National Park Service
Five Great Outdoor Summer Destinations in Virginia

More than 30 National Park Service stops are in Virginia. It was so hard to choose some of our favorites, but we’ve narrowed it down to our top five for summertime! 

Many families and their children come to depend on the free meals as a means of daily sustenance. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Free Meals Extend Through Summer, End for School Year

The flexibilities for free school meals introduced during the pandemic and extended through the Keep Kids Fed Act helps families.

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The LEGO Group Plans to Piece Together New Manufacturing Plant in VA-07

Earlier this week, the LEGO Group announced that their first US-based manufacturing plant will be in Chesterfield.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, center, arrives to deliver his State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly in the House chambers at the Capitol Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
“A Step In The Right Direction”: Aspects Of Virginia’s Compromise Budget Appear Promising, Others Fall Short

On June 1, Virginia's lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate voted in favor of a compromise budget that will now head to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's desk to be signed.

Many families and their children come to depend on the free meals as a means of daily sustenance. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Nearly $1 Million Heading To Virginia Schools For Nutrition Training

Funds from a USDA grant will help school nutrition programs in Virginia in various ways.

Law enforcement personnel, including the FBI, arrive at Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Virginia Politicians React to Tragic Texas School Shooting

Hours after a tragic shooting at a Texas elementary school, many of Virginia's politicians expressed their condolences and feelings on Twitter; many of them calling for gun control reform.

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.