Politics


Gun safety advocates rallying outside the state capitol during a special session of the General Assembly in July, 2019.
Virginia Crime Commission aims to pick up General Assembly's slack on gun violence

The Virginia Crime Commission commenced a two-day series of hearings today aimed at addressing the epidemic of gun violence in a state where someone is shot every 9 hours. The criminal justice agency, which is bipartisan but led by Republicans, will hear what lawmakers, advocates, law enforcement officials, and experts propose to stop the violence,...

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After securing basic necessities for migrant children, Herring pivots to undercut Trump's attack on legal immigrants

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is becoming one of the biggest thorns in President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration agenda. On Wednesday, Herring announced he is co-leading a new lawsuit against Trump’s controversial overhaul of federal “public charge” rules that target legal immigration. Then, on Thursday, a federal appeals court sided with Herring and other AGs from...

Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David (center) poses for a photo with Virginia House and Senate candidates during an Aug. 15 press event in Richmond.
Human Rights Campaign endorsements jolt prospects for equal rights in Virginia

The nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group is making a “six-figure” investment into the 2019 Virginia General Assembly elections and endorsing a record number of state Senate and House candidates. “This is the largest number of endorsements we have made ever in the state of Virginia for State elected officials and it is the highest investment...

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Video: What it means to be undocumented

During her sophomore year at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Flor Selena Cáceres watched as her friends got their learner’s permits, and tried to explain why she wasn’t joining them. She told them it was because she was busy with her academic programs, which she was. But the full truth was a little more complicated....

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Dogwood Weekly: What happened this week

Happy Monday, Virginia. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with Cambridge, this week’s Dogwood Dog of the Week, what are you waiting for? Two more mass shootings shake the country; here’s where gun laws stand in Virginia – More than 30 innocent people were killed and 50 more were injured last weekend in two mass shootings that shook...

Hand lettered on a sheet hanging from a porch that says White Supremacy is Terrorism
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 Kline, Matthew Heimbach, and the white supremacist group Vanguard America for refusing to participate in the discovery process, the Associated Press reports. He called their behavior...