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....

What state Sen. Glen Sturtevant’s ‘no’ vote on Medicaid means

Back in 2015, then state Senate candidate Glen Sturtevant opposed Medicaid expansion, calling it a “non-starter.”  Sturtevant won his race but his opposition to Medicaid expansion is out of...

Student absentee ballots flood in at record pace, a good omen for Virginia Democrats

A record number of Virginia college students are expected to participate in the Nov. 5, 2019 elections. Nearly 11,000 students have applied for absentee ballots this year, according to the...

Virginia’s green wave: How money played into the 2019 election

We take a closer look at how money influenced this year's election, and some of the most notable campaign spending developments in the Commonwealth.

Democratic-controlled U.S. House passes Violence Against Women Act

According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.), the choice in front of lawmakers today was between helping victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse or helping the NRA and allowing...

State Sen. Jennifer McClellan launches PAC to help Democrats ahead of 2019 elections

With Virginia General Assembly elections less than six months away, state Sen. Jennifer L. McClellan (D-Richmond) has launched a new political action committee to help Democrats win control of both houses of...
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State Sen. Amanda Chase struggles to move past altercation with police officer

State Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Chesterfield) is struggling to deal with the fallout from her argument with a Capitol Police officer back in March. Chase, a staunch conservative, initially...

Supreme Court strikes down Census citizenship question, but allows partisan gerrymandering

The Supreme Court delivered two consequential decisions on Thursday morning, rejecting a challenge to partisan gerrymandering and ruling that a citizenship question cannot be added to the 2020 census.
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Judge penalizes white nationalists for refusal to cooperate in Charlottesville case

A federal judge has sanctioned white nationalists for stalling litigation in a case connected to the deadly attacks in Charlottesville two years ago. The judge on Friday fined Elliot...