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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally-recognized commemoration of the official end of slavery in the United States. (WYDaily/Wikimedia Commons)

Congress Passes Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

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NATIONWIDE -- The Senate passed a bill establishing June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. The Senate...

Rep. Luria Cosponsors Legislation in Response to Pipeline Hack

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NATIONWIDE -- A week after a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline caused mass hysteria and fuel shortages on the east coast, U.S. Rep....
Gov. Ralph Northam will sign an executive order banning elective surgeries across the Commonwealth until further notice. (WYDaily/ Screenshot of Governor of Virginia's Facebook page)

Governor Ralph Northam to sign landmark legislation abolishing the death penalty

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RICHMOND -- On Wednesday, March 24, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is expected to sign a bill which will abolish the death penalty in the...

UPDATE: Her son died in a car crash. Now this mother is advocating for change

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated following Governor Ralph Northam's March 12, 2021 signing of H.B. 1918, also known as “Conner’s Law," into...
Virginia State Capitol (Courtesy Virginia General Assembly)

Gov. Ralph Northam signs 80 bills into law. Here’s a breakdown of three

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Make way for new state laws. On March 12, Gov. Ralph Northam announced that he signed 80 bills into law.  “These new measures will support working...

Her son died in a car crash. Now this mother is advocating for change

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After Tammy McGee was laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, managing the Gweedo Memorial Fund — named after her son, Conner Guido —...
Virginia State Capitol (Courtesy Virginia General Assembly)

These bills are on their way to Northam’s desk, but how will they change life for Virginians?

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Virginia lawmakers have been busy in Richmond as of late. Several bills of importance are headed to Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk within the next...

Virginia lawmakers send LGBTQ protections bill to governor

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that advocates said will make the state...