100 years after women earned right to vote, will Va. legislators pass Equal Rights Amendment?

Virginia’s third-largest city passes gun rights resolution

  Hopewell man giving away guns in campaign for council seat

Colonial Heights passes 2nd Amendment resolution

Northam proposes boost to early education funding

  Richmond City Council bans using a cellphone while driving

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U.S. House passes bill offering financial relief to Virginia Beach mass shooting victims

Va. legal landscape shifts as cannabis support grows

Post-election, Virginia dodges Medicaid work requirements

  Gun rights advocates to rally at State Capitol

  Richmond Councilman to introduce resolution giving city ability to remove Confederate statues

Virginia Sheriff: He’ll deputize residents if gun laws pass

Three things Northam wants to do to lower maternal mortality rates

Black women in Virginia are three times more likely to die after giving birth than white women, a trend Gov. Ralph Northam has said he wants to reverse by 2025.

Distract driving crackdown could be coming to Richmond

Richmond City Council could vote to crackdown on distracted driving on Monday.

Danville sets deadline for casino proposals for January 13, 2020

After a recent study on a casino’s potential impact, leaders now want to find out what companies would be interested in moving to Danville.

Panel calls for Virginia to purge dozens of old racist laws

A commission assigned to research racist laws from Virginia's past is recommending that dozens of them be repealed.

Goochland supervisors unanimously vote to pass resolution protecting 2nd Amendment

  Northam, staff provide gifts for Salvation Army’s Angel Tree

Louisa Co. supervisors vote to become Second Amendment sanctuary

Christmas tree and wreath delivered to Governor’s Mansion

Michelle Obama is coming to Richmond - Here’s how you can get tickets

2 former special forces soldiers run for GOP nomination

On this day: Letter sent to Virginia governor about segregation found at library

On this day in history December 2nd 1955, a black man named Robert Leon Bacon wrote to the Governor of Virginia describing the hardships of living under segregation.

King William County supervisors declare county as ’Second Amendment Sanctuary'

King William County has joined the growing number of counties in Virginia declaring it as a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary."

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

The president marked Nov. 26, 1789, by attending church services at St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City and by donating beer and food to imprisoned debtors in the big apple.

  New report is latest step towards legalizing casinos in Virginia

Research project casinos to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

Report: Legalizing casinos would provide modest boost

A new state report says legalizing casinos in Virginia would provide a modest economic boost in state tax revenues and to communities where casinos are located

New Virginia museum will honor women’s suffrage movement

A new museum honoring the women’s suffrage movement is set to open in Virginia

Celebrate the season with Mitch McConnell wrapping paper

A small donation to Senator Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign can gain someone a unique gift for the holidays.

Reporter Bob Levey on covering presidents and ‘courageous journalism’

Washington Post journalist, former columnist, and author Bob Levey said that attacks on the press - such as the U.S. president calling the media “the enemy of the people” and accusing them of being “fake and corrupt” - is nothing new.

  Senator Chase withdraws from Republican Caucus, but says she’ll still vote as a Republican

Another rift is developing between newly re-elected Republican State Senator Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian) and other Republicans. Chase is announcing she will not caucus with other Republicans for the 2020 General Assembly session.

Norment elected GOP minority leader in Virginia state Senate

State Sen. Tommy Norment will lead Republicans as they prepare to operate in the minority in the Virginia state Senate

Second whistleblower details allegations of harassment, retaliation by senior VA official amid inaction by whistleblower protection office

A second senior employee in the regional VA office that covers Virginia and North Carolina has come forward with public allegations of retaliation and abuse at the hands of a senior VA official.

  Dinwiddie County declares itself ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

Dinwiddie is the sixth Virginia county to declare itself a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary.

  Families of murder victims urge Virginia lawmakers to abolish the death penalty

More than a dozen family members of murder victims are calling for an end to the death penalty in Virginia.

Ten candidates face off in 2020 Democratic Debate

The Democratic presidential primary debate on Wednesday will feature Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren standing center stage, flanked by Bernie Sanders and a rising Pete Buttigieg — and will be missing a couple of familiar faces.

Virginia election officials recommend 45 days of early voting

In the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill allowing no-excuse absentee voting starting the week before the 2020 elections.

Richmond earns highest Equality Index score in Virginia for second year in a row

Out of the 11 municipalities that the Human Rights Campaign scored in Virginia, Richmond scored the highest.

Virginia House Dems file voting rights, gun safety, equality bills ahead of 2020 session

Virginia House Democrats filed several legislation bills ahead of their first session in 2020 as pre-filing opened on Monday.

Buttigieg leading in donations from Virginia

With support from former Vice President Al Gore and other prominent Virginia residents, Pete Buttigieg has raised more money in individual donations from the commonwealth than any other candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Pair of firearms reports inspires despair more than hope

Two reports involving guns were released in the past week – one on possible firearms legislation in Richmond, the other studying the horror of the massacre at the Virginia Beach municipal complex this spring.

Republican asks for recount in Virginia House race

A Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates is asking for a recount after official results show him losing by less than 30 votes

Virginia Republicans pick new leadership after defeat

Virginia Republicans in the House of Delegates have picked a new leadership team as they are set to be the minority party in the first time in two decades

  Spanberger holds town hall in response to impeachment inquiry

Congresswoman Abigial Spanberger talked with voters today during a town hall meeting at J.R. Tucker High School in Henrico with much of the discussion centered around this week’s impeachment inquiry hearings of the president.

Ghazala Hashmi: From personal crisis to Senate victory

While Hashmi is not from one of the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump’s 2017 executive order that became known as a Muslim travel ban, she was concerned it was an indicator that Muslims were not welcome in the U.S.

