Economy


Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy answers a question during a debate held in Bristol, Va., on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
Democrats Debate: How Do You Fix the Economy in Southwest Virginia?

BRISTOL-Historically, Southwest Virginia and Southside have had the two highest poverty rates in the Commonwealth. How do you fix that?

Should Virginia Offer Mass Pardons For Marijuana Convictions?

RICHMOND - When Virginia legalizes marijuana, what happens to those in jail? What happens to people serving time due to marijuana convictions?

A look at the Virginia Railway Express train at the Manassas Train Station. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
New River Valley Gets Rail: State Launches Western Initiative

CHRISTIANSBURG – For the first time since 1979, a passenger train is coming to the New River Valley. But that's just the start of railway changes we'll see over the next few years.

VCU union members march to raise awareness for their demands
VCU Workers Claim They’ve Been Penalized For Unionizing

RICHMOND-Adjunct members of the new VCU workers union claim they’re being targeted through cuts in pay and fewer working hours.

Vice President Kamala Harris, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., stand and applaud as President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
So What Did We Learn From President Biden’s Speech?

WASHINGTON-President Biden outlined multiple plans during his Wednesday night speech to Congress.

Richmond police and fire expected to receive $3 million in raises
Police Raises or Affordable Housing? Richmond’s Council Weighs Budget Concerns

RICHMOND-The Richmond City Council argues police raises are needed to keep officers from leaving. Residents meanwhile want the money spent elsewhere.

Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For April 21

ALEXANDRIA-Alexandria adopts Virginia's first collective bargaining ordinance, Virginia's First Lady visits Valley schools, and a biotech firm is bringing jobs.