WATER VALLEY, Miss. (AP) — A man has been arrested for arson in a December fire that killed the sister-in-law of a former Mississippi lawmaker.
An alliance of state organizations is hosting a “crumbling schools tour” and inviting local, state and federal lawmakers to participate. Virginia’s Coalition of Small and Rural Schools is working with six other organizations to showcase eight examples of schools in urgent need of repair or replacement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is facing a formidable to-do list now that he’s back from his summit-filled trip to Europe, with pressing legislative challenges, foreign policy follow-up and a need to steer the country’s reopening as the coronavirus threat recedes.
By the end of the month, Virginia will no longer be under a state of emergency due to COVID-19, and as a result, a state law banning masks will go back into full effect.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fully vaccinated members of Congress and staffers will no longer have to wear masks on the House floor and in committee rooms, the Office of the Attending Physician said Friday, delighting some GOP lawmakers who have been chafing at the mask-wearing requirements.
Virginia’s state of emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will formally end June 30, Gov. Ralph Northam's administration announced Thursday.
Virginia will legalize possession of up to an ounce of leafy marijuana for adults 21 and up starting July 1. About three weeks until legalization, how much marijuana in the form of edibles or vaping oils will be legal remains wholly unclear.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans pressed ahead with their push for tougher election laws Tuesday, vowing to ensure Democrats' weekend victory over one of the most restrictive voting measures in the country would only be temporary.
The Democratic lawmaker challenging Attorney General Mark Herring in the June 8 primary aggressively critiqued him in their first debate Wednesday evening, calling out the incumbent’s reluctance to use his office to investigate police shootings and saying Virginians are tired of inaction on police accountability.
Republican legislative leaders called for lawmakers to begin an investigation of misconduct at the Virginia Parole Board following coverage in the Richmond Times-Dispatch this weekend of a meeting between the governor’s office and a state watchdog agency.
Richmond city officials are still trying how to decide what they will do with the Confederate monuments they took down nine months ago.
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Three Southwest Virginia health districts have received less than 3% of the state’s total COVID-19 vaccine doses and area lawmakers cried foul Wednesday. State Sen. Todd Pillion, R-Abingdon, Del. Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, and Del. Israel O’Quinn, R-Bristol, voiced concern about the state’s rollout during a Zoom call with local news media.
Virginia’s death penalty may be nearing its own death, and Southwest Virginia lawmakers don’t approve. Legislation to abolish the state’s death penalty is now just a governor’s signature away from becoming law, after getting a final green light from the General Assembly on Monday.
State lawmakers who pressed Gov. Ralph Northam to return children to schools amid the pandemic reached a deal Monday to mandate in-person learning in Virginia.
"Given all that is going on in the world, I don't think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time," Dolly Parton said of a bill to erect a statue of her.
Legislation backed by Gov. Ralph Northam that would require teachers to complete cultural competency training to keep their license is on the fast track to becoming law.