Things to do in Virginia: 8/17 – 8/26

Summer is winding down and you're probably debating whether or not you want to brave the hot, humid outdoors. If you don't,...

Virginia standardized test scores spur concerns over achievement gap

Virginia standardized test scores were released yesterday, and education officials were disappointed with the results. The Washington Post reports that 78%...

After securing basic necessities for migrant children, Herring pivots to undercut Trump’s attack on legal immigrants

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is becoming one of the biggest thorns in President Donald Trump's anti-immigration agenda. On Wednesday, Herring announced he is co-leading a new lawsuit against Trump's controversial overhaul of federal "public charge" rules that target legal immigration.

Virginia: Know your district

On November 5, 2019, all 140 seats in Virginia's General Assembly are up for election. Control of both the House and Senate...

Dogwood Daily: LGBTQ Group Makes Record Investment in 2019 Virginia Elections

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...

Latest Virginia news

After securing basic necessities for migrant children, Herring pivots to undercut Trump’s attack on...

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is becoming one of the biggest thorns in President Donald Trump's anti-immigration agenda. On Wednesday, Herring announced he is co-leading a new lawsuit...

Things to do in Virginia: 8/17 – 8/26

Summer is winding down and you're probably debating whether or not you want to brave the hot, humid outdoors. If you don't, more power to you. We're big fans of spending nights...
Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David (center) poses for a photo with Virginia House and Senate candidates during an Aug. 15 press event in Richmond.

Human Rights Campaign endorsements jolt prospects for equal rights in Virginia

The nation's largest LGBTQ advocacy group is making a "six-figure" investment into the 2019 Virginia General Assembly elections and endorsing a record number of state Senate and House candidates.
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Virginia standardized test scores spur concerns over achievement gap

Virginia standardized test scores were released yesterday, and education officials were disappointed with the results. The Washington Post reports that 78% of students passed the state reading exam — about the...
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All clear? Chesterfield official says school HVAC systems that tested positive for Legionella bacteria...

A Chesterfield County official told the local school board that the 54 school cooling towers that tested positive for the bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease will be cleaned and inspected before school...

Virginia ABC collects $1 billion in revenue, a new record

Some things never change — Virginians like to drink. Virginia liquor sales hit an all-time high over the last year as ABC stores across the Commonwealth collected more than...
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Cox’s early ad buy signals he’s feeling the heat in reelection bid

Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox will air the first television ad of his reelection campaign today, a clip seemingly designed to suggest Cox has the support of minority communities. The 30-second spot...
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Video: What it means to be undocumented

During her sophomore year at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Flor Selena Cáceres watched as her friends got their learner’s permits, and tried to explain why she wasn’t joining them.
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Dogwood Weekly: What happened this week

Happy Monday, Virginia. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with Cambridge, this week’s Dogwood Dog of the Week, what are you waiting for? Two more mass shootings...
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License suspended? Here’s how to get it back.

A new law restored driving privileges to 30,000 Virginians whose licenses were previously suspended due to unpaid court fines, but tens of thousands more eligible Virginians must enroll before next year to...