GOVERNMENT + POLITICS

The Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney is requesting a special prosecutor oversee an investigation into possible violations of election laws and forgery in U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor’s re-election campaign. Taylor, a Republican from Virginia Beach representing the 2nd District, came under fire this week after it was revealed his paid staff...
The city will be on lockdown. Hundreds of state police officers are pouring in from around Virginia. One source says the governor has already decided to declare a state of emergency. But are any of the white supremacist groups that made Aug. 12 in Charlottesville such a disaster last year...
Capitol Police said someone defaced the the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning. It's easily the largest act of vandalism to target the graffiti-prone statues along Richmond's Monument Avenue in recent memory. Officials believe whoever did it used a high pressure...
Redskins management this week called the agreement that brought the NFL team’s summer training camp to Richmond six years ago a “financial windfall” for the city, The Washington Times reports. At this point, not a single city official appears to agree with the team’s assessment. The deal cost city taxpayers well...
A conservative activist is suing Del. Cheryl Turpin, D-Virginia Beach, over ads she ran during her 2017 campaign that linked him to neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Scott Presler said in a lawsuit filed this week in Virginia Beach Circuit Court that he’s received death threats and is worried about his...
On Election Day in 2017, Ned Gallaway realized 50 of his campaign signs were missing something: A sentence about who paid for them. Gallaway, running unopposed for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, found each sign and added the phrase "Paid for and authorized by Ned Gallaway for Supervisor,” by...
The special election to fill a Virginia House of Delegates seat vacated by the resignation of Del. Greg Habeeb, a Republican from Salem, will be Nov. 6, the same day as the general election for U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and local races. The Republican Speaker of the House, Del....
About 150,000 households in the state are missing out on getting thousands of dollars more back during tax season, a new report from The Commonwealth Institute found. The Richmond-based, nonpartisan research organization found only about 80 percent of Virginians who are eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit —...
For five years, the federal government has been planning for a new FBI headquarters to replace the J. Edgar Hoover building on Pennsylvania Avenue. A location in Springfield was among three finalists for a new building to house all 11,000 Washington-area FBI employees, according to a statement Monday from U.S....
Guns, grilled cheese and bacon are just a few things that could help you catch a glimpse of Bigfoot, according to congressional candidate Denver Riggleman. Riggleman’s interest in the legendary cryptid took center stage in Virginia over the weekend when his opponent, Democrat Leslie Cockburn, seized on past social...