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State regulators have little power to stop trains from blocking crossings

Redistricting reform in Virginia clears first major hurdle

Advocates call in former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to push for Virginia redistricting reform

Lawmakers budget money to maintain voter rolls, fix elections system

What is ‘middle class’ in Virginia?

Facing a lawsuit, lawmakers move on lifting happy hour restrictions

Some school districts may struggle to find local match for proposed teacher pay raise

Instead of getting rid of Virginia’s liquor ratio rule, senators have plans to change it

Could changes be coming to Virginia’s alcohol laws?

Proposed food-sales threshold for Virginia’s liquor-ratio rule won’t help small businesses, owners say

Federal permits issued for Atlantic seismic testing, including along Virginia coast

A change that would make Virginia’s prepaid college savings plan more affordable

Lawmakers finalizing draft bill that would get rid of the liquor ratio for most restaurants

Boon or boondoggle? Officials, lawmakers, academics weigh in on proposed Amazon ‘megadeal’

Voter registration through the DMV can be an imperfect process, one voter learns

Election season isn’t over for all Virginians

A court order to keep polls open later on Election Day wasn’t followed, Republicans say

Constitutional amendments on ballot deal with tax breaks for military families, homeowners in flood-prone areas

Virginia’s proposed carbon rule gets lower emissions cap, adds environmental justice component

Virginia’s Democratic congressional hopefuls court Latino voters