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Virginia is One of The Worst States to Drive in. These Bills Could Fix That.

Increased gas taxes will pay for road improvements and passenger rail. The most significant transportation package in decades is progressing in the Virginia General Assembly. Companion bills that would change how the state collects transportation revenues and how much money it puts into modernizations, among other changes, have passed the Virginia House of Delegates and...

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Clean Energy Bill Could Bring 13,000 New Jobs Per Year to Commonwealth

The measure could put Virginia's energy economy on par with states like California and Hawaii.

Protesters against gun safety legislation in Richmond on Monday, January 20. (Davis Burroughs / The Dogwood)
What Happened at The Anti-Gun Safety Protest in Richmond

Protesters worried new laws in Virginia will lead to gun safety legislation throughout the country. Elle Meyers also contributed reporting. Thousands of protestors gathered in Richmond Monday to oppose new gun safety legislation proposed by Democrats, including improved background checks and restricting access to firearms for people found by a court to be a danger...

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Here’s How Hard It Will Be To Pass A Green New Deal In Virginia

Democrats won, but now Virginia GND backers need support beyond the progressive vacuum.

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Virginia: The first Thanksgiving state?

The descendant of an early settler that gets credit as the founder of the holiday, says Virginia, not Massachusetts, is the origin of the first English Thanksgiving. Pilgrims in Plymouth wearing black and white suits and funny hats. Shirtless American Indians dawning feather headdresses. Maybe a colonial soldier with plated armor. And of course —...

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Gun safety group adopts highway where NRA is headquartered

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ gun safety group will “clean up the literal mess” outside the NRA’s headquarters in Northern Virginia. Giffords, the gun safety organization co-founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has announced plans to adopt a highway outside the NRA’s Northern Virginia headquarters. In its deal to adopt Virginia Highway 665 in Fairfax, known...

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Dems elect first woman speaker, first black woman majority leader

After taking the majority in the Virginia state legislature for the first time in over twenty years, Democrats make history with their leadership. “Two words have never been spoken in the 400-year history of the Virginia House of Burgesses and the House of Delegates: ‘Madam Speaker,’” Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), tweeted Saturday after Virginia House Democrats picked...