Virginia Crime Commission begins hearing testimony on gun violence

The meeting comes after a General Assembly special session on gun control ended abruptly in July.

LGBTQ-rights group plans heavy spending in Virginia

  Richmond City Council votes against Coliseum question on ballot

  Richmond City Council moves vote on ballot question over new arena, downtown development to Wednesday

  City Council to decide whether to place Coliseum funding question on ballot

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Northam seeks input on improving child care, early education

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McAuliffe discusses new book on Unite the Right rally reflections

Lawmakers concerned about Facebook launching a new digital currency

  Virginia Flaggers banned from Goochland festival; now calling for boycott

Photos on social media raise stakes for McConnell supporters, critics

University of Virginia to offer aid to undocumented students

Ohio lawmaker blames mass shootings on ‘drag queen advocates’, ‘homosexual marriage,’ ‘open borders’

  VIDEO: Punches thrown outside Trump rally in Cincinnati

Inside the rally, President Donald Trump slammed Democrats before crowd of thousands

  ‘Just getting started:’ Trump addresses 400th anniversary of Jamestown assembly

The event marks the birth of American democracy and free speech in Virginia’s House of Burgesses.

  Dueling demonstrations held as Trump visits Jamestown

More than 100 people came out to speak for and against the president as he appeared at Jamestown's 400th anniversary of its Assembly.

  Lawmakers protest Trump’s Williamsburg visit with event to mark ‘evolution of African Americans’

Among those in attendance at the event is Mayor Levar Stoney, who stepped down last week from the Jamestown event’s planning committee when an invite was extended to the president.

Black Virginia lawmakers to boycott Trump’s Jamestown visit

Virginia Republicans deny censure of GOP rep. who wed 2 men

  Some Virginia Democrats planning to attend Jamestown Commemoration

Stoney resigns from Jamestown committee, citing Trump invitation

Virginia school’s transgender bathroom ban is back in court

Ex-Virginia governor says he’s contesting harassment probe

Virginia GOP House speaker pushes for another tuition freeze

Virginia GOP House Speaker Kirk Cox says he plans to prioritize education spending if he's still in power next year.

  Goldman aims to put Coliseum opposition question on ballot

If the question makes it on the ballot, voters would choose whether they have more say on how future tax money is generated and where it would go- specifically tax money tied to the Coliseum redevelopment project and other projects like it.

  ‘It makes me angry’: Henrico teen furious after Capitol Police officer forces him to stand for pledge

Plummer, 16, says a Capitol Police officer forced him to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance during the special session on gun control.

  Leave the US, Trump tells Democratic congresswomen of color

Trump's tweets drew sharp rebukes from Democrats, who derided his remarks as racist.

Northam announces preliminary budget surplus of $778M

Northam said preliminary numbers indicate a total budget surplus in the general fund of approximately $778 million.

Attorney says witness will testify Fairfax did not commit rape

Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax's attorney says there's an eyewitness willing to testify that Fairfax did not rape Meredith Watson at Duke University in 2000.

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax says eyewitness backs up his story

An attorney for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says there's a witness who can corroborate his story that he did not rape a woman while they were students at Duke University nearly 20 years ago

Virginia is now election battleground in fight over gun laws

Virginia is now a key battleground in the long-running fight over gun laws

  General Assembly adjourns Special Session without considering any gun bills

The Governor's Special Session on gun control came to an abrupt end. Lawmakers adjourned after just two hours without considering any proposed gun control measures.

  More action outside Capitol than inside after special session fizzles among hundreds of demonstrators

Large crowds of demonstrators made their voices heard and carried signs throughout Bank Street, up the Capitol steps and throughout the grounds.

Virginia Senate leader spikes his gun ban bill after majority whip resigns in protest

A Virginia Republican senator has resigned his leadership role to protest a top Republican’s push to ban guns in government controlled buildings.

  General Assembly set to meet in special session on gun control Tuesday

Many people across the Commonwealth are gearing up for a heated special session at the General Assembly Tuesday as lawmakers debate gun laws.

  ’There really are a lot of misconceptions about suppressors’: NRA says on gun silencers Northam aims to ban

Virginia lawmakers return to the state Capitol Tuesday with one item on their agenda: Guns.

  Trump sticks to patriotic themes at July 4 event

Trump is speaking at the Lincoln Memorial during a special Fourth of July "Salute to America" event.

  Virginia Senator faces criticism after online rape comment

Virginia Senator faces criticism after online controversial rape comment.

On This Day: The deaths of three U.S. presidents

On this day, America declared its independence, but it's also the day that marks the the passing of presidents Adams, Jefferson, and Monroe.

Polls show Virginia voters support gun control measures

The polls show a deep divide between registered voters along partisan lines when asked about gun control generically. However, the divide is much less prominent on specific gun control measures.

  Trump says tanks will be part of his July Fourth celebration

He said Monday that a display of U.S. military tanks will be part of a special event he's headlining July 4 in Washington, and an Associated Press photographer saw at least two M1A1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley Fighting Vehicles on flatcars in a railyard at the southeastern edge of Washington.

  Richmond City Council symbolically votes to ban guns in government buildings, parks

The Richmond City Council symbolically voted to ban guns in government buildings and parks.

  Fairfax leaving law firm after its investigation finds no wrongdoing

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is officially leaving the northern Virginia law firm where he worked after it announced its own investigation found "no allegations or evidence of wrongdoing" during his time with the firm.

  At DMZ, step into history for Trump as he offers hand to Kim

What was intended to be an impromptu exchange of pleasantries turned into a 50-minute meeting, another historic first in the yearlong rapprochement between the two technically warring nations.

