President Donald Trump holds a Bible after using tear gas to clear peaceful protestors from St. John's Church across from the White House on Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Bishop Who Oversees St. John’s Church: Trump Trampled On The Bible With Teargas Photo Op

Top leaders of the church that President Trump used as a photo backdrop after tear-gassing peaceful protesters are outraged at the president’s callous action. “There was no reaching out, no sense that it would require some sort of authorization before using the church as a backdrop in that way,” Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, told NPR....

A monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Va., is covered with graffiti on Sunday, May 31, 2020, after overnight protests over the death of George Floyd. Many of the city’s most prominent Confederate monuments were tagged with similar graffiti. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/ Sarah Rankin)
The United Daughters of the Confederacy: What You Need To Know About the Klan Adjacent Group That Had Their HQ Set Ablaze

You may not have known that a group called the United Daughters of the Confederacy still exists in Virginia, but they do, and their headquarters in Richmond was set on fire early Sunday morning in the midst of protests over police violence and the death of George Floyd. The group has argued that the South’s...

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Virginia Is Reopening. Here’s What You Need to Know About Mask Rules and More.

In Virginia, like many other states, deciding when and how to begin lifting coronavirus pandemic restrictions has become deeply politicized.  Gov. Ralph Northam began lifting some restrictions earlier this month, with most of Virginia entering the first phase of reopening on May 15. Some regions, like northern Virginia and Richmond, opted to wait until their...

Local hospital officials have reported a spike in COVID-19 cases at the Perdue poultry processing plant on the Eastern Shore Wednesday April 29, 2020, in Accomac, Va. Coronavirus cases among workers at poultry plants on Virginia's Eastern Shore have become an increasing concern for local health officials. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
UPDATE: 20% Test Positive For COVID-19 At Accomack County Factory

UPDATE: 20% of employees who were tested at the Tyson’s plant in Accomack County were positive for coronavirus, but the company says many were asymptomatic. See the details below. Factories can be breeding grounds for viruses, with close quarters on the production line and tools like fingerprint scanners to clock in and out of shifts....

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Gavin Grimm Attorney: Transgender Bathroom Ban Is ‘Stigmatizing and Humiliating’

Virginia’s 4th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments today in a years-long legal challenge brought by a transgender man who sued his school board after he was barred from using the boys’ bathroom at his high school.  Last year a federal judge ruled in favor of Gavin Grimm, who argued that the Gloucester County School...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam listens as he prepares to speak to a group of volunteers to distribute supplies at health equity community event Tuesday May 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginians Will Be Required to Wear Masks Starting Friday

Gov. Ralph Northam announced that all Virginians will be required to wear masks while inside public spaces and that Northern Virginia will begin reopening starting Friday May, 29th.  The new face covering guidance means that when residents visit stores, barber shops, restaurants and travel on public transportation, among other things, they will be expected to...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, front, gestures during a news conference as House speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, right, and Secretary of Public safety Brian Moran, left, look on. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Has a New Tool to Check COVID-19 Symptoms And Testing

Gov. Ralph Northam announced two new pilot programs designed to help people check their symptoms and have food delivered safely to residents’ homes. The first program, a telehealth tool called COVID Check, is being launched Friday by the state health department. The telehealth tool will help answer questions about coronavirus symptoms and give residents recommendations...