The victory ends a long losing streak for Virginia Republicans who haven’t notched a statewide election win since 2009.
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These states have come to attract far more attention for these votes than they would otherwise receive.
Va. attorney general investigating Windsor Police Department over traffic stop involving Black Army officer
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced an investigation into whether there has been an unlawful pattern of misconduct with these particular officers or more broadly with the Windsor Police Department.
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The complaint alleges that the officers’ behavior is “consistent with a disgusting nationwide trend of law enforcement officers, who, believing they can operate with complete impunity, engage in unprofessional, discourteous, racially biased, dangerous, and sometimes deadly abuses of authority.”
Trail Days, a popular festival that features a parade, auction, music and more, was canceled last May in Damascus, a small town of about 1,000 near Virginia’s border with Tennessee.
“Yes, that statue has been there for a long time. But it was wrong then, and it is wrong now — so we’re taking it down,” Gov. Ralph Northam said.
Starting next month, students in Fairfax County, Va., can take one day off per school year to engage in political activism.
Of the four states with legislative elections this year, Virginia is the only one where control of the statehouse was up for grabs. Republicans had slim majorities in both the state House and Senate.