James River health report issues mixed signals on water quality

Record rainfalls last year slowed recent progress on improving the health of the James River watershed, which covers about a quarter of Virginia's land mass. In a comprehensive assessment...

Northam sets 100% renewable energy target for 2050

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order today setting a goal for Virginia to produce 100% of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050.  The order says the...

McEachin aims to bring residential solar to the masses

Congressman Donald McEachin (D-Va.) introduced legislation this week to make residential solar energy more affordable for low-income families. The Low-Income Solar Energy Act would expand a federally funded program that helps low-income households...

How money in politics may have kept dangerous chemicals secret

Does money in politics matter? In Virginia, oil and gas companies have long been some of the biggest political donors in the state. Among the primary beneficiaries of those donations is House...

Virginia police departments fail to report 25 police shootings

Virginia police departments failed to report nearly 30% of all instances of police officer-involved shootings of civilians since the state first started collecting data in 2016, according to analysis by The News...

Northam declares state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian approaches U.S.

Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency on Monday as coastal Virginia braces for Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to dump several inches of rain and cause flooding in the region...

Virginia reps. add southern influence to U.S. climate policy development

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) wants the U.S. to become the world leader in developing and producing future technologies to solve the climate crisis, and this weekend she introduced a plan that aims...
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring fights to get Blackjewel miners paid

Virginia and Kentucky's top legal advisers are working to get over 1,000 workers paid after a coal operator with mines in both states unexpectedly slammed its doors. Approximately 480...

Killer heat will become common in Virginia without serious action, report finds

Virginia typically sees 31 days per year with a heat index above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but that number could more than double to 75 days per year by 2050, and reach 106...

Virginia Beach tries to prepare for sea level rise

Virginia Beach is among the cities facing severe flooding as climate change marches forward and the sea levels rise. Aware of the dangers facing the area, the city is...