- Lawmakers vote to make W. Virginia right-to-work state Updated: Feb-12-16 4:35 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia, a suffering coal mining state shaped by the sometimes-bloody history of its organized labor, is set to become the 26th state with a so-called right-to-work law.
- Va. Supreme Court upholds juvenile's sentence reduction Updated: Feb-12-16 3:36 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of former Gov. Bob McDonnell's order reducing a juvenile's six life sentences for armed robbery.
- Senate passes protections for same-sex marriage opponents Updated: Feb-12-16 1:22 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Senate has approved legislation proponents say would protect businesses and individuals that oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds.
- Clinton, Sanders opening offices ahead of March 1 primary Updated: Feb-12-16 1:21 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to help open a new campaign office for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
- Virginia officials monitor roads with snow in forecast Updated: Feb-12-16 9:00 am
WASHINGTON - Virginia transportation officials say they're keeping an eye on road conditions as light snow showers are expected to move into the Richmond area.
- Virginia senator: Black lawmakers' issues are not addressed Updated: Feb-12-16 7:09 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia lawmaker says the issues of African-Americans in the state Senate are not being addressed.
- Nearly 421,900 sign up for plans on health care marketplace Updated: Feb-12-16 4:20 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe says nearly 421,900 Virginia residents have signed up for health coverage through the HealthCare.gov marketplace.
- No end in sight in Virginia Supreme Court spat Updated: Feb-11-16 4:53 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Supreme Court Justice Jane Marum Roush is about to lose her dream job. Whether she gets it back is still unclear.
- Bill would make it $100 fine to smoke in car with kids Updated: Feb-11-16 2:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - People who smoke cigarettes in cars with children could be hit with a $100 fine if legislation proposed by a Virginia House Republican becomes law.
- Despite US setback, Virginia moving forward on 'Clean Power' Updated: Feb-10-16 4:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia is moving forward with efforts to reduce carbon emissions linked to climate change amid uncertainty over the future of the Obama administration's landmark environmental initiative.
- Gun compromise legislation easily passes Virginia House Updated: Feb-10-16 3:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia House has approved three bills that would allow more concealed-weapon permit holders to legally carry guns in the state.
- Virginia House OKs electric chair as backup in executions Updated: Feb-10-16 3:17 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A bill that would allow Virginia prison officials to execute inmates in the electric chair if lethal-injection drugs are unavailable sailed through the state's Republican-dominated House of Delegates on Wednesday.
- Senate votes to raise speed limit for reckless driving Updated: Feb-10-16 2:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would prevent some drivers from being charged with reckless driving for going 11 miles over the speed limit.
- Police identify man shot by deputy in Winchester Updated: Feb-09-16 6:34 pm
WINCHESTER, Virginia - Virginia State Police have identified the man shot by a Frederick County deputy sheriff.
- Senate passes bill raising minimum age of marriage Updated: Feb-09-16 2:34 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Senate has passed legislation requiring a judge's approval for 16- and 17-year-olds to get married.
- House OKs bill that would allow students to switch schools Updated: Feb-09-16 2:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow students in underperforming schools to switch to a different one within the same district.
- Former McAuliffe ally turns against him on gun compromise Updated: Feb-09-16 1:54 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - One of Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning him for a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy.
- Former McAuliffe ally turns against him on gun compromise Updated: Feb-09-16 1:39 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - One of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning him for a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy.
- Virginia Senate OKs bill nixing party's 'loyalty oaths' Updated: Feb-09-16 3:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A bill that's making its way through Virginia's General Assembly would prevent political parties from requiring voters to sign a party affiliation statement in a presidential primary.
- Advocates say proposed parole fix would have little impact Updated: Feb-08-16 12:40 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Advocates for Virginia's prisoners say a bill aimed at helping inmates who may have been given inflated sentences would have little impact.
- Vet's three-year battle with Montana VA ends in victory Updated: Feb-07-16 2:01 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - A Missoula veteran has won a victory in his three-year battle with the Veterans Administration over his traumatic brain injury.
- Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer Updated: Feb-07-16 9:44 am
EDEN, North Carolina - Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.
- Virginia panel OKs transgender school bathroom bill Updated: Feb-05-16 2:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A legislative panel has approved a bill that would require students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex.
- Panel punts on bill to limit personal use of campaign funds Updated: Feb-04-16 7:57 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A House committee has punted on a proposal to limit the personal use of campaign funds by Virginia politicians, a top ethics priority this legislative session of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
- Court orders reconsideration of Maryland gun law ruling Updated: Feb-04-16 4:58 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Maryland's assault weapons ban implicates its citizens' core Second Amendment rights and must be reviewed under a more rigorous judicial standard than the one used by a judge who upheld the law's constitutionality, a divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday.