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.

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Independent candidate to challenge Joe Morrissey

  Senator Tim Kaine hosts gun violence roundtable in Richmond

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

On this day: Watergate break-in sparks political change

Lineups announced for first Democratic debates

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

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

  Fairfax maintains innocence, calls for prompt investigation

  House panel subpoenas ex-Trump aides Flynn, Gates

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

Fairfax renews push for investigation into sexual assault allegations

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.

Petersburg COO resigns a little over a year on the job

  What to know about Primary Tuesday in Virginia

  John Dean calls Mueller report ‘road map’ for Trump probe

Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

Special session on guns could test Virginia Beach delegation

Warren challenges Sanders for progressives’ 2020 support

  US-Mexico deal offers few new solutions but political victory for Trump

The decision ended a showdown that business leaders warned would have disastrous economic consequences for both the U.S. and one of its largest trading partners, driving up consumer prices and driving a wedge between the two allies.

Poll: Biden leads tighter top tier in Iowa

Overall, 24% say they favor the former vice president, with 16% backing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Primary Tuesday: Fight over guns, upsets to watch, a potential for a comeback

Virginia's primary is Tuesday, June 11.

State’s primary process is ‘something of a free for all’

With primary day on Tuesday, it’s still unclear who the actual Republican nominee is in the 97th House District.

  Gov. Northam sets date for special session on gun laws

Northam says he wants the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hear from the public about the need for "common-sense" laws related to guns and accessories.

  How Trump tariffs on China and Mexico could hurt US economy

The new tariffs on Chinese and Mexican imports amount to potentially $190 billion a year in new taxes — paid by U.S. importers and typically passed on to consumers.

  GOP senators line up against Trump’s Mexico tariff plan

The GOP opposition is grounded in fears over what Trump's tariffs would do to the livelihoods of ordinary Americans. Senators worry they would spike U.S. consumers' costs, harm the economy and imperil a major pending US-Mexico-Canada trade deal.

Biden campaign says his climate plan failed to cite sources

Joe Biden's presidential campaign is fixing his climate policy plan because a handful of passages did not credit some of the sources in the proposal.

  ‘Unconscionable’ inaction vs. ‘dancing in blood’ of victims: VA Beach shooting reignites gun debate

Gun control supporters in Virginia are pushing for tougher laws, backing Gov. Ralph Northam’s announcement Tuesday for a special legislative session.

  Making nice at end, Trump praises outgoing May

Making nice at the end, President Donald Trump eased up Tuesday on his frequent criticisms of outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May over her handling of the tortured Brexit deal, declaring that history will remember her fondly if the United Kingdom can successfully leave the European Union.

  Joe Biden’s $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050

Biden's plan calls for $1.7 trillion in federal spending over 10 years, with the rest of the investments coming from the private sector.

Judge rejects Congress’ challenge of border wall funding

A federal judge on Monday denied a House request to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for his proposed border wall with Mexico, saying Congress lacked authority to sue.

  Ceremony, political jibes mark Trump’s first day in London

Even before Air Force One touched down north of London, Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade against London Mayor Sadiq Khan, leader of the world city where Trump will stay for two nights while partaking in a state visit full of pomp and circumstance.

  Virginia lawmakers praise first responders, condemn ‘daily scourge’

Reactions are pouring in from state leaders on the deadly shooting at the Virginia Beach government center that left eleven people dead and six injured.

Northam orders state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Va. Beach victims

irginia Governor Ralph Northam has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff in honor of the Virginia Beach shooting victims.

Mike Herring resigning as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney

Herring sent a letter of resignation to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Friday announcing his intention to step down.

Pence to visit memorial in Virginia on 75th anniversary of D-Day

The vice president is slated to attend The Final Salute, an event marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, which will be held at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

Trump attacks Mueller, denies Russia helped him win

The president offered mixed messages on Russia's efforts to help him win in the 2016 campaign. Early in the day, Trump tweeted he had "nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected."

  Mueller’s public statement fuels calls for Trump impeachment

Special counsel Robert Mueller's first — and possibly last — public statement on the Russia investigation is fueling fresh calls on Capitol Hill to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a step that Democratic leaders have so far resisted.

Democrats up requirements for 2nd round of primary debates

The parameters, announced Wednesday, are likely to help cull a crop of 24 candidates and, in the process, intensify scrutiny on Democratic Chairman Tom Perez and his pledge to give all candidates a chance to be heard .

  Richmond budget issues could lead to layoffs

A spokesperson from the mayor’s office said they’ve sent notice to the city council, in writing, of the updated departmental needs at least three times since last November.

  Autism bill removes age cap for private insurance coverage

The new law will provide coverage for medically necessary care for individuals with autism of all ages under state-regulated, large group plans starting in January 2020.

Joe Biden returns to campaign trail

Democratic rivals ran in parades or appeared at other events, but Biden spent Memorial Day weekend off the campaign trail.

  Trump, Japan’s Abe at odds over North Korean missile tests

The visit was designed to highlight the U.S.-Japan alliance and showcase the warm relations between the leaders.

