Virginia lawmakers have approved legislation to allow the commonwealth's first speed-camera program, a significant shift for the state, which has been slow to embrace technology that has long been used by law enforcement in neighboring Washington, D.C., Maryland and elsewhere in the national.

REEDVILLE—Atlantic Coast commissioners who protect fishery resources voted Thursday to postpone indefinitely an enforcement action against Virginia, the coast’s biggest harvester of menhaden, for refusing to comply with a cap on harvests of the fish in the Chesapeake Bay.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address on Tuesday called on Congress to make late-term abortions illegal. His characterizations of the procedure and recent state legislative efforts were misleading, but the comments highlight a shift in the conversation about a…

The Democratic Party of Virginia was engulfed in a full-blown political crisis Wednesday, as a series of scandals tarnished the Commonwealth's three top Democratic leaders and threatened to reverse the historic gains the party has achieved in the state in recent years.

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, D, met with his Cabinet early Monday morning and planned to speak with other administration officials as he considers resigning following two days of controversy over a racist photo in his medical school yearbook.

WASHINGTON - The questions engulfing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam shook and angered African-Americans across the state as they considered on Sunday how tightly Virginia - the capital of the Confederacy, the center of the slave trade - remains tied to its racist past.

Behind the locked gates of Building 372 at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, past the door to the huge containment vessel where a sign warns of radiation, a large button on the control panel is covered in red plastic and reads: "manual scram."

RICHMOND—Lance Cooper likes challenges, especially ones where he can use his powers to help local youth. Last year, Cooper took almost 2,000 Richmond children to see “Black Panther,” the first superhero blockbuster with a black director and lead actor, as well as a predominantly black cast a…

Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne had a quick message for Virginia’s tax commissioner, soon after Gov. Ralph Northam signed long-awaited legislation to conform the state’s tax code to changes in federal law enacted almost 15 months ago.

BRISTOL, Va. — The discovery of the decomposing body of a 78-year-old woman believed to be Rosemary Outland — covered in dozens of blankets and surrounded by more than 60 air fresheners — led police to arrest her daughter in Bristol.

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Virginia Democrats’ support for Fairfax swiftly collapsed Friday night, as most key backers called on him to resign, including the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, Sen. Tim Kaine and most Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation. A Democrat in the House of Delegates said he would introduce articles of impeachment if Fairfax didn’t step down by Monday.

Yukio Kawamoto, a Japanese American who served as a U.S. Army combat intelligence specialist and interpreter in the Pacific during World War II, even as his parents were interned in a detention camp for ethnic Japanese living in America, died Jan. 7 at his home in Springfield, Virginia. He was 99.

Virginia legislative leaders have reached an agreement, endorsed by Gov. Ralph Northam, that would return $976 million to taxpayers during this biennium and could allow the state to begin processing more than a half-million tax returns that already have been filed for this season.

REEDVILLE—Atlantic Coast commissioners who protect fishery resources voted Thursday to postpone indefinitely an enforcement action against Virginia, the coast’s biggest harvester of menhaden, for refusing to comply with a cap on harvests of the fish in the Chesapeake Bay.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address on Tuesday called on Congress to make late-term abortions illegal. His characterizations of the procedure and recent state legislative efforts were misleading, but the comments highlight a shift in the conversation about a…

The Democratic Party of Virginia was engulfed in a full-blown political crisis Wednesday, as a series of scandals tarnished the Commonwealth's three top Democratic leaders and threatened to reverse the historic gains the party has achieved in the state in recent years.

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, D, met with his Cabinet early Monday morning and planned to speak with other administration officials as he considers resigning following two days of controversy over a racist photo in his medical school yearbook.

WASHINGTON - The questions engulfing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam shook and angered African-Americans across the state as they considered on Sunday how tightly Virginia - the capital of the Confederacy, the center of the slave trade - remains tied to its racist past.