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Several Republican delegates want Virginians to lower their flags in remembrance of abortions that have occurred since the U.S. Supreme Court made its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade back in 1973. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:45 PM Field Notes: Politics Blog 1 Comments

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) on Thursday urged fellow Republican lawmakers to back his controversial “Physical Privacy Act,” more commonly referred to as the “bathroom bill.” more

Jan 12, 2017 1:30 PM Field Notes: Politics Blog

Longtime Democratic Del. Jennifer McClellan cruised to victory in a special election held Tuesday, securing the open Senate seat in Virginia’s 9th District. more

Jan 11, 2017 9:30 AM Field Notes: Politics Blog

The 10 bills we're tracking at the beginning of the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session more

Jan 11, 2017 9:05 AM Field Notes: Politics Blog 1 Comments

A special election is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, to choose a new representative for the 9th Virginia Senate District, which includes part of Richmond, Henrico and Hanover counties, as well as Charles City County. more

Jan 9, 2017 3:30 PM Field Notes: Politics Blog

Will the General Assembly decriminalize pot? more

Jan 9, 2017 1:48 PM News

Virginia’s historic tax credit program is getting a hard look from legislators, with some saying it disproportionately benefits cities and keeps money out of state coffers. more

Dec 12, 2016 8:30 AM Features 1 Comments

Persuading the Virginia General Assembly to adjust the LCI formula used to dole out dollars for public education is going to be a tough sell, state lawmakers told Richmond City Council members Wednesday. more

Nov 16, 2016 4:45 PM Education

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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Photo Courtesy Craig Carper/Virginia Chapter SPJ

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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Photo by Chris Smith

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

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