Stronger gun laws could save children’s lives, study finds

Stronger gun laws could help tackle the epidemic of gun deaths among young people, according to a paper published in Pediatrics, a...

26 students shot in Richmond this year

Twenty-six Richmond Public Schools students were shot this past school year, NBC12 reports, and two lost their lives. That's more than one...

Marijuana arrests in Virginia reach highest level in 20 years

There were nearly 29,000 marijuana arrests in Virginia in 2018, the highest level in at least 20 years, and more than triple the amount of arrests in 1999, according to the 2018 Virginia State Police Crime in Virginia Report. Seventy-six percent the 28,886 people...

How the “mother of states” treats women

Women make up 51% of the population in Virginia, but only 26.4% of the General Assembly. With that disparity in mind, we decided to take a look at how the laws passed (or not passed) by a predominantly-male, Republican-led General Assembly have affected women in Virginia.

Dogwood Daily: Raising teacher pay in Virginia to what?

Welcome to today’s edition of the Dogwood Daily. We’ve got a round-up of all of today's Virginia news coming right up. And if you're...

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Mark Whitfield, whose daughter was shot and killed at a cookout over Memorial Day Weekend, speaks at a roundtable on gun violence in Richmond organized by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine.

26 students shot in Richmond this year

Twenty-six Richmond Public Schools students were shot this past school year, NBC12 reports, and two lost their lives. That's more than one shooting victim for every 1,000 students in Richmond schools.

Marijuana arrests in Virginia reach highest level in 20 years

There were nearly 29,000 marijuana arrests in Virginia in 2018, the highest level in at least 20 years, and more than triple the amount of arrests in 1999, according to the 2018...

Stronger gun laws could save children’s lives, study finds

Stronger gun laws could help tackle the epidemic of gun deaths among young people, according to a paper published in Pediatrics, a journal that publishes original research.  Firearms are...

Things to do in Virginia: 7/19 – 7/26

Looking for something fun to do or a way to get involved in your community? No matter where you live in Virginia, we’ve got you covered. Northern...

Drug companies flooded Norton, Va. with 306 pain pills per person each year. The...

Two Virginia cities received the most opioid pain pills per capita in the nation between 2006 and 2012, according to a new Washington Post analysis of newly released company data. 
Cartoon depicting NRA member wearing a suit holding up an elephant puppet that is says "after intially considering it, we have decided — completely independent of any outside influence — not to consider any gun safety bills

Cartoon: Why the GOP shut down special session on gun violence

Virginia's General Assembly met last week for a special session on gun safety measures. After just 90 minutes, Republicans in both chambers voted to adjourn.

What the Trump administration’s latest attack on reproductive rights means for Virginia

The Trump administration announced this week that family planning clinics that receive taxpayer funding under the Title X program must stop referring women for abortions immediately. In its latest...
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring fights to get Blackjewel miners paid

Virginia and Kentucky's top legal advisers are working to get over 1,000 workers paid after a coal operator with mines in both states unexpectedly slammed its doors. Approximately 480...

Killer heat will become common in Virginia without serious action, report finds

Virginia typically sees 31 days per year with a heat index above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but that number could more than double to 75 days per year by 2050, and reach 106...

Virginia Democrats post strong fundraising numbers in quest to flip General Assembly blue

Virginia Democrats outraised their Republican counterparts in the second quarter, according to recent campaign finance disclosures posted by the Virginia Public Access Project. The differences were most stark at...