Candidates on the issues — women’s equality

With the General Assembly elections this November, we’re looking at how candidates in competitive races stand on the issues that matter. For first-time candidates who have not had an opportunity to vote...
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Virginians could face surge in long-term-care insurance premiums

Virginians holding long-term-care insurance policies could see double or triple-digit percentage increases in their premiums. That’s what would happen if the companies selling these policies get their way....
Mark Whitfield, whose daughter was shot and killed at a cookout over Memorial Day Weekend, speaks at a roundtable on gun violence in Richmond organized by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine.

26 students shot in Richmond this year

Twenty-six Richmond Public Schools students were shot this past school year, NBC12 reports, and two lost their lives. That's more than one shooting victim for every 1,000 students in Richmond schools.

Industry group forms to push for cannabis commercialization

As public support for the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis grows in Virginia and across the country, an industry group has been created to advance the commercialization of cannabis in the Commonwealth.

ICYMI: Glen Sturtevant voted to let insurance companies sell plans that don’t cover pre-existing...

More than 3.4 million Virginians live with a pre-existing condition, but State Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian) and his fellow Republicans voted this year to allow insurance companies to sell short-term insurance plans...

White House issues executive order to battle healthcare costs, but still wants to repeal...

The White House issued an executive order on Monday that aims to force insurance companies, doctors and hospitals to give patients more information about their healthcare costs before they receive it.

Medical marijuana won’t be available in Virginia until mid-2020

Some of the five medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Virginia could be operational by the end of the year, but none will begin distributing product until at least the middle of...

Virginia Republicans face friendly fire over Medicaid votes

A handful of Virginia Republicans are facing backlash over their votes to expand Medicaid coverage to up to 400,000 Virginians. Del. Chris Peace (R-Hanover) is facing a bitter challenge...
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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a drone delivering an overdose-rescue drug?

Getting medicine to victims of the opioid epidemic in Virginia is not a problem of drug availability, it's a race against time. That's why Dr. Joseph Ornato and engineering students at Virginia...

Virginia autism bill removes age limit for private insurance coverage

In a move that will help tens of thousands of Virginia families, Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation Tuesday that massively expands insurance coverage for children with autism. Previously, insurers were...