Fairfax: ‘Inconclusive’ yearbook photo investigation underscores need for due process

Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax is issuing a statement in response to the inconclusive investigation into the racist photo on Governor Northam's yearbook page.

  Probe into racist photo on Gov. Northam’s yearbook page inconclusive

Group rallies to raise awareness of opioid crisis impacts on pain sufferers

What to know about primary elections in Virginia on June 11

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Do minimum sentences protect victims of domestic violence?

Author of flattering Trump biography gets pardon from president

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  NYC Mayor de Blasio is seeking Democratic nod for president

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Alabama Senate approves near-total abortion ban

Northam ceremonially signs bill making public schools tobacco-free.

ON TWITTER: Pres. Trump in Southwest Louisiana

Richmond City Council passes budget funding schools, adding cigarette tax

  How long until consumers feel effects of tariffs on China?

Financial expert says you don't have to tighten your budget just yet.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

  Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion bans

Her tweet came days after Georgia became the fourth state in the U.S. this year to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Vice President Mike Pence challenges LU graduates to stand firm against religious intolerance

Calling 2019 a “great time to graduate,” Vice President Mike Pence told graduates of Liberty University Saturday they would have no trouble finding work off campus, thanks to the economic policies of President Donald Trump.

Requirement for more school counselors not fully funded in state budget

Sticker shock: Trump taking aim at ‘surprise medical bills’

After executive branch’s scandals, two new PACs form to fill the fundraising gap

  House panel votes Barr in contempt, escalating probe dispute

Trump lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994, newspaper report says

  FBI chief: No evidence of illegal spying on Trump campaign

Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner

Trump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Oklahoma, press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Freshman Va. Congressman pushes term limits

Right now, the proposal only has a small fraction of the support it would need to get through Congress.

Richmond City Council moving closer to finalizing budget

Within the past two weeks, City Council moved to potentially hire their own attorney to face-off with Stoney’s administration.

  Northam says he will veto all mandatory sentencing bills

A recently vetoed bill would have set a minimum sentence of 60 days for repeat domestic violence offenders.

How Virginia’s history textbooks are vetted

The state’s Standards of Learning, which are supposed to be reflected in the books, make only passing references to African Americans, some scholars said.

  Barr has told House Judiciary Committee members he will not testify Thursday

Testifying for the first time since releasing Mueller's report, Barr said he was surprised Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether President Donald Trump had tried to obstruct justice, and that he felt compelled to step in with his own judgment that the president had committed no crime.

Virginia’s immigration court backlog among largest in nation

The first thing Abbie Arevalo Herrera is going to do when she eventually leaves sanctuary is thank God.

  Drivers with suspended licenses due to unpaid court costs will be able to drive again

In just two months, hundreds of thousands of Virginians with suspended licenses will have their driving privileges restored – automatically.

Student says Trump backers recruited him for Buttigieg smear

A Michigan college student says pro-Trump agitators recruited him to falsely claim he was raped by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, then published the smear without his permission.

White supremacy movements spark rise in religion-based hate

Vandals spray-painted 19 swastikas on the walls of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia last October. A young woman leaving a mosque with her friends in Sterling, Virginia, after nightly prayers in the summer of 2017 was raped and killed.

Could hemp join tobacco as big cash crop in Virginia?

At first glance, it looks like a stoner’s paradise: acres of plants that resemble marijuana. But this crop is hemp, a relative of cannabis that has commercial uses ranging from textiles and animal feed to health products.

Northam vetoes bills related to sex offenders in shelters

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed legislation that would allow officials to temporarily block convicted sex offenders from using emergency shelters

Trump hosts winning Baylor women’s basketball team

The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King in the State Dining Room — the same spread that other sports teams were served during their visits to the Trump White House.

  Richmond City Council fully funds schools, keeps property tax flat in budget

The Richmond City Council was able to come to an agreement on balancing the city’s $758 million budget, Monday.

Governor launches ‘Virginia is for Learners’ education initiative

The governor says the initiative will encourage deeper and more critical thinking in students.

Trump has made 10,000 false statements, fact-checker says

Many of Trump's misstatements are about immigration issues, the Mueller probe, foreign trade talks and his accomplishments, according to the fact-checker.

Former Sen. Richard Lugar, who helped in securing Soviet arsenal, dies

The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet nuclear and chemical weapons after the Cold War ended — then warned during a short-lived 1996 run for president about the danger of such devices falling into the hands of terrorists.

More states aim to knock air out of festive balloon launches

The tradition of releasing balloons at weddings, birthdays and memorials may soon get deflated by lawmakers in more than half a dozen states.

President Trump tweets congratulations to Nick Bosa, says ‘stay true to yourself’

Ohio State’s standout DE was drafted No. 2 overall by the 49ers

  Virginia men’s basketball team won’t visit White House

Neither of the two previous NCAA men’s basketball champions visited the White House, though 2018 champion Villanova said it was not invited.

Trump defends his 2017 remarks on Charlottesville violence

President Donald Trump said he was referring to some who were protesting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general.

Proposed bill would fine $10K per robocall

Congressman David Kustoff (R-TN) is looking to fight against robocalls.

