Politics


Experts say it's already too late to use the panic defense
Panic Defense Comes Up in Blacksburg Case. Isn’t It Banned In Virginia?

BLACKSBURG-Virginia's panic defense ban gets its first legal test in a Blacksburg murder case. Who's in charge of enforcing it?

Firefighters Associations in Virginia are requesting the right to collectively bargain
Virginia Firefighters Want the Right to Negotiate

RICHMOND-Now that they have the ability to request it, fire departments across Virginia are asking their local governments to grant them collective bargaining rights.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger says she's focusing on clean energy and conservation legislation in Congress
Spanberger Highlights Clean Energy, Conservation Legislation

Politicians love to talk about protecting the environment on the campaign trail, but what's happening in Richmond and DC to actually put conservation practices in place? Rep. Abigail Spanberger says Virginia is taking steps to encourage clean energy on conservation practices.

Chance Trevillian, 30, is a first-time political candidate in Virginia.
There’s a Chance for Democrats in Southwest Virginia

A young Democrat is running for office in a Virginia House district that hasn’t had progressive leadership in over two decades.

Princess Blanding is running for governor
Princess Blanding Meets Deadline, Remains in Governor’s Race

RICHMOND-If elected governor, Princess Blanding would be the first Black woman and the first queer person to hold that title in Virginia.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb on an inauguration platform on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Rashid: Why Wouldn’t You Want a January 6 Investigation?

STAFFORD-Why would you vote against an investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection? Wouldn't that help the country? Qasim has some thoughts.

Vice President Kamala Harris, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., stand and applaud as President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
So What Did We Learn From President Biden’s Speech?

WASHINGTON-President Biden outlined multiple plans during his Wednesday night speech to Congress.