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Rep. Spanberger, Del. Freitas to participate in Seventh Congressional District Forum

The forum will be televised live starting at 7 p.m. on VPM and streamed online on VPM’s Facebook, Youtube and Twitter pages.

  Question on Virginia ballot would change how we decide voter districts

Last day to request an absentee ballot in Virginia is Oct. 23

Four new early voting locations open in Chesterfield

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s falsehoods on virus, taxes and Bidens

Virginia legislators advance police and criminal justice reform measures

Virginia budget negotiators preserve adult Medicaid dental benefit

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Most US clergy avoid hellfire threats over abortion politics

Virginia lawmakers vote to reform 224-year-old jury sentencing law

Sculpture honoring women in military unveiled at Arlington

Federal appeals court upholds Kentucky abortion law

Presidential candidate Joe Biden to campaign in N.C.

Virginia lawmakers pass new budget amid coronavirus pandemic

Virginia Democrats take part in health care town hall

Democrats representing the Commonwealth of Virginia in Congress took part in a town hall for health care Friday, October 16.

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Levar Stoney

In politics since 2004, Levar Stoney is Richmond’s youngest mayor. In 2016, he won the three-way race by a narrow margin and again he’s facing a crowded field.

  Gov. Northam kicks off ‘Feed Virginia Week of Action’ to help those struggling to find next meal

Governor Northam kicks off Feed Virginia Week of Action.

  NBC12 Viewpoint: It’s time to get out and vote!

Today, I want to focus on the extraordinary opportunity that all of us have right now: the opportunity to vote early.

Bill prohibiting ‘no-knock’ warrants heads to Gov. Northam’s desk

  Virginia lawmakers reach compromised deal on state budget

Richmond School Board: Who is on the ballot in your district?

Gov. Northam announces hazard pay for some home healthcare workers

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Alexsis Rodgers

Trump, Biden attending two different town halls

  Virginia groups work to register new voters through Thursday’s extended deadline

Voting rights groups are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge extended the state’s registration deadline to Thursday night.

Virginia House passes COVID-19 relief, justice reform legislation

Virginia House passed eight bills during its Special Session on Wednesday on police and criminal justice reform and COVID-19 relief.

Who is on your ballot in Central Virginia?

In-person absentee ballot voting opens in Virginia on Sept. 18. Before you head to the registrar’s office, here’s a look a who’s on the ballot in Richmond.

Virginians will vote on 2 proposed constitutional amendments

As Virginians head to the polls, they will vote on two proposed constitutional amendments.

  Senate challenger Harrison criticizes Graham’s ‘good old days of segregation’ comment

Jaime Harrison, who is in a competitive race in South Carolina for Lindsey Graham’s Senate seat, tweeted about the comment.

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Tracey McLean

Tracy McLean may be the underdog in a crowded field, but she says she’s got what it takes to become Richmond’s next mayor.

  Deadline for voter registration in Virginia extended

The voter registration deadline has been extended after a court hearing Wednesday morning.

Gade, Warner spar over healthcare and COVID relief at final debate

In Richmond Tuesday night, Virginia’s two senate candidates met for the last time before election day, separated by plexiglass and more than six feet of studio.

  VSU to make announcement on initiative focusing on African-American political leadership

Virginia State University is set to make a big announcement for a new initiative that focuses on increasing African-American political leadership across the state.

Henrico Board of Supervisors approve emergency relocation of polling places

The Henrico Board of Supervisors has approved the emergency relocation polling places for four precincts on Nov. 3.

Advocates file federal lawsuit against Virginia Dept. of Elections after online voter registration shutdown

Virginia officials and agencies have called on Governor Northam for an extension on the state’s voter registration deadline.

  Agent: Michigan, Virginia governors mentioned in kidnap plot

Special Agent Richard Trask also revealed more detail about investigators' use of confidential informants, undercover agents and encrypted communication to arrest and charge six men last week with plotting to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Delegate plans to reintroduce quarantine pay bill next session

Del. Elizabeth Guzmán, D-Woodbridge, said she is no stranger to the struggles of low-paying jobs. Guzmán said she immigrated to the United States from Peru as a single mother and worked multiple minimum wage jobs just to be able to pay rent and care for her daughter.

  Virginia voter registration portal restored after fiber cut caused outage

According to The Virginia Information Technology Agency, a fiber cut caused the voter registration portal to experience an outage.

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Justin Griffin

Justin Griffin entered the world of politics as part of the opposition to the Navy Hill project. He’s hoping to get your vote in what’s becoming a crowded field for the job.

  Race for Richmond Mayor: Spotlight on Kim Gray

Each night this week NBC12 is putting a spotlight on each of the candidates running for Richmond City Mayor.

President Trump signs Savanna’s Act into law

Savanna’s Act, named in memory of North Dakota resident Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind who was brutally murdered in 2017, seeks to combat violence against the most vulnerable members of the Native American community.

Kentucky governor and family go into isolation

Kentucky’s governor says he will be in isolation after a member of his security detail who drove with his family tested positive for the coronavirus.

Senate candidate Jaime Harrison breaks national fundraising record

Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate announced it beat the record for the highest quarterly amount raised by a U.S. Senate candidate in American history.

A senior warning sign for Trump: ‘Go Biden’ cry at Villages

Sara Branscome’s golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shops and entertainment venues that bills itself as “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.”

1 killed, 2 in custody after shooting during Denver protests

2 people are in custody and one person was shot following a shooting in downtown Denver on Saturday. Denver police tweeted out an hour after the shooting saying the person shot died. They’re investigating the shooting as a homicide.

Farm’s display supporting Biden, Harris goes up in flames

A stack of hay bales on a western Massachusetts farm that were painted to show support for the Democratic presidential ticket went up in flames and authorities say one man has been arrested in connection with the blaze.

