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Gordon Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, told House investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and other top administration officials sought a quid pro quo with Ukraine

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RICHMOND BEAT: End Death Penalty, Execution Brings ‘No Solace’ to Victims, Survivors Say

RICHMOND BEAT: End Death Penalty, Execution Brings ‘No Solace’ to Victims, Survivors Say

| November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Virginians for Alternatives for the Death Penalty are asking the General Assembly to consider passing legislation to abolish the death penalty. The VADP’s executive director believes it is a nonpartisan issue.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Government Shifts with Democrats Dominating Election Day

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Government Shifts with Democrats Dominating Election Day

| November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

The last time Virginia Democrats controlled the House, Senate and governorship was in the mid-1990s. This trifecta could make it easier for the party to pass its agenda.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Va Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

RICHMOND BEAT: Va Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

| April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Only 7% of Virginia’s foster children are placed with relatives, according to a new study — well below the national average of 32%. Advocacy groups are calling on child welfare services to increase efforts to keep children in the home or place them in a family setting.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Governor’s Amendment Would Ban Phone Use While Driving in Va

RICHMOND BEAT: Governor’s Amendment Would Ban Phone Use While Driving in Va

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Drivers in Virginia would face penalties for using a phone behind the wheel under legislation that Gov. Ralph Northam has amended and sent to the General Assembly for approval.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Kazoos and Chants Drown Out Westboro Church’s Message of Hate

RICHMOND BEAT: Kazoos and Chants Drown Out Westboro Church’s Message of Hate

| March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Randy Blythe of the heavy metal band Lamb of God met the Westboro Baptist Church demonstrators at the Virginia Capitol on Monday with an unlikely weapon: kazoos.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Westboro Baptist Church Targets Del. Roem for Richmond Protest

RICHMOND BEAT: Westboro Baptist Church Targets Del. Roem for Richmond Protest

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Westboro Baptist Church is planning to visit Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia State Capitol on March 11.

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RICHMOND BEAT: LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats

RICHMOND BEAT: LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — The General Assembly’s 2019 session was a disappointment for LGBTQ advocates as most legislation on health care, marriage and legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity failed.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Safe Driving Advocates Lament Defeat of ‘Hands-Free’ Legislation

RICHMOND BEAT: Safe Driving Advocates Lament Defeat of ‘Hands-Free’ Legislation

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — Traffic safety advocates are upset by the surprise defeat of legislation that would have prohibited motorists in Virginia from holding their cellphones while driving.

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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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