Politics

Twelve years after Virginia Tech, it’s easier than ever to buy a gun in Virginia

Twelve years ago today, an armed gunman murdered 32 people at Virginia Tech and wounded 17 more before taking his own life....

Another first for Virginia: Tambourines for Beto

In Virginia we're used to making history, and the campaign trail is no exception. On Tuesday, Beto O'Rourke became the first candidate...

Beto in Norfolk: Tip the balance of power in Virginia

Beto O’Rourke officially started the 2020 presidential campaign trail in Virginia today, but his focus was on the importance of this year’s state elections....

Dominion paid less in federal income tax than you did

Yes, you read that correctly. Dominion Energy, which reported over $3 billion in U.S. income, had an effective tax rate of -1%,...

Sen. Tim Kaine introduces bill to help LGBTQ youth

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced legislation this week that aims to improve support for LGBTQ youth who are...

Things young people love: Voting (yes, seriously)

In recent years, Americans have enjoyed mocking Millennials and Generation Z for their love of avocado toast, smartphone addictions and killing chain...

“TRAP Laws” put abortion rights at risk in Virginia

Nearly one-in-four women in the United States have an abortion by age 45, but if you’re in Virginia, getting the procedure might...

What happened this year in the General Assembly

Virginia’s General Assembly is gone for the year. Despite being engulfed by scandal, some things of note actually happened during this session....

Only 7% of foster children in Virginia are placed with family members

Somewhere in Virginia right now, there’s a child waiting to be placed with a foster family. To minimize stress and instability, the...

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...