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Virginia doesn’t have enough contractors to handle snow removal this winter. And, in the current housing market people are finding themselves in bidding wars for rental properties. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week
Governor Glenn Youngkin is creating a new office aimed at reducing regulatory requirements in Virginia. Michael Pope reports he’s tapped a controversial figure to lead it.
Get ready to hear a lot more about abortion in Virginia over the next year and a half. Jeff Schapiro, political columnist at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Michael Pope explain why.
The recent Supreme Court decision on abortion is setting the stage for a General Assembly session where reproductive rights will be on the agenda. Michael Pope reports.
Scientists say Virginia and other states around the Chesapeake Bay may once have been home to 3,000 breeding pairs of bald eagles, nourished by a rich supply of fish.  Their numbers fell dramatically, rebounded and could now be in danger again,
The conversation about abortion may end up being a major campaign issue this year. Michael Pope reports it’s already taking center stage in one of Virginia’s most competitive House races.
One of the many things that the pandemic changed was the approach doctors take to consulting with patients. As Michael Pope reports, that will play an important role in the upcoming debate over abortion.
Virginia legislators turned away a short-term break on the gasoline tax.  But now President Biden and some others are considering a similar federal gas tax holiday. Roben Farzad, host of the Full Disclosure podcast, and Weekend Edition host Cra
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is calling on lawmakers to ban abortion in Virginia after 15 weeks of pregnancy. But, as Michael Pope reports, that might be a bit more complicated than it seems.
Virginia police are hoping a new online database will help them solve some of their most difficult cases. And a team from the University of Virginia will be looking to shine in a national solar car competition. Those have been among the most re
The January 6 Committee may end up influencing one of Virginia’s congressional races this year. Michael Pope explains why.
Friday’s Supreme Court decision that ended federal protections for abortion is setting up a political battle in Virginia. Jahd Khalil tells us what’s coming next. 
The stage is now set for this fall’s mid-term Congressional elections. Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Michael Pope have more on that and other news from the General Assembly.
Virginia’s lax campaign finance laws are once again in the spotlight for opening the door to corruption. Michael Pope explains why. You can find the report here.
Prince William County Supervisor Yesli Vega is now the Republican candidate to run against Democrat Abigail Spanberger in the 7th Congressional District. Michael Pope has this look at her campaign.
Voters in five Congressional districts selected candidates yesterday in primary elections, setting up the races for this fall. Michael Pope reports.
After months of debate, negotiation and legislation, Governor Glenn Youngkin has put his signature on the state budget. As Jahd Khalil reports, the ceremonial signing Tuesday was held at a venue where Youngkin recorded ads during his bid for go
As Washington considers a holiday for the federal gas tax, here in Virginia the effort to temporarily suspend the state gas tax has reached the end of the road. Michael Pope reports.
Toy company LEGO is bringing its first U.S. manufacturing facility to Chesterfield County. Roben Farzad, host of the Full Disclosure podcast, and Craig Wright talk about the company’s massive investment and what it means for the Commonwealth.
Tuesday is Election Day in Virginia. Michael Pope has this preview of what you’ll see on the ballot. Polling places will be open from 6am to 7pm. Anyone in line at 7 will be allowed to cast a ballot. You can find more information here.
Virginia’s red flag law has been used hundreds of times in the past two years, but not everyone is happy about it. And, Chesterfield County will soon be the only place in the U.S. where LEGOs are made. Those have been among the most read storie
As the country awaits a U. S. Supreme Court decision, abortion remains a divisive topic in Richmond. Late Friday, lawmakers rejected an amendment from the governor to block state funding for the procedure, as Michael Pope reports. Lawmakers nar
Friday, state legislators had 38 budget amendments to go through. Budgets in Virginia don’t only mean more or less money. They could even mean a new felony, as Jahd Khalil reports from the Capitol. 
The General Assembly takes up Governor Glenn Youngkin’s budget amendments later today. Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Michael Pope have more on that and a look at next week’s Congressional primaries.
Lawmakers will return to Richmond Friday to consider a number of budget amendments from the governor. Michael Pope has this report on two that focus on historically Black colleges and universities.
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