A bill moving through the General Assembly would require pet owners to use a tether at least 15 feet long when restraining a companion animal outside. The legislation also seeks to protect pets from extreme weather.
Local affordable housing experts and community advocates gathered for a dialogue on race and gentrification — a process they say displaces lower-income black families and is part of a larger narrative.
“Redemption.” That word was used repeatedly as five black leaders from across Virginia gathered Monday urging state legislators to rescind statements calling for Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation following his blackface photo scandal.
Johnson has worked for the program since 2000 and is currently a unit supervisor. She also has served as acting director following the recent resignation of Gary A. Hughes, the program’s director since 2016.
Vanessa Tyson, the woman who accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in a hotel room in 2004 has come forward, and she’s released a statement outlining her allegations against Fairfax.
Following Governor Ralph Northam’s admission that he darkened his skin for a Michael Jackson contest in 1984, Attorney General Mark Herring acknowledged Wednesday that he once wore blackface to a college party nearly 40 years ago.