Virginia

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation abolishing the death penalty statewide at a ceremony outside the Greensville Correctional Center. (Photo: Office of Gov. Ralph Northam)
An Amnesty International USA advocate said that "we hope to see more states work to retire this most extreme punishment to where it belongs—as a relic of the past, not a part of our future."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project is visible on a roadside sign in Bent Mountain, Virginia. (Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
"The institutions dumping funds into this unnecessary fracked gas project are...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Derick Lane (L) and his son Desmond of Richmond, Virginia protest against capital punishment outside the Greensville Correctional Center November 10, 2009 near Jarratt, Virginia.
"Thankfully, the repeal of the death penalty by its leading practitioner gives...