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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More than 1,000 people have marched in Richmond as part of women's marches around the world to protest President Donald Trump's policies and focus public attention on issues ranging from sexual harassment to immigration. On the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration, men, women and children participated in the marches. Marchers wore bright pink hats, carried signs and chanted anti-Trump sentiments.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A power company is getting set to build 17 transmission towers near Virginia's colonial Jamestown, site of the first permanent British settlement in North America. Already the utility, Dominion Power, has begun paying out $90 million for projects to blunt the impact of the project on a significant historical area. Some welcome the payments, but others fret about the future towers _ four of which are to be almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty.

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman whose son's remains were found in her car's trunk more than 10 years after he was last seen alive has pleaded guilty in his death. News outlets report 46-year-old Tonya Slaton pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday in connection with Quincy Davis' death. The Virginian-Pilot reports a medical examiner couldn't determine his exact cause of death. A prosecutor said Friday that Quincy had a broken vertebra in his neck.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - New utility-backed legislation in Virginia would mean lower monthly bills in the short term but would still allow electric monopolies to charge rates that regulators say are currently producing excessive profits of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. The electric regulation overhaul was introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers Friday. They say it would help customers by expanding solar power and improving the electric grid.

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