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Members of the state Senate are debating a bill that would change how local candidates appear on the ballot. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
Virginia will soon be home to a new digital archive dedicated to the work of Black poets. And supply chain issues are causing serious shortages for school lunch programs. 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 and Edie Gross.
Members of the General Assembly are considering a number of bills that would change how utilities operate. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
Members of the General Assembly are fighting back against medical misinformation. Michael Pope reports.
During the legislative session, representatives of Virginians head to Richmond to make their case for new legislation or funding. Wednesday advocates for refugees headed to the Capitol to represent new Virginians and Americans. Jahd Khalil reports.
Last year, the General Assembly legalized small amounts of marijuana. This year, as Michael Pope reports, they are debating decriminalizing psilocybin. Michael Pope reports.
School administrators and politicians are pushing back against Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order that would allow parents to opt their children out of school mask requirements, saying masking is the best way to keep schools open and the order doesn’t override a law on the subject. Jahd Khalil reports.
The future of the automobile industry may end up being electric cars, which means that the future of parking spots might involve charging stations. Michael Pope reports on a bill under consideration in the General Assembly that would address that issue.
Members of the state Senate are rejecting limits to campaign contributions. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
Members of the General Assembly are considering a bill to simplify how students are tested in public schools. Michael Pope reports.
Members of the General Assembly are considering a bill that would limit how long Virginia prisons can hold inmates in solitary confinement. Michael Pope has the latest from the Capitol.
On the campaign trail Republicans talked about expanding charter schools. Now that they’ve been elected to lead the House of Delegates, they feel they have a mandate to make it happen. But as Michael Pope reports, they’ll encounter opposition in the Senate.
The General Assembly is now in session with Republicans in control of the Virginia House of Delegates. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.
The General Assembly gavels into session Wednesday, and a new governor will be inaugurated this weekend. Michael Pope has this preview of what’s about to happen.
Lawmakers are about to return to Richmond. And, as Michael Pope reports, they’ll be talking about a variety of ways to fund education.
One of the casualties of the Republicans taking control of the House of Delegates may end up being the proposed constitutional amendment automatically restoring the right to vote for former felons. Michael Pope reports.
Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has announced that he will undo part of Virginia’s Clean Energy Act – pulling us out of an 11-state partnership designed to lower pollution from coal and gas-burning power plants. Environmentalists may challenge his right to do that, and as Sandy Hausman reports, there’s an economic argument that could keep the Commonwealth from leaving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Lawmakers are about to consider a bill that would expand hunting on Sundays. Michael Pope reports.
When crews in Richmond removed the monument to General Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy, they looked for a time capsule stowed away inside its base. But they never found it, until Monday. Jahd Khalil has more on what was inside.
Lawmakers are about to debate efforts to keep schools safe in an era of school shootings. Michael Pope reports.
On the campaign trail, Glenn Youngkin vowed to fire all the members of the parole board and appoint new people. Now, as Michael Pope reports, lawmakers are also debating some changes to how the board operates.
Republicans are about to take power in Richmond. But Democrats will still be in power until mid-January. And as Michael Pope reports, many of them are urging lawmakers to convene in a special lame duck session.
Lawmakers are about to consider creating new oversight at prisons across Virginia. Michael Pope reports.
Prince William County is redefining the role of School Resource Officers. And lawn parking will be curtailed in Hampton next year. Check out the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. News link. More now from Fred Echols.
The cyberattack affecting Virginia’s legislature continues. Last weekend, staffers saw suspicious activity in legislative systems. It turned out to be a ransomware attack. Jahd Khalil has this report on what it means going forward.
A $2.6 billion surplus, rosy economic outlook, and federal relief funds created some options for Virginia’s state budget. Jahd Khalil breaks down the big picture of what’s in store.
Once again, lawmakers will be talking about health insurance during the upcoming session. One bill would help Realtors get coverage. Michael Pope reports.
Republicans may be about to take control in Richmond, but some of the changes Democrats put in place are just now taking effect. Michael Pope explains how one of those changes might impact what you drive.
Republicans are about to take control in Richmond. And, as Michael Pope reports, they’re hoping to deliver on their campaign promises.
In what may be one of the fastest coaching searches ever, the University of Virginia formally introduced their new head coach Monday. Nick Gilmore reports.
You can watch the entire press conference here.
Higher education funding was a dominant topic over the past week. Check out the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. News link. More now from Fred Echols.
A former Virginia congressman is working with a documentary filmmaker to spotlight displacement of minority populations across the globe. Michael Pope reports.
A Virginia congressman is hoping that NASA might be able to raise some extra money to help fund infrastructure on Wallops Island. Michael Pope reports.
Work to remove the pedestal that held up the statue of Robert E Lee on Richmond’s Monument Avenue started Monday. Workers removed the statue three months ago. Its final home hasn’t been decided yet. Jahd Khalil reports that when it comes to the monuments, context is everything.
Advocates for protecting workers from heat stress were unsuccessful in persuading state officials to create a new standard. Michael Pope reports.
On the campaign trail, the Republican candidate for governor said he wanted to eliminate the sales tax on groceries. Now that Glenn Youngkin’s about to take office, lawmakers are about to start considering how to make that happen. Michael Pope reports.
There’s a new man in charge of the Virginia Tech football team. Brent Pry was introduced at a press conference Thursday. Nick Gilmore has details.
Data science is about to be brought in to fight littering in Norfolk. And it’s getting easier in Virginia to have a drink while you browse in your favorite shop.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.
Now that Republicans are about to come into power in Richmond, many of the new laws passed by Democrats may be reconsidered. Michael Pope reports on one gun violence prevention measure that some are hoping to overturn.
Lawmakers are about to consider a bill that supporters say would make elections more transparent and produce better data. Michael Pope reports.
Those incarcerated in Virginia before 1995 generally only have one option to get out of jail early: the governor has to grant them clemency. As Governor Ralph Northam enters his last full month in office, his time to make those decisions is running out. Jahd Khalil has this report.
Lawmakers may soon consider legislation aimed at a unique method that will hopefully prevent children from getting caught up in the criminal justice system. Michael Pope reports.
The effort to prevent young people from finding themselves caught up in the criminal justice system has a new tool. Michael Pope reports on the emergence of peer courts.
The pandemic has been a watershed moment in public health. That’s been especially apparent when it comes to Medicaid, which insures half a million people in Virginia. Reporter Jahd Khalil has a preview of what could be in store for the state’s Medicaid budget.
Each year the Pamunkey and Mattaponi Tribes fulfill a legal obligation that has become a Thanksgiving fixture in Virginia. Jahd Khalil has more.
How much discretion should school officials have about contacting law enforcement when they suspect a crime has been committed? Michael Pope reports on a bill that would take away some of that discretion.
Family leave is up for debate in Congress, but one state lawmaker wants even more than the current proposal
Lawmakers are preparing to return to Richmond for next year’s General Assembly session, and lawmakers are already introducing bills, including one expanding family and medical leave. Michael Pope has details.
Research is still being conducted, but early data suggests about 20% of school children are experiencing moderate to clinical levels of psychological trauma symptoms – things like anxiety, depression or even aggression. Nick Gilmore reports.
Winsome Sears made history this November as the first woman of color to be elected to statewide office. On the sidelines of a routine revenue meeting Monday, reporter Jahd Khalil witnessed another, quieter, historic moment.
Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin will enter the Executive Mansion with a Republican House of Delegates. But, he’ll also be facing a Democratically-controlled Senate. Michael Pope reports.