Senator Joe Morrisey charged with Election Day violations

Morrissey is accused of violating Virginia Code 24.2-604, which prohibits and limits certain activities at polling places.

  Northam: Virginia set to receive 70,000 COVID-19 vaccines to start

On This Day: Letter to Virginia Gov. decries segregation; ‘Virginia is the home of presidents, but it is not the home of democracy’

Warner, Spanberger, bipartisan group propose COVID relief plan

  Governor Northam: No plans for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Virginia

Lawmakers pack hundreds of ‘CARE Meals’ following Thanksgiving holiday

General Assembly divided on length of 2021 session

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Scottsville nonprofit creates tribute to frontline workers from Election 2020 signs

Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections

Applications for redistricting commission open Monday

On This Day: Washington declares a day of public thanksgiving and prayer in 1789

Ayala, Guzmán champion equality, representation in lieutenant governor bid

Va. delegate proposes marijuana tax revenue be used for reparations

A Virginia delegate is proposing that all future tax revenue from legal cannabis be used as reparations for Black and Indigenous Virginians.

Racial equity obstacles in Virginia’s push to legalizing marijuana

Could legalizing marijuana in Virginia help address social disparities and inequities? That’s one of the topics the state’s legislative watchdog agency explores in a new report examining how the commonwealth should legalize marijuana.

Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged

A man seen forcefully exhaling on two women outside President Donald Trump’s Virginia golf course has been charged with assault.

8 big decisions facing Virginia lawmakers as they debate marijuana legalization

As lawmakers begin to seriously consider what a legal marijuana market might look like in Virginia, here’s a preview of some of the looming policy decisions.

Congressman Denver Riggleman introduces new telehealth bill

  Rep. Abigail Spanberger pushes for COVID-19 economic relief with Congress

Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine calls President Trump’s actions dangerous

“Democracy in Dark Times,”: UVA survey finds America dangerously polarized and partisan

  Mayor Stoney joins Virginia, Richmond Democrats in calling for resignation of city’s voter registrar

Blank ballot envelopes located after being stolen from business

Anyone with information is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective P. Cho at (804) 646-2939 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

New bill passed to protect Virginians from surprise medical bills

Virginia’s General Assembly passed a new law during its session this year to protect Virginians from getting surprise medical bills.

Virginia elections board votes to certify state results

Virginia’s State Board of Elections has voted to certify the state’s election results, two days later than expected because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the city of Richmond’s voter registration office.

With Northam’s signature, new eviction and utility cut-off protections take effect

Gov. Ralph Northam signed a revised state budget Wednesday that restricts evictions and prohibits utilities from cutting off power, water and gas through the end of the state of emergency.

With legalization on the table, medical marijuana producers push to loosen restrictions

As Virginia begins its first earnest conversations about legalizing recreational marijuana, the state’s nascent medical marijuana industry is just getting off the ground.

Virginia Latino voters excited for Biden presidency

The Latino vote went to different candidates around the nation, but in Virginia a majority of Latinos favored former Vice President Joe Biden and are hopeful he’ll reverse President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

Virginia delays statewide certification of election results

Richmond General Registrar Kirk Showalter announced last week that COVID-19 cases were discovered there, and said the office will close until Friday out of an abundance of caution.

  Republican Del. Kirk Cox to run for governor in 2021

Former House Speaker Kirk Cox says he’s running for governor in Virginia’s next gubernatorial election set for 2021.

  Gov. Northam pushes to legalize marijuana

Northam announced his support for legalization Monday, saying he wants a responsible approach that promotes racial equity and preserves youth safety.

Delay in Presidential transition risks national security and national health, former Homeland Security Secretaries say

As President Donald Trump continues to hold out on conceding the election both publicly and behind the scenes, researchers say a slow transition could have serious consequences.

Virginia leaders seek input on Lee statue replacement in U.S. Capitol

A commission appointed by the state legislature will hold a virtual public hearing Tuesday to help determine a replacement.

Speaker: Virginia House to again meet remotely in 2021

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Virginia House will again conduct its work remotely when it convenes in January. That’s according to an announcement from Democratic House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn.

