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  • (Governor CoonMan) Northam urges education leaders to remove Confederate names from schools

    07/07/2020 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 7, 2020 | Jusin Mattingly
    Gov. Ralph Northam wants school systems across Virginia to change the names of schools honoring Confederate leaders. In a July 6 letter to the heads of school boards in the state, Northam says the names and mascots have a "traumatizing impact on students, families, teachers and staff of all backgrounds." "When our public schools are named after individuals who advanced slavery and systemic racism, and we allow those names to remain on school property, we tacitly endorse their values as our own," Northam wrote. "This is no longer acceptable." The names have come under increased scrutiny during ongoing civil...
  • 5 teenagers shot at Fairfax Co. (VA) apartment complex

    07/07/2020 11:07:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    WTOP News ^ | July 7, 2020 | Jose Umana and Valerie Bonk
    Police are searching for a gunman who shot five people, all teenagers, inside a Fairfax County, Virginia, apartment building early Tuesday morning. The incident happened around 1 a.m. in an apartment complex on the 7900 block of Janna Lee Avenue, in the Alexandria section of Fairfax. After receiving multiple phone calls, officers arrived at the scene to find all five victims suffering from gunshot injuries. Numerous rounds were fired during the incident, and the alleged shooter fled the scene before police arrived. The victims, three females and two males, ranged between 14 to 19 years old. They were all treated...
  • Ralph Northam’s family owned at least 84 slaves

    06/20/2020 9:07:58 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 29 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | February 28, 2019 | J. Arthur Bloom
    The First Lady of Virginia, Pam Northam, wife of Ralph, got herself in hot water this week for handing out cotton to black students while they were on a tour. But the Northams have form when it comes to messy race relations. There’s the whole blackface or KKK costume school photograph business. Then there’s the blacking up as Michael Jackson thing, which Ralph admitted to. Oh, and Ralph Northam’s family owned at least 84 slaves. Northam maintains that he learned about his family’s slave ownership in 2017. That story is harder to believe once you see that three out of...
  • Northern Virginia to move into next phase of reopening (Fri, 12 June)

    06/09/2020 8:44:14 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/09/20 | J. EDWARD MORENO
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Tuesday that northern Virginia suburbs outside Washington, D.C., will begin the next phase of reopening as the spread of coronavirus appears to be slowing in the region. The new guidelines, which go into effect Friday, allow the opening of restaurants for indoor dining at half capacity and allow gyms and fitness centers to reopen indoors at 30 percent capacity. Social gatherings now have a maximum of 50 people, up from 10 people allowed under phase one. Religious gatherings can take place at 50 percent capacity. Wearing face masks, social distancing and working remotely are...
  • Confederate statue removed from park overnight; others in Jacksonville also coming down

    06/09/2020 9:53:59 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 86 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 6/9/2020 | News4Jax
    The city of Jacksonville’s inventory for Confederate memorials lists three monuments and eight markers on city property related to the Civil War. As of Tuesday morning, there was one less, and Mayor Lenny Curry said the others are coming down, too. Crews were seen overnight using a crane to remove a Confederate monument in Jacksonville’s Hemming Park, the downtown city plaza framed on two sides by City Hall and the Federal Courthouse. The statue and nameplate were hauled off well before daylight, leaving an empty pedestal.
  • Virginia Gov Ralph Northam unveils plan to combat inequities amid statewide unrest after George Floyd death

    06/03/2020 6:03:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    FOX 5 DC ^ | June 2, 2020
    Some of the changes Northam said they’ve made include expanding voting laws, making election day a holiday, decriminalizing marijuana and eliminating a holiday commemorate Confederating generals. Going forward, the Governor presented four pillars of a plan for going forward with reforms that address racial inequities:
  • Virginia declares state of emergency over protests

    05/31/2020 6:16:02 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2020 | Justine Coleman
    “This emergency declaration will provide the necessary support to localities as they work to keep our communities safe,” Northam said in a release. “There are many voices speaking out for justice and healing across the United States and in our Commonwealth, but others are exploiting this pain and inciting violence.”
  • Ralph Northam and his banana republic face mask mandate

