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Bill to address school bus driver shortage endorsed
Bill to address school bus driver shortage endorsed

A bill to allow schools to re-hire retired employees as school bus drivers without impacting their retirement benefits has been endorsed by a House subcommittee.

'Red flag' gun law passes Senate despite rally

'Red flag' gun law passes Senate despite rally

The Virginia Senate has advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

Bills to make voting easier advance

Bills to make voting easier advance

Virginia lawmakers have advanced Senate bills that make voting easier.

Senate advances bill scrapping Lee-Jackson holiday for Election Day

Senate advances bill scrapping Lee-Jackson holiday for Election Day

The Virginia Senate has advanced legislation to scrap the state's Lee-Jackson holiday celebrating two Confederate generals.

West Virginia invites NRA to move as Virginia plans gun laws

West Virginia invites NRA to move as Virginia plans gun laws

A West Virginia senator is inviting the National Rifle Association to move to his state as lawmakers pursue gun-control measures in neighboring Virginia.

AARP says porch pirates still on lookout for unattended packages

AARP says porch pirates still on lookout for unattended packages

The busy holiday shopping season is over, but AARP Virginia says porch pirates may still be watching for those unattended packages on the porch.

Thousands attend gun rights rally in Richmond

Thousands attend gun rights rