Politics


Men with high-powered guns at the anti-gun safety rally in Richmond.
The NRA Just Laid Off Staff and Cut Salaries

Despite record gun sales in the commonwealth, the anti-gun safety group, headquartered in northern Virginia, has lost lots of money during the coronavirus pandemic

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
McConnell’s Refusal to Help States and Cities Could Plunge U.S. Into Depression, Experts Say

Pleas for help have gone largely unanswered thus far, even though a lack of action could lead to steep cuts in state and local services such as education, housing, and health programs

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Coronavirus Could Spark Massive Election Delays in Virginia Through 2021

The coronavirus has disrupted almost every aspect of life in the U.S and it’s not stopping with 2020: It could also delay Virginia’s legislative elections in 2021. The Census Bureau will likely need more time to finalize results of this year’s headcount, as stay-at-home orders due to coronavirus prevented the bureau from hiring and training...

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn convenes a session in a tent outside the state capitol building. (Image via Facebook)
How Coronavirus Totally Upended Virginia Legislative Session — And Minimum Wage Still Survived

The coronavirus pandemic upended a Virginia legislative session, as mask-wearing lawmakers met Wednesday under a giant tent outside the Capitol and car horns blared nearby from protesters unhappy with mandated business closings. House Delegates met under a canopy outside while the Senate met at a giant event space at the Science Museum of Virginia a couple of...

A police officer walks up to the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va. Due to concerns over coronavirus, the Capitol will close to visitors and staff until the end of March 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Wednesday Veto Session Will Be in a Tent and Science Museum

Virginia lawmakers are set to hold a one-day legislative session unlike any other in the state’s 400 year history as they grapple with how to handle fallout of the coronavirus. It’s been slightly more than a month since a new Democratic majority wrapped up this year’s legislative session after passing a series of consequential bills...

Protesters against gun safety legislation in Richmond on Monday, January 20. (Davis Burroughs / The Dogwood)
Trump’s Tweet About Virginia’s Gun Safety Laws Is Flat-Out False

The gun safety laws passed in Virginia have been on the books in dozens of states

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Trump Winery Might Get More Bailout Money Than Other Businesses That Need It

Emergency federal funding meant to help small businesses make payroll might end up getting funneled to Trump family hotels, including their Charlottesville winery, instead of small businesses that need it most.