    05/27/2020 8:00:06 AM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    Wash. Times ^ | 5/27/2020 | Cheryl Churn!ey
    Gov. Ralph Northamissued an order from his governor’s mansion in Virginia requiring every man, woman and child in the commonwealth — on that last, those over the age of 10 — to wear face masks as a condition of entering any enclosed space. But boy, what a monkey-like, banana republic gymnastic jump over rule of law he did. In Virginia is Code 18.2-422, a “prohibition of wearing of masks in certain places,” the one that makes clear it’s “unlawful for any person over 16 years of age to … wear any mask, hood or other device whereby a substantial portion...
  • Gov. Northam orders masks in businesses, says northern Virginia will move into Phase 1 Friday

    05/26/2020 1:18:45 PM PDT · by topfile · 29 replies
    WHSV ^ | May 26 2020 | Caleb Stewart
    Governor Ralph Northam started Tuesday's briefing by directly addressing the criticism he received after photos showed him not wearing a mask during a visit to Virginia Beach over the weekend. He said he was at Virginia Beach to thank the mayor and city leaders for their work on that effort, thank first responders in the city, and thank ambasadors in the area, all while in open air along the beach with social distancing in each meeting. According to the governor, he was not planning to interact with members of the public while he was there. His account of the situation...
  • Northam: Face coverings required in public in Va. starting Friday (VA)

    05/26/2020 12:54:40 PM PDT · by KevinB · 61 replies
    WTOP ^ | 05/26/2020 | Rob Woodfork
    Face coverings will be required inside public establishments starting Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. He also addressed photos of him without a face covering interacting with well-wishers in Virginia Beach over the weekend. At a briefing, Northam said that anywhere people can congregate in groups — including but not limited to stores, restaurants, barbershops, government buildings and public transportation — must wear face coverings, with a few exceptions for people: Eating or drinking at a restaurant Exercising Who have a health condition that prohibits a face covering Who are under the age of 10, although Northam strongly recommended...
  • Mask-pushing governor caught at beach without face mask

    05/24/2020 12:56:37 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/24/2020 | WND Staff
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was reportedly caught without a face mask at Virginia Beach Saturday as the Democrat weighs a statewide order requiring citizens to wear masks. Northam was seen on the beach reviewing security at the beach without a face covering, local outlet NBC12 reported Saturday. The governor’s office later explained in a statement that Northam was “not expecting to be within six feet of anyone.” “The Governor has repeatedly encouraged wearing face coverings inside or when social distancing is impossible,” Northam’s office said. “He was outside today and not expecting to be within six feet of anyone.”
  • Virginia governor spent 65 days on taxpayer-funded jaunts to his NC beach home since start of 2019

    05/22/2020 5:55:18 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    justthenews ^ | May 20, 2020 | John Solomon and Daniel Payne
    Democrat Ralph Northam invoked executive privilege to initially block release of travel dates but relented on appeal. On a Saturday night in the dead of August last year, Virginia taxpayers footed the bill as a state-operated plane roared from Richmond to one of North Carolina’s desirable beach destinations. The King Air 350 turboprop made the journey twice in six hours. The VIP passengers? Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, the first lady of Virginia. The listed purpose for a back-and-forth jaunt? The Northams took a brief break Aug. 31, 2019 from their Outer Banks beach vacation home in...
  • Virginia governor fires back at Trump: 'I suggest you stop taking hydroxychloroquine'

    05/19/2020 2:57:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/19 | Zack Budryk
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) fired back at President Trump Tuesday after the president referred to Northam as “crazy” and an opponent of Second Amendment rights. Trump, speaking at a White House event Tuesday, followed a speaker from Virginia by saying, "We're going after Virginia, with your crazy governor, we're going after Virginia. They want to take your Second Amendment. You know that, right? You'll have nobody guarding your potatoes." “I grew up on a Virginia farm, Mr. President - our potatoes are fine. And as the only medical doctor among our nation's governors, I suggest you stop taking hydroxychloroquine,”...
  • Northam ditches coronavirus restrictions for Virginia Beach after weekend sees crowds defy his orders

