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Continuing coverage of the political crisis with Virginia's leadership. Check back here for the latest updates.


Virginia State University Students Begin Project Digging Into Politicians' Yearbooks

After Governor Northam and Attorney General Herring admitted to appearing in blackface in the 1980s, a group of activists had an idea: pay Richmond-area students from historically black colleges and universities to dig into politicians’ yearbooks. They’re closing in on their $10,000 goal to fund the project.

Briana Harris is a junior at Virginia State University majoring in political science. She wants to become a lawyer and effect change through policy. And now she expects Northam to do the same.

Republicans Announce Hearing On Fairfax Sexual Assault Allegations

Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates announced Friday they will hold a public hearing on the sexual assault allegations against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.

On the House floor, Delegate Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, invited the two accusers to share their stories at that hearing Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson have accused Fairfax of sexual assault in the early 2000's. Fairfax denies those allegations. Both Tyson and Watson have requested a hearing and Watson's attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, confirmed Watson will testify.

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