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Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin won’t be the only names on the ballot for governor. Michael Pope reports about another choice for voters.
Fewer people are attending religious services across the country. But new data from the University of Virginia shows a surprising amount of diversity in rural parts of the Commonwealth. Michael Pope reports.
A new report shows disturbing trends in traffic fatalities in 2020, despite less driving. A Virginia Tech professor says the pandemic brought the perfect storm of conditions for high-risk behavior. Jeff Bossert reports.
The federal government is about to spend millions of dollars to rescue Virginia schools. So how will all that money be spent? Michael Pope reports.
Although no one interfered with an Office of the State Inspector General investigation of the Virginia Parole Board, its lead investigator on a contentious parole decision displayed bias and OSIG’s investigation was not adequately thorough, a law firm tasked with looking into OSIG’s investigation said in a report Monday. Jahd Khalil has details.
Now that candidates in the race for governor have been determined, a couple of new polls show it’s already a tight race. Michael Pope reports.
Debates over legislation governing the Virginia Military Institute are probably on the horizon, spurred by a report by the State Council of Higher Education For Virginia. Jahd Khalil reports.
State regulators are working on new standards to protect workers from heat stress. Michael Pope reports.
The low turnout in this week’s Democratic primary is causing some Democrats to worry about a lack of enthusiasm. Michael Pope reports.
Democrats are heading into the fall campaign cycle with a ticket full of northern Virginia candidates. Michael Pope reports that might shape the election dynamics.
Virginia Democrats find out tonight who will be their nominees for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Both Democratic and Republican voters in today’s primary are also picking several nominees for state delegate, and some local races. Election officials say turnout has been light. Joe Staniunas caught up with a few people who made it to the polls earlier today.
Citizen members that were selected by Democrats broke away from the rest of Virginia’s Redistricting Commission in two votes over the character of legal counsel the commission would hire in a meeting Monday. Jahd Khalil reports.
The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission recommended that legislators make changes to Virginia’s new marijuana policies such as adding penalties and reconsidering eligibility for social equity licenses ahead of July 1st in a briefing Monday. Jahd Khalil reports.
For voters having a hard time casting a ballot in Tuesday’s primary, help is just a phone call away. Michael Pope has details.
If you’re having problems at your polling place, dial 866-OUR VOTE for the Election Protection Hotline. Help is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and several other languages.
Students are flocking to Virginia schools. But, those schools are not adding staff to support all those new students. Michael Pope has details.
Candidates are often forced to work the phones raising money. But, one wealthy candidate doesn’t have to worry about that. Michael Pope reports.
Every decade, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases a new analysis of average temperature and precipitation values across the country. The data is used to compile 30-year normals. Nick Gilmore reports on the latest findings and what exactly “normal” is.
In recent years, many Democrats have started taking a pledge to resist money from one particular controversial source. Now, that is becoming an issue in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Michael Pope reports.
Governor Northam backed a bill granting some home healthcare workers paid sick leave in March. Jahd Khalil was in Richmond Tuesday for a ceremonial signing of the legislation.
Black women continue to die in childbirth at much higher rates than white women. And now, Senator Tim Kaine is hoping to get the United States Senate to do something about it. Michael Pope reports.
The pandemic has rearranged many parts of modern life. And a researcher at Virginia Tech says it also may end up reimagining roads. Michael Pope reports.
The problem of gun violence is leaving a huge death toll. But what about survivors of gun violence? Michael Pope reports they often face barriers to getting compensation funds coming to them.
The Democratic primary is two weeks away, although voters can vote early right now if they want. Michael Pope reports not many voters have taken advantage of that yet.
School divisions across Virginia are about to come into a large sum of money thanks to the American Rescue Plan. Michael Pope reports on the debate about what to do with all that money.
Lawmakers are eyeing major investments in infrastructure and programming, as the federal government appropriated billions in relief money and state revenues came in higher than expected. Jahd Khalil reports.
