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

Va. lawmakers: Trump administration turned student loan program into a ‘disaster’

As election nears, Democrats haul in the cash -- Republicans aren’t daunted

Northam, Dominion reach deal to power state buildings with renewable energy

Actor Alec Baldwin to campaign for Virginia Democrats

  'I miss him already’: Va. lawmakers remember Rep. Elijah Cummings as powerful voice on Capitol Hill

Governor Northam announces flag order in honor of Elijah E. Cummings

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Virginia Beach will ask the General Assembly to ban conversion therapy

Northam signs directive for more Virginians to get affordable health care

  School board candidate claims he was threatened while campaigning

Virginia took a step toward redistricting reform. With power up for grabs, will lawmakers follow through?

In Southwest Virginia, a ‘Trump Republican’ seeks a local office

Uptick in student absentee ballots might indicate higher turnout

UVA student mounts legal battle to lower age-limit on handgun purchases

A University of Virginia student and a young woman from Albemarle County are taking a stand against a gun law lawmakers enacted years ago.

Richmond to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Virginia's capital city will recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, joining a shift away from a day traditionally reserved for honoring Christopher Columbus

Tuesday marks last day to register to vote in Virginia

The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 5 election is Tuesday in Virginia.

Challenge to Virginia marriage license application continues

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a complaint filed by a group opposed to having to list their race on marriage license applications in Virginia

Elizabeth Warren to host town hall in Norfolk

  Stoney pitches 2 ordinances to crack down on gun violence, distracted driving

Civil rights restored to more than 20,000 ex-felons, Northam says

Charlottesville to appeal lawsuit over Confederate statues

  Meet Linnard Harris Sr., candidate for 66th House District seat

District 12 senate race spends $1M-plus in TV ads

Virginia House Speaker plans to propose increase to Crime Solvers reward money

When crimes happen in Central Virginia, police often ask residents to call Crime Stoppers or Crime Solvers if you can help. Now, the reward for a successful tip may be going up.

House candidates spin through policy at Henrico debate

Henrico’s 72nd and 73rd Districts both shifted from Republican to Democrat in the 2017 election.

Chesterfield to consider instituting school holiday for primary elections

Virginia will be one a dozen states holding primary elections for the 2020 presidential election on March 3, on what is known as “Super Tuesday.”

Herring tweets support for legalizing recreational marijuana in Virginia

Recreational use of marijuana is becoming an increasingly popular issue for Virginia politicians as they go into the November elections and the upcoming 2021 gubernatorial race.

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 95th birthday

Former President Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, the first U.S. president in history to reach that milestone

  Sen. Amanda Chase expelled from Chesterfield GOP

Virginia Senator Amanda Chase is speaking out after the Chesterfield GOP expelled her from membership on Monday.

Legislators continue to address high eviction rates in Virginia

Scholars, lawyers and lawmakers are still grappling with high eviction rates in Virginia and how to enact solutions.

Judge issues mixed ruling in Virginia abortion law challenge

A federal judge has issued a mixed ruling in a case that challenged four Virginia laws that opponents say restrict access to abortion in the state

Northam’s approval rating climbs

With a pivotal General Assembly election just over a month away, he’s looking less and less like a problem for the party.

Resolutions and flags aren’t enough, LGBTQ advocates want laws

Though Pride flags were raised this week by the city mayor, and three state regulatory boards have offered guidance to ban the practice, the LGBTQ community wants more.

Former Virginia Gov. Baliles enters cancer treatment program

The family says that in 2016, he had a tumorous kidney removed and began treatment for cancer cells that had migrated to his lungs.

Poll: Biden favorite among Va. voters, but Warren, Sanders and Harris all lead Trump

A survey of Virginia voters released by University of Mary Washington shows four top Democratic presidential candidates with double-digit leads over President Donald Trump.

Heather Heyer’s mother pushes for better hate crime reporting

The mother of Heather Heyer was joined by lawmakers and advocacy groups outside the Capitol on Wednesday to push for the “No Hate Act.”

  What does an impeachment inquiry mean?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that the House will move forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, but many are left wondering what an impeachment inquiry means.

Virginia tax refund checks are in the mail - so don’t throw them out

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

Virginia Democrats call Trump-Ukraine allegations impeachable

Several Democratic freshmen lawmakers who served in the military and national security say that if President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate rival Joe Biden for political benefit, it’s impeachable.

McAuliffe: D.C. police ‘right on it’ after SUV stolen

“Went in for lunch … came out and car was stolen,” the former Virginia governor posted on social media.

Virginia immigration activists seek driving licenses for all

A coalition of activists is pushing for Virginia to issue driver's licenses to residents regardless of their immigration status

City seeks input on ‘Richmond 300’, the city’s master plan

The city of Richmond is looking for your input on 'Richmond 300', the city's new master plan.

Va. GOP candidate in tight house race backs gun control

Mary Margaret Kastelberg summed up her policy as giving law enforcement the tools they need to prevent tragedies and “protect due process rights of gun owners.”

  Spanberger honors 9-year-old Markiya Dickson on House floor

In a speech that lasts about a minute and a half, Spanberger described how Markiya Dickson was killed and paid tribute to the girl in a call for action against gun violence.

  Richmond mayor fires top official after audit reveals nepotism

Mayor Levar Stoney fired his Chief Administrative Officer Wednesday after receiving findings of a report conducted by the Inspector General.

Absentee voting in Va. begins Sept. 20

To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of 20 eligibility requirements listed on the absentee ballot application.

