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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: 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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Gov. Northam Won’t Resign; Said He Did Not Appear in Racist Photo

Gov. Northam Won’t Resign; Said He Did Not Appear in Racist Photo

| February 2, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Gov. Ralph Northam-D of Virginia says he will not be resigning his post, and stated that he was neither the person in the KKK mask nor the person in blackface pictured in his 1984 medical school yearbook. He said it was “clearly racist and offensive” and he would not excuse the content of the photo. […]

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Many Dems Call for Gov. Northam’s Resignation

Many Dems Call for Gov. Northam’s Resignation

| February 2, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Many are calling upon Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam- D to resign, including those of his own party, after a racist photo from his yearbook surfaced on Friday.

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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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