Former governor, education secretary call for more investment in Virginia’s historically Black colleges

As Virginia lawmakers consider how to spend more than $4.3 billion in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, two former state leaders are...

Despite lawmakers lifting caps on school and government solar, COVID-19 slowed growth

POWHATAN — More than a year after the dozens of solar panels that blanket the roofs of Powhatan Elementary and Powhatan Middle School hummed...

U.S. Senate panel grapples with fast-approaching state laws on rights of student athletes

WASHINGTON — There was little disagreement among senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a patchwork of conflicting...

Congresswoman’s tweet on Israel, U.S. prompts dispute among House Democrats

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday faced a backlash from Democratic colleagues, including a Virginia congresswoman, and leaders in the House after she...

Deaths rose in Virginia’s mental hospitals last year, but COVID-19 wasn’t the prime culprit

Like many congregate facilities, Virginia’s state-run mental hospitals reported an increase in deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. But the “vast majority” of those deaths...

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