Posts Tagged ‘Virginia’

‘Shel’ and Joe: West Virginia duo a key link in Biden agenda

He’s known her for as long as he can remember, once challenging “Shel” to a heart-pumping zipline race down a rugged mountaintop. The way she tells it, they actually first met when he came to measure the carpeting for her new house in the 1970s. The two U.S. senators from West Virginia, Democrat Joe Manchin […]

Virginia, Georgia, Florida Governors Declare States of Emergency After Colonial Pipeline Hack

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared states of emergency in their respective states in response to gas shortages following the recent hack of the Colonial Pipeline. The moves come after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Monday. Gas stations in multiple states across the country […]

Virginia under state of emergency, some gas stations out of fuel after Colonial Pipeline shutdown

Some gas stations in Hampton Roads were running out of gas Tuesday as people flocked to the pumps, reacting to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. The situation pushed Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to issue a state of emergency. Executive Order 78 is in place to give fuel transportation waivers and funding for state and local governments […]

‘Imagine if we gave them a full chance’: Biden pitches childcare, education and tax plan in Virginia

Without any Republican endorsements for his administration’s expansive agenda to support childcare and education through increased taxes on the nation’s wealthiest, Joe Biden is appealing directly to Americans with a series of stops across the US, in efforts that could see one of the largest boosts to federal safety nets in decades. Following a tour […]

Video: Virginia cops pepper-spray US Army officer with hands in air

[embedded content] Recorded on video shooting OC spray directly into the face of a U.S. Army Lieutenant with his empty hands in the air, two Virginia police officers have recently been named in a civil rights lawsuit. According to the complaint, the officers wrote false statements in their police reports to justify the use of […]

West Virginia AG to Sue Biden Over Unconstitutional Gun Grab

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has vowed to sue the Biden administration over their unlawful gun grab. “Defending the Second Amendment remains one of the most important priorities for the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office. I will not allow the far left to run roughshod over our citizens’ gun rights. If President Biden follows […]

Virginia gubernatorial candidate says he supports BDS

Virginia Race A pretty extraordinary thing happened last week. A candidate for Governor in Virginia said he supports the BDS movement. The comments came during an online event hosted by a number of progressive groups, where gubernatorial hopefuls were asked a number of questions. Palestinian-American and DNC delegate Zeina Ashrawi Hutchison asked the candidates whether they […]

Iranian Realtors in West Virginia

​​​​​​​ Although buying and purchasing properties are so risky, it may bring you some noticeable benefits. West Virginia is one of the dreamlands for real estate investments. Because besides the beautiful scenery and landscape it is very affordable. At this moment, there are more than one thousand houses for sale in West Virginia and other […]

Virginia gubernatorial candidate says he supports BDS movement

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Lee Carter says he’s a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). Carter’s comments came during at the Virginia People’s Debate, an online event hosted by a number of progressive organizations. The candidates who attended were asked if they would “discourage or criminalize” BDS if elected Governor. Carter, who is […]

Virginia Restaurateur Who Ignored Mask Mandate Beats Government in Court, Will Keep Doors OPEN

A Fredericksburg, Virginia restaurant owner who scrapped a state mask mandate has defeated the Northam Administration in court, successfully defending both his business and the freedom of choice after refusing to back down amidst health department efforts to shutter his business. Judge Ricardo Rigual denied the state’s request to force the immediate and permanent closure […]

Michael Farris Says Virginia’s LGBTQ Equality Law Creates ‘Constitutional Crisis,’ Urges Religious-Right Voters to ‘Turn it Around’

Michael Farris, who heads the religious-right legal giant Alliance Defending Freedom, told participants in a Family Research Council town hall Feb. 10 that Virginia is in a “constitutional crisis” because nondiscrimination protections that became law last year in that state accomplished “virtually everything” that would be done at the federal level if the Equality Act […]

Virginia governor candidate builds supporter list off Limbaugh’s death

Youngkin wrote: “I hope you will join my wife and me in extending our deepest sympathies and thoughtful prayers to Rush Limbaugh’s family and friends,” before adding that “you can co-sign our sympathy card here.” Online donations are increasingly powerful fuel for political campaigns, and “sign the card” appeals are common in the political world […]

On Contact: People’s History Of West Virginia

On Contact: People’s History Of West Virginia [embedded content] On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to filmmaker and journalist, Eleanor Goldfield about her documentary, “Hard Road of Hope”. Goldfield’s documentary, “Hard Road of Hope”, revisits West Virginia’s long tradition of radicalism and militant unionism, including the famed 1921 armed uprising, the largest since the Civil War, […]

Horned US Capitol stormer moved to Virginia jail for organic meals

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who stormed the US Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns was moved to a jail in Virginia on Thursday after a federal judge ordered authorities to provide him with organic food while he’s in custody. Jacob Chansley was transferred to the Alexandria Detention […]

