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.
In the wake of soaring COVID-19 cases across commonwealth — and the United States — Virginia has instituted tighter restrictions including lowering the number of people who can gather to 25 in certain situations.
Amid escalating COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth, Gov. Ralph Northam addressed the state on Tuesday with a clear message: the coronavirus is still alive and spreading.
Danville voters have approved casino gaming by a margin of more than two-to-one, with 13,022 ballots cast in favor of a gaming establishment and 5,941 ballots cast against it, according to unofficial results Tuesday night.
As the fall season begins and the COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating grip on American society tightens, Virginia Tech professors look to history as a beacon.
RICHMOND — Del. Elizabeth Guzmán, D-Woodbridge, said she is no stranger to the struggles of low-paying jobs. Guzmán said she immigrated to the United States from Peru as a single mother and worked multiple minimum wage jobs just to be able to pay rent and care for her daughter.
RICHMOND — Young Republicans say this is a crucial time in the country’s history amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the country facing a reckoning in its relationship with racial justice and an open Supreme Court seat.
RICHMOND — A closely contested congressional race has spent almost $1.7 million more on political advertisements in Virginia than the presidential campaign.
RICHMOND — The deadline to register to vote in Virginia is Tuesday, and organizations and government officials continue to remind people to register by the deadline.
Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension want to quantify the impacts of COVID-19 on farms and agribusinesses in the state.
RICHMOND — A recent poll finds Virginia voters strongly support police reform and nearly half of respondents say Joe Biden would handle the pandemic better than President Donald Trump.
RICHMOND — A bill to charge law enforcement officers with a Class 6 felony if they engage in sexual relations with a detainee has unanimously passed both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) began releasing additional Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to eligible households Wednesday as part of a second distribution approved by the United States Department of Agriculture through the Families First Coronavirus …
Students, schools and youth groups across Virginia are kicking off a statewide campaign this week to increase seat belt usage rates among teens and youth.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply.
On Wednesday evening, Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday announced the expansion of the Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP), which first launched at the end of June with $50 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to assist households facing eviction or foreclosure du…
As stated so eloquently by the caretakers of the Virginia War Memorial, “through the stories of those who served, the nation’s leading state War Memorial honors Virginia’s fallen and preserves the past.”
Danville city and Caesars Entertainment officials on Thursday signed the development agreement for a resort casino at the former Dan River Mills industrial complex in Schoolfield.
ROANOKE — First Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar will serve as the Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, effective Tuesday.
RICHMOND — An effort to require Virginia school districts to provide in-person classes to students with poor internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic is most likely dead.
RICHMOND — Though the federal government is asking states to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine within months, some Virginians differ on whether the vaccine should be mandatory when it becomes available.
RICHMOND — Virginia college students returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been equipped with masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Now, many also have coronavirus testing data available at their fingertips.
RICHMOND — Gov. Ralph Northam Friday announced that Virginia has been approved to proceed with a state-based health insurance exchange.
As Virginia lawmakers look to reconfigure the state budget in a special session, the Joint Advisory Board of Economics and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Revenue Estimates say the economy is showing “recessionary trends.”
Gov. Ralph Northam has issued Executive Order 70 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at Virginia’s state-operated psychiatric hospitals and ensure the safety of patients and staff during the ongoing health crisis.
Was Hurricane Isaias the main event, or just a sneak preview of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season? As climate experts monitor the atmosphere, Virginians should prepare now for the threat of wild weather.
Agricultural producers still have time to apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Halifax Farm Service Agency.
Despite cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise in Halifax County, with three new cases on Tuesday, the percent of those testing positive in the county and other counties in the south-central region is trending positively.
Halifax County Tourism has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth that have been heavily impacted by the novel coronavirus …
On Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced the Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2020, a bill to federally enact a series of gun violence prevention measures adopted by Virginia earlier this year.
On Thursday, the Virginia Farm Bureau board of directors announced the decision to cancel the 2020 State Fair of Virginia, and instead hold a modified State Fair 4-H Livestock Show.
The public will have an opportunity to offer comments regarding the Virginia State Police when a national accreditation team assesses the Department in August.
SMITHFIELD —hen more than an acre of corn disappeared from his field, J. Brian Carroll assumed a hungry bear ate it. Then he noticed a beaver slide — a slick, muddy trail that tracked to an adjacent swamp.
Starting Monday, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority joins other retailers to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by stepping up enforcement of the face mask requirement in its stores.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week he is calling the General Assembly into special session on Tuesday, Aug. 18, following the governor’s traditional end-of-fiscal-year report to the General Assembly’s money committees.
Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday announced the adoption of statewide emergency workplace safety standards in response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam highlighted the trajectory of the coronavirus in Virginia, executive actions taken, requirements, recommendations and guidelines in a press briefing Tuesday.
As COVID-19 cases increase around the state — especially in the Eastern Shore region — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is ramping up enforcement of face masks and social distancing regulations.
Virginia gas prices have risen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.02 a gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 stations.
Results from an annual survey of more than 71,000 farmers showed a jump in planted corn and soybean acreage, and a dip in cotton and wheat, compared to 2019.