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Sarah Rankin

The Associated Press

Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Sarah:

Confusion, lawsuit follow Virginia governor’s order on masks

School districts across Virginia are adopting an inconsistent patchwork of responses to an executive order from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that aims to allow parents to opt-out of classroom mask mandates. → Read More

New GOP leaders say Virginia to join vax mandate challenges

Virginia’s incoming Republican governor and attorney general are pledging that the commonwealth will join other Republican-led states and business groups in challenging Biden administration mandates intended to increase the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate. → Read More

Virginia officials defend response to snowy gridlock on I-95

There were no reported deaths or injuries from the calamity on Interstate 95, one of the nation’s busiest highways, but plenty of outrage from motorists, some of whom were stranded overnight Monday into Tuesday, posting pleas for help on social media. → Read More

Drivers fret about food and fuel while stranded on highway

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was no food, water or sleep for Susan Phalen as she spent a frigid night inside her car stopped on Interstate 95 in Virginia. Meera → Read More

Crews find second long-sought-after time capsule under Robert E. Lee statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Crews wrapping up the removal Monday of a giant pedestal that once held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond found what appeared to be a second and long-sought-after time capsule, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said. The governor tweeted photos of a box being removed from the site and said conservators were studying the artifact. "They found it! This is likely… → Read More

Officials: Virginia state agency hit with ransomware attack

A Virginia legislative branch agency has been hit by a ransomware attack. → Read More

Virginia IT agency hit with 'extremely sophisticated malware' in ransomware attack

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The information technology agency that serves Virginia's legislature has been hit by a ransomware attack that has substantially affected its operations, state officials said Monday. Gov. Ralph Northam's spokeswoman, Alena Yarmosky, confirmed the attack on Virginia's Division of Legislative Automated Systems. → Read More

Recount upholds GOP win in contested Virginia House race

A recount for a Virginia state House seat has upheld the Republican candidate’s victory in last month’s election. → Read More

Youngkin wants Virginia out of carbon-reduction initiative

Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin is promising to use his executive powers to withdraw the commonwealth from a multistate carbon cap-and-trade program he says has overburdened ratepayers and businesses. → Read More

Virginia judge issues injunction in skill games lawsuit

A Virginia judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking the enforcement of a law that banned electronic betting machines that had proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state. → Read More

Virginia governor orders removal of Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Sunday that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue o f Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond. The announcement marks a reversal in course from September when the statue was removed but the Democratic governor said the 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) pedestal, currently covered in… → Read More

Virginia House recount underway; could affirm GOP majority

Election officials in Virginia are painstakingly recounting votes in one of two unresolved races that will settle whether Virginia Republicans have reclaimed the majority in the House of Delegates. → Read More

Glenn Youngkin’s underage son tried to vote, election officials say

A juvenile son of Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin tried twice to cast a ballot in Tuesday's election, election officials said Friday. → Read More

Youngkin's Virginia win jolts Democrats, tight race in NJ

Republican Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governor's race early Wednesday, tapping into culture war fights over schools and race to unite former President Donald Trump's most fervent supporters with enough suburban voters to become the first GOP candidate to win statewide office in a dozen years. → Read More

Youngkin wins Virginia governor’s race, jolting Democrats

Republican former business executive Glenn Youngkin has won Virginia’s governor’s race, a major political turnabout in a state that had been trending increasingly blue. → Read More

Glenn Youngkin wins in Virginia, dead heat in New Jersey

Republican former business executive Glenn Youngkin has won Virginia’s governor’s race, a major political turnabout in a state that had been trending increasingly blue. → Read More

Youngkin’s Virginia win jolts Democrats, tight race in New Jersey

Republican former business executive Glenn Youngkin has won Virginia’s governor’s race, a major political turnabout in a state that had been trending increasingly blue. → Read More

Youngkin’s Virginia win jolts Democrats, tight race in New Jersey

Republican former business executive Glenn Youngkin has won Virginia’s governor’s race, a major political turnabout in a state that had been trending increasingly blue. → Read More

Glenn Youngkin projected as winner in Virginia's governor's race, jolting Democrats

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governor's race early Wednesday, tapping into culture war fights over schools and race to unite former President Donald Trump's most fervent supporters with enough suburban voters to become the first Republican to win statewide office here in 12 years. Title: WJLA_EVENT. Start time: 11/03/2021 12:42:24 AM. End time: 11/06/2021… → Read More

Tight Virginia race becomes referendum on Biden presidency

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A closely contested race for governor in Virginia entered its final hours Monday with Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin both hoping for last-minute momentum in a campaign that's emerging as a referendum on Joe Biden's presidency. McAuliffe, who served as governor from 2014 to 2018, is scrambling to stave off disaster in a state that has become reliable… → Read More