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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 | 1 Comment | 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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RICHMOND BEAT: Voting Along Party Lines, House Subcommittee Kills ERA

RICHMOND BEAT: Voting Along Party Lines, House Subcommittee Kills ERA

| January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

RICHMOND — A House of Delegates subcommittee killed four bills to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment on a 4-2 party-line vote Tuesday amid verbal conflicts between the chairwoman and members of the audience.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Senate Panel Kills Bill Designating Election Day as Holiday

RICHMOND BEAT: Senate Panel Kills Bill Designating Election Day as Holiday

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

— A bill to designate Election Day as a state holiday in Virginia is dead for this legislative session. On a 5-7 vote Monday, the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology defeated SB 1291, which also would have removed Lee-Jackson Day as a state holiday so that the number of holidays would stay the same.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Immigrant Advocates Bash Sen. Black’s Bill Blocking ‘Sanctuary Cities’

RICHMOND BEAT: Immigrant Advocates Bash Sen. Black’s Bill Blocking ‘Sanctuary Cities’

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Immigrant rights groups were outraged after a Senate committee advanced a bill to prohibit localities from inhibiting federal enforcement of immigration laws.

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RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Legislators Introduce Journalist Protections

RICHMOND BEAT: Virginia Legislators Introduce Journalist Protections

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Two delegates, both former journalists, introduced legislation Monday to protect student journalists from censorship and shield reporters from having to disclose confidential sources.

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