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MORSE: HERRING'S "HEALING" PUSH IGNORES PAST EFFORTS

By GORDON C. MORSE, Published in the Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Let's assume that Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has good intentions. Let’s assume, as The Washington Post reported last weekend, that he’s “trying to move past his admission that he wore blackface at a party when he was 19” and that he believes “Virginia needs to reckon with its painful history around race.”

Gordon C. Morse wrote editorials for the Daily Press and The Pilot in the 1980s. He later wrote speeches for Gov. Gerald L. Baliles, then worked for corporate and philanthropic organizations

VaNews May 20, 2019



AFTER RACE SCANDAL, A NEW GOAL FOR HERRING

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring, trying to move past his admission that he wore blackface at a party when he was 19, told a gathering of African American leaders that Virginia needs to reckon with its painful history around race. At Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Leesburg on Thursday night, Herring shared strategies to attract more judges of color, eliminate Confederate symbols from public spaces and reduce hate crimes.

VaNews May 13, 2019



VIRGINIA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFERS SOLUTIONS TO RACIAL INEQUALITY

By JAY KORFF, WJLA

A historic African American church was the backdrop Thursday night for a forum on how to counter racial inequities in Loudoun County and the Commonwealth of Virginia not with words but with priorities and a plan. “We’ve been too quiet as a county and a commonwealth we’ve just accepted this is just the way it is," says Leesburg Town Council member Ron Campbell.

VaNews May 10, 2019



VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL URGES FCC TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST ROBOCALLS, SPOOFING

WVEC

Virginia's Attorney General Mark Herring joined 41 other attorneys general in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take further action to stop illegal robocalls and spoofing. In the formal legal comments, the attorney general urged the FCC to adopt its proposed rules on enforcement against caller ID spoofing on calls to the United States originating from overseas, while also addressing spoofing in text messaging and alternative voice services.

VaNews May 7, 2019



AG'S OFFICE CRITICIZES DOMINION OVER SPENDING FOR UPGRADES THE UTILITY WANTS TO RECOVER FROM CUSTOMERS

By MEL LEONOR, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

The Virginia attorney general’s office is pushing to block Dominion Energy from charging ratepayers $247 million to recover money spent on environmental upgrades at its Chesterfield County power plant, calling the spending “imprudent” given that it will provide “little or no value to customers.”

VaNews May 6, 2019



FOLLOWING LEGISLATIVE ACTION, ATTORNEY GENERAL, DMV SEEK DISMISSAL OF DRIVER'S LICENSE LAWSUIT

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and the Department of Motor Vehicles are seeking to have a class action lawsuit regarding driver’s license suspensions tossed out or delayed because of recent action taken by the governor and General Assembly.

VaNews April 25, 2019



HERRING MOTION TO END LAWSUIT DISMAYS ADVOCATES FOR ENDING PRACTICE OF SUSPENDING DRIVER'S LICENSES

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Advocates for ending Virginia’s practice of suspending driver’s licenses for people who haven’t paid court costs said they were dismayed with a court filing this week by Attorney General Mark Herring that would keep suspensions the law of the land. Herring’s motion asks a federal judge in Charlottesville to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to end the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ practice of suspending licenses

VaNews April 25, 2019



VIRGINIA AG SAYS HE WANTS TO REPAIR HARM FROM BLACKFACE

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Monday defended his handling of a blackface scandal, and he did not rule out a future run for governor at the same time he promised to repair the harm he's caused.

VaNews March 5, 2019



HERRING SAYS HE CALLED FOR NORTHAM TO RESIGN BECAUSE GOVERNOR LOST PUBLIC TRUST BY GIVING CONFLICTING ACCOUNTS

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Attorney General Mark Herring said Monday that he called on Gov. Ralph Northam to resign because the governor had lost the public trust by giving conflicting accounts of whether he had appeared in a racist yearbook photo.

VaNews March 5, 2019



HERRING STILL INTENDS TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR BUT 'HASN'T THOUGHT ABOUT THAT AT ALL' AFTER BLACKFACE SCANDAL

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Attorney General Mark Herring has not changed his intention to run for governor in 2021 but he hasn’t “thought about that at all,” an aide said, as Herring deals with his part in the series of scandals that began with disclosure of a racist photo in Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook.

VaNews February 27, 2019