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Her ancestors survived the Holocaust. She returns to Germany to reclaim her identity

Friday, January 27, 2023

In an excerpt from the podcast Memory Wars, a descendant of Holocaust survivors takes back her heritage by moving to her ancestral homeland in Germany.


Why election officials are turning to public relations specialists

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Faced with a deluge of disinformation about the voting process, election officials around the U.S. are hiring public relations specialists to explain how democracy works to voters.


Black Representation In Politics Is Poor Nationwide, Except In State Houses

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Eighty-nine percent of elected office holders nationwide are white. But a new analysis of elected office holders shows that Black representation is close to parity in one place.


In Virginia, Democratic Leaders Pressed Pause On Budget Priorities Due to COVID-19

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Virginia.


Virginia's Monument Avenue Sees Great Change Amid Racial Unrest In The U.S.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

We look at the contrast between Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue now and when it was first planned and constructed in the late 19th century.


Judge Extends Injunction For Richmond Robert E. Lee Statue Indefinitely

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Thursday in Richmond, a judge issued an indefinite injunction preventing the removal of the Confederate general's memorial. The state attorney general says Lee's statue will eventually come down.


Judge Blocks The Removal Of Confederate Statue In Richmond, Va.

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

A Virginia judge has temporarily blocked the governor's order to remove Richmond's controversial statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.


Virginia Juvenile Correctional Facility Overwhelmed By Coronavirus

Monday, April 20, 2020

A juvenile correctional facility in Virginia has had a rash of coronavirus case. One-eighth of the facility's population has tested positive for the deadly virus.


Equal Rights Amendment Supporters Rally Outside Virginia Legislature

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Virginia's legislative session began Wednesday with a Democratic majority. One of the first items on the agenda is whether the state will vote to be the 38th to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.


Democrats Win Big In Virginia As Voters Keep National Politics In Mind

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Democrats have taken control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in nearly 25 years. To voters, this election was about much more than just state politics.


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.


After Redistricting, Virginia's House Speaker Faces Tough Re-Election Bid

Monday, October 21, 2019

It was ruled that the House speaker's district was racially gerrymandered and needed to be redrawn. Now Republican Kirk Cox faces his first competitive race in 30 years.


It was 400 Years Ago That The First Enslaved Africans Arrive In North America

Friday, August 23, 2019

Fort Monroe in Virginia is the site where the first enslaved Africans arrived in English North America in 1619. Back then it was called Point Comfort. Commemoration events will be held this weekend.


How Gov. Northam's Proposed Gun Control Measures Might Play Out In Virginia

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants his state to pass gun control measures. But after his blackface scandal, does Northam have the political clout he needs?


Investigation Into Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's Yearbook Was Inconclusive

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The investigation into the racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page was inconclusive, but school officials knew of the photo before his election and did not go public.


New Museum In Richmond Confronts Realties Of The American Civil War

Saturday, May 04, 2019

In Richmond, Va., a new museum will give a more inclusive and expansive view of the Civil War –– telling the history and stories of women, African Americans, Native Americans and more.


'I Need A Degree In Order To Move Forward': Why Some Adults Choose College

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

About 7.6 million adults 25 and over attended college in 2018. Among them are a mother of four, a Navy vet and a grandmother finishing what she started more than four decades ago.


After Racist Incident, Can Va. Gov. Northam Be A Bipartisan Dealmaker?

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Before admitting to wearing blackface, Gov. Ralph Northam positioned himself as a someone who could reach across the aisle and get things done. He has rejected calls to resign.


Update On Sexual Assault Allegations Against Virginia's Lieutenant Governor

Saturday, February 09, 2019

We have an update on the political situation in Virginia after a second allegation of sexual assault against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.


How Virginians Are Reacting To The Racial Controversies Consuming Their State

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Residents of Richmond, Va., are struggling to grapple with the raft of scandals descending on their town.