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Virginia becomes the latest GOP-governed state to quit a voter data partnership

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Virginia is the eighth state to leave the bipartisan ERIC compact amid fringe conservative reports and conspiracy theories attempting to connect the system to liberal activists.


Virginia Board of Education to vote on disputed changes to history curriculum

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Virginia's board of education is set to vote on new history standards today. Governor Glenn Younkin and his staff have pushed changes that critics say minimize discussions of racism.


Gov. Youngkin slows voting rights restorations in Virginia, bucking a trend

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has slowed restorations of voting rights for the formerly incarcerated while failing to specify what criteria he's using, sparking a federal lawsuit.


Virginia governor's process of restoring voting rights for felons is under fire

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has changed his predecessors' protocol for granting voting rights back to returning felons, reducing access to the ballot.


Funeral held for Irvo Otieno, who died in police custody at a psychiatric hospital

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

More calls for justice came Wednesday at a funeral for 28-year-old Irvo Otieno, who died March 6 while in police custody at a psychiatric hospital in Virginia.


For the first time, a Black woman will represent Virginia in Congress

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

In a Richmond area special election, Virginia has elected its first Black woman to Congress. Democratic State Sen. Jennifer McClellan won easily in the heavily Democratic district.


A 'tip line' championed by Virginia Gov. Youngkin last year has been quietly shut down

Saturday, November 05, 2022

A tip line championed by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has been quietly shut down. It was intended for parents to report "inherently divisive practices" in schools.


Latino voters weigh abortion rights — and the economy — in a key congressional race

Friday, October 28, 2022

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., is running for reelection in a newly drawn district against Republican Yesli Vega as the national conversation on abortion plays out, especially with Latino voters.


Encore: The revamped tour of Virginia's executive mansion doesn't mention slavery

Friday, September 23, 2022

Before Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin was elected, years of work went into updating the executive mansion tour to include the lives of enslaved people. His revamped tour doesn't mention slavery.


The revamped tour of Virginia's executive mansion doesn't mention slavery

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Before Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin was elected, years of work went into updating the executive mansion tour to include the lives of enslaved people. His redesigned tour doesn't recognize slavery.


Title X advocates worry that birth control may go the same way as abortion

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A Supreme Court ruling overturned Roe v. Wade. Now there's a big push to increase funding for Title X, a federal program that offers birth control and other reproductive care to low-income patients.


It's been more than 50 years since Congress created a federal family planning program

Monday, August 15, 2022

Title X, the federal family planning program, was created in 1970. Advocates say it has always been underfunded, and that restrictions on abortion access means money is needed now more than ever.


Encore: States aim to regulate weed alternatives like delta-8

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Delta-8, a hemp product designed to get users high, is sometimes made with other chemicals that have made people sick. States want it regulated. (Aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on 7/30/22.)


States look to regulate weed alternatives like delta-8 as sales explode

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Delta-8 is a hemp product designed to get users high, but misleading labels or added chemicals have caused people to get sick. And a lack of federal regulation or guidance has states stepping in.


How the Jan. 6 hearings are landing in one Virginia swing district

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

In Rep. Abigail Spanberger's competitive 7th Congressional District, some voters are more concerned with economic issues than the ongoing Jan. 6 hearings at the U.S. Capitol.


Are the Jan. 6 hearings impacting how people vote? Here's what voters in Virginia say

Monday, June 20, 2022

Ahead of Virginia's statewide primaries, we visit the 7th Congressional District, which is slated to be a close contest in November. And we ask voters about the impact of the Jan. 6 hearings.


After 10 days in office, Virginia Gov. Youngkin is facing blowback over new policies

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration is pushing a conservative agenda including banning masks in schools, firing professors and urging parents to report critical race theory.


Republican Glenn Youngkin is sworn in as the governor of Virginia

Saturday, January 15, 2022

The businessman, the first Republican to hold the office in nearly a decade, took the oath alongside Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears. The pair surprised Democrats when they swept office in November.


Virginia's first Black woman lieutenant governor says we need to move on from slavery

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Winsome Sears, a Republican, will be sworn into office Saturday in Virginia alongside Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin. Sears ran, in part, on the idea that the country's racial reckoning has gone too far.


Republican Glenn Youngkin captures the governor's mansion in Virginia

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Voters in Virginia have elected Republican Glenn Youngkin as the next governor after years of Democratic control. The GOP win could signify a hard road to 2022 for Democrats nationwide.