Archive for June, 2019
Virginia is still waiting on the federal government to make a determination on work requirements for Medicaid expansion. And, new research shows they might be counterproductive. Michael Pope reports.
Two presidential candidates will be in Virginia this weekend. They’re speaking to hundreds of state Democrats at the annual Blue Commonwealth Gala. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The gun issue is about to take center stage in Virginia politics as advocates on both sides will try to influence the outcome of a special session next month.
But, as Michael Pope reports, the campaign contributions on the issue may surprise you.
Is America falling behind the rest of the world in aeronautics? Senator Mark Warner fears that might be happening, and now he’s working with Republicans in Congress to help fund new research capabilities. Michael Pope has the story.
An outbreak of mumps at an immigration detention center in Virginia is growing.
Authorities say there are now 24 confirmed or suspected cases at the Farmville facility.
As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, immigrant advocates say it’s part of a larger problem.
An outbreak of mumps at an immigration detention center in Virginia is growing. Authorities say there are now 24 confirmed or suspected cases at the Farmville facility. That’s up from 16 cases last week. Immigrant advocates say it’s part of a larger problem. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Two local races in Northern Virginia might have big implications for the criminal justice system in Virginia. Michael Pope explains why.
Turnout in primary elections is historically low and it will be a couple days before we get a complete picture of turnout in Tuesday’s elections.
But Democrats and Republicans are already battling it out over who has more energy as they head towards November.
Mallory Noe-Payne reports on Democratic Party efforts to keep the “Blue Wave” going:
Michael Pope reports on some of Tuesday’s primary upsets:
A growing number of House Democrats have now joined the chorus calling to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
But most Virginia Democrats aren’t singing the same tune, as Matt Laslo reports from the Capitol.
Virginia Tech is going back to the drawing board with a new graduate school campus in Northern Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
Many people know there was a slave uprising in Virginia in the early 19th Century.
But fewer are aware of how close it came to ending slavery in the state…and when localities try to regulate billboards they sometimes find it’s not quite so easy as they expected.
Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. News link.
More now from Fred Echols.
Under normal circumstances, candidates would welcome money from the governor to help finance their campaigns. But this year, it’s a little different. Michael Pope is following the money.
D-Day and World War Two veterans marked the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion.
David Seidel reports there were thousands of visitors to the National D-Day Memorial Thursday as well.
One Virginia congressman is fighting against the Trump administration’s efforts to limit free or reduced-price lunches in public schools. Michael Pope reports.
Rural parts of Virginia may have lower average incomes. But that’s only one measure of success. Michael Pope reports on the surprising resurgence across rural Virginia.
Virginia’s James River Park System, in Richmond, became the latest public green space today to be recognized as part of the Old Growth Forest Network. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
A lot is at stake for Virginia this November. All 140 state lawmakers are up for election. And Democrats are hoping they can take control of the state legislature for the first time in decades.
But first, they have to choose the right candidates for the job.
Ahead of next week’s primaries, Mallory Noe-Payne has this look at what electability looks like for Democrats.
Last year, Gov. Ralph Northam appointed Retired Navy Admiral Ann Phillips to spearhead efforts for coastal adaptation to climate change.
After nearly 31 years in the Navy where she implemented climate change adaptation plans, she is traveling the state putting together a coastal master plan.
She hopes it will inform a tight-fisted and, in some cases reluctant, General Assembly to fund statewide climate change adaptation and protection when it reconvenes this winter.
Pamela D’Angelo reports.
Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.” Mallory Noe-Payne has further details.
Lawmakers will be returning to Richmond for a special session on guns. But will anything happen? Michael Pope reports.
Hunger is a problem in Virginia schools, and educators say students can’t learn if they are hungry.
But are schools doing everything they can to prevent that from happening? Michael Pope reports.
The shooting in Virginia Beach over the weekend is prompting a familiar discussion about firearms and whether new restrictions are needed. Michael Pope reports.
Va. News: Job Corps Centers closing in SW Virginia, Incentives for incoming Va. Tech Freshmen to wait
Virginia Tech’s incoming class has turned out to be a little more than the school bargained for…and a decision to end a federal jobs program in the Virginia coalfields is drawing strong opposition.
These have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. News link.
More now from Fred Echols.