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Alex Lemieux is a Richmond-based editor with The Republican Standard.

Chalking Tires Now Deemed Unconstitutional On Fourth Amendment Grounds

A three-judge panel in Michigan has ruled that chalking a tire is a Fourth Amendment search, explaining further that it does not constitute a reasonable search.

Fastest Growing City In Virginia May Surprise You

When it comes to the fastest area of population growth in the Commonwealth, one may speculate the suburbs of Northern Virginia next to Washington, D.C., or Hampton Roads, or Richmond, but you're all wrong.

Republican Bill Set To Raise Nationwide Age Limit For Smoking, Vaping To 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation next month to raise the age limit for people to purchase tobacco products and vaping devices from 18 to 21, but it will have exemptions for those who serve in the military.
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‘Database Of House Members’ Released To Publicly Share 400-Year House Of Delegates History

400 years to the day after George Yeardley arrived in the British colony of Virginia to assume the governorship, the House of Delegates released its ambitious, multi-year project to record and share biographical sketches and legislative information on the men and women who have served as Burgesses or Delegates since 1619.

Republican D.J. Jordan Raises Most Funds In First Quarter For First-Time Candidate

D.J. Jordan, the Republican candidate for the 31st House of Delegates District, will face Delegate Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) at the ballot box in November.
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Northam Cancels Appearance At Marsden Fundraiser After Protests

Speaking in defense of the embattled governor, State Senator Dave Marsden said he still does not see Ralph Northam as a liability after his support of a highly controversial late-term abortion bill, subsequent "infanticide" comments, and the release of racist photos from his past.

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Begin To Make Their Way To Virginia

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is scheduled to make appearances all over Virginia next week as the Commonwealth becomes a 2020 battleground state.
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AG Barr Suggests That ‘Spying Did Occur’ On Trump’s Presidential Campaign

During a Wednesday Senate hearing, Attorney General William Barr explained that the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled, and that “spying on a political campaign is a big deal.”

SCOTUS Ruling On Right-To-Work Shows Nearly All Workers Choose Not To Unionize

The Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME shows that right-to-work laws are not inherently union busting, but create an atmosphere wherein a union does not have to exist when workers are given freedom of choice. 

Trump, Pence Commit To Flipping Virginia Republican In 2020

The first push in flipping the Commonwealth red is the upcoming 2019 elections, with all 140 seats in the General Assembly on the ballot in November.
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