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Gabriella Muñoz

Gabriella Muñoz was a political reporter for the Washington Times. 

Articles by Gabriella Muñoz

In this June 4, 2020, file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Va. lawmakers approve death penalty ban, send bill to Gov. Ralph Northam

Virginia's Democratic-controlled General Assembly on Monday approved a final bill that would ban the death penalty and sent the legislation to Gov. Ralph Northam, putting the commonwealth on the verge of becoming the first Southern state to prohibit executions. Published February 22, 2021

FILE - In this May 17, 2013 file photo, candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia, Pete Snyder, center, gestures as he talks to delegates during the opening of the Virginia Republican convention in Richmond, Va. Snyder has joined the crowded field seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia governor. The CEO of a capital investment firm, Snyder said in a campaign video released Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 that he was running as an innovator, disruptor and problem solver seeking to shake up state politics after “eight years of failed leadership” by Democrats in the governor’s mansion.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Virginia Republicans eye convention instead of primary on May 1

The Republican Party of Virginia has a crowded field of candidates seeking the gubernatorial nomination, but it hasn't settled on how it will choose its nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, among others. Published February 21, 2021

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam addresses the public and the media while talking about the new website for Virginians to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccination during a press conference at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) **FILE**

Virginia launches new COVID-19 call center

Virginia's new COVID-19 call center launched Wednesday with 750 people at the ready to help the public stay informed about the state's plan for the pandemic and help pre-register eligible residents for the vaccine. Published February 17, 2021

Schoolchildren honor the flag during the playing of the National Anthem in this Sept. 11, 2008, file photo. (Associated Press file photo)  **FILE**

Virginia education nonprofit gets $10.8M grant

The education nonprofit Virginia Ed Strategies announced Wednesday that it has secured a $10.8 million federal grant to expand teacher training in the commonwealth. Published February 10, 2021