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15 min ago | NBC12
A man who spent three decades of his life serving in Virginia's General Assembly is being remembered for his dedication.
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1 hr ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press
An appeals court has scheduled oral arguments to hear a challenge of the February court ruling that overturned Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
4 hrs ago | Huntington News
Potential poisons are everywhere and could cause serious harm to you or your loved ones.
5 hrs ago | WCAV
Exams aren't usually something teens look forward to. But there's one test most fifteen and a half year olds are eager to take, their learner's permit exam.
9 hrs ago | Coal Valley News
With only one week left in the regular session, the House is hard at working ensuring we pass quality legislation for the people of West Virginia.
Republicans can regain a majority in the U.S. Senate in the 2014 general election and even Virginia Democrat Mark Warner is vulnerable, said strategist Grover Norquist in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference , which ended its three-day run on March 8 in suburban Washington, D.C. Norquist, president of Americans for Tax ... (more)
The 63rd annual Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair will be held Saturday at Old Dominion University's Webb Center.
In the past five years, Virginia has done a good job of safely reducing the overall number of children in our foster care system, but we've been falling desperately short in ensuring that kids are connected to permanent families before they "age out" of the system at age 18. When a child is brought into foster care, it's no small decision.
At a strip-mall laundromat halfway between Washington and Richmond last week, the question in Virginia's fierce struggle over expanding Medicaid was whether the government-backed health program should extend to the asthmatic in the black hoodie or remain reserved for the pregnant mom with a smiling frog on her sweatshirt.
West Virginia concluded its 60-day legislative session Saturday. Here is a look at some highlights from the two months of lawmaking.
The 2014 regular session of the General Assembly adjourned Saturday without a deal on healthcare expansion or the state's two year, $97 billion budget.
The Virginia General Assembly wrapped up temporarily Saturday, passing mental health system reforms, rolling back state testing requirements for schools and agreeing to a new slate of ethics rules on its last day of regular session.
A week after President Obama launched an initiative to assist young men and boys of color, the Virginia General Assembly presented resolutions celebrating the life and public service of an unrepentant segregationist, Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. Although the timing was coincidental, the history of race in America continues to divide, and it all starts ... (more)
'The law was a terrible, symbolic insult,' said gay State Sen. Adam Ebbin. 'It will finally be off the books.'
Joshua Davis, 4, on the Virginia Senate floor after session Friday. He and his mom helped get a student diabetes bill through the General Assembly.
One of country music's most nostalgic and beloved songs, Take me Home, Country Roads, has finally been granted official status by the state it helped make famous.