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Ned Oliver

Ned Oliver

Virginia Mercury reporter Ned Oliver has a decade’s worth of experience in journalism, beginning at The News-Gazette in Lexington, and including stints at the Berkshire Eagle, in Berkshire County, Mass., and the Times-Dispatch and Style Weekly in Richmond. He also has the awards to show for it, including taking a pair of first-place honors at the Virginia Press Association awards earlier this year for investigative reporting and feature writing.

Cheers erupt as Virginia lawmakers vote to become pivotal 38th state to ratify ERA

By: and - January 15, 2020

Cheers erupted at the Capitol as the Equal Rights Amendment cleared both chambers of the General Assembly on Wednesday, making Virginia the 38th and final state needed to ratify the amendment enshrining gender equality in the Constitution. Michigan ratified the ERA more than 40 years ago, on May 22, 1972. Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Prince […]