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Why a Virginia Democrat says he launched a political fundraiser off of a mass shooting that was still unfolding

Hemp is legal. Marijuana isn’t. State forensic scientists say soon they’ll have tests to tell the two apart

‘It’s just so rampant’: Therapist fined for issuing fake emotional support animal certification

Nearly $71 million wagered last month at Colonial Downs’ new casinos

Primary Tuesday: Fight over guns, upsets to watch, a potential for a comeback

Next year, Virginia’s $100M bridge to nowhere will finally connect to a road

Landlord’s response to tenant complaint: ‘You’re just another dumbass n––––– I got to go to court with’

State Supreme Court may decide if prosecutors can stop pursuing marijuana cases

Amazon’s plans for Virginia sparks renewed interest in affordable housing

How will 627,000 drivers with suspended licenses get their privileges back under new law? Automatically

Many doctors steering clear of Virginia’s medical marijuana program

Virginia is pursuing universal broadband coverage

Virginia farmers see hemp grown for CBD as major cash crop

‘We’re pretty pleased': Northam’s work to bolster racial equity praised

Conservative southwest Virginia city turns to marijuana, casinos for jobs

Virginia officials visit Elon Musk’s tunnel, but plan to stick to railways, roads

Virginia prisons will begin reporting solitary confinement data

State to create ID cards without pictures for Amish, Mennonite communities

Virginia looks more like it has a full-blown medical marijuana program

How a major distiller slipped liquor look-a-likes into Virginia convenience stores

Three words that killed hand-free driving bill in Virginia

Democratic delegate tells ‘rape apologists’ to ‘eat s***’

Bid to revive Equal Rights Amendment fails by 1 vote

Why is a racist minstrel tune still recognized in Virginia code as the ‘state song emeritus?’

Sub-committee system kills LGBT protections, driver’s license suspension reform and, maybe, the ERA

Chaos at the Capitol, but General Assembly session rolls along

House and Senate vote to ban holding cellphones while driving

Senate panel endorses year-long study of casino gambling plans

In memoriam at the General Assembly: meat labeling, regulating Facebook, net neutrality

Va. Republicans reject Trump-endorsed ‘red flag’ law (Plus most of the other gun control bills filed this year)