Candidates in the Democratic primary for attorney general are clashing over predatory lending. Michael Pope reports.
The Treasury Department released much-awaited figures regarding aid from the American Rescue Plan Act Monday evening. In total Virginia’s set to receive $7.2 billion. $4.3 billion will go to the state, and $2.9 billion directly to localities. Jahd Khalil has details.
How much will your community receive in ARPA funds?
Accomack County: $6,277,004
Albemarle County: $21,236,071
Alleghany County: $2,886,381
Amelia County: $2,553,262
Amherst County: $6,138,901
Appomattox County: $3,090,525
Arlington County: $46,003,782
Augusta County: $14,676,256
Bath County: $805,506
Bedford County: $15,344,241
Bland County: $1,219,816
Botetourt County: $6,491,249
Brunswick County: $3,152,681
Buchanan County: $4,079,781
Buckingham County: $3,330,798
Buena Vista: $1,258,276
Campbell County: $10,660,768
Caroline County: $5,967,971
Carroll County: $5,786,553
Charles City County: $1,352,481
Charlotte County: $2,307,551
Chesterfield County: $68,527,653
Clarke County: $2,839,569
Colonial Heights: $6,010,090
Craig County: $996,637
Culpeper County: $10,217,905
Cumberland County: $1,929,175
Dickenson County: $2,781,104
Dinwiddie County: $5,544,337
Essex County: $2,127,492
Fairfax County: $222,894,638
Fairfax City: $4,665,409
Falls Church: $2,839,181
Fauquier County: $13,834,039
Floyd County: $3,059,059
Fluvanna County: $5,296,878
Franklin County: $10,885,502
Franklin City: $1,547,496
Frederick County: $17,348,003
Giles County: $3,247,664
Gloucester County: $7,254,411
Goochland County: $4,613,742
Grayson County: $3,020,405
Greene County: $3,849,608
Greensville County: $2,201,885
Halifax County: $6,586,814
Hanover County: $20,932,282
Henrico County: $64,257,518
Henry County: $9,820,105
Highland County: $425,382
Isle of Wight County: $7,207,988
James City County: $14,863,696
King George County: $5,212,578
King William County: $3,330,798
King and Queen County: $1,364,524
Lancaster County: $2,059,508
Lee County: $4,549,643
Loudoun County: $80,324,909
Louisa County: $7,301,611
Lunenburg County: $2,368,930
Madison County: $2,575,794
Manassas Park: $3,394,897
Mathews County: $1,715,901
Mecklenburg County: $5,941,166
Middlesex County: $2,055,429
Montgomery County: $19,139,269
Nelson County: $2,899,977
New Kent County: $4,485,156
Newport News: $66,794,246
Northampton County: $2,274,530
Northumberland County: $2,349,312
Nottoway County: $2,958,637
Orange County: $7,196,722
Page County: $4,642,683
Patrick County: $3,420,148
Pittsylvania County: $11,723,057
Powhatan County: $5,759,553
Prince Edward County: $4,429,021
Prince George County: $7,449,621
Prince William County: $91,357,060
Pulaski County: $6,609,346
Rappahannock County: $1,431,536
Richmond County: $1,752,612
Richmond City: $154,879,828
Roanoke County: $18,294,526
Roanoke City: $64,576,671
Rockbridge County: $4,384,541
Rockingham County: $15,917,438
Russell County: $5,164,019
Scott County: $4,188,943
Shenandoah County: $8,471,897
Smyth County: $5,847,349
Southampton County: $3,424,615
Spotsylvania County: $26,458,167
Stafford County: $29,695,536
Surry County: $1,247,398
Sussex County: $2,167,505
Tazewell County: $7,885,103
Virginia Beach: $136,429,703
Warren County: $7,801,386
Washington County: $10,438,365
Westmoreland County: $3,499,203
Wise County: $7,261,210
Wythe County: $5,571,531
York County: $13,262,590
For years, suicide prevention advocates have been pressing for a three digit telephone number that could serve as a hotline to save lives. Now, one Virginia congressman has a bill to help make it a reality. Michael Pope reports.
