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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...
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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...

ICYMI: Vaccinate Virginia, Capitol riot, hybrid learning and more

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Virginia is on its way to abolishing the death penalty. Meanwhile, a mother shares both grief and relief

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Since 1976, 113 Virginians have been executed, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Now, it appears Virginia is on its way to ridding itself...

Opponents push to abolish death penalty in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has executed nearly 1,400 people in its 412-year history — more than any other state. But as a new...