8 Wine Festivals in Virginia to Put on Your Calendar This Fall

Fall is the busiest time of the year for Virginia wineries, as that’s when the harvest comes in and winemaking is at its peak. It’s a wonder that wineries have the time to do much else this season aside from turning grapes into wine.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., speaks before President Joe Biden speaks about prescription drug costs at the Daniel Technology Center of Germanna Community College – Culpeper Campus, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Culpeper, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Spanberger Wants to Make It Easier for Americans to Check Their Lawmakers’ Stock Trading

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who represents Virginia's 7th District, is calling for greater transparency when it comes to elected officials’ finances. She first raised concerns after 2020 spending practices by some colleagues appeared to show a connection to potential pandemic-related profits. 

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Registering for Democracy: Why Your Vote Matters

September 20 is National Voter Registration Day. In an op-ed, Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, the president and executive director of NextGen America, highlights the growing importance of young voters.

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6,200 Virginia Students in Danger of Losing Rights and Protections Against Discrimination

Virginia schools will have to adopt the new transgender guidelines—or more comprehensive policies— after a 30-day comment period beginning on Sept. 26. 

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From a Natural Bridge to a Giant Swamp: Here Are 5 of Virginia’s Coolest Natural Wonders

Virginia is home to 66 dedicated natural preserves and 41 state parks with something for everyone. Here’s a look at five natural sites to stretch your legs and explore. 

This photo, provided by Office of the Governor of New York, shows Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Boriken Neighborhood Health Center, in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (Don Pollard/Office of the Governor of New York via AP)
Winter Is Coming, Virginia: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Updated COVID Booster

New booster shots targeted towards the omicron strain of COVID-19 are now available at pharmacies, doctors’ offices, clinics, and health departments across the commonwealth. The CDC has recommended that people who are 12 and older get one of the new COVID-19 booster shots.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives to attend an event sponsored by Susan B. Anthony Pro Life America at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Senate and House Republicans Introduce Nationwide Abortion Ban

The bill would leave in place existing state bans that are more restrictive but would override current bans after 15 weeks and outlaw abortion in states where it’s currently permitted under state law.

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Making 52 Cents on the Dollar: Virginia Women of Color Hardest Hit By Wage Gap 

The commonwealth’s wage gap exists in multiple groups. However, the hardest hit teetered the lines of both racism and sexism.