    05/19/2020 2:11:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19 2020 | Danielle Wallace
    Under Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s eased coronavirus restrictions in effect Friday, the state’s oceanfront was relegated to fishing and exercise only, and social distancing was required. But that didn't keep crowds away from Virginia Beach over the weekend as temperatures reached the high 70s. Sunbathers took to the sand, bikers peddled along the bustling boardwalk and newly reopened gift shops were crowded with customers buying hermit crabs and snow cones, The Virginian-Pilot reported. On Friday, Northam, a Democrat, gave the green light for houses of worship and some businesses to operate at 50 percent capacity. Outdoor dining – with different...
  • Virginia's Democrat Gov Begs for Help Enforcing Lockdown - Sheriff Refuses

    05/15/2020 1:25:06 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 25 replies
    NN ^ | 05-15-20 | Jack Murphy
    Virginia's Democrat governor, Ralph Northam, is begging for help to execute his draconian lockdown order in the state, but a patriotic sheriff is refusing to enforce the measures.Culpepper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins has rejected Gov. Northam's request for help enforcing his mandatory lockdown on certain businesses in the northern part of the state.
  • Sheriff rejects call to enforce Va. governor’s lock-down, cites Constitution

    05/13/2020 10:33:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    An influential Virginia sheriff has rejected a request from Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration to enforce the ongoing business lock-down in parts of northern Virginia. Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins said that he and other law enforcement were contacted to help enforce the closures in the area that reaches into northern Virginia’s Prince William County, home to many federal workers. But the sheriff, who has advised the White House and vowed to fight proposed gun grabs from state Democrats, said that he will not help enforce Northam’s Executive Order #61 that maintains the weeks-long economic shutdown.
  • Northern Va. nowhere near ready to reopen under Northam plan, officials say

    05/10/2020 3:25:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2020 | Antonio Olivo, Rebecca Tan and Jenna Portnoy
    Northern Virginia, the state’s economic engine, is nowhere near ready to reopen Friday when Gov. Ralph Northam plans to begin lifting shutdown restrictions, the region’s top elected officials said Sunday, citing the continuing increase in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. In a joint letter, the elected leaders in Northern Virginia’s five largest jurisdictions — representing nearly 2.4 million residents — told Northam (D) they are unwilling to lift restrictions in place since late March, which the governor plans to do in a limited capacity Friday in hopes of reviving the state’s ailing economy. Northam announced last week that he will begin...
  • Governor Northam's lockdown keeping parents and children separated.

    05/03/2020 7:00:33 PM PDT · by FLAMING DEATH · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/3/2020 | Lindee
    This is heartbreaking! "@GovernorVA my son is special needs and lives in a residential facility. We have not seen him in two months due to this hoax. Your order now goes to June 10th, another month without seeing him. He asks us everyday if he did something wrong. Can you answer this?" Remember when the left accused Trump of separating children from their families? Apparently, it doesn't count when the Left does it. Her son's name is Caden Bray. If you're on Twitter, please use the hashtag #CadenBray whenever you have extra space to do so. If you could give...
  • DOJ Sides with Church Suing Virginia Governor Northam After Pastor Threatened with Fine, Jail Time For Holding 16-Person Service

    05/03/2020 5:59:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/03/2020 | Cristina Laila
    The Justice Department sided with a church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) after the pastor was threatened with a fine and jail time for holding a 16-person service on Palm Sunday. Northam is famous for a posing in KKK-blackface in his college yearbook. Kevin Wilson, the pastor of Lighthouse Fellowship Church on Chincoteague Island, was threatened with jail time or a $2,000 fine by police for violating Northam’s unconstitutional Coronavirus lockdown order. A total of 16 people attended the Palm Sunday church service on April 5 and were all spaced far apart from each other in a church that...
  • Virginia Coronavirus Survey: Trump Condemned, Job Losses Pinch Families (BARFARAMA ALERT)

    05/03/2020 9:43:31 AM PDT · by McBuff · 23 replies
    Virginia Patch ^ | May 1, 2020 | Jean Dubail
    VIRGINIA — A solid majority of Virginia residents disapprove of the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, and an even greater majority disapprove of President Donald Trump's performance during the crisis, according to an informal reader survey Patch conducted Friday. About 60 percent of the survey's nearly 1,900 respondents said they are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the federal response, compared with 31 percent who say they are either satisfied or very satisfied. Almost 67 percent of respondents said they are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the president's performance, compared with 28 percent saying they are satisfied or...