  Ex-Vice President Joe Biden joins presidential race

He launched his presidential campaign with a video posted to YouTube that said the "soul of this nation" is at stake.

Northam touts massive capital investment since taking office

Gov. Ralph Northam is taking a victory lap after Virginia landed significantly more new planned job and capital investment in his first 16 months in office than his last four predecessors

Fairfax blasts Democrats over rejected donation

DPV spokesman Jake Rubenstein said the party does not feel "comfortable" accepting money from Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax after two women came forward accusing him of sexual assault.

  'Help us to survive’: Tow truck drivers speak out on importance of moving over

Those working in the towing community are speaking out, pleading for drivers to move over when they see flashing lights.

  Agelasto announces resignation due to residency lawsuits

Agelasto was first elected to represent the 5th District in 2012.

Mayor declares National Therapy Animal Day in Richmond

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to declare April 30 as National Therapy Animal Day.

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

Every year Virginia lawmakers introduce bills to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Every year, they fail despite public support.

Charlottesville officials not commenting on Biden’s possible plans

One newspaper reports Joe Biden will launch his 2020 campaign in Virginia and then travel to Pittsburgh for a rally before ending his day in Philadelphia.

  Long lines of residents sound off to Richmond City Council on tax hikes, RPS funding

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney proposed raising property and cigarette taxes in order to give Richmond Public Schools the extra $18.5 million the district has asked of the city.

Virginia taxpayers will get money back from the state in October

Because of other changes, taxpayers will likely owe less or get money back from Virginia next year.

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

Finding state money to address the issues, remained a tough sell in the General Assembly, where Gov. Ralph Northam had proposed a $20 million increase in funding but ended up barely eking out a $4 million boost.

  City Council to hold public hearing on Stoney’s proposal budget

Monday’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Virginia to lower carbon emissions from power plants

Virginia regulators have passed a rule requiring a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions from power plants in the next decade.

Virginia governor wants Confederate arch gone from US fort

Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for the removal of an arch honoring the former president of the Confederacy at Fort Monroe, where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia 400 years ago.

Although the Mueller report is out, ‘it isn’t over’ Van Susteren says

Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren says that Congress could call for their own investigations, but hopes that it's not for political gain.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

McAuliffe not running for president

McAuliffe, a Democrat, made the announcement in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night.

  Beto O’Rourke rallies hundreds of voters at Henrico campaign stop

Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke rallied a crowd of hundreds at the Hilton Short Pump in Henrico, on one of seven stops he's making in Virginia this week.

Spanberger to host town hall in Henrico

United States Representative Abigail Spanberger will host her fourth town hall in Henrico County.

Scandals lead to fundraising woes for top Virginia Democrats

New campaign finance records show Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s fundraising efforts dried up after a scandal involving blackface.

‘Not calling 911:’ Should drug overdose deaths be treated as felony murder?

The bill states that a person is guilty of felony homicide if they manufactured, sell, gift or distribute drugs that cause a fatal overdose.

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to campaign in Short Pump

The Democrat is holding several campaign events throughout the Commonwealth on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mayor Stoney named 2019 ‘OUTstanding Virginian’

Equality Virginia honored Mayor Levar Stoney for his advocacy, outreach and progressive policies to champion equality for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Petition calls for UVA men’s basketball team not to visit White House

The petition has over 10,000 signatures from people around the globe.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.

  Spanberger focuses on drug costs, broadband, bipartisanship in first 100 days

Abigail Spanberger was part of the group of new Democrats elected across the country. She became the first Democrat to represent Virginia’s 7th District in nearly 40 years.

McEachin hospitalized for treatment of blood clot

McEachin is being monitored and is expected to recover and return to Washington, DC, in a few weeks.

Gold star father who criticized Trump to speak at graduation

The Muslim gold star father who spoke out against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump will be the featured speaker at a Virginia college's graduation.

NextGen Virginia urges college students to vote

Across the state, NextGen took to college campuses to remind young voters they can play a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of these critical races.

Governor Northam honors crime victims and victim advocates

Gov. Ralph Northam proclaims April 7-13 Crime Victims' Rights Week in Virginia.

  Hoos fans on Capitol Hill celebrate UVA’s historic win

The excitement continues to build over the University of Virginia men’s basketball team clinching their first national championship.

On anniversary of Lee’s surrender, ACLU calls for removal of his statue

Tuesday marked the 154th anniversary of the Confederate Army surrendering to the Union on April 9, 1865. The American Civil Liberties Union used the event, which ended the Civil War, as another call for action: to remove the Monument Avenue statue honoring Robert E. Lee.

  Department of Public Works looks foward to mayor’s proposed budget

In Richmond, potholes are a problem.

Poll: Disapproval of Virginia’s leaders grows

Gov. Ralph Northam has a disapproval rating of 49%.

CBD and THC-A oil dispensaries set to open across Virginia

Virginians with a doctor’s recommendation soon will have access to CBD and THC-A oil dispensaries throughout the state. The Virginia Board of Pharmacy has approved five companies to open the dispensaries -- one in each of the commonwealth’s five health service areas.

Virginia labels people ‘habitual drunkards’ under old law

Authorities in Virginia are continuing to jail or fine people based on an old and obscure law that’s known as the “habitual drunkard” statute.