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Virginia Is Poised To Approve Its Own Voting Rights Act

Friday, February 26, 2021

The legislation pushed by Democrats underscores the southern state's transformation when it comes to voting restrictions.


Virginia's House And Senate Try to Reach Compromise Over Marijuana Legalization

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Virginia is on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana for adults and trying to learn from other states how to make sure the rollout is as equitable as possible, despite the pandemic.


More Than A Dozen GOP State Lawmakers Attended Rally That Gave Way To Riots

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase faces calls to resign after attending the rally. She says she was there before it turned into a riot but called those who stormed the Capitol "patriots."


A Delay In Census Results Would Hinder States' Redistricting Efforts

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Census results may be delayed because of the pandemic. That means states with big statewide elections in 2021 are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to redistricting.


Virginia Democrats Are Hopeful They'll Win Red Congressional District

Thursday, October 22, 2020

This year, Republicans had hoped to win back some of the U.S. House seats they lost in 2018 but are finding that Democrats are in a position to make deeper inroads into their turf next month.


Medical Residents To Receive Education On Health Effects Of Climate Change

Monday, October 05, 2020

Few medical residents learn about the health effects of climate change. Now as wildfires sweep the West and hurricanes flood the Gulf Coast, the first published guidelines offer a way to start.


Descendants Of People Enslaved By Virginia's Governors Are Reframing History

Thursday, October 01, 2020

The stories of enslaved people are "closer than we think," according to some descendants who are working to tell their ancestors' histories long framed by white enslavers.


Va. Mansion History Is Incomplete Without Stories Of Enslaved People

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Descendants of those enslaved by Virginia's governors at the executive mansion are working to revive the history of their ancestors and refocus the mansion's tours and literature around those stories.


Democrats Gain Influence In Virginia Legislature

Saturday, July 04, 2020

A whole host of new laws passed by Virginia's Democratic majority shows how much influence the state's GOP has lost after years of dominating that state's policies.


George Floyd Protests Lead To Push To Register New Voters

Friday, June 12, 2020

Voter registration has plummeted due to the coronavirus. But organizers are hoping to harness protesters' energy and are using the first mass gatherings of people in months to register new voters.


A GOP Congressman Officiated A Same-Sex Wedding. Now He Faces A Primary Challenge

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., officiated a same-sex wedding of two friends last summer. His opponent says Riggleman is "out of step" with Republicans on a number of issues.


After Officiating Same-Sex Wedding, Va. Congressman May Lose House Seat

Monday, June 08, 2020

Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman could get unseated at a party convention because he officiated the wedding between two former campaign volunteers. That could put another GOP House seat in play.


Virginia's Governor, Richmond's Mayor Aim To Remove Confederate Monument

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is set to announce that the state will remove the controversial Robert E. Lee statue from its base in Richmond.


Virginia's Lawmakers, Desperate To Meet, Hold Session In Wedding-Like Venues

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

To abide by social distancing for Wednesday's session, Virginia's House members gather outside under large white event tents while the Senate meets in a 11,000 sq. ft. space at a local museum.


A Year After Accusations, Justin Fairfax Plots Next Act: A Run For Governor

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

About a year after Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax was accused by two women of sexual assault, he is planning a move to run for governor of that state.


How The Fight Over Guns Escalated In Virginia

Sunday, January 19, 2020

In the state the NRA calls home, the issue of guns has been contentious between Republicans and Democrats for years.


Why These 5 States Hold Odd-Year Elections, Bucking The Trend

Monday, November 04, 2019

Why do five states hold general elections in odd-numbered years, when there isn't a presidential or congressional race? Some of our political reporters in those states dug in on that question.


In Virginia, 2 Young Candidates Vie To Be First Black GOP Lawmakers In 15 Years

Friday, October 18, 2019

Since Reconstruction, Virginia has elected only two African American Republicans to the legislature. This year, two young black men running against Democrats might change that.


Black Republicans Run For Virginia Legislature

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Since Reconstruction, Virginia has only elected two African-American Republicans to the legislature. This year, two young black men are running against Democrats to try to change that.


Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax Files $400 Million Lawsuit Against CBS

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Fairfax alleges the network defamed him by airing interviews with two women who had accused him of sexual assault. CBS said it stands by its reporting and will "vigorously defend" against the lawsuit.