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Past articles by Les:

Pat Robertson recalls CBN’s humble beginnings

CBN founder Pat Robertson recalls the difficult early days of his ministry in a rare interview. → Read More

Herring calls for debt relief for disabled veterans

Attorney General Mark Herring joined a national effort to give disabled veterans automatic debt relief on their student loans. → Read More

President Trump defends Charlottesville comments

After Biden announcement, President Trump defends his comments on the deadly Charlottesville protests. → Read More

McAuliffe fuels speculation with Twitter post

McAuliffe post bizarre tweet, setting off speculation about 2020 run. → Read More

Approval ratings for Virginia leaders fall

Virginia's top three leaders suffer fallout from scandals. → Read More

Democratic field continues to grow

Democrats will have a record number of potential candidates and more will join the race soon. → Read More

Lawmakers sustain Northam’s vetoes

Lawmakers uphold Governor Northam's vetoes under the shadow of allegations against Lt. Governor. → Read More

CNU poll shows divided electorate

American voters are sharply divided. → Read More

CNU considers freezing tuition costs

CNU considers freezing tuition costs for next school year. → Read More

Gov. Northam signs Labor Day school bills

A big change is coming to some Virginia schools. They will now be allowed to open before Labor Day. → Read More

Non-candidate Biden continues to lead 2020 presidential race

Unannounced candidate Joe Biden continues to lead in polls for the 2020 nomination. → Read More

Supreme Court considers Virginia voting districts

Democrats and Republicans are at odds over the racial makeup of 11 districts, which are 55 percent African American. → Read More

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 run

Hillary Clinton rules out 2020 Presidential run. → Read More

Norfolk Delegate describes racial inequality in very personal way

Norfolk Delegate gets standing ovation for impassioned speech about race. → Read More

Will Virginians feel the “Bern”?

Bernie Sanders is raising tons of money. Will he win the hearts and votes of Virginia voters? → Read More

Virginia debates fate of Equal Rights Amendment

The Virginia General Assembly could make history this week by ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. → Read More

Blue Angels not coming to Hampton Roads in 2019, schedule says

Some disappointing news for fans of the Navy's Blue Angels--they're apparently skipping Hampton Roads in 2019. → Read More

GOP candidate Ed Gillespie talks about the issues with News 3

Republican Ed Gillespie stopped by the News 3 studios Thursday to discuss the issues ahead of the November 7 gubernatorial election. → Read More

Northam talks about the issues as Election Day nears

On November 7, Virginians will go to the polls to elect a Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. → Read More

The Virginia Governor candidate you may not have heard about

Libertarian Cliff Hyra is a patent and trademark attorney from Mechanicsville, who may upend the most closely watched race in the country. → Read More