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Winners and losers in Virginia’s special tax refund: GOP plan favors the rich

Republicans have set up a plan that will give Virginians a one-time tax refund check of up to $220 this fall, just weeks before the election. But there's a catch — this...

How the “mother of states” treats women

Women make up 51% of the population in Virginia, but only 26.4% of the General Assembly. With that disparity in mind, we decided to take a look at how the laws passed (or not passed) by a predominantly-male, Republican-led General Assembly have affected women in Virginia.

Trump administration backtracks, won’t shut down rural jobs program after all

After weeks of backlash from lawmakers, the Trump administration has reversed its earlier decision to shut down nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers, including the Flatwoods Job Corps Center in Coeburn, Virginia....

Want a special one-time tax refund? Make sure to file your state returns by...

Nearly 350,000 Virginia taxpayers who are eligible for a one-time tax return this year need to file their returns by July 1 to qualify for the payment. Individuals...
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Coeburn Jobs Corps program closure: Why is admin “killing programs” that keep people off...

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Residents protest Walmart’s decision to close store in Big Stone Gap

Walmart announced Monday that the company is planning to close its store in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, prompting a group of local residents to rally to keep the store open Tuesday.
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Virginia economists: Trump’s tariff threat is ‘unsettling,’ and could have ‘serious long-term damage’

President Trump threatened historic tariffs against Mexico in recent weeks, then claimed already-established agreements between Mexico and the United States were the result of his threats and an “incredible” deal worthy of...

Senators Kaine & Warner fight to protect rural jobs from Trump administration

Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced legislation to stop the Trump administration from shutting down the Flatwoods Job Corps Center in Coeburn, a move that would eliminate dozens of jobs...

You could get $24,000 to pay off student loans by moving to rural Virginia

The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission has officially approved a program to help pay off recent college graduates' student loan debt if they move to one of 40 localities in Southside and...

Trump’s proposed Mexico tariffs could devastate Virginia

In a move that rattled lawmakers, economists, and immigration advocates, President Trump announced on Thursday a plan to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican imports, starting on June 10, as a form of...