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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. A student leader at Virginia Union University asked Gov. Ralph Northam to stay off campus instead of launching his “reconciliation tour” during a civil rights commemoration at the school. - The Washington Post Virginia voters are evenly split...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • House Speaker Kirk Cox says his Republican caucus is “actively working to develop” a process to hold legislative hearings on sexual assault allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. House Democrats say the allegations should be investigated by law...
NEWS TO KNOW: Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Meredith Watson, one of two women who has accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post that she’s “willing to testify in public. Justin Fairfax should, too.” House Speaker Kirk Cox...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • It’s the last week of the General Assembly’s 2019 session. Among the issues lawmakers still need to wrap up: final budget negotiations and redistricting reform.  – WTOP •  Amid a multi-year legal battle with one-time student Gavin Grimm, the Gloucester County...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • For more than a year, the Norfolk sheriff has been working with federal authorities to quietly lock up hundreds of suspected illegal immigrants in the city jail. — The Virginian-Pilot • The General Assembly elected Teresa Chafin to an opening on...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Gov. Ralph Northam postponed a Black History Month event. A spokeswoman for his office said the administration is “thinking through better ways” to mark the month. - Associated Press  • Speaker of the House Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, said...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • A former Chesterfield Public Schools teacher is suing the district for gender discrimination, alleging she was repeatedly told that her appearance was too masculine and was once banned from the women’s restroom. "If you just throw a skirt...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. • Black members of the General Assembly temporarily blocked passage of emergency tax legislation, allowing it to advance only after they received assurances that budget negotiators would work to restore funding in categories that affect low-income and minority communities,...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.   • Del. Patrick Hope, D-Arlington, who initially said he would initiate impeachment proceedings against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax today, is backing off after getting "an enormous amount of sincere and thoughtful feedback” from colleagues. – Associated Press • The two women accusing...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere. Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment addressed his participation in a 1968 yearbook at Virginia Military Institute that featured racist photos: “I’m still culpable, but it is by association with a team that produced that yearbook with those photos.”...