Stories tagged: "Virginia Politics"


People gather in a shelter during Russian shelling, in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling, as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
‘Senseless, Unprovoked Attack Undermines Democracy Worldwide:’ Virginia’s Leaders Condemn Russian Invasion of Ukraine

A bipartisan group of Virginia's lawmakers reacted strongly to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, calling for sanctions and consequences against the Kremlin.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
SB 238 Aims to Catalog School Building Age and Necessary Repairs in Virginia

According to the Virginia Department of Education’s 2021 School Building Inventory, more than 50% of schools are at least 50 years old.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Rashid: So Many Right Wing Lies. Is A Platform of Ideas Too Much to Ask?

STAFFORD-During every election season, a new right wing lie seems to pop up. What happened to running on a platform of ideas, Qasim asks.

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?

Virginia's houseless population is growing
Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Wednesday, March 24

RICHMOND-Houseless rates are up, a whistleblower is fired and Northam signs an executive order to reduce plastic pollution.

Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Tuesday, March 23

RICHMOND-An injunction in the case of a Virginia restaurant violating COVID-19 restrictions is denied, Northam announces resources for FASFA applicants, and Xzavier Hill's mother fights trespassing charges.

Spam callers have been impersonating healthcare workers in Virginia.
Dogwood Download: Things You Should Know For Friday, March 19

DANVILLE-A supercell storm hits Virginia, a mass vaccination site starts up and the feds warn about a stimulus scam.