Economy


A parent shops for school supplies deals at a Target store, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Virginia’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is Almost Here

Amid rising inflation costs, the annual sales tax holiday is here to help Virginia’s consumers save money on a variety of items, including emergency supplies and back-to-school needs.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing in Washington, Tuesday, April 26, 2022. (Bonnie Cash/Pool Photo via AP)
Help Wanted: A Plan To Get Virginians In-Demand Careers

During a recent roundtable discussion, Sen. Tim Kaine expressed interest in expanding Pell grant eligibility requirements to include workforce students.

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Top (And Worst!) Virginia Cities For Renters

WalletHub's annual "Best and Worst Places to Rent In America" was recently released, with five cities in Virginia making the list.

In this photo taken Thursday, June 14, 2018 cars are fueled at Sheetz along the Interstate 85 and 40 corridor near Burlington, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Sheetz Slashing Gas Prices to as Low as $3.49/Gallon Ahead of July 4th

Sheetz is providing some temporary relief for those experiencing the pains at the pump ahead of the July 4th holiday.

A flyover in rural Virginia shows a forest of trees bordering a cow farm and a hayfield. Taken around the beginning of November, when trees are multicolored and starting to drop their leaves. The two-lane road in the shot is the major road heading into the local town. The altitude of the drone was around 250 feet.
A Primer on Rural Issues Across Virginia

Some of the biggest issues Virginia's rural regions face include broadband access, economic development, and transportation.

Screen shot: On April 1, the Tax Fairness for Virginia Coalition hosted a press conference where organizations and parents asked the Virginia General Assembly to prioritize parents in the state budget.
“I’m Feeling Like Economic Disparity Is A Disease, And I Caught It:” Parents Seek Priority In Virginia’s Budget

At a virtual press conference held by the Tax Fairness for Virginia Coalition, parents and organizations advocated for lawmakers to prioritize parents in state budget negotiations.

This is a display of Russian Standard Vodka in a Total Wine and More store in University Park, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
From Booze to Backlash: Virginia Calls For Its Own Russian Sanctions

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Gov. Glenn Youngkin has called for a series of "decisive actions" against the country.