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Graham Moomaw

Press of AC

Richmond, VA, United States

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  • Press of AC
  • The Roanoke Times
  • Times-Dispatch

Past articles by Graham:

Virginia high school teacher fired for refusing to use transgender student's new pronouns

WEST POINT — A Virginia high school teacher was fired Thursday for refusing to use a transgender student’s new pronouns, a case believed to be the first of its kind → Read More

Mike Pence campaigns for Donald Trump in Virginia Beach, Norfolk

VIRGINIA BEACH — Amid a turbulent week for Donald Trump’s campaign, vice presidential nominee Mike Pence brought a more focused Republican message to Virginia’s Tidewater region Thursday, where he highlighted military and veterans issues and framed the election as “change versus the status quo.” → Read More

Anti-Trump lawsuit may lead judge to strike down Va. law on presidential convention voting

A little-known Virginia law that dictates how the state’s delegates must vote at presidential nominating conventions could be struck down by a federal judge next week. → Read More

Saying 'it is time to move on,' McAuliffe questions need for second McDonnell trial

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday he sees little need for a second trial for former Gov. Bob McDonnell after this week's unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned McDonnell's bribery convictions. → Read More

McAuliffe: 'I have never lobbied for a foreign government'

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday that he has never lobbied in the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government, adding that federal investigators looking into his foreign connections are focused on a "very specific" lobbyist registration issue. → Read More

As Trump's path clears, Virginia Republicans react tepidly to likely nominee

With Donald J. Trump poised to become their national standard-bearer, Virginia Republicans aren't rushing to embrace the polarizing mogul who will soon stand alone in the GOP presidential field. → Read More

Republicans hire lawyer to challenge McAuliffe order restoring rights to felons

Virginia Republican leaders have hired a prominent conservative lawyer to lead an expected court challenge to Gov. Terry McAuliffe's recent order restoring voting rights for 206,000 felons. → Read More

GOP leaders call for special session on McAuliffe's voting rights order

RICHMOND — Republican leaders called Tuesday for Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene a special legislative session on the governor's order restoring voting rights to 206,000 felons. → Read More

Herring approves McAuliffe's proposal to acquire lethal injection drugs in secret

Virginia would not run afoul of federal law or violate death row inmates' constitutional rights by passing a law allowing the state to obtain lethal injection drugs from secret sources, according to an opinion released late Tuesday by Attorney General Mark R. Herring. → Read More

Lawmaker seeks ruling on death penalty proposal

The state delegate who sponsored legislation to allow Virginia to continue to carry out the death penalty has asked Attorney General Mark Herring to weigh in on the legality of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s recommendation to let the state compound its own lethal drugs through contracts with unidentified pharmacies. → Read More

In reversal, Obama admin to block oil drilling in Atlantic

RICHMOND — The Obama administration has reversed course on its plan to allow oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of Virginia and other Southern states, citing opposition from coastal communities and potential impacts to military and space operations along Virginia’s shoreline. → Read More

Clinton, Trump take Virginia

Hillary Clinton strengthened her grip on the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday with a resounding primary win in Virginia over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., while rural voters propelled Donald Trump to victory over Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. → Read More

McAuliffe to 'review' coal tax credits after legislature votes for extension

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe will again be faced with a decision on whether to continue coal-related tax credits he has called ineffective after the General Assembly voted this week to extend the credits beyond their looming expiration dates. → Read More

Virginia GOP abandons plan for loyalty oath in primary

The Republican Party of Virginia has scrapped plans to require a party loyalty pledge in the upcoming presidential primary, a spokesman confirmed Saturday afternoon. → Read More

General Assembly panels postpone interviews with potential Roush replacement

RICHMOND — After the defection of a freshman GOP lawmaker, General Assembly Republicans postponed interviews Monday with the judge they intend to appoint to the Supreme Court of Virginia to replace Justice Jane Marum Roush. → Read More

Virginia lawmakers look to legalize, regulate fantasy sports sites

Fantasy sports contests offering cash payouts would be put on firm legal ground in Virginia under new legislation backed by popular websites FanDuel and DraftKings. → Read More

GOP lawmaker suggests Planned Parenthood supporters are 'walking with Satan'

No abortion-related bills have been debated yet by the Virginia House of Delegates, but the war of words got off to an early start this week after a fiery speech in which a conservative lawmaker denounced Planned Parenthood as an "institution of death" and compared abortion to slavery. → Read More

House passes emergency fix for small businesses affected by Obamacare

RICHMOND — The Virginia House of Delegates passed emergency legislation Friday to make a widely supported fix to prevent some small businesses from facing higher costs for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. → Read More

McAuliffe urges lawmakers to avoid 'political sideshows' in State of Commonwealth address

As he enters his crucial third year in office, Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday night called on the Virginia General Assembly to work with him to strengthen the state economy, while promising to block any efforts to curtail Democratic priorities such as gay marriage, abortion rights and gun control. → Read More

In call for unity, McAuliffe urges lawmakers to avoid 'political sideshows'

As he enters his crucial third year in office, Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday night called on the Virginia General Assembly to work with him to strengthen the state economy, while promising to block any efforts to curtail Democratic priorities such as gay marriage, abortion rights and gun control. → Read More