Virginia Republicans resume call to hold hearing with Fairfax accusers

Virginia Republicans resumed their call Monday -- less than two months before statewide elections -- to allow testimony from the two women who accuse Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault.

Virginia faces fine due to food stamp errors

he federal government has slapped Virginia with a $3.8 million penalty because of mistakes made processing almost one in 10 food stamp applications last year — the eighth-highest error rate among states administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Racist yearbook photo investigation cost nearly $368,000

A law firm's investigation into whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appeared in a racist yearbook photo cost nearly $368,000

Northam sets goal for Va. to produce all electricity from carbon-free sources

The governor says the Executive Order endures that the Commonwealth “remains at the forefront of clean energy innovation.”

Lawyer: Virginia’s change to marriage licenses insufficient

Three Virginia couples filed suit in federal court in Alexandria earlier this month challenging the law.

Morrissey has ‘no scores to settle’ in Senate, lays out policy

Joe Morrissey swept the primary with 56% of the votes after running a campaign that put him directly in front of voters

Chesterfield in need of election officers

The county says it takes more than 900 people to run one election.

Fairfax suit a chance for him to plead own case, analyst says

An analyst said the most difficult part for Fairfax legal team is to prove malicious intent.

  Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax sues CBS for $400 million

“This defamation suit arises from intentionally fabricated, false, and politically motivated statements made by Meredith Watson and Vanessa Tyson," the lawsuit says.

Report: A million people likely won’t get state tax refund checks

The General Assembly agreed on a bipartisan plan earlier this year to deal with federal tax law changes.

Liberty’s Falwell says he’s target of ‘attempted coup’

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he's asking the FBI to investigate what he called a "criminal" smear campaign orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees

Virginia AG argues over court fees in redistricting case

Attorney General Mark Herring's office is disputing a $4.5 million bill from a private law firm that recently won a redistricting case.

Virginia gov picks panel to remove discriminatory laws

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has named nine people to a new commission designed to eliminate Jim Crow-era discriminatory language in state laws and regulations.

Republican state senator pushes back on Richmond’s proposals to increase diversity at its whitest schools

After the morning bell rang on the first day of school at Fox Elementary in Richmond and the children had filed into their classrooms, four people remained outside the school.

Northam to speak at Virginia War Memorial’s 9/11 ceremony

Gov. Ralph Northam will deliver the keynote address at an annual ceremony to honor and remember those who died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

  Alabama Governor Kay Ivey apologizes for wearing blackface in college

Governor Kay Ivey issued an apology Thursday on a decades-old skit that featured her wearing blackface.

Northam appointee resigns after derogatory tweets on Catholics surface

Gail Gordon Donegan says "a small group decided to target the worst of my tens of thousands of tweets and painted a false picture of who I am."

Former VP Biden coming to Richmond for fundraiser

The campaign said the stop will be for a “Biden for President finance event.”

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump

"He's nuts. He's erratic. He's cruel. He stokes bigotry. He's incompetent. He doesn't know what he's doing," Walsh told ABC's "This Week."

Renewable energy providers win skirmish against Dominion, but larger war drags on

Two renewable energy providers whose attempts to sign up Dominion Energy customers were halted by the utility in July won a victory Wednesday when the State Corporation Commission ordered the company to begin processing the enrollments immediately.

Virginia officials mark arrival of first enslaved Africans

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and other state officials are observing the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago.

In Louisville, Trump signs order forgiving student-loan debt for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump closed his speech in Louisville on Wednesday by signing an order that will forgive all student-loan debt for many of America’s disabled veterans.

  Public, advocates present arguments on gun laws to state crime commission

The Virginia Crime Commission is now tasked with considering two days worth of testimony on 78 proposed bills aimed at stopping gun violence.The Republican-led General Assembly sent the bills to the Commission for study after abruptly adjourning the July Special Session.

City sues to remove Confederate monument, citing free speech

Virginia's second largest city is suing the state in an attempt to remove an 80-foot-tall Confederate monument from its downtown

‘Farmer’ Northam says trade war has cut profits for growers

Northam, speaking at a presentation to the Joint Money Committee, owns and leases about 50 acres of farm land on the Eastern Shore.

Governor says Virginia is in a ‘good place’ financially

Gov. Ralph Northam has told state lawmakers that Virginia is starting the new budget cycle "in a good place."

  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.

Law allowing health officials to distribute clean needles to expire in 2020

In 2017, Virginia passed a law allowing some localities to launch needle exchange programs, an attempt to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like hepatitis C and HIV.

Why a Virginia Democrat says he launched a political fundraiser off of a mass shooting that was still unfolding

Six police officers were shot in Philadelphia on Wednesday. During the hours-long standoff, Virginia Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, took to Facebook to launch a fundraiser.

LGBTQ-rights group plans heavy spending in Virginia

The largest LGBTQ-rights organization in the U.S. says it's planning to invest heavily to help Democrats flip Virginia's legislature

  Richmond City Council votes against Coliseum question on ballot

The Richmond City Council voted against allowing a November ballot question on the mayor’s new arena and downtown re-development proposal.

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

The question would allow voters to say whether or not they support the mayor's proposed downtown redevelopment.

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

Richmond City Council has four days to get that question over to the courts in order to have it printed on the Nov. 5 ballot.

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the United States, or what's called a "public charge," but the new rules, made public on Monday, detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.

Northam seeks input on improving child care, early education

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is seeking public input on how to improve early education and child care options in the state.