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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia’s landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades. Members of the new legislative...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “From pariah to powerhouse: … after Democrats won control of the Legislature on Tuesday, (Gov. Ralph) Northam is positioned to be one of the most consequential Democratic governors in America in 2020, aiming to enact strong gun restrictions and...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Virginia Republicans have canceled a meeting where they were to present GOP-backed proposals to curb gun violence.”—Associated Press• Immigration and migration over the past decade shifted the demographics of the suburbs where Democrats claimed key victories in last week’s election....
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Democrat Cheryl Turpin conceded Virginia Beach’s open 7th Senate District seat to Republican Jen Kiggans, who led by 515 votes, which was within the margin for a recount.—The Virginian-Pilot• Two House Republicans are vying for minority leader: Del. Todd Gilbert,...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Outgoing House Speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, told his colleagues he won’t seek a leadership position within his caucus. “I have fought the fight, I have run the race. But now it is time for a new caucus...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.Progressive prosecutors (mostly) mark victories A slate of commonwealth’s attorneys promising liberal reforms won elections around the state, with one exception. The Washington Post reports that progressive candidates won in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William County, promising “sweeping changes such as moving...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• It’s Election Day.—Associated Press• UVA Health System is revising its billing and collections practices, but “thousands of former patients owing old bills, many with court judgments against them and wages being garnished or liens on their homes, will continue to...
NEWS TO KNOW Today, a special election-eve edition of politics headlines from around Virginia.From Biden to Bernie, national Democrats flood into VirginiaDemocratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden told Democrats in Northern Virginia on Sunday that “success for Democrats here would set the pace for a defeat of President Donald Trump in 2020,”...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “National Democratic groups are spending unprecedented sums in the race for control of Virginia’s state legislature — the first test in a yearlong campaign to maximize the party’s influence in the states before the next round of redistricting begins...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Republican candidates who spent the summer running as centrists focused on “kitchen table issues” are taking a hard turn right in the final week of the race, unrolling attack ads that frame their Democratic opponents as socialist who want...