Utah judge suspended for making anti-Trump comments

Judge Michael Kwan's posts on Facebook and LinkedIn in 2016-2017 violated the judicial code of conduct and diminished "the reputation of our entire judiciary," wrote Utah State Supreme Court Justice John A. Pearce in an opinion posted Wednesday.

Actor Jon Voight: Trump is the greatest president since Lincoln

The 80-year-old movie star has been a vocal supporter of Trump. In fact, this isn’t even the first time he has likened Trump to Lincoln.

Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.

  Trump, Pelosi trade insults as their feud heats up

The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks flowing from both the nation's top elected officials after drama at the White House.

  Fairfax: ‘Inconclusive’ yearbook photo investigation underscores need for due process

Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax is issuing a statement in response to the inconclusive investigation into the racist photo on Governor Northam's yearbook page.

  ‘Really?’: Some skeptical after ‘inconclusive’ report on Northam yearbook photo

Voters are frustrated and skeptical after a months-long investigation fails to conclude whether Governor Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo.

  Probe into racist photo on Gov. Northam’s yearbook page inconclusive

The result of Eastern Virginia Medical School's inquiry into a racist yearbook photo leaves the central question unanswered.

Group rallies to raise awareness of opioid crisis impacts on pain sufferers

A group gathered Wednesday afternoon on the steps of the state Capitol to hold a "Don't Punish Pain Rally."

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

Do minimum sentences protect victims of domestic violence?

Existing law says a person who commits assault and battery on a family member three times in 20 years would be guilty of the lowest-level felony charge in the state.

Author of flattering Trump biography gets pardon from president

Conrad Black, who wrote a political biography of Trump, was convicted of fraud in 2007 and spent three and a half years in prison. An appeals court reversed two convictions, but left two others in place.

  NYC Mayor de Blasio is seeking Democratic nod for president

The Democrat announced his bid with a video released by his campaign early Thursday morning.

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

The law makes performing an abortion in Alabama at any stage of pregnancy a felony unless the mother’s health is in danger. There's no exception for rape or incest.

Alabama Senate approves near-total abortion ban

After hours of debate, the Alabama Senate passed a bill Tuesday night that outlaws nearly all abortions in the state.

Northam ceremonially signs bill making public schools tobacco-free.

The signing took place Tuesday morning at JR Tucker High School.

ON TWITTER: Pres. Trump in Southwest Louisiana

Follow along on Twitter as we cover Pres. Donald Trump’s trip to Southwest Louisiana today.

Richmond City Council passes budget funding schools, adding cigarette tax

Around $800,000 was approved for the GRTC Transit System.

  How long until consumers feel effects of tariffs on China?

Financial expert says you don't have to tighten your budget just yet.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

  Actress Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest abortion bans

Her tweet came days after Georgia became the fourth state in the U.S. this year to ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Vice President Mike Pence challenges LU graduates to stand firm against religious intolerance

Calling 2019 a “great time to graduate,” Vice President Mike Pence told graduates of Liberty University Saturday they would have no trouble finding work off campus, thanks to the economic policies of President Donald Trump.

Requirement for more school counselors not fully funded in state budget

The state funds one full-time counselor per 500 elementary students; one full-time counselor per 400 middle-school students and one full-time counselor per 350 students in high schools.

Sticker shock: Trump taking aim at ‘surprise medical bills’

Trump wants to make it clear that patients who receive emergency care should not be hit with charges that exceed the amount paid to in-network providers.

After executive branch’s scandals, two new PACs form to fill the fundraising gap

Sen. Jennifer McClellan’s new political action committee isn’t for a gubernatorial run — at least not yet.

House panel votes Barr in contempt, escalating probe dispute

The House Judiciary Committee votes 24-16 to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt.

Trump lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994, newspaper report says

The New York Times said it has acquired printouts from the president’s official IRS tax transcripts, including figures from his federal tax form.

  FBI chief: No evidence of illegal spying on Trump campaign

Trump seized on his attorney general's 'spying' comments as part of his allegation that the investigation was tainted by law enforcement bias.

Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner

Trump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Oklahoma, press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Freshman Va. Congressman pushes term limits

Right now, the proposal only has a small fraction of the support it would need to get through Congress.

Richmond City Council moving closer to finalizing budget

Within the past two weeks, City Council moved to potentially hire their own attorney to face-off with Stoney’s administration.

  Northam says he will veto all mandatory sentencing bills

A recently vetoed bill would have set a minimum sentence of 60 days for repeat domestic violence offenders.

How Virginia’s history textbooks are vetted

The state’s Standards of Learning, which are supposed to be reflected in the books, make only passing references to African Americans, some scholars said.

  Barr has told House Judiciary Committee members he will not testify Thursday

Testifying for the first time since releasing Mueller's report, Barr said he was surprised Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether President Donald Trump had tried to obstruct justice, and that he felt compelled to step in with his own judgment that the president had committed no crime.

Virginia’s immigration court backlog among largest in nation

The first thing Abbie Arevalo Herrera is going to do when she eventually leaves sanctuary is thank God.