Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., listens to the fifth round of votes in the House chamber as the House meets for a second day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Republicans Repeatedly Failed to Elect a New House Speaker. Here’s What That Means and Why It Matters

The new Republican-controlled House has thus far failed six separate times to elect a House Speaker—the first time such a debacle has occurred since 1923. Until the new Congress elects a speaker, the House cannot assign members to committees, introduce or vote on legislation, help constituents, or even swear in members.

Quiz: Have You Seen These 7 LOVEworks Signs?
Quiz: Have You Seen These 6 LOVEworks Signs?

You've probably spotted some of those giant LOVE signs across Virginia. Let's find out just how many of them you've found.

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo voters cast their ballots under a giant mural at Robious Elementary school on Election Day, in Midlothian, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Need A Ride to The Polls? Lyft is Offering 50% Off on Election Day

The rideshare company is once again making sure more people can get to the polls and exercise their right to vote throughout the country.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., speaks before President Joe Biden speaks about prescription drug costs at the Daniel Technology Center of Germanna Community College – Culpeper Campus, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, in Culpeper, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Spanberger Wants to Make It Easier for Americans to Check Their Lawmakers’ Stock Trading

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, who represents Virginia's 7th District, is calling for greater transparency when it comes to elected officials’ finances. She first raised concerns after 2020 spending practices by some colleagues appeared to show a connection to potential pandemic-related profits. 

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Top (And Worst!) Virginia Cities For Renters

WalletHub's annual "Best and Worst Places to Rent In America" was recently released, with five cities in Virginia making the list.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, center, signs executive orders in the Governors conference room as Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, left, Suzanne Youngkin, second from left, Attorney General Jason Miyares, second from right, and Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kay Cole James, right, look on at the Capitol, Jan. 15, 2022, in Richmond, Va. Virginia's Department of Education is conducting a review designed to root out critical race theory in schools. The review is the first thing Gov. Youngkin ordered after his inauguration and is expected to conclude later this month. Education officials have been reluctant to discuss what they've found thus far. While critics of the governor say critical race theory is a nonissue, others say there is ample evidence that the concepts have been embraced by administrators. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
“It’s A Mixed Bag”: Analyst Weighs In On Virginia Education Budget

It's been a week since Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed Virginia's budget into law, so what does that mean, exactly? A lot, especially on the education front.

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Four-Year-Old Found Safe: Are You Prepared If Your Child Went Missing?

No parent ever wants to think about the possibility of their child going missing, but whether a toddler gets lost in a crowd, a child explores beyond their boundaries, or a natural disaster displaces a family, it’s beneficial to have a plan in place.