Case challenging Va.'s ‘red flag’ law dismissed

A court case challenging Virginia’s “red flag” law was dismissed on Friday after Attorney General Mark Herring argued that the measure did not violate constitutional rights.

EXPLAINER: Why poll watcher complaints don’t amount to fraud

President Donald Trump’s legal allies have launched a flurry of lawsuits arguing that widespread fraud could have been committed because its poll watchers didn’t get proper access to the voting process.

Mayor Stoney tweets he’s negative for COVID-19, continues to isolate

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney tweeted on Saturday that he has tested negative for COVID-19.

Va. professor causes uproar asking Biden voters to unfriend him

A Facebook post by a dean at Virginia Wesleyan University in which he asked people who voted for Democrat Joe Biden to unfriend him has caused an uproar at the private liberal arts school in Virginia Beach.

Will Virginia legalize marijuana in 2021? Some lawmakers think so.

Proposals to legalize recreational marijuana in Virginia are set to get their first serious hearings when the General Assembly convenes in January and, at least for now, it looks like there’s a decent chance they could succeed.

  Poll worker at Richmond voting precinct tests positive for COVID-19

A Richmond poll worker is warning voters that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 at a polling place on election day.

11 positive COVID-19 cases confirmed at Richmond City Registrar; 20 in quarantine

Richmond health officials say the public does not appear to be at risk after 11 people who worked at the city Registrar office tested positive for coronavirus.

US voters have spoken: What’s next to make it official?

Under a system that’s been tweaked over two centuries, there is still a weeks-long timeline during which the 538-member Electoral College picks the president.

Judge sues former GOP Senate candidate over debate claims

The suit claims Gade falsely accused the judge of being racist during a debate with Democratic incumbent Mark Warner.

U.S. Senator Kaine deeply disturbed President Trump will not concede to President-elect Joe Biden

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine weighed in on President Trump’s refusal to concede to President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday, saying the White House is undermining what should be a peaceful transfer of power.

  Decision 2020: The meaning behind ‘President-elect’

For decades news outlets have used the term to describe presidential winners, but there is nothing official about the term. Both Democrats and Republicans have usually described the person projected to win the most electoral votes this way, even shortly after Election Day.

Law ending searches based on marijuana odor takes effect March 2021

A law that will end police searches based on marijuana odor will take effect in March 2021 after lawmakers passed the legislation as part of a special session.

Delegate Sam Rasoul announces run for lieutenant governor

Democratic House of Delegates member Sam Rasoul announced his intention to run for lieutenant governor of Virginia Tuesday. Rasoul has served in the General Assembly the past seven years.

Spanberger says Democrats need to be more clear, outlines second term priorities

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger narrowly won reelection in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in a race closer than many predicted. That tight race, and lost races across the country, represent a larger issue affecting the Democratic Party as a whole, she says.

  Mayor Stoney, his office, and Registrar staff to quarantine after potential COVID-19 exposure

Kirk Showalter, General Registrar, announced that 90% of the staff at the Richmond City Registrar is under quarantine after three people tested positive for COVID-19.

Virginia lawmakers approve $1 million to investigate VMI

Virginia lawmakers have approved budget changes proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam.

2020 Latest: International observers see no fraud in US vote

The Latest on the presidential campaign.

Firecrackers and prayers as Indians celebrate Harris’ win

Overjoyed people set off firecrackers and offered prayers in the tiny Indian village that was the home of Kamala Harris' maternal grandfather.

  Biden seeks to move quickly and build out his administration

President-elect Joe Biden signaled on Sunday he plans to move quickly to build out his government, focusing first on the raging pandemic that will likely dominate the early days of his administration.

  ‘Tears were just flowing:’ Richmond NAACP president talks Kamala Harris’ historic win

For local social justice advocates, seeing the Biden-Harris ticket win the presidency was emotional.

Mexico, Brazil leaders silent as world congratulates Biden

There were two notable holdouts among the world leaders who rushed to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. elections: the leaders of Latin America’s two biggest countries, both of whom have been seen as friendly to President Donald Trump.

Bristol voters overwhelmingly approve gambling referendum

Voters in Bristol, Virginia overwhelmingly approved a referendum that allows casino gambling in the locality.

  Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger keeps US House seat

Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger has kept her seat in a competitive Virginia congressional race.

5 states OK measures eradicating racist language, symbols

Months of discussions about racial justice are being followed by change at the ballot box.

Virginia’s 11 U.S. House winners

Virginia’s 11 United States House seats were up for grabs this election season. Here are the winners from the Associated Press.

Va. Republican Amanda Chase pushes unfounded election fraud claims after arrests of armed supporters

State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, advanced unfounded allegations of widespread election fraud as she rallied support for her gubernatorial campaign Saturday outside the Virginia Department of Elections.

70,000 Louisiana jobs are riding on Biden’s plan for oil, gas

As many as 70,000 Louisiana jobs are riding on the President-elect Joe Biden’s plan for oil and gas. Some changes he has proposed could eventually mean layoffs at plants in our area.

  Virginia voters react to Biden’s 2020 election victory

Joe Biden’s message since election night has been focused on calls for unity, but since news broke Saturday afternoon of the former vice president’s win in his home state of Pennsylvania, safely securing the presidency, there have been divisive ideological clashes among Trump supporters in Richmond.

Trump declines to concede election, future TBD

In the meantime, it remains unclear whether Trump will accept the results of the election or continue to contest them as he spends the next three months as a lame duck president.

Analysis: Biden claims a mandate that will quickly be tested

Joe Biden’s bet on the 2020 race was a simple one: that a nation riven by deep partisanship was ready for a reset.

  Virginia Democrats and Republicans respond to election of President-Elect Joe Biden

Once the race for the white house was called, the praise from top Virginia Biden supporters came rolling in.

  ‘This isn’t over!’: Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

There have been no reports of anyone getting shot, and the laws in Arizona, Nevada and Michigan allow people to openly carry firearms in public.

Elation and Anger: Catharsis in the streets as election ends

Just after The Associated Press and other news organizations declared that former Vice President Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump, fireworks erupted in Atlanta.

Bail set at $750,000 for 2 Va. men arrested on weapons counts

Bail has been set at $750,000 each for two Virginia men armed with loaded handguns who were arrested Thursday near the Philadelphia convention center where votes were being counted.

After waiting game, media moves swiftly to call Biden winner

As the beginning of a fifth day of vote counting was testing the nation’s patience, news organizations moved swiftly Saturday to declare that Democrat Joe Biden had won the presidency.

How did Biden do it? Wide coalition powered win

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House victory was powered by a broad and racially diverse coalition of voters driven to the polls by fierce opposition to President Donald Trump and anxiety over a surging, deadly pandemic.

Trump welcomed back to DC with jeers after loss

President Donald Trump has returned to the White House and a very different Washington, D.C., after losing his reelection bid.

Biden win brings protest, tense moments and some celebration

With former Vice President Joe Biden securing enough electoral votes, there were celebrations in the immediate aftermath.

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Nevada for Biden

The Associated Press declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of Nevada’s presidential contest Saturday, after a new batch of ballots released by state election officials gave the former vice president a more than 2 percentage point lead over President Donald Trump.

How to build a government: Transition challenges await Biden

Joe Biden just won the presidency. That may turn out to be the easy part.

What’s next? Saturday’s election verdict isn’t last step

Saturday’s election verdict isn’t the last step in selecting an American president. Under a system that’s been tweaked over two centuries, there is still a weekslong timeline during which the 538-member Electoral College picks the president.

‘Welcome back America!’ World celebrates Biden-Harris win

People around the world are starting to celebrate the election of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.

Dance parties and champagne: celebrating election’s end

Just after The Associated Press and other news organizations declared that former Vice President Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump, fireworks erupted in Atlanta.

EXPLAINER: Why AP called the 2020 election for Joe Biden

As Election Day ground on into “election week,” it became increasingly clear that Democrat Joe Biden would oust President Donald Trump from the White House.

Northam, Va. Democrats congratulate President-elect Biden

Virginia Governor Ralph North congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday after the former vice president was announced the next leader of the U.S.

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Pennsylvania for Biden

The Associated Press declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST.