Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin gestures as he talks with employees during opening ceremonies for the new offices of Empower AI Wednesday July 20, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Youngkin to Spend $3 Million in Taxpayer Dollars to Send Virginia National Guard to Texas

Following the lead of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced that he has directed the Virginia National Guard to send 100 troops to Texas to assist with what Youngkin calls an “ongoing border crisis.”

Clifton, VA - May 7, 2023: Virginia state Delegate Dan Helmer speaks to local residents at a community forum held at the Clifton Town Hall.

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Del. Dan Helmer on Camping, Campaigning, Culture Wars, and Community 

To Del. Dan Helmer, serving in Virginia’s House of Delegates is “incredibly humbling,” and that’s why he’s running for office again. Recently, he sat down with The Dogwood to discuss everything from why he first ran for office to his love for camping in the commonwealth.

FILE - Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is shown a voter receipt slip while touring the Loudoun County County Office of Elections, in Leesburg, Va., Sept. 20, 2022. Election officials in Virginia have announced plans to withdraw the state from a bipartisan effort aimed at ensuring accurate voter lists and combating fraud that has been ensnared in conspiracy theories that have erupted since the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Virginia Republicans Want to Abandon Bipartisan Voter Protection System

Despite being one of the seven founding states of the Electronic Registration Information Center, Virginia’s top election official has announced that the commonwealth would be withdrawing from the bipartisan, multistate partnership originally founded in 2012.

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Sen. Creigh Deeds on Beagles, Bipartisanship, and Budget Battles

Ahead of the June primary, where incumbent Deeds is being challenged by Del. Sally Hudson in the newly redrawn state Senate District 11 – which covers parts of the city of Charlottesville, as well as Albemarle, Amherst, and Nelson Counties, and a part of Louisa County – Dogwood caught up with the state senator.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, right, listens to former Gov. L.Douglas Wilder, center, after a news conference announcing the Department of Education report on education Thursday May 19, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Leaders Call For Youngkin to Fire DEI Chief

More Black leaders are calling for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Chief Diversity Officer to be fired over recent comments he made condemning diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

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Sick Of Divisive Attacks On Schools? New Group Aims To Refocus School Boards On Students, Real Education Policy

Fed up with the small but vocal groups that have brought the country’s culture wars to their local school districts, a new organization of Virginians has formed to push back against disinformation and help elect local, pro-public education leaders.

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New THC Laws to Take Effect in Virginia July 1

Starting July 1, a slate of new laws are set to take effect, including new legislation that restricts the sale of some hemp-derived products.