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RICHMOND, Va. | Blackface turmoil comes amid bid to honor black tennis great

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general. The man behind the street renaming says the confluence of the two unrelated developments involving … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Blackface turmoil comes amid bid to honor black tennis great

RICHMOND, Va. | Virginia lieutenant governor resists calls to step down

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn’t heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what comes next for the once-rising star of the state Democratic Party. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Saturday issued a statement repeating his strong denials that … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Virginia lieutenant governor resists calls to step down

RICHMOND, Va. | Virginia Democrats try to thread the needle on crisis

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Confronted with a triple threat to the party’s top ranks, Virginia Democrats are trying to thread the needle, demanding anew that Gov. Ralph Northam resign but giving the benefit of the doubt — for the time being — to the lieutenant governor and attorney general. Key Democratic groups began weighing in … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Virginia Democrats try to thread the needle on crisis

RICHMOND, Va. | Virginia governor survives scandal by staying out of sight

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia’s painful past. Then he disappeared. For the past week, Gov. Ralph Northam has defied widespread calls for his resignation after a racist yearbook picture and a bungled response upended his career. The 59-year-old … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Virginia governor survives scandal by staying out of sight

RICHMOND, Va. | Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

RICHMOND, Va. — A normally low profile citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits is set to take a closely watched vote Monday on whether Virginia’s most powerful corporation can build a natural gas compressor station in a historical African-American community. Dominion Energy needs the State Air Pollution Control Board to sign off on … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

RICHMOND, Va | A look at what’s in Amazon’s new deal with Virginia

RICHMOND, Va.  — Virginia regularly awards grants, tax breaks and other goodies to businesses that move to the state or expand their operations, sometimes even for small projects that produce just a dozen or so jobs. But Amazon’s announcement Tuesday that it plans to put at least 25,000 highly paid new workers in a new … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | A look at what’s in Amazon’s new deal with Virginia