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Jul 19, 2019

Virginia's Governor Hints at Plan for Free Community College

Virginia's Governor Hints at Plan for Free Community College

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he could soon be rolling out a plan for free community college tuition.

Jul 18, 2019

Virginia Lottery Hits New Profit Record of $650M

Virginia Lottery Hits New Profit Record of $650M

State officials say the Virginia Lottery brought in a record $650 million in profits in the last fiscal year.

Jul 16, 2019

Northam's 'Listening Tour' Stops in Northern Virginia

Northam's 'Listening Tour' Stops in Northern Virginia

Some African American leaders in Northern Virginia say Gov. Ralph Northam sidestepped some of his harshest critics during his "listening tour" visit Tuesday.

Jun 4, 2019

Virginia Governor Announces Special Session on Gun Control

Virginia Governor Announces Special Session on Gun Control

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls...

May 22, 2019

Gov. Northam's School Says Probe Can't Determine Who Was in Blackface Photo

Gov. Northam's School Says Probe Can't Determine Who Was in Blackface Photo

The medical school that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attended has been unable to determine who was pictured in a racist photo appeared on a 1984 yearbook page.

May 21, 2019

Probe Done on Blackface Photo in Virginia Gov's Yearbook

Probe Done on Blackface Photo in Virginia Gov's Yearbook

A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

May 1, 2019

Northam Pledges to Block Mandatory Minimum Bills

Northam Pledges to Block Mandatory Minimum Bills

Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday he will no longer sign any legislation that imposes new mandatory minimum sentence requirements, a pledge he said was part of his efforts to make Virginia more equitable...

Apr 16, 2019

Scandals Lead to Fundraising Woes for Top VA Dems

Scandals Lead to Fundraising Woes for Top VA Dems

New campaign finance records show Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's fundraising efforts dried up after a scandal involving blackface.

Apr 4, 2019

Lawmakers Take Up Gas Tax Hike, Other Northam Plans

Lawmakers Take Up Gas Tax Hike, Other Northam Plans

Virginia lawmakers voted Wednesday to hike gas taxes in some parts of the state to improve Interstate 81 while also voting to restore suspended driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of motorists.

Mar 29, 2019

Virginia Governor Back to Normal After Blackface Scandal

Virginia Governor Back to Normal After Blackface Scandal

Two months after a blackface photo in an old yearbook nearly ended the political career of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, his life seems mostly back to normal.

Covering Northern Virginia
Meet News4's Northern Virginia Bureau. Bureau Chief Julie Carey has been covering Northern Virginia since joining News4 in 1992. Her reporting has taken her all over the Commonwealth, including Richmond where she has covered the governor, the general assembly, and every election since 1993. Follow Julie on Twitter.