The Virginia Department of Health spent $1.7 million in March and April on ads promoting vaccinations and public health measures, according to April 21st data from the department. Jahd Khalil reports.
This weekend, Republicans will be holding a multi-location convention to select their statewide nominees. Michael Pope has this preview.
Some changes related to pandemic restrictions in Virginia are on the horizon. Nick Gilmore reports.
The Democratic primary for attorney general is entering its final phase, and the candidates are trying to draw distinctions between each other over how they will run the office. Michael Pope reports.
Last year, the General Assembly passed a new law that allows employees of local governments to engage in collective bargaining. Michael Pope reports on the first local government that has entered into a new agreement with labor.
Voters will be heading to the polls on June 8th in primary elections across Virginia. And, the voting has already started. Michael Pope reports.
With six weeks before the Democratic primary, a new poll shows the race for the party’s gubernatorial nomination is a lopsided one. Michael Pope has details.
Republicans are preparing to select their statewide candidates in a May 8th convention. And, as Michael Pope reports, they’ll be using a new method of selecting winners.
On the campaign trail, education is a hot topic. And, the debate doesn’t just revolve around reopening schools. It’s also about what’s being taught. Michael Pope explains.
One of the biggest endorsements in Virginia politics came out Thursday. Governor Ralph Northam threw his support behind former Governor Terry McAuliffe who wants his old job back. Jahd Khalil reports on what it could mean.
Now that lawmakers have taken action to legalize marijuana, they still need to make decisions about how the new industry will be regulated. Michael Pope reports.
Legislators approved a budget amendment funding an independent investigation into the Office of the State Inspector General Wednesday, as Republican lawmakers said the investigation’s scope sidestepped critical issues. Jahd Khalil reports.
The Democrat-controlled Virginia General Assembly voted Wednesday to accept Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed changes to a marijuana legalization bill that will allow limited possession and cultivation of the drug beginning in July. Michael Pope has details.
The Democratic primary for governor is only two months away, and the campaign is heating up. The five candidates seeking the party’s nomination have met for the first televised debate of the primary season. Michael Pope has details.
The General Assembly is full of part-time lawmakers, people who bring their professional experience to the legislature. And that includes former journalists. Michael Pope has more.
Virginia has temporarily expanded eligibility for child care subsidies to include those looking for work and families who make less than 85% of the average income in Virginia. Jahd Khalil reports.
This week, lawmakers will be considering an amendment to a bill they sent to Governor Ralph Northam earlier this year that bans guns at state buildings. The governor’s amendment creates an exemption for magistrates. Michael Pope reports.
It’s been more than a year since Virginia prisons locked down to try and stop the spread of COVID-19. The state has offered vaccine to every inmate, but restrictions are still in place and are unlikely to be lifted any time soon. In part one of a series, Sandy Hausman tells why.
Because the risk of a deadly COVID outbreak was especially high in state prisons, and because the disease could easily spread to surrounding communities through staff, inmates and employees were among the first Virginians to get vaccine. However, nearly a third of prisoners and more than 40% of staff have refused it. That means significant restrictions remain in place, and frustration behind bars is building as Sandy Hausman reports in part two.
A pair of students – one at the University of Virginia, the other at Virginia Military Institute – have made history at their schools this spring. More from Fred Echols.
Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VA News link.
Lawmakers will be reconsidering a bill on facial recognition technology when they meet next week. Michael Pope reports.
Population data from the 2020 Census was scheduled to be in the hands of Virginia’s Redistricting Commission in March. Now that it’s expected to arrive in August and September, the commissioners are taking the time to get acquainted with each other, and the processes of government business. Jahd Khalil reports.
The coal industry in Virginia is shrinking, and coal tax credits are on their way out. Michael Pope has this report on where the money that once helped subsidize the industry will go next.