Sarah Rankin, The Associated Press

Sarah Rankin

The Associated Press

Richmond, VA, United States

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  • NBC12 WWBT Richmond
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  • FOX 8 New Orleans
  • WSFA 12 News
  • FOX 12 Oregon KPTV
  • ABC13News
  • News 5 WCYB
  • WIS News 10
  • FOX 5 Las Vegas
  • NBC KSNV News 3
  • NBC29
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Recent articles by Sarah:

Virginia regulators OK Dominion’s planned offshore wind farm

State regulators have approved an application from Dominion Energy Virginia to build an enormous offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach and recover the cost from ratepayers. → Read More

GOP AGs ask Google not to limit anti-abortion center results

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A month after some members of Congress urged Google to limit the appearance of anti-abortion pregnancy centers in certain abortion-related search results, 17 Republican attorneys general are warning the company that doing so could invite investigations and possible legal action. → Read More

Police: July 4 mass shooting thwarted in Virginia's capital

KTUL ABC 8 provides local and national news, sports, weather and notice of community events in Tulsa, Oklahoma and surrounding towns including Broken Arrow, Owasso, Claremore, Jenks, Bixby, Coweta, Muskogee, Westport, Beggs, Okmulgee, Council Hill, Henryetta, Skiatook, Collinsville, and Bartlesville. → Read More

Youngkin wants gas tax holiday, other budget changes

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is seeking several dozen changes to the budget legislation lawmakers sent him earlier this month, including an amendment that would suspend the state tax on gasoline for three months. → Read More

Virginia community college system restarts chancellor search

Virginia’s community college board is restarting its search for a new chancellor because the Michigan official tapped in March to lead the system is no longer taking the job. → Read More

Judges toss suit seeking Virginia House elections this year

A three-judge panel has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to force all 100 members of Virginia’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates to face an unscheduled election this year. → Read More

Ratepayer advocates seek protections in offshore wind case

State regulators considering whether to approve Dominion Energy Virginia’s plans for a nearly $10 billion offshore wind farm are being asked to consider extra protections to shield customers from possible cost overruns and other project risks. → Read More

Protests at Supreme Court justices’ homes cause dispute between county, Virginia gov.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay said Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s request for a security perimeter is unnecessary and improper, calling it an infringement on on First Amendment protest rights. → Read More

Protests at Supreme Court justices’ homes cause dispute between county, Virginia gov.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay said Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s request for a security perimeter is unnecessary and improper, calling it an infringement on on First Amendment protest rights. → Read More

Protests at Supreme Court justices’ homes cause dispute between county, Virginia gov.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay said Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s request for a security perimeter is unnecessary and improper, calling it an infringement on First Amendment protest rights. → Read More

New VEC issue sent applicants incorrect overpayment notices

A data error triggered during the Virginia Employment Commission’s long-delayed transition to a new IT system late last year has resulted in thousands of applicants erroneously being told they were overpaid. → Read More

Virginia wind farm job claims questioned by state regulators

As Virginia-based Dominion Energy seeks to build what it calls the country’s largest offshore wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, the company and its supporters have touted the economic development opportunities expected to accompany the 176-turbine project. → Read More

Youngkin administration: Election IT project behind schedule

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration says a project to replace the clunky and sometimes-unreliable IT system essential to administering Virginia’s elections is running “critically behind schedule.” → Read More

Warner, Kaine want dog breeding facility stripped of license

Virginia’s U.S. senators are calling on a federal agency to immediately suspend the license of a dog breeding facility where recent inspections found repeated animal welfare violations. → Read More

Ex-EPA leader Wheeler to serve as adviser to Youngkin

Andrew Wheeler will serve as a senior adviser to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration after Senate Democrats rejected the former U.S. EPA administrator’s appointment to a Cabinet role. → Read More

Virginia Senate blocks most Youngkin parole board appointees

The Virginia Senate has rejected a majority of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s nominees to the state parole board. → Read More

Legislature OKs all Youngkin cabinet members but Wheeler

All of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Cabinet nominees have now secured final legislative approval except for Andrew Wheeler. → Read More

Panel again defeats ban on personal use of campaign cash by Virginia lawmakers

Virginia lawmakers, outliers in the nation for their ability to spend money donated to their campaigns on virtually anything, have ended for another year's efforts to put basic limits on how those funds can be used. A Republican-controlled House subcommittee on Wednesday defeated a bill that would have prohibited spending on what its sponsor called "the low-hanging fruit, things that are most… → Read More

House GOP again kills voting rights, gay marriage proposals

House Republicans have defeated measures that would let voters decide whether to amend Virginia’s constitution. → Read More

Youngkin tells AP he sees momentum across legislative agenda

Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s hefty legislative agenda has been dealt a series of expected blows in the first half of the General Assembly session by the Democrat-controlled Senate. → Read More