How Virginia Democrats could revamp the criminal justice system in 2020

Advocates say bringing parole back to the state could solve problems with overcrowding and lack of funding for health care. Criminal justice reform was a talking point for...

Republican-led city councils create new labels for gun ‘sanctuary’ cities

Democrats impending take over of the General Assembly has prompted twelve  Republican-led county boards to declare themselves as "Second Amendment Sanctuary" cities. While the specific wording varies from city to city, the broad...

Virginia: The first Thanksgiving state?

The descendant of an early settler that gets credit as the founder of the holiday, says Virginia, not Massachusetts, is the origin of the first English Thanksgiving. Pilgrims...

New battle over Virginia’s uranium ban coming

Companies bring a last chance suit to access the $6 billion deposit in Chatham, Virginia, which is the largest in the country. Three companies are suing the state...

Virginia has weaker payday loan rules than most states

Protesters gather in Winchester to oppose interest rates that can be three times higher than in other states. While the predatory loans exist throughout the United States, consumer...

How the Virginia congresswomen who helped start the impeachment inquiry are explaining it to...

Reps. Abigail Spanberger, Elaine Luria and Jennifer Wexton represent districts that lean Republican. But that doesn't mean they are backing down from talking about impeachment. The Virginia Democratic...

GOP-led county boards in Virginia declare​ themselves ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’

A growing number of Virginia counties have voted to designate their localities as “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.” The resolutions express the county’s intent to oppose gun safety measures and not spend public money on enforcing them.

Report: Virginia Superfund sites inadequately protected from climate change

A government watchdog group has found that 15 Virginia Superfund sites are vulnerable to extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change. According to a study by the Government Accountability Office, an independent government...

Hundreds of Richmond hospital patients lost their right to make medical decisions

Times-Dispatch investigation finds potential conflicts of interest between Richmond law firm and VCU Health. VCU Health System has taken hundreds of low-income patients to court since 2009 to...

Northam lays out new trade initiative as Virginia loses business

Governor plans dozens of initiatives to improve trade as state lags the rest of the country country in exports. Gov. Ralph Northam announced a plan to help state...