General Assembly

Artist, educator and human rights activist Yewande Austin empowers the most vulnerable among us and inspires the next generation of Richmond leaders. more

Sep 4, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

Halfway through the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session, we revisit 10 bills we were tracking at its inception more

Feb 16, 2016 10:00 AM News

10 bills to track during the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session more

Jan 13, 2016 8:00 AM News

A pro-Second Amendment group calling for more gun restrictions prepares to lobby a statehouse where gun rights prevail. more

Jan 10, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story 22 Comments

How much of his education, health and economic development agenda can Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe get through a Republican-dominated General Assembly already pushing back? more

Jan 5, 2016 1:16 PM Features


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Retired VCU professor celebrated by fellow journalists more

Nov 12, 2015 10:40 AM NEWS & FEATURES

Reconstruction in Richmond advanced political and educational changes for blacks through the 1890s, but many of those gains evaporated as the federal government looked the other way more

Nov 9, 2015 12:39 PM Features

Glen Sturtevant

Mark Robinson

Sturtevant, a lawyer and first-term school board representative, edged Democrat Daniel Gecker in the 10th District Senate election on Tuesday, drawing to a close one of the most vicious – and expensive – state legislative races in recent memory. more

Nov 4, 2015 8:00 AM News


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John Watkins and the demise of the Virginia moderate more

Nov 2, 2015 10:44 AM Features 3 Comments

Rankings for 28 schools in our region, plus the academic perspectives of six high school valedictorians and salutatorians. more

Oct 20, 2015 11:30 AM , Education 1 Comments

After centuries of persecution and marginalization, Native Americans are finally gaining a measure of societal respect. more

Oct 6, 2015 2:22 PM Features 1 Comments

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has given the General Assembly until September to redraw its much-contested 2012 voting maps. What's this mean for Virginia voters? more

Sep 15, 2015 11:25 AM News

Joe Morrissey has withdrawn from the 16th District Virginia Senate race, saying he needs to focus on his health and his growing family. more

Sep 10, 2015 12:05 PM News

New legislation took effect in Virginia on July 1. Look and learn. more

Jul 9, 2015 2:50 PM NEWS & FEATURES


Mark Robinson

The former state delegate told a room of two dozen reporters at his Highland Springs law office Thursday that he, Myrna Pride and their infant are living in Shockoe Bottom together as a happy family. more

May 21, 2015 5:04 PM News 14 Comments

Voters in Virginia’s 74th District will decide the fate of embattled Del. Joe Morrissey in a special election held the day before the General Assembly session is scheduled to begin. more

Dec 18, 2014 12:09 PM News

The 57-year-old defense lawyer and lawmaker struck a plea deal to forgo a jury trial scheduled to begin next week. Morrissey entered an Alford plea to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. more

Dec 12, 2014 4:00 PM News

​Attorneys for Del. Joe Morrissey (D-74th District) filed a motion in Henrico County Circuit Court seeking to bar testimony about his criminal record and his relationship with a former employee. more

Dec 3, 2014 10:18 AM News

The commonwealth’s attorney in charge of prosecuting Del. Joe Morrissey (D-74th District) has filed a motion in Henrico County Circuit Court asking a judge to compel the legislator’s defense team to turn over key evidence to the state. more

Dec 1, 2014 12:16 PM News

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