Will thousands of new Medicaid enrollees inundate an already overloaded social services workforce?

Virginia's 120 local social services departments are on the front lines when determining eligibility for benefit programs like Medicaid, and they're trying to prepare...

Are state utility regulators at last ready to embrace customer-owned solar?

Almost four years ago, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission approved a request from Appalachian Power to impose “standby charges” on grid-connected homeowners who installed solar...

Up to half of Medicaid expansion population could have mental-health or substance-use diagnoses

Based on the experiences of other states, about 50 percent of Virginia's newly eligible Medicaid expansion population — about 200,000 people — could have...

Opponents take a page from Brat’s 2014 playbook in 7th District race

Editor's note: Whether Democrats can retake the House of Representatives is the big storyline of this fall's midterm election cycle. Four competitive Virginia House...

White supremacy, Bigfoot erotica attack lines take center stage as newcomers vie for vacant...

Editor's note: Whether Democrats can retake the House of Representatives is the big storyline of this fall's midterm election cycle. Four competitive Virginia House...

Could changes be coming to Virginia’s alcohol-ratio law for restaurants?

Sen. Bill DeSteph used to visit a restaurant in Arlington for a $50 glass of tequila.The Republican senator from Virginia Beach likes high-end tequila,...
The Virginia House of Delegates met Thursday to discuss redistricting, but didn't get far. (Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury - Aug. 30, 2018)

House Republicans release redistricting plan that would maintain political status quo

As promised last week, Republicans in the House of Delegates put forward a redistricting plan Tuesday that protects incumbents by slightly tilting competitive districts...

Race for 2nd District could indicate how far ‘blue wave’ can carry Democrats

Editor's note: Whether Democrats can retake the House of Representatives is the big storyline of this fall's midterm election cycle. Four competitive Virginia House...