Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is recommending — not mandating —all Virginians wear a mask in public spaces with an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission after the Centers for Disease Control debuted new guidance Tuesday.
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 is calling on all Virginians to prepare for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which started June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The beginning of hurricane season is the ideal time for Virginians to learn their risk for inland or coastal flooding, find out which evacuation …
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.
Virginia is experiencing a disturbing trend on its roadways — increased traffic crash fatalities — with the state on pace to have another unfortunate increase in 2021.
A former Southside Virginia racer has steered a lawsuit — with the help of a state senator — in the hopes of overturning a ban on skilled game machines in Virginia that begins next week.
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).
Students, faculty and community volunteers from more than a dozen colleges and universities across the state will take to the streets this summer.
In line with Gov. Ralph Northam’s announcement to ease current COVID-19 restrictions, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will open more windows in its customer service centers beginning June 1, creating 184,000 additional appointment opportunities across the commonwealth.
Keeping step with advice from federal authorities, about 70% of Halifax County residents still need to mask up.
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.
Gov. Ralph Northam teased a possible June 15 date for mitigation measures and restrictions to be lifted during a Thursday morning press conference that brought “good news” of COVID-19 numbers trending downward.
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.
As populations shift from rural to urban areas and political maps are reexamined, agricultural advocates hope farmers and rural Virginians can maintain a cohesive voice.
RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation in an effort to expand broadband internet access to low-income students across the commonwealth.
RICHMOND — Virginia will become the 23rd state to abolish the death penalty after two bills passed both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly on Monday.
Adelle Settle learned in 2017 that school lunches were being taken out of children’s hands when they couldn’t pay for the meal. Instead, children were given a cheese sandwich or a snack.
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 …
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.
Virginia was well represented in the 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers competitions, which were held Jan. 10-13 during the AFBF Virtual Convention.
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.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday new actions to support the commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program and accelerate the pace of vaccinations across Virginia.
RICHMOND — The Virginia State Police has been awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
Beginning Saturday, Virginians may apply for a driver privilege card at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Applications will be accepted by appointment only; appointments can be made at dmvNOW.com/appt.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday announced that Virginia’s statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee was removed from the United States Capitol overnight. A representative from the governor’s office was present for the removal along with United States Sen. Tim Kaine and Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton.
RICHMOND — Virginia’s commercial marijuana market could yield between $30 million to $60 million in tax revenue in the first year, according to a new report by the state’s legislative watchdog agency.
A new Virginia law banning the use of cellphones while driving goes into effect Jan. 1, and Drive Smart Virginia is reminding motorists of the consequences of distracted driving.
Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for just over $6 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.
For many Virginians, Thanksgiving is going to look different than in previous years, with social distancing and outdoor meals.