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.

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.

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 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.

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 …

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…

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.

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.

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 …

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.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.6% in June to 8.4%, which is 5.6% above the rate from a year ago.

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.

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.