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2020-10-31 00:56:36
by TWN Staff
VA-05: Bob Good (R)

About Good: Born in Pennsylvania then moving to New Jersey, Bob Good’s family relocated to Lynchburg, Va., when he was... Read More

About Good: Born in Pennsylvania then moving to New Jersey, Bob Good’s family relocated to Lynchburg, Va., when he was nine years old and his father decided to attend seminary.  One of four boys, Good attended high school at Liberty... Read More

2020-10-31 00:53:56
by TWN Staff
VA-02: Scott Taylor (R)

About Taylor: Scott Taylor was raised by his mother, a single parent, in a small town on the Eastern Shore.... Read More

About Taylor: Scott Taylor was raised by his mother, a single parent, in a small town on the Eastern Shore. Taylor began working on a farm at 11 years old and soon after was introduced to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters... Read More

2020-10-31 00:49:47
by TWN Staff
VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)

About Luria: Elaine Luria served her country in uniform for 20 years. When her peers were heading off to college,... Read More

About Luria: Elaine Luria served her country in uniform for 20 years. When her peers were heading off to college, she joined the U.S. Navy at 17. Luria served for 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and nuclear engineer... Read More

2020-10-26 17:28:27
by Tom Ramstack
Virginia’s New Sentencing Procedure Catches Up with Other States

RICHMOND, Va, - Virginia’s General Assembly passed a jury sentencing reform bill this week that is revolutionary for the state... Read More

RICHMOND, Va, - Virginia’s General Assembly passed a jury sentencing reform bill this week that is revolutionary for the state but is already being done nearly everywhere else. The bill allows juries to decide whether a criminal defendant is guilty... Read More

2020-10-14 17:43:11
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Extends Virginia Voter Registration Deadline

RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state’s online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable. The deadline to register to... Read More

2020-10-05 15:10:53
by Tom Ramstack
Religious Groups Sue Virginia Over Law Protecting Gay Rights

RICHMOND, Va. - Religious groups and a wedding photographer are suing the state of Virginia over a new law that... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - Religious groups and a wedding photographer are suing the state of Virginia over a new law that bans discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender persons. The law is directed primarily against discrimination in employment, housing and public... Read More

2020-09-04 21:33:01
by Tom Ramstack
Rapper Kanye West Kicked Off Virginia Ballot by Court Order

RICHMOND -- Rap star Kanye West was booted off Virginia’s ballot this week by a judge who accused him of... Read More

RICHMOND -- Rap star Kanye West was booted off Virginia’s ballot this week by a judge who accused him of using deceptive tactics to qualify as a candidate for president. Last week, Virginia’s Board of Elections determined West qualified to... Read More

2020-07-16 15:35:03
by Reece Nations
Virginia Unveils Statewide Workplace Safety Rules in Absence of Federal Guidelines

RICHMOND, Va. – Due to the lack of federal workplace guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Virginia Gov.... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. – Due to the lack of federal workplace guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday emergency occupational safety standards to be implemented statewide. The rules, instituted via an executive order, mandate... Read More

Virginia Governor to Announce Removal of Lee Statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s most iconic monuments to the Confederacy, a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee along Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior... Read More

2020-05-26 14:34:21
by Tom Ramstack
Virginia Voters Sue to Block Widespread Absentee Voting

A group of Virginia voters is suing their state over a plan for wider use of absentee ballots during the... Read More

A group of Virginia voters is suing their state over a plan for wider use of absentee ballots during the primary election next month as coronavirus restrictions continue. Their lawsuit is one of more than a dozen pending nationwide that... Read More

2020-05-07 14:59:45
by Gaspard Le Dem
More Nuance Needed In Church Lawsuit Over Virginia Governor’s Stay-At-Home Orders

WASHINGTON - As state governments weigh their responses to the coronavirus pandemic, religious groups across America have voiced concerns that... Read More

WASHINGTON - As state governments weigh their responses to the coronavirus pandemic, religious groups across America have voiced concerns that lockdown measures could infringe on their constitutional rights. Last month, police broke up a gathering of 16 people at Lighthouse... Read More

2020-05-05 21:34:44
by Dan McCue
Virginia Could Begin Long Walk Down Road to Post-Pandemic Normalcy in Mid-May

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday that while the coronavirus remains a serious problem, enough appears to be going right... Read More

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday that while the coronavirus remains a serious problem, enough appears to be going right that the time has come to consider reopening the state's economy. During a briefing with reporters, Northam said the number... Read More

2020-04-14 13:14:49
by Dan McCue
Virginia Repeals Voter ID Law, Makes Election Day a State Holiday

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a series of bills this past weekend that dramatically expand voting rights in the state,... Read More

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a series of bills this past weekend that dramatically expand voting rights in the state, by eliminating its voter ID requirement, increasing access to early voting and making Election Day a state holiday. “Voting is... Read More

2020-03-10 15:53:46
by Dan McCue
Virginia's House of Delegates Votes Itself Out of District Line Drawing Business

The Virginia House of Delegates has voted to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to largely strip itself... Read More

The Virginia House of Delegates has voted to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to largely strip itself of the power to draw new political maps next year, instead placing responsibility in the hands of an independent commission.... Read More

2020-02-18 20:49:58
by Dan McCue
75% of Virginia Voters Still Undecided on Presidential Candidate

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are all currently among Virginians’ top choices when it... Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are all currently among Virginians’ top choices when it comes to the Democratic presidential nomination, but few voters have made a final choice, a Monmouth University Poll released Tuesday... Read More

