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Past articles by Andrew:

Judge OKs plan to put about 4,000 beagles from Virginia breeder mill up for adoption

Thousands of beagles headed for shelters were raised for medical research purposes by a company in Virginia. → Read More

Virginia's two openly gay legislators file bills to repeal statutory bans on same-sex marriage

Two openly gay members of Virginia's legislature have introduced bills to repeal now-moot sections of the state constitution and state law that prohibit same-sex marriage. → Read More

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has cited Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in urging Medicaid expansion

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has cited Donald Trump’s new running mate as an example of a conservative Republican governor who found a way to expand Medicaid. → Read More

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Virginia, NBC News poll says

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Virginia, but both candidates have high unfavorable numbers according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. → Read More

Kaine says 'Don't believe the hype' about his vice presidential chances

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., reportedly at or near the top of Hillary Clinton’s short list for a running mate, is trying to tamp down the speculation. → Read More

FBI reportedly investigating McAuliffe over 2013 campaign donations

RICHMOND — The FBI is investigating Gov. Terry McAuliffe over donations to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign, CNN reports. → Read More

Trump must prove conservatism, Ken Cuccinelli says

RICHMOND — Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who headed the delegate wrangling process for Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid, said Tuesday that Donald Trump must demonstrate a consistent pattern of conservatism if he wants to unite the Republican Party. → Read More

Virginia defeated own transgender bathroom bill in February

RICHMOND — Virginia lawmakers helped avoid the firestorm that has roiled North Carolina over LGBT rights by defeating a bill with similarities to the measure North Carolina’s governor signed last week. → Read More

McAuliffe vetoes two gun bills

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed two bills Thursday that he said would do away with what he called “common sense” gun restrictions in and around state office buildings. → Read More

'Sore loser' law likely wouldn't keep Trump from running as independent

If Republicans deny Donald Trump the presidential nomination at the GOP convention in Cleveland this summer, would Virginia’s “sore loser” law bar him from running as an independent here in November? → Read More

Virginians donated $7.2 million to presidential campaigns in 2015

Virginians donated at least $7.2 million to presidential campaigns in 2015, led by Democrat Hillary Clinton at nearly $2.9 million and Jeb Bush at nearly $1.3 million, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. → Read More

Clinton, Trump lead in Virginia, poll says, but voters have doubts

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lead their rivals two weeks before Virginia's March 1 primary, but voters have doubts about the front-runners, a new poll says. → Read More

Norment announces press will return to Senate floor Monday

Reporters will return to the Senate floor Monday in a new arrangement, Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr., R-James City announced today. → Read More

Agriculture secretary won't run to fill 5th District

RICHMOND — Todd Haymore, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s secretary of agriculture and forestry, announced Tuesday that he will not run for the seat of retiring Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Pittsylvania County. → Read More

Judge denies preliminary injunction to block GOP loyalty oath

A federal judge in Richmond on Thursday denied a motion by supporters of Donald Trump for a preliminary injunction to block the so-called statement of affiliation in Virginia’s March 1 Republican presidential primary. → Read More

Judge denies preliminary injunction to block oath in March 1 GOP primary

RICHMOND — A federal judge in Richmond on Thursday denied a motion by supporters of Donald Trump for a preliminary injunction to block the so-called "statement of affiliation" in Virginia's March 1 Republican presidential primary. → Read More

Trump's Va. campaign threatens legal action against state GOP

Donald Trump’s Virginia campaign chairman on Wednesday threatened legal action against the state GOP to stop the “statement of affiliation” that voters must sign in order to cast ballots in the March 1 Republican primary. → Read More

Trump blasts Virginia GOP for requiring 'statement of affiliation' in March 1 primary

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump blasted the Republican Party of Virginia in a series of tweets Sunday over its requirement that voters in the March 1 primary sign a “statement of affiliation.” → Read More

Rubio submits signatures for Virginia ballot

RICHMOND — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Wednesday became the final top-tier Republican candidate, and the 10th overall, to qualify for Virginia’s March 1 GOP presidential primary. → Read More

Experts emphasize Virginia as 2016 swing state

RICHMOND — Virginia’s divergent regions and rapidly changing demographics make the state a good test case for 2016 presidential campaigns, say two veteran operatives of state and national politics. → Read More