City Councilman Jon Baliles, a rumored hopeful in the city’s 2016 mayoral race, has hired the fundraising consultant that worked for two winning Republican Senate candidates this past November. more

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

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

Jan 13, 2016 8:00 AM News

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

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

In the political transition from blue Richmond to red Chesterfield lie six battleground precincts where the political divides are deep, but the neighbors stay neighborly. more

Nov 8, 2015 6:30 AM Sunday Story


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John Watkins and the demise of the Virginia moderate more

Nov 2, 2015 10:44 AM Features 3 Comments

Republican frontrunner rallies faithful, hipsters, protesters in Richmond more


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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