Lawmakers in Richmond are putting the final touches on a budget deal as the General Assembly session comes to an end this weekend.

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In 1960 a group of teenagers from Virginia Union University staged a sit-in at a downtown Richmond department store. Thirty-four of them were arrested. The group was honored Friday and some had their records finally expunged.

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Virginia House Republicans have announced plans to hold a public hearing where Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and the two women who have recently accused him of sexual assault can testify, a move that will likely inflame a partisan battle over the General Assembly's role in investigating the allegations.

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Childhood obesity remains a problem in this country, and it’s especially serious in Hispanic communities where kids are 2-3 times more likely to be obese than their white counterparts.  Now,  a UVA scholar has won $2.7 million from the federal government to find out why.

Lawmakers and administration officials in Richmond are working together to try to reduce the number of women dying in childbirth.

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A last ditch effort to get lawmakers in Richmond to vote on the Equal Rights Amendment failed today.  It ends this year’s push to make Virginia the final state needed to change the constitution.

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At Virginia’s state house, lobbyists are everywhere. They meet with lawmakers, help draft bills, and testify in committees.

But one day this week there was a surprising group of lobbyists: teenagers. And they’ve successfully convinced lawmakers to close one of the state’s juvenile prisons.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has decided not to launch his "reconciliation tour" as planned on Thursday morning at Virginia Union University.

The change comes days after the student government president of the historically black university urged the embattled Democratic governor to come another time.

Do local governments hide public information? One senator is concerned about the possibility they do, and he’s moving forward with a bill to create new penalties to prevent it.

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Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is denying the allegations of two women who accuse him of sexual assault. So what comes next?

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