On edge: 2020 Dems face prospect of being cut from debates

Short on support and money and bound by tough party rules, once soaring politicians may soon be seen as also-rans. They include Julian Castro, who is seeking to capitalize on his strong debate performance last week; Kirsten Gillibrand, one of her party's most outspoken feminists; and Cory Booker, wh

  Several new laws now in effect in Va.

The new laws cover travel, alcohol, tobacco and education.

  G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth.

  Bill gives harsher punishment for murder against law enforcement officers

Senate Bill 1501 demands that any person, 18 or older, who is convicted of capital murder of a law enforcement officer or public safety official must get a mandatory minimum sentence of no less than life in prison.

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders to take center stage in second Democratic primary debate

The debates will be held in Miami on June 26 and 27.

Poll: Support for a Democratic majority in the General Assembly falls

A plurality of respondents said they preferred Democrats to take control of the two chambers Republicans narrowly hold, but the number dropped nine points since last July.

  Work zone, move over laws set to begin July 1

If you’re caught in a highway work zone using your phone, the fine will cost you $250.

  Democrats rail against economy-for-the-rich in first debate

Democrats are unified in their deep desire to beat President Donald Trump but divided on what kind of candidate is best positioned to do so.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ missteps on climate, wages in debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts:

  House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

Democrats have whisked a $4.5 billion bill through the House aimed at improving conditions for thousands of families and other migrants whose sheer numbers have overwhelmed federal immigration authorities.

  Fairfax says remarks on scandal raising his profile are mischaracterized

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is speaking out, saying he wants to clarify comments he made to some reporters last week.

On This Day in 1788: Virginia enters statehood

Learn more about Virginia’s journey to becoming a state on our 'How We Got Here' podcast.

  Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down.

Several new ABC-related laws to take effect on July 1

Starting on July first, several new Virginia ABC-related laws will go into effect.

  Kaine to host discussion on dangers of youth vaping

The FDA has referred to youth vaping as a “public health crisis,” with more than three million middle and high school students saying they used e-cigs in 2018.

A year later, little impact after denying Trump aide dinner

Tourism in a small Virginia town has suffered little in the year since The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump.

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe becomes CNN commentator

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has joined CNN as a commentator, two months after announcing he would not be one of the Democratic candidates running for president in the 2020 race

Bill passes to provide additional $110 Virginia tax refund

The House of Delegates and Virginia Senate are sending identical bills to the governor that will provide $420 million in tax rebates.

  Chuck Richardson to run for city council seat following Agelasto’s resignation

Former felon Chuck Richardson announced Tuesday evening that he will be running for Richmond’s 5th District City Council seat after Parker Agelasto announced his resignation earlier this year.

Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

President Donald Trump's late-night messages promised that starting next week his administration "will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in."

  New car seat laws take effect July 1

In just a few weeks, your toddler’s car rides could get a little less exciting, but a lot more safe as new car seat laws mandate that children ages two and under are to be strapped into rear-facing safety seats.

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a legislative hearing on sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor

Independent candidate to challenge Joe Morrissey

Waylin Ross, a Petersburg native, says he 'has over ten years of unquestionable leadership experience.'

  Senator Tim Kaine hosts gun violence roundtable in Richmond

Ahead of Governor Ralph Northam’s special legislative session next month to discuss gun violence in the Commonwealth, United States Senator Tim Kaine hosted a roundtable in the city’s Southside.

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Virginians will elect lawmakers to the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, under a ruling from the Supreme Court.

On this day: Watergate break-in sparks political change

The scandal revealed abuses of power by President Richard Nixon, who eventually resigned.

Trump says he’d ‘of course’ tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

Trump appeared to walk back his comments from earlier in the week in an interview Friday.

On This Day: U.S. Rep. Scalise shot during Congressional baseball practice

On June 14, 2017, gunfire erupted at a baseball field in which lawmakers were preparing for the annual charity Congressional baseball game.

  Fairfax maintains innocence, calls for prompt investigation

Two women, Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredeth Watson, accused Fairfax of sexual assault.

House panel subpoenas ex-Trump aides Flynn, Gates

Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says in a statement Thursday the committee is examining "deep counterintelligence concerns" raised in special counsel Robert Mueller's report and "requires speaking directly" with Flynn and Gates, who were important witnesses for Mueller's investigation.

Trump says he’d ‘want to hear’ foreign dirt on 2020 rivals

The role of Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., in organizing a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer offering negative information on Hillary Clinton was a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the last presidential campaign.

Fairfax renews push for investigation into sexual assault allegations

Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax and his legal team are renewing their push to have sexual assault allegations made by Dr. Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson investigated.

On This Day: Bans on interracial marriage ruled unconstitutional – thanks to a Va. couple

On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Virginia’s laws prohibiting interracial marriage are unconstitutional, saying they violate the 14th amendment. The decision overturned bans on marriage on the basis of race in 16 different states.

Decision 2019: Virginia primary election results

Joe Morrissey was again on a Virginia ballot, Henrico County will have a new sheriff after 20 years and the make-up of November’s General Assembly races took shape in Tuesday’s primaries.

  Morrissey easily wins 16th District primary

The race was the most high profile in the state Tuesday with Morrissey’s name again on the ballot and Gov. Ralph Northam supporting incumbent Rosalyn Dance.

Gregory takes Dem. nomination for Henrico sheriff

Alisa Gregory will face Republican nominee Bob Matson, a Henrico police sergeant, in November.