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.

What Democrats hope to tackle first in Virginia

Gov. Northam's spending plan highlights Democratic priorities ahead of taking over the General Assembly next month. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam has started to roll out pieces of...

Virginia schools still lack funding, teachers, and support staff

Virginia Board of Education's annual report finds school funding from the state is 8% lower than it was in 2009. The Virginia Board of Education presented its annual...

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...

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...

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...