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Republican Glenn Youngkin is sworn in as the governor of Virginia

Saturday, January 15, 2022

The businessman, the first Republican to hold the office in nearly a decade, took the oath alongside Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears. The pair surprised Democrats when they swept office in November.


Virginia's first Black woman lieutenant governor says we need to move on from slavery

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Winsome Sears, a Republican, will be sworn into office Saturday in Virginia alongside Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin. Sears ran, in part, on the idea that the country's racial reckoning has gone too far.


Republican Glenn Youngkin captures the governor's mansion in Virginia

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Voters in Virginia have elected Republican Glenn Youngkin as the next governor after years of Democratic control. The GOP win could signify a hard road to 2022 for Democrats nationwide.


It would be hard for Virginia's race for governor to be any closer

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

A win for Democrats means adding to the power they've built over the last few years. A win for Republicans means putting a stop to that.


The Virginia governor race is neck-and-neck, despite years of Democratic control

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Tuesday's most-watched race is the governor election in Virginia because of what it bodes for 2022 national politics. Will Democrats hold onto control of the state or can Republicans pull out a win?


Virginia's race for governor is a test for Democrats' — and Trump's — staying power

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Voters in Virginia will choose a new governor Tuesday. Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, is running for his seat again, while Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin is a first-time candidate.


Virginia Governor hopeful Glenn Youngkin's delicate dance with the GOP may be working

Friday, October 22, 2021

Republican nominee for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin, is getting plenty of support from the Trump camp. But Youngkin has been noticeably absent from their rallies to support him.


So far, flushing the 'toilet bowl' district is the cleanest part of Va. redistricting

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Virginia is in the midst of legislative elections, a race for governor and the redistricting process. All of the political excitement is taking a toll on state redistricting, which is at an impasse.


How Taylor Swift and her master recordings play into the Virginia race for governor

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor in Virginia, is slamming his GOP rival, Glenn Youngkin, for his former company's role in a controversy involving Taylor Swift's back catalog.


Charlottesville Removes Robert E. Lee Statue That Sparked A Deadly Rally

Saturday, July 10, 2021

The Virginia city took down statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, toppling symbols that were at the center of the deadly Unite the Right rally in 2017.


Confederate Statues In Charlottesville Removed Four Years After Deadly Rally

Saturday, July 10, 2021

The city of Charlottesville removes two Confederate statues that made national headlines in 2017 during the "Unite The Right" rally.


Former Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Is 1 Step Closer To Winning Back His Old Job

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

The Democratic primary win for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe sets up a closely watched general election contest with Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin.


Accused Of Assaults He Denies, Justin Fairfax's Run For Va. Governor Tests #MeToo

Monday, May 31, 2021

Two years after Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax was accused of sexual assault, he remains in office and is campaigning to be the state's next governor, raising big questions about race and #MeToo.


Virginia GOP Chooses Political Newcomer Youngkin As Nominee For Governor

Monday, May 10, 2021

Virginia Republicans have chosen businessman Glenn Youngkin to be their nominee for governor. The GOP hasn't won a statewide election in Virginia since 2009.


For Virginia Republicans, Running Their Own Election Hasn't Gone Smoothly

Friday, April 30, 2021

For months, Republicans have cast doubt on the 2020 presidential election. Now GOP candidates for Virginia governor take issue with their own party-run nominating convention.


Virginia 16th State To Legalize Recreational Pot, Latest To Emphasize 'Social Equity'

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

By July 1, Virginians will be able to possess small amounts of cannabis legally. It's the third state this year to legalize marijuana with a stated focus on reducing harm to communities of color.


Virginia Is Poised To Approve Its Own Voting Rights Act

Friday, February 26, 2021

The legislation pushed by Democrats underscores the southern state's transformation when it comes to voting restrictions.


Virginia's House And Senate Try to Reach Compromise Over Marijuana Legalization

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Virginia is on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana for adults and trying to learn from other states how to make sure the rollout is as equitable as possible, despite the pandemic.


More Than A Dozen GOP State Lawmakers Attended Rally That Gave Way To Riots

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase faces calls to resign after attending the rally. She says she was there before it turned into a riot but called those who stormed the Capitol "patriots."


A Delay In Census Results Would Hinder States' Redistricting Efforts

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Census results may be delayed because of the pandemic. That means states with big statewide elections in 2021 are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to redistricting.