Virginia State Sen. Joe Morrissey gestures during an interview in his office Monday, May. 22, 2023, in Richmond, Va. Morrissey is being challenged in a Democratic primary for a newly redrawn senatorial district by former Delegate Lashrecse Aird. (Steve Helber)
Embattled State Senator Faces Claims of Abuse by Estranged Wife

Myrna Morrissey, estranged wife of controversial state Sen. Joe Morrissey, has filed for divorce from her husband and leveled allegations of physical and emotional abuse in court documents. State Sen. Joe Morrissey is no stranger to controversy or allegations of violence, but a new divorce court filing suggests that the embattled lawmaker and former attorney...

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Biden’s Infrastructure Law to Help Norfolk Reconnect Communities

Funds for Norfolk’s “I-264 Reconnecting Communities” project aim to address the fact that communities of color have been cut off from job centers, educational hubs, food markets, and more.

Clifton, VA - May 7, 2023: Virginia state Delegate Dan Helmer speaks to local residents at a community forum held at the Clifton Town Hall.

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Del. Dan Helmer on Camping, Campaigning, Culture Wars, and Community 

To Del. Dan Helmer, serving in Virginia’s House of Delegates is “incredibly humbling,” and that’s why he’s running for office again. Recently, he sat down with The Dogwood to discuss everything from why he first ran for office to his love for camping in the commonwealth.

FILE - Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks during a news conference about U.S.-Japan cooperation on economic issues, April 27, 2023, in Tokyo. Joined by Jewish faith and community leaders, Youngkin hosted an event Monday, May 8, to ceremonially sign a bill supporters say will help Virginia better track and combat growing instances of antisemitism. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Youngkin is Trying to Have His 2023 Cake and Eat 2024 Too

Just a couple of weeks ago, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin steered the spotlight away from himself and towards his party’s work to keep its majority in the House of Delegates and flip the state Senate to GOP control. Now Youngkin seems to want that attention back.

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A Republican Lawmaker Delivered Doughnuts to Teachers. Then Came a Political Food Fight

The doughnut deliveries to 19 schools in the Williamsburg-James City County and New Kent County school districts were accepted. But — in a sign of the intensity of Virginia’s political debates over K-12 public schools — some in the Williamsburg-James City County system saw an ulterior motive hidden beneath the glaze and sprinkles.

FILE - Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.  Voters in a handful of states will weigh in on abortion in this year’s election in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and left abortion rights to the states.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Post-Roe Abortion Bans Have Led to Devastating Outcomes for Women, Study Finds

Women have suffered through ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, fetal anomalies, and other complications, but have found it difficult to get the care they need due to restrictive abortion bans.

FILE - Wind turbines work at sunset on a wind farm near Del Rio, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a nearly $11 billion investment on Tuesday, May 16, to help bring affordable clean energy to rural communities throughout the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Republicans’ Potential Repeal of Clean Energy Law Threatens Jobs, Communities, and Climate

House Republicans’ latest attack on the Inflation Reduction Act comes in the form of the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, which would repeal or shorten clean energy and manufacturing incentives.