Stories tagged: "virginia"

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Bills to Divert Public School Funding to Private Institutions Fail: Here are Some Virginia School-related Measures that Could Still Become Law

None of the four bills that would divert public school funding to private schools via education savings accounts passed their own chambers, but other school-related bills made it through crossover. 

Work continues on the tunnel being dug between the new Virginia General Assembly building and the State Capitol Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Here’s a Breakdown of ‘Crossover,’ How It Works, and Why It Matters

The word “crossover” is getting thrown around a lot in the Virginia legislature these days, but what is it? And why does it matter?

School on the Brain?: Here’s a Roundup of Public Education Bills in the Virginia General Assembly

For the inside scoop on education bills that could impact state schools and students in the coming years, we went straight to the source—the Virginia Education Association (VEA). Dogwood recently spoke with Chad Stewart, a VEA policy analyst who’s been on the ground in Richmond, advocating for those ultimately impacted by new education laws. 

Love History? Here Are 7 Places to Explore in Hampton Roads

In 1607, the first settlers arrived in today’s Hampton Roads area. Consequently, Hampton Roads, like other areas on the East Coast of the US has a rich history.

Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, Pool)
The Dated and Somewhat Racist Reason Virginia Still Has Elections in Odd Years

For states like Virginia, last November’s midterm elections weren’t the end of election season. The Old Dominion–along with Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Jersey—will hold state elections in 2023. Why is this?

Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan prepares for a debate at Virginia Sate University in Petersburg, Va., Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Jennifer McClellan Wins Democratic Nomination for February VA-04 Special Election

After all 27,900 ballots were counted by hand, state Sen. Jennifer McClellan has been declared the winner of Tuesday’s primary to be the Democratic candidate for an upcoming February special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the recent death of Rep. Donald McEachin.

Shopping For Little Ones This Holiday Season? Check Out These 6 Virginia Toy Stores

Check out our list of 6 independent toy stores in Virginia for the perfect gift for kids (or kids at heart).