Late-Term Abortion Advocate Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Presses to Abolish Death Penalty

Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who has advanced late-term abortion even up to birth, said in his state of the Commonwealth speech earlier this week that the death penalty needs to be abolished. “But when we all agree that a crime deserves the strongest punishment we can give, it’s still vital to make sure our […]

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: ‘Schools Need to Be Open’

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) released new coronavirus guidance Thursday, as President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approaches, insisting “schools need to be open.” State agencies are now prioritizing in-person instruction, reported Richmond.com, after months of the Trump administration urging states to reopen schools. “Instead of ‘schools should be closed,’ we’re going to approach it from the […]

2 Virginia police officers arrested for participating in Capitol riots

After posting selfies while participating in the Capitol riots to social media, two Virginia police officers have been arrested and charged with unlawful entry into a restricted area and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. On January 6, off-duty Rocky Mount Police Sergeant Thomas Robertson and Officer Jacob Fracker took a photo of themselves inside the Capitol while […]

West Virginia Republican Lawmaker Resigns After Arrest for ‘Unlawfully Entering US Capitol’

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A Republican lawmaker from West Virginia, who had only served in the state legislature for one month, has now resigned from office after being arrested for participating in the storming of the U.S. Capitol building during the counting of Electoral College votes, filming and cheering. His attorney had originally said that […]

Capitol Hill Rioter Who Wore ‘Camp Auschwitz’ Shirt Identified as Virginia ‘Extremist’

Robert Keith Packer see wearing a ‘Camp Auschwitz’ shirt during the Capitol Hill riot of Jan. 6, 2021. Photo: Screenshot. The Capitol Hill insurgent whose “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt became one of the most viewed images of last Wednesday’s storming of the US legislature has been identified. CNN reported that three separate sources had identified the […]

U.S. Capitol rioter in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt identified as Virginia man

Police records show that Robert Keith Packer has three convictions for driving under the influence and another for forging public records 00 Hits: 2

Capitol rioter in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt identified as Virginia man

Some people who stormed the Capitol, including a West Virginia lawmaker, have been arrested. Source 00 Hits: 2

For the few Jews in West Virginia the pandemic offers silver lining

Surrounded by silver crucifixes and Christmas ornaments, Samuel Posin and Joan Berlow Smith sell vintage jewelry and myriad tchotchkes at their church-turned-boutique gift shop in this city. This is not the kind of place you’ll find many Jews. In this deeply rural state where just over half of all voters identify as Christian evangelicals, fewer […]

Virginia Politician Who Advocated Pedophilia Arrested for Kidnapping 12-Year-Old Girl

Police have arrested a former political candidate, who openly advocated pedophilia, for kidnapping a young girl in California. 40-year-old Nathan Daniel Larson was arrested by Denver police at Denver International Airport while waiting for a transfer flight to Virginia with the 12-year-old girl. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement: “Larson is currently in […]

Virginia Republican: ‘Trump Must Declare Martial Law’ in Election Fight

Republican Sen. Amanda Chase has urged President Trump to “declare martial law” immediately in the wake of the Electoral College “falsely” declaring Joe Biden as president-elect. Chase wrote in a Facebook post the following: “Not my President and never will be. The American people aren’t fools.” “We know you cheated to win and we’ll never accept these […]

Former Virginia Gov. McAuliffe launches comeback

McAuliffe launched his campaign outside of an elementary school named after Richmond’s first African American school board chair and was flanked exclusively by Black supporters, including a former member of his cabinet — Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney — and Louise Lucas, the first Black woman to serve as president pro tempore of the Virginia Senate. […]

Virginia High School Chemistry Teacher Suspended over George Floyd Question on Test

A chemistry teacher in the Arlington Public School district was suspended after she referenced George Floyd in a question on a chemistry test. A screenshot of the test question circulated amongst the community last week, sparking anger from students and parents. According to a local news report, a high school chemistry teacher at the H-B […]

The rabbi hijacked by Virginia to keep America’s ‘racial purity law’ alive

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Community Rallies Around Virginia Teen Fighting Leukemia

A Virginia high school senior diagnosed with leukemia has received an overwhelming amount of support from his community. Jeremiah Hughes, an 18-year-old high school senior at Riverheads High School, initially tested positive for the coronavirus in September. But further testing in October showed that his actual diagnosis was much more severe, WVIR reported. On October […]

Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina announce new regional partnership in massive clean offshore wind development

Governors from the three states committed to developing new offshore wind energy. The partnership between Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina will help promote clean energy, while creating thousands of clean energy jobs. The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources (SMART-POWER) partnership seeks to “attract and promote massive clean offshore wind […]

Watch Live: Donald Trump Hosts Campaign Rally in Virginia

President Donald Trump will host a political rally in Newport News, Virginia on Friday. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. EST. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the president is delivering campaign speeches with a limited crowd at airports around the country. It is 39 days until the presidential election. 00 Hits: 50

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