Some black Virginians say addressing gun violence requires more than new gun laws

Gov. Ralph Northam and fellow Virginia Democrats have criss-crossed the state, holding roundtable discussions on gun violence, and while they’ve faced expected pushback from gun rights advocates, a new report in the...

7 controversial things Virginia politicians have said

Virginia's General Assembly elections are a few months away, and you know what that means: politicians saying crazy things. Below is a round-up of the more extreme statements candidates have made in...

Stronger gun laws could save children’s lives, study finds

Stronger gun laws could help tackle the epidemic of gun deaths among young people, according to a paper published in Pediatrics, a journal that publishes original research.  Firearms are...

In Virginia, black students more likely to be penalized for the same conduct as...

A new report from a legal advocacy group for low-income Virginians found black students made up a disproportionate share of the disorderly conduct charges filed by Virginia public school officers.

Richmond City Council still split on school funding

After a nearly three-and-a-half-hour public meeting, the Richmond City Council is no closer to a decision on Mayor Levar Stoney's budget proposal, deciding to delay a decision on the issue until a...

The group of Democrats banding together to win rural Virginia

As Republicans scramble to win back seats they lost in urban and suburban districts across Richmond, Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads in 2017, lesser-known Democrats are making a play in rural parts...
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Beto: “Everything” depends on 2019 election in Virginia

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke was clear when laying out the stakes of Virginia's 2019 General Assembly election: "Everything that people want in their lives, for themselves,...

Democrat Kevin Washington running for House of Delegates in the 97th district

Democrat Kevin Washington has filed to run for the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 97th district. Washington, a resident of New Kent County, is an army veteran who now...

Virginia congressional delegation split on Mueller report findings

In the weeks since the Mueller Report was released, both the public at large and elected officials have largely been split along partisan lines. Virginia is no different. U.S....

Northam vetoes controversial gun bill

Gov. Ralph Northam chose public safety as a priority for Virginians, issuing his first veto of 2019 by rejecting a bill backed by Republican Delegate Brenda Pogge, R-James City.