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Here’s How Virginia Schools Are Getting Ready for Child Vaccinations

“We have been preparing for a long time, and when approval comes for kids [under 12] to be able to receive their shots, Virginia will be ready,” Gov. Ralph Northam said last week.

A security guard opens the door to the Whole Women's Health Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. If allowed to remain in force, the law would be the most dramatic restriction on abortion rights in the United States since the high court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion across the country in 1973. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Virginia’s November Election Could Decide If a Texas Abortion Ban Happens Here

Control of the House of Delegates and the Governor's Mansion are up for grabs, and the GOP candidate vowed to go "on offense" on abortion if they win.

How the Cost of Insulin in Virginia Dropped

Thousands of Virginians rely on insulin to survive. Legislation from the Democratic legislature made sure the cost of that life-saving medicine didn't keep going up.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring
Virginia Gets Over $500 Million From Opioid Settlement

It took four years, but Virginia's attorney general, along with other states, are finally collecting payments from drug companies that pushed opioids.

Medical Debt Wiped Clean: Ballad Health Agrees to Deal With Nonprofit

WISE COUNTY- As of next week, $277,971,455 million worth of medical debt will no longer exist in the Appalachian Highlands.

The Virginia Red Cross Needs Blood. How Do You Donate in a Pandemic?

As more people now venture outside of their homes—be it for the warm weather or celebrating newfound COVID-19 vaccination opportunities—the need will likely increase again.

Could New Plans Reduce Virginia’s Black Maternal Mortality Rate?

RICHMOND-How do we reduce Virginia's black maternal mortality rate? A number of plans on the state and federal level could help.