COVID-19 in Virginia

Behemoth $2 trillion COVID-19 response bill clears U.S. House, signed by Trump

WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic passed the U.S. House on Friday...

‘We’re talking semantics here’: Northam defends not issuing stay-at-home order for Virginians

Asked whether he would implement a shelter-in-place order to reduce further spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus, Virginia Gov. Ralph...

Northam requests federal aid to fully mobilize Virginia National Guard

Virginia’s congressional delegation sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to “quickly approve” a request for federal funding for the...

Military risk from COVID-19: ‘Anxieties are really high’ 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Defense is on course to get a major funding boost as the U.S. military is drawn into the...

Obama stimulus watchdog: ‘Bad guys’ will make play for COVID-19 relief cash

WASHINGTON — Earl Devaney is feeling déjà vu.Devaney, a former longtime federal watchdog, was hired in 2009 to police the distribution of $840 billion in federal...

Virginia made big commitments to renewables. What does the economic slump mean for them?

Three weeks ago, Virginia’s Democrat-led General Assembly passed the most ambitious plan for transitioning off of fossil fuels and onto renewable energy sources to...

Virginia pharmacists report growing demand for experimental COVID-19 medications

Pharmacists across Virginia are reporting questionable prescriptions for a suite of drugs that have been promoted as unproven treatments for COVID-19, the disease caused...

Amid virus, volunteers pitch in

Feelings of helplessness have enveloped Priscilla Stephens throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. The new coronavirus is ravaging nations around the globe and communities across America. But...

Pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and...

Some Virginia cities are pushing to clear jails of nonviolent offenders. Others? Not so...

The judge was conflicted.The woman appearing before him seeking bond on a felony larceny charge had a long history of petty crimes and a...