Virginia Republicans mull over new House leadership

After Democrats seized control of the General Assembly on Election Day and proceeded to vote on key leadership positions, Republicans began meeting behind closed doors and mulling over who will steer their party forward.

Northam issues order to improve flood protection

The Virginia Flood Risk Management Standard incorporates sea rise projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Did arena developers pay people to hold signs at a Richmond City Council meeting?

Activists are accusing the development team behind a major arena proposal of paying people who held signs supporting the controversial $1.5 billion plan at Richmond City Council meeting.

Rep. McEachin returns to Washington after illness

The Richmond Democrat plans to run for office again in 2020.

Northam: Major changes coming with Democrats rise to power

Governor Ralph Northam says to expect major changes to how Virginia does business with Democrats coming to power.

Panel brings trans issues to light, offers opportunity for dialogue

Equality Virginia -- an advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians -- hosted the event to facilitate transgender visibility and inspire community building by inviting questions from the audience.

Van Hollen, Beyer propose surtax on millionaires

The richest 1% of Americans control more wealth than the entire middle class combined, according to the Brookings Institution - a striking sign of income inequality that has accelerated since the Great Recession.

  U.S. Department of State opens new state-of-the-art training facility in Va.

The training center is located on 1,350 acres at Fort Pickett.

Donald Trump Jr. visits LU amid impeachment hearing

The President’s son made an appearance during Liberty University’s student convocation.

  Diplomats testify in first day of Trump impeachment inquiry

Two career diplomats testified before a House committee and television cameras in the first day of open hearings into the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

Richmond City Council passes ordinance requiring reporting of lost, stolen firearms

The Richmond City Council unanimously passed an ordinance requiring any person who loses a gun or has a firearm stolen in the City of Richmond to report is as stolen to Richmond police.

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will soon leave North America and sail across the Atlantic in a 48-foot catamaran sailboat

Divided Supreme Court hears arguments over young immigrants program

With a crowd of protesters just outside the building, the justices of the nation’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday that may determine the fate of a popular program that protected young immigrants from deportation.

Virginia GOP’s promised gun-law study yields three-page report that makes no recommendations

Virginia Republicans promised a “thoughtful and deliberative study” of gun legislation when they abruptly adjourned a special legislative session called by Gov. Ralph Northam following a May mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

Democrats’ wins could help bring down Confederate statues

Virginia Democrats seized control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades last week, and that means Confederate statues could soon be coming down in a state that's full of them

DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

Can President Donald Trump put an end to legal protections for a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States years ago as children?

Virginia Democrats’ speaker pick would be first woman in job

Virginia's House of Delegates is poised to have the first female speaker in its 400-year history, with the chamber's Democrats choosing a veteran legislator for the post

  Chesterfield County elects first female Commonwealth’s Attorney

Stacey Davenport is a prosecutor in Henrico now, and she won the job of top prosecutor in Chesterfield by a decisive margin.

Virginia GOPers cancel gun violence meeting after election

Virginia Republicans have canceled a meeting where they were to present GOP-backed proposals to curb gun violence

Black lawmakers in Virginia set to be key powerbrokers

In Virginia, where political power has historically eluded black people, African Americans have just won unprecedented levels of clout

Appeals court: Defamation suit against InfoWars can continue

A federal appeals court in Virginia has denied a petition from InfoWars and other far-right defendants and is allowing a defamation lawsuit against them to continue

Charlottesville candidate threatened, swore at election officials

A recent candidate for Charlottesville City Council could be in some trouble with the law.

Speaker Cox won’t seek leadership post in reshaped House

Republicans are set to pick party leaders after Democrats took control of the House and Senate for the first time in more than two decades.

How will Democrats govern? Race for speaker could be an early test.

At least four Democrats – including two members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus – have said they’re in the running to become the next speaker of the House of Delegates, setting up a debate among the newly empowered majority over who should lead their diverse caucus.

  Ghazala Hashmi reflects on historic win

Hashmi is first Muslim-American woman elected in the Virginia state senate.

  Northam plans to reintroduce gun safety legislation after Dems take General Assembly

During a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Northam and members discussed priorities moving forward, including gun legislation.

  Election 2019: Democrats gain control of House, Senate

Here’s a look at what happened around Central Virginia on Election Day.

‘Fighting Joe’ returns to Va. legislature

Joe Morrissey, a controversial figure in Virginia politics, appears poised to return to the legislature after defeating independent candidate Waylin Ross in Senate District 16 with nearly two-thirds of the vote.

Va. General Assembly reaches highest women representation in history

Over 85 women - Republicans and Democrats - ran for the House and Senate, and that is a volume never seen before.

  News to Know for Nov. 6: Democrats win big; new School Board in Chesterfield; wintry blast

Also, woman who gave middle finger to Trump wins, two killed in Hanover crash and cancer survivor goes on a shopping spree.

Virginia Democrats take control of both chambers of state legislature for first time in more than two decades

Virginia Democrats take control of both chambers of state legislature for first time in more than two decades

Woman who gave the finger to Trump’s car wins election

The woman who lost her job after displaying her middle finger at President Donald Trump's motorcade has won a seat on a county board of supervisors in Virginia

Checking Richmond’s Pulse on Election Day

Health care and gun control were the two biggest issues among primarily Democratic voters on the bus this morning.

  Richmond 5th District City Council candidates spar over sample ballots

Voting in the Richmond area was widely a smooth process Tuesday, except for a few issues at several precincts, and some sparring by Richmond City Council candidates vying for the 5th District seat.

High court to weigh Trump’s ending of program for young, undocumented immigrants

The Supreme Court is due to hear arguments next week over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump's decision to terminate a program that protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.