Virginia Attorney General Investigating Windsor Police Department

Updated April 13, 2021 at 12:48 AM ET When a patrol car activated its siren and emergency lights behind Caron Nazario in December, the Army lieutenant says he was reluctant to immediately pull over. That stretch of road, just west of Norfolk, Va., was dark, and there didn't seem to be anywhere to stop safely. So Nazario, who is Black and Latino, slowed down, put a blinker on and — about a mile down the road — pulled over at a well-lit BP gas station, according to a federal lawsuit he filed...

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Faculty members at the University of Richmond are holding a vote today on whether they have confidence in the school’s rector.  He and other members of the board of trustees refused a student request to change the names of buildings that honor two white supremacists.  Sandy Hausman has details.

It’s long been known that racial inequality tracks with higher rates of health problems and earlier death. Now Virginia has become the first state in the south to call out racism as a public health crisis perpetuated for hundreds of years ---and promote a plan to remedy the situation. 

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A drastic reduction in shipments of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine won’t set back Virginia’s plans.

As the spring campaign season heads into the final stretch, candidates are rolling out endorsements.

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One of the biggest endorsements in Virginia politics came out Thursday when Governor Ralph Northam threw his support behind former Governor Terry McAuliffe who wants his old job back.

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Now that lawmakers have taken action to legalize marijuana, they still need to make decisions about how the new industry will be regulated.

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Legislators approved a budget amendment funding an independent investigation into the Office of the State Inspector General Wednesday, as Republican lawmakers said the investigation’s scope sidestepped critical issues.

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The Democrat-controlled Virginia General Assembly voted Wednesday to accept Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed changes to a marijuana legalization bill that will allow limited possession and cultivation of the drug beginning in July.

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The Democratic primary for governor is only two months away, and the campaign is heating up. The five candidates seeking the party’s nomination have met for the first televised debate of the primary season.

Because the risk of a deadly COVID outbreak was especially high in state prisons, and because the disease could easily spread to surrounding communities through staff, inmates and employees were among the first Virginians to get vaccine. However, nearly a third of prisoners and more than 40% of staff have refused it.  That means significant restrictions remain in place, and frustration behind bars is building.

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