Virginia’s new redistricting commission launched this year to a slow and shaky start. However, sometimes initial misfortune can turn out to be a blessing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted late Tuesday to keep the government funded, suspend the federal debt limit and provide disaster and refugee aid, setting up a high-stakes showdown with Republicans who oppose the package despite the risk of triggering a fiscal crisis.
The House voted Tuesday night to fund the government into early December, suspend the federal debt limit and provide disaster and refugee aid. The Senate GOP is expected to block it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a sweeping proposal for tax hikes on big corporations and the wealthy to fund President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion rebuilding plan, as Congress speeds ahead to shape the far-reaching package that touches almost all aspects of domestic life.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials concerned by the prospect for violence at a rally in the nation's capital next week are planning to reinstall protective fencing that surrounded the U.S. Capitol for months after the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
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Twenty-four hours after the departure of the last American plane from Kabul, President Biden vigorously defended his decision to end America's longest war and withdraw all U.S. troops ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline.
Virginia is one of 10 states with no contribution limits on individual donors to political candidates and one of just five with no limits on contributions by corporations.
Virginians caught possessing more than an ounce of marijuana, the state’s legal limit, but less than a pound of the drug, stand to face a light, $25 civil penalty. The potential repercussions jump drastically after the 1-pound benchmark to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Extreme heat kills more people in an average year than any other weather-related hazard, including hurricanes and tornadoes. As climate change fuels more frequent and severe heat waves, the death toll is going to grow — unless we take aggressive action now to cool communities.
After listening to legislators and studying other states, a citizens group that wants money out of Virginia politics issued a report Wednesday they say can be a blueprint for the General Assembly to improve the state’s lavish campaign finance structure.
The death toll for the war in Afghanistan is in the many tens of thousands, and generations of Americans to come will be burdened by the cost of paying it off.
Virginia on Wednesday will remove from Capitol Square the statue of segregationist Harry Byrd. Sr., the former governor and U.S. senator who was the architect of massive resistance to school desegregation.
American public schools are not as independent as they might be. Some things they are required to do and teach are tied to nonsensical standards and rules forced upon them by federal lawmakers. To help further public schools' independence, here are few things you can do.
Virginia has officially legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults over 21, doing away with penalties for possession below one ounce, decriminalizing possession up to a pound and allowing for sharing by adults.
Effective Thursday, it will be illegal to intentionally release a balloon outdoors. The civil offense is punishable by a $25 fine per balloon.
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate finally found a way to agree on a $579 billion increase in infrastructure spending: Stick almost exclusively to traditional road, bridge and rail projects, and find a bogus way to pay for them.
Kisare Bundy had been on probation for most of his adult life when, at 22, a marijuana possession charge sent him to prison for just under a decade.
A report summarizing what the U.S. knows about “unidentified aerial phenomena” — better known as UFOs — was released Friday, but it didn't have many clear-cut answers.
The redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts every 10 years can make and break political careers, providing new opportunities for some and placing brick walls in front of others. Those map should be made available to the public earlier.
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.
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.
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.