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Gretna Woman Killed in Car Crash

A 29-year-old Gretna woman was killed in a Friday afternoon crash. The single-vehicle wreck occurred at about 5:25 p.m. Friday on Va. 935, near...

Governor McAuliffe Wants Trump Fund

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is looking for additional money to cushion Virginia’s budget from the potential effects of actions taken or proposed by President Donald...

Many Taking Advantage of New Virginia DMV Payment Plan

RICHMOND – Legislation effective January 1 has enabled the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to allow motorists whose licenses have been suspended for...

Medical Marijuana Bill Dies in House Subcommittee

An effort to expand the use of medical marijuana in Virginia stalled in the General Assembly, but groups that want to reform the state's...

Pole Put Perriello on Top

Former Rep. Tom Perriello's upstart campaign has edged ahead of Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam about two months ahead of the Democratic primary for...

Garrett Proposes to Decriminalize Marijuana on a Federal Level

Rep. Tom Garrett, introduced legislation Monday that would federally decriminalize marijuana, according to a news release from his office. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition...

Perriello Supports Two Years Free College

Tom Perriello, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor, touted the value of community colleges as a path to the middle class...

Perriello Releases Tax Reform Plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello released a detailed tax reform plan Friday that calls for higher taxes on the rich and corporations while strengthening...

Gas Prices on the Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.19/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey...

Warren Endorses Perriello

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has endorsed Tom Perriello in the Virginia governor's race. Warren's endorsement means Perriello now has two of the...

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