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Youngkin Administration Overhauls Virginia Transgender Student Policies

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin

Nathaniel Cline, Virginia Mercury Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration quietly released a document Friday overhauling Virginia’s policy on the treatment of transgender students, citing “parental rights.” The “Model Policies on the Privacy, Dignity, and Respect for all Students and Parents in Virginia’s Public Schools” published by the Virginia Department of …

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Virginia AG Announces 20-Person ‘election integrity unit’

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares

Graham Moomaw, Virginia Mercury Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares is creating a new unit dedicated to ensuring “legality and purity in elections,” his office announced Friday. The 20-person team, the attorney general’s office said, will investigate and prosecute potential violations of election law and be a legal resource for state …

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Virginia Election: Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia governor’s race

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin

Republican Glenn Youngkin has won the Virginia governor’s race, defeating Democrat Terry McAuliffe, and snapping a losing streak for GOP statewide candidates in the commonwealth. The Associated Press projected Youngkin as the race winner after midnight. “Together, we will change the trajectory of this commonwealth,” Youngkin told a crowd of …

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Key races to watch in November 2 elections

In Virginia, polling shows Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin in a tight race that’s focused on abortion and schools. Also worth watching: November elections in Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis, New Jersey and more. Terri Rupar Originally published by The 19th The year after a presidential contest is not a big one …

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Charlottesville Removes Statues Of Confederate Leaders

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Charlottesville’s statues of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson were removed within a span of eight hours Saturday — capping a years-long effort by many to rid the city of the monuments. The statue’s removal came more than five years after racial justice activists had renewed a …

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House Voting To Eliminate Three Trump-Era Rules

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House Democrats are preparing to vote to eliminate three Trump-era rules. The lawmakers will use the Congressional Review Act to take aim at rules governing methane regulations, lending practices, and employment discrimination cases. The first Trump-era rule Democrats are looking to eliminate got rid of methane emissions standards for the oil …

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Virginia Governor Northam Signs Probation Reform Bill

Gov. Ralph Northam

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill on Thursday that limits the amount of active incarceration a court can impose over probation violations. Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill joined the governor. “I’ll make sure I’ll be able to deliver and close every bridge I can to help fix the system because …

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