GOVERNMENT + POLITICS

Without mentioning his name, the speakers who delivered remarks before President Donald Trump at the 400th anniversary events in Jamestown Tuesday appeared to be making strenuous rhetorical effort at preemption.Though he wouldn't take the stage with Trump, Gov. Ralph Northam that morning said modern Virginia "represents the best of...
Police removed a Democratic state delegate from a commemoration of the General Assembly's 400th anniversary after he interrupted a speech by President Donald Trump to protest the administration's immigration policies.“Mr. President, you can’t send us back; Virginia is our home,” said Del. Ibraheem Samirah, D-Fairfax, shouting as he waved a...
Police removed a Democratic state delegate from a commemoration of the General Assembly's 400th anniversary after he interrupted a speech by President Donald Trump to protest the administration's immigration policies.“Mr. President, you can’t send us back; Virginia is our home,” said Del. Ibraheem Samirah, D-Fairfax, shouting as he waved a...
The Virginia Board of Education is considering a recommendation that would lay out minimum funding requirements for a state budget item used to help at-risk students, a move intended to put pressure on the General Assembly to increase education spending.The board is going through its regular process of amending...
At the time, it seemed like a real nadir.Our first African-American president was being dogged by a nasty conspiracy theory with explicit racist and xenophobic overtones suggesting he wasn't born where he said he was despite releasing his official long-form birth certificate.Half of the nearly 2,500 readers who responded...
For Kim Bobo, co-executive director of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, the issue is simple."How can we call ourselves a civilized society and not allow people to take a few days of paid sick time for themselves or their kids?" she said.The Richmond-based, nonprofit organization is working...
Federal and state agencies, Walmart and a group advocating on behalf of low-income Virginians have emerged as unlikely bedfellows in an effort to push back against a proposal by Dominion Energy Virginia to increase the profits that its shareholders can reap.The U.S. Navy, testifying on behalf of the federal...
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's administration has been sidelining researchers and suppressing climate change science at the U.S. Interior Department, experts warned Congress this week. A climate change scientist and a former senior executive staffer at the Interior Department told the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee at a hearing Thursday...
A promised 6 percent raise for Virginia general registrars in the state may not be getting paid out as expected, some elections professionals say.Robin Lind, a member of the Virginia Electoral Board Association and Goochland County Electoral Board, said he knows of at least one instance of a registrar...
If someone had asked Janet Kelly 10 years ago what she would be doing now, crisscrossing Virginia to bolster the state's struggling foster care system wouldn't have been on the horizon.As the president of Virginia's Kids Belong, Kelly, the former secretary of the commonwealth in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration,...