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Don Scott becomes first Black Speaker in Virginia Legislature's 400-year history

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Del. Don Scott, a rising star among Virginia Democrats with a unique story, was voted in as speaker of the Virginia Statehouse.


Abortion rights win in Ohio and Virginia elections

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Abortion rights advocates have recently enjoyed a winning streak when they've taken the issue directly to voters. This week in Ohio and Virginia, voters affirmed the importance of that issue.


Virginia Democrats win full control of the state legislature, AP reports

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Democrats consolidated their power in the state legislature and will act as a counterweight to Gov. Glenn Youngkin's policy agenda.


How statewide elections in Virginia could affect abortion access

Monday, November 06, 2023

Republicans on Tuesday aim to keep control of the Virginia House and flip the Democratic-controlled senate — enabling GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin to enact new limits on abortion access after 15 weeks.


What Virginia's legislative elections could spell for 2024 on abortion rights

Monday, November 06, 2023

Virginia voters are deciding whether to keep divided government at the state level. At stake is the chance to dramatically reshape abortion policy.


Real time crime centers, which started in bigger cities, spread across the U.S.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Smaller cities across the country are starting to embrace big city crime fighting technology to combat staff shortages. But with more surveillance opportunities come privacy concerns.


2 dead, several injured in shooting at a high school graduation in Virginia

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

A high school graduation in Richmond abruptly turned to terror Tuesday following a shooting after the commencement ceremony.


A park built over the interstate could reconnect Richmond, Va., communities

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Richmond, Va., is one of the nearly 50 cities that has won a grant from the federal government as it tries to repair some of the damage done to neighborhoods from building highways.


The oldest existing U.S. schoolhouse for Black children has been moved to a museum

Monday, February 13, 2023

A building in Virginia that's believed to be the oldest surviving schoolhouse for Black children has been moved to a museum.


The last city-owned Confederate monument is being removed in Richmond, Va.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The city is almost done relocating dozens of statues of Confederate monuments in a campaign that began two years ago. The last statue to be moved is that of Confederate Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill.


Virginia's state legislature is a victim of ransomware attack

Friday, December 17, 2021

The legislature is gearing up for its annual session next month and its bill drafting system is hobbled. It's forcing lawmakers to change how they do business.


The Virginia governor race is neck-and-neck, despite years of Democratic control

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Tuesday's most-watched race is the governor election in Virginia because of what it bodes for 2022 national politics. Will Democrats hold onto control of the state or can Republicans pull out a win?


The race for governor of Virginia is neck-and-neck

Saturday, October 23, 2021

The race for governor in Virginia is too close for either candidates' comfort, so between now and Nov. 2, it's all about turnout. That'll be especially difficult in an off-year election.


The committees intended to combat gerrymandering can look very different per state

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

More states have adopted redistricting commissions as an antidote to gerrymandering over the past decade. Depending on the state, commissions look and function very differently. Are they working?


Hikers Return To The Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

COVID-19 restrictions forced hikers off the Appalachian Trail over the past year. Enthusiasts are back, but many shelters along the trail are still closed by the agencies that manage them.