Beginning Oct. 5, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customers may choose to schedule an appointment for service or opt for walk-in service on alternating days at all 75 customer service centers.

RICHMOND – As the skies clear after Tropical Depression Ida moves beyond Virginia, Virginia State Police is urging those who will be using the Labor Day weekend as a final summer travel getaway to do so safely and responsibly.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2% in July, which is 3.7 percentage points below the rate from one year ago.

Customers who have purchased a vehicle from another individual or a business that is not a motor vehicle dealer/dealership and need to apply for a Virginia title may soon opt to drop off applications at any Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service center for processing.

RICHMOND — The summer season means more pedestrians will take to Virginia streets and sidewalks as people head out to enjoy local attractions.

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles continues to expand its offering of online transactions by adding the ability for credentialed customers to establish a payment plan contract online.

Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 8, at 11:59 p.m.

RICHMOND — Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane is reminding parents to make sure that their children’s immunizations are up to date — especially students and young children subject to new requirements that went into effect on July 1.

Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday announced that Virginia plans to invest $700 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expedite the deployment of last-mile broadband infrastructure to unserved areas and close the digital divide within the next three years.

The early morning chorus of chirps and tweets has taken on a morose note as a mysterious illness is harming Virginia songbirds.

On Monday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced that 70% of adults 18 years and older in the commonwealth have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

On Monday night, Glenn Youngkin persevered through one of the most competitive statewide nominations in Virginia political history and won the Republican Party of Virginia’s gubernatorial nomination.

RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate rejected the governor’s amendments to a bill that restricts the gun rights of anyone convicted for assault and battery of a family member.

RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam invited eligible Virginia private schools to apply for funding from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act approved by Congress in December 2020.

Whether it’s answering a phone call, interacting with passengers or finishing breakfast in the car during your morning commute, distractions are a daily occurrence for most drivers.

RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam announced total General Fund revenue collections grew 18.5% in March with most of the increase due to an additional deposit day for payroll withholding and strong growth in sales and recordation taxes.

RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam amended legislation to accelerate the legalization of marijuana possession and home cultivation in the state to July as opposed to 2024.

GREENSVILLE COUNTY — Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday signed legislation abolishing the death penalty, making Virginia the 23rd state, and the first in the South, to stop executions.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday the launch of a new free advising service to assist Virginia students and families applying for financial aid and help address the COVID-19 related decline in completion rates of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that he is directing the Department of Taxation to extend the individual income tax filing and payment deadline in Virginia from May 1 to May 17.

The COVID-19 pandemic left supermarkets reeling from undersupply and supply chain breakdowns, causing consumers to explore new markets and develop new food-purchasing habits.

The Virginia Department of Health announced Tuesday that some health districts will begin the transition to Phase 1c vaccinations this week, and that all communities across Virginia should be able to open to this group of essential workers within weeks.

RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly passed multiple bills allowing health care workers and first responders to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they are disabled or die due to COVID-19.

Most measures essentially move Virginia back to rules in place before holiday surges started driving up infections and hospitalizations.

RICHMOND — For a second year in a row, a bill that prohibits food vendors from using plastic foam containers is up in the air as the General Assembly hashes out a Senate amendment.

RICHMOND — Virginia has made headlines in recent months for criminal justice reform measures but advocates say more needs to be done. They are disappointed lawmakers in both chambers of the General Assembly recently killed proposals to reduce qualified immunity protections for police officers.

The Virginia Department of Health on Tuesday launched a new, centralized website that allows Virginians to easily pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine: Vaccinate.Virginia.gov.

RICHMOND — Virginia lawmakers hoped to advance a bill that would eliminate felony drug possession charges and shift a focus to treatment, not punishment, of substance abuse. The measure had bipartisan support and backing from many commonwealth attorneys’ and lawyers around the state, but it …

RICHMOND — On the first day of Black History Month, legislators advanced a bill to help ensure voter protection for Virginia citizens.

Farmers adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for a second round of payments through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

RICHMOND — A Virginia House of Delegates committee voted Friday to advance a bill to remove the statue of former state Gov. Harry F. Byrd Sr. from Capitol Square.

As COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to essential healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents, agriculture groups are requesting that frontline food and farm workers be prioritized next.