Senator to hold in-person discussion with Richmond restaurant owners, examine COVID-19′s impact

U.S. Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., will host a discussion on Monday with local restaurant owners to discuss economic relief from Congress.

Former Richmond city attorney to run for House of Delegates seat

A former assistant attorney for the City of Richmond announced his run for the House of Delegate’s 68th District on Saturday, according to a release.

Richmond mayor featured in Joe Biden ad

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is featured in a national ad campaign that encourages voting and endorses Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Looming deadline for CARES Act money sparks debate between Northam and General Assembly

How Virginia spends remaining coronavirus relief funds provided through the federal CARES Act has become a point of contention between Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly — now in the final stretch of finalizing a two-year budget plan amid a special session that’s lasted for nearly two month

Virginia voter registration continues to climb as deadline looms

The deadline to register to vote in Virginia is Tuesday, Oct. 13, and organizations and government officials continue to remind people to register by the deadline.

  Trump tweets could provide boost for GOP Congressional candidates

Another barrage of tweets from the president is putting Virginia in the political spotlight ahead of November’s election. Overnight, Donald Trump took aim at the state’s governor and the second amendment.

  Fan Women’s Club unveil’s new historic plaque to replace Confederate design

After months of social change and summer of protests, residents who live in the Fan have decided to do away with the Confederate iconography on their front steps.

Chesterfield County reports record setting early voting

Chesterfield County’s Registrar’s Office has experienced a record number of people turning out for early voting in the 2020 General Election.

Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle support another COVID-19 stimulus package

6th District Rep. Ben Cline (R), 9th District Rep. Morgan Griffith (R), and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine all want to see another stimulus package and say it should be a bipartisan issue.

Northam announces additional $12M in funding for rent and mortgage relief

Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday he has directed another $12 million in federal funding to Virginia’s Rent and Mortgage Relief Program.

  ’We’re just causing a little bit of good trouble’: Chesterfield couple’s large-scale BLM sign draws support, opposition

After a summer of social change and unrest Tim and Lauren Barry just wanted to convey a small message in a big way.

Deadline to register to vote is less than a week away

There is now less than a week for Virginians to register to vote in November’s Election.

Spanberger, Freitas race outspends presidential campaign in Virginia

A closely contested congressional race has spent almost $1.7 million more on political advertisements in Virginia than the presidential campaign.

  ‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

He became an overnight sensation following his question during the second presidential debate of 2016 as an undecided voter, but Ken Bone is now sharing his thoughts on the 2020 race.

Gov. Northam announces $30M in CARES Act funding to improve broadband access

Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that $30 million in funding from the CARES Act would be used to improve broadband access in underserved localities.

  Gov. Northam talks COVID-19, elections with NBC12

Virginia’s governor and his wife are on the mend following a COVID-19 diagnosis.

Harrisonburg registrar explains common mistakes on mail-in ballots

As more Americans cast their ballots early this year by mail, some small mistakes could disqualify votes.

  REWATCH: NBC12 teamed up with VPM News to host Richmond Mayoral Forum

Richmonders will also be voting on a new mayor this year, and if you want to learn more about the candidates, next week is your chance.

Lawsuits challenge Virginia’s sexual orientation protections

A conservative legal group has filed lawsuits challenging a new Virginia law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Over two months, pro-gun rights localities accounted for roughly half of Virginia’s red flag orders

Over two months, pro-gun rights localities accounted for roughly half of Virginia’s red flag orders.

The myth of widespread voter fraud persists, despite a constant failure to prove claims

Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his personal information, along with 944 other Kansas voters.

  Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

The Democratic presidential nominee made his second trip to Florida in a little over two weeks on Monday.

Governor Northam says he’s recovering from COVID-19

Governor Ralph Northam says he continues to recover from COVID-19. In a Facebook post Monday, he said, “Over the weekend, I developed some mild cold-like symptoms, but I am feeling good and continue to do the work of the Commonwealth.”

‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears

Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in ballots — including by none other than the president.

NBC holding town hall with Democratic nominee Joe Biden

NBC News Anchor Lester Holt will be hosting a live town hall discussion with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

$52.6 million grant awarded to fund treatment, recovery in Virginia’s opioid crisis

Federal funds granted to Virginia will help the commonwealth fight the opioid epidemic for the next two years.

Poll: Biden’s national lead over Trump jumps to 14 points after debate

Democrat Joe Biden’s national lead over President Donald Trump nearly doubled after Tuesday’s presidential debate, with voters saying by a 2-to-1 margin that Biden has the better temperament to be president, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Virginia Senate passes its version of state budget

The Virginia State Senate has passed it’s version of a state budget.

  GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

Positive tests among lawmakers have raised fears of virus outbreak.

Henrico voters can utilize new absentee ballot drop box

Voters in Henrico can drop off their absentee ballots in a newly installed ballot drop box.

Chris Christie tests positive for coronavirus

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Saturday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Meeting to be held on Lee statue replacement at U.S. Capitol

Virginians will have an opportunity to voice their views on who the state should honor after a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is replaced at the U.S. Capitol.

Sen. Ron Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

Just days after coming out of a self-quarantine prompted by being exposed to someone with COVID-19, Sen. Ron Johnson has contracted the virus, his office announced Saturday morning.

Alumni at Barrett’s undergrad school sign letter of concern

U.S. Supreme Court hopeful Amy Coney Barrett graduated with honors in 1994 from a small liberal arts school - Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

North Korea’s Kim wishes Trump recovery from coronavirus

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a message of sympathy to President Donald Trump and his wife Melania, wishing they would recover from COVID-19.

Trump campaign manager tests positive for COVID

President Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, has tested positive for the coronavirus.