Pair of firearms reports inspires despair more than hope

Republican asks for recount in Virginia House race

Virginia Republicans pick new leadership after defeat

  Spanberger holds town hall in response to impeachment inquiry

Ghazala Hashmi: From personal crisis to Senate victory

Virginia Republicans mull over new House leadership

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Northam issues order to improve flood protection

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

Rep. McEachin returns to Washington after illness

Northam: Major changes coming with Democrats rise to power

Panel brings trans issues to light, offers opportunity for dialogue

Van Hollen, Beyer propose surtax on millionaires

  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

Divided Supreme Court hears arguments over young immigrants program

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

Democrats’ wins could help bring down Confederate statues

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

Virginia Democrats’ speaker pick would be first woman in job

  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.

What’s on your ballot? Everything you need to know about the 2019 General Election

All 140 seats in the General Assembly are up for grabs, including 100 House seats and 40 Senate seats, on Nov. 5.

Chesterfield County encouraging voters to check polling locations

Since last year’s election, eight county polling places were split or moved to alleviate overcrowding and make the voting experience more efficient.

  Efforts underway to make sure the election process runs smoothly

Groups all across the Commonwealth are mobilizing to make sure Tuesday’s voting experience is as smooth as possible when Virginians head to the polls.

  Meet Siobhan Dunnavant, candidate for Senate District 12 seat

Dr. Dunnavant works as an obstetrician and faces Democrat Debra Rodman.

  Meet the candidates for Henrico Co. Sheriff

Tuesday a new Sheriff will be elected for the first time in 20 years.

Va. college students weigh in before Election Day

According to the United States Census Bureau, the largest percentage point increase in voter turnout for any age group in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections was among 18- to 29-year-olds.

CBS calls Fairfax’s defamation suit a ploy to ‘attack’ accusers

Fairfax sued CBS in mid-September, claiming the network defamed him by failing to fully vet the allegations before airing emotional interviews with accusers Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson.

Biden rallies Virginia Democrats days before state election

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, while working on a national campaign of his own, makes time for a trip to Virginia to rally party activists two days before a pivotal state election

  NBC12 Viewpoint: Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5

I know that it is hard to believe that next Tuesday is Election Day, but it is. And that means it’s showtime.

  Vice President Mike Pence visits Louisa County, Charlottesville

Vice President Mike Pence was the keynote speaker at an event at Patriot Industries, an aluminum and steel manufacturing plant in Louisa County. The event was meant to drum up support for the United States - Mexico - Canada Agreement.

Pence to promote Trump’s trade policies in Virginia

Vice President Mike Pence is coming to central Virginia to promote President Donald Trump's trade policies.

Is the anti-Trump suburban revolt escalating? Watch Virginia

Is the suburban revolt against Trump escalating? Watch Virginia

  Meet Dawn Adams, candidate for House District 68 seat

Adams is a nurse practitioner and served as Director of the Office of Integrated Health for Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

‘The party needs to have a tough conversation’: Republicans play catch-up when it comes to diversity

Compared to past cycles, the Virginia GOP is running a more diverse slate of candidates for this year’s General Assembly elections.

Snap out of it: Political ads appearing on Snapchat

A candidate for sheriff in a rural Virginia county is trying to reach younger voters by advertising on a social media platform popular with their age group — Snapchat.

  Meet Sheila Bynum-Coleman, candidate for 66th House District seat

Bynum-Coleman has a background in real estate and construction and serves on the State Board of Contractors.

Beer distributors pour donations into General Assembly races

On a chilly fall night in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond, just ahead of the statewide Virginia election, Ardent Craft Ales’ front patio is full. Couples share drinks, friends gather after work and dogs wander amongst the picnic tables, lit by overhead string lights.

State of Virginia sues Teva Pharmaceuticals over opioids

Virginia's attorney general has filed a new lawsuit over opioids even as some states push for a settlement with companies

Northam bounces back from blackface scandal to campaign

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is actively campaigning for Democratic legislative candidates ahead of Election Day

  Meet Glen Sturtevant, candidate for Senate District 10 seat

Sturtevant works as an attorney and served previously on the Richmond Public School Board.

  Va. lawmakers react to death of former Gov. Gerald Baliles

“We’ve lost a giant in the Commonwealth."

City, GRTC team up for free rides on Election Day

This is the second year in a row the city and GRTC have teamed up for free rides.

Former Va. Gov. Baliles dies at 79

Gov. Northam orders the Virginia staff at half staff for 30 days in memory of Baliles.

  Groups go door-to-door to educate voters, offer free rides to polls

Election Day is next Tuesday and some community groups are offering voters free rides to the polls.

New report reflects on overcoming extremism, Charlottesville Unite the Right rally

A new project looks to prevent violent extremism, with lessons learned from the deadly white supremacist rally of Charlottesville two years ago.

  Meet Debra Rodman, candidate for Senate District 12 seat

Rodman is a professor of anthropology at Randolph-Macon College.

  Meet Garrison Coward, candidate for District 68 House seat

Coward is the chief operating officer of BizCents, a data analytics firm, and served as a political advisor to Congressman Rob Wittman.

  Surge of absentee voters indicates possible long lines on Election Day

2015's election was the last time all 140 seats in Virginia’s General Assembly were up for grabs. That year, 78,000 absentee ballots were cast. So far for 2019’s election, 73,000 absentee ballots have already been counted.

Judge: Virginia cannot ask marriage applicants about race

A federal judge has ordered Virginia to stop asking marriage applicants to identify themselves by race

Poll: Democrats have edge in competitive Senate districts

Presented with a generic ballot, 51 percent of likely voters said they plan to vote for a Democrat and 37 percent said they plan to vote for a Republican.

5 ways health care is shaping the debate in this year’s General Assembly election

With candidates on both sides of the aisle campaigning on promises to ensure access to affordable care, it’s not always easy to discern exactly what’s at stake when voters head to the polls.

Democratic presidential hopefuls stump in Virginia

U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar campaigned alongside Virginia legislative candidates Sunday.

Democrats outraise Republicans in out-of-state donations

Virginia Democrats have raised millions more than Republicans in out-of-state cash donations ahead of the Nov. 5 elections that will determine control of the General Assembly.

Dispute unfolds over voter registration for 171 GMU students

A civil rights group says election officials in a Virginia county ran afoul of voting regulations when they rejected registrations for 171 college students

After mass shooting, guns key issue in Virginia elections

Virginia is a key battleground over gun laws

  Meet the Candidates: All seats open in Chesterfield School Board race

Following Election Day in Chesterfield County, there will be a new school board. All five seats are open, and 11 candidates are running for office.

Study: Virginia’s disorderly conduct statute is disproportionately applied to black students

A new report is calling for a partial repeal of a Virginia law. The Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) says a portion of the disorderly conduct code is unfairly used to single out black students in public schools.

  Former Va. Gov. Doug Wilder proclaims innocence following sexual misconduct allegations

Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder publicly announced his innocence following an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.

  Meet Kirk Cox, candidate for 66th House District seat

Cox is a former government teacher and has served in the House of Delegates for 30 years.

  Actor Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

The actor known for his mocking impersonations of Republican President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" is in Virginia to help Democratic legislative candidates