Virginia Senate Panel Says No to Democrats’ Assault Weapons Ban

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The final and most controversial of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s gun control bills that would have... Read More

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The final and most controversial of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s gun control bills that would have stopped the sale of assault weapons and banned people from having 12-round magazines has been tabled for the year. The... Read More

Virginia Cities Will Be Allowed to Move Confederate Monuments Under New Law

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia state Delegate Jay Jones has to see the statue of a Confederate soldier every day on... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia state Delegate Jay Jones has to see the statue of a Confederate soldier every day on his way to his law office in Norfolk. “Every time I drive past it … my heart breaks a little... Read More

2020-02-06 18:47:17
by Dan McCue
Va. Senate Advances Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Plan

A Virginia senate panel has endorsed a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would create a bipartisan commission to... Read More

A Virginia senate panel has endorsed a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would create a bipartisan commission to draw the Commonwealth's political map following the 2020 census. The Senate Privileges and Elections Committee voted 13-1 to approve the... Read More

2020-02-03 17:00:21
by Dan McCue
Absence of Reliable Transportation Funding Costing Virginia Motorists Billions

WASHINGTON - Virginia motorists lose 9.5 billion annually on roadways that are rough, congested and lacking in some desirable safety... Read More

WASHINGTON - Virginia motorists lose 9.5 billion annually on roadways that are rough, congested and lacking in some desirable safety features, according to a new report by TRIP, a nonpartisan research organization focusing on transportation issues. The nonprofit says the... Read More

2020-01-31 21:27:10
by Dan McCue
States That Historically Lean Democrat Still Figure in Battleground Scenarios

It has become the mantra for the run-up to the primaries and caucuses: pick the wrong Democratic nominee, and any... Read More

It has become the mantra for the run-up to the primaries and caucuses: pick the wrong Democratic nominee, and any one of the battleground states can wind up in President Donald Trump's column. This mindset comes heavily into play when... Read More

Protest of Virginia’s Proposed Gun Laws Ends Peacefully

RICHMOND, Va — Thousands of mostly white men — many decked out in camouflage and armed with assault-style rifles —... Read More

RICHMOND, Va — Thousands of mostly white men — many decked out in camouflage and armed with assault-style rifles — packed Richmond’s streets Monday, circling the gun-free Capitol Square, where thousands more waved signs and listened to speeches, all wanting... Read More

Will Virginia Legalize Marijuana Now That the Democrats Are the Majority?

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Democrats managed to flip the Virginia House and Senate in November’s election, taking control of state... Read More

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Democrats managed to flip the Virginia House and Senate in November’s election, taking control of state government for the first time in more than two decades. What does that blue map mean for legalizing marijuana? Attorney... Read More

Democrats Take Control of Virginia General Assembly in Historic Election

NORFOLK, Va. — Democrats won decisive majorities in the House of Delegates and state Senate in an historical election that... Read More

NORFOLK, Va. — Democrats won decisive majorities in the House of Delegates and state Senate in an historical election that sets Virginia on a new course. That put Democrats in control of the General Assembly and governor’s office for the... Read More

2019-06-04 21:01:58
by Dan McCue
Virginia Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Gun Violence

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called lawmakers back to the state Capitol Tuesday to address the issue of gun violence in... Read More

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam called lawmakers back to the state Capitol Tuesday to address the issue of gun violence in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach. “No one should go to work, to school, or to... Read More

2019-01-02 02:03:13
by VA-06: Ben Cline (R)
VA-06: Ben Cline (R)

Ben Cline’s values were shaped growing up in the Shenandoah Valley. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1990, and ... Read More

Ben Cline’s values were shaped growing up in the Shenandoah Valley. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1990, and earned a law degree from the University of Richmond. Introduced by mutual friends, Ben and... Read More

2018-11-06 00:18:04
by VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)
VA-02: Elaine Luria (D)

August 15, 1975: Elaine Luria born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Michelle and Herbert Luria. 1993-1997: Luria majored in Physics and History, with ... Read More

August 15, 1975: Elaine Luria born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Michelle and Herbert Luria. 1993-1997: Luria majored in Physics and History, with a minor in French, at the United States Naval Academy. May 23, 1997: Luria graduated from the United States Naval Academy and ... Read More

2018-11-05 23:02:23
by VA-05: Denver Riggleman (R)
VA-05: Denver Riggleman (R)

Between 1992 and 1996, Denver served in the United States Air Force (USAF) as a C-141 Starlifter enlisted avionics technician at McGuire ... Read More

Between 1992 and 1996, Denver served in the United States Air Force (USAF) as a C-141 Starlifter enlisted avionics technician at McGuire AFB, New Jersey.  Denver was awarded a scholarship to the University of Virginia in 1996. He graduated in 1998 and then subsequently ... Read More

2018-11-03 02:38:52
by TWN Staff
VIRGINIA'S 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Why this race matters: In the year of the woman, Spanberger has emerged as a star among stars. Spanberger, who ... Read More

Why this race matters: In the year of the woman, Spanberger has emerged as a star among stars. Spanberger, who is challenging Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia's traditionally Republican 7th Congressional District, which has been held by that party for ... Read More

2018-10-19 17:58:59
by TWN Staff
On the Trail: Countdown to the Midterms

AZ (Senate): Candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated ... Read More

AZ (Senate): Candidates for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. Watch the debate... Read More

2018-09-08 15:06:55
by VA-10: Jennifer Wexton (D)
VA-10: Jennifer Wexton (D)

From 2001 to 2005, Jennifer served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor criminal and traffic ... Read More

From 2001 to 2005, Jennifer served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases in all of the Loudoun Courts. Read More

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