Politics

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 Rep. Denver Riggleman faced a conservative backlash after he officiated a same-sex wedding for two Republicans.

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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.

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VPM

As Virginia prepares to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana, it is grappling with questions of how the industry will be set up and who will profit off of it.

Enterprise & Accountability

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Dominion Energy paid Hampton Roads newspaper columnist Gordon Morse over $60,000 per year as he wrote unsigned editorials praising the utility, according to new paperwork filed by Dominion.

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As Virginia lawmakers consider opening up cannabis retail sales, critics ranging from the Minority Cannabis Business Association to the libertarian-leaning Americans for Prosperity warn that they're giving three out-of-state cannabis businesses a blank check.

Features

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Voter registration has plummeted due to the coronavirus. But organizers are hoping to harness protesters' energy to change that.

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The Cambodia Daily

In spite of Dream Land’s spotty safety record and subpar marks from tourists—Tripadvisor reviews have titles like “Zombieland” and “Do Not Go”—some locals will miss the amusement park.

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Isolated by segregation and racism, Richmond's growing community of Black medical professionals banded together to treat the unprecedented 1918 pandemic.

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Doctor Cameron Webb is making inroads in a district that hasn't voted for a Democrat in over a decade. His optimism is shared by Democrats across the country in 2020.

Profiles

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The Cambodia Daily

His mind was damaged by the Canadian government, but David Nixon's memories of Cambodia live on.

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says he's "rising like a phoenix from ashes" with a run for governor, roughly a year after two women accused him of sexual assault. Some activists say he should step aside.

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Several years ago, Shohei Tsutsumi moved from Osaka to rural North Carolina to study Appalachian music. He's now a world-renowned old time musician.

 

This story was part of a series that won a Virginias AP Broadcasting award.