Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday announced more than 83% of adults in Virginia have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 75% of adults in the state are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The 2021 fire season is here, and the Virginia Department of Forestry is urging Virginians to learn about wildfire prevention and to take precautions if they are planning to burn debris this fall.
Last week, an advisory committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted in favor of recommending booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines.
The deadline is fast approaching for the Virginia Redistricting Commission to submit new legislative maps to the General Assembly, and the commission is far from reaching a consensus.
In an effort to provide important, timely information about COVID-19 to students, faculty, staff and community members, Danville Community College, in partnership with Piedmont Access to Health Services, the Virginia Department of Health and SOVAH Health, is hosting a COVID-19 Information Se…
Gov. Ralph Northam announced last seek veterans in Southside will gain easy access to quality health care through a pilot telehealth service located in Martinsville.
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.
ROANOKE — Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges announced last month that he will retire at the end of June 2022 from the position he has held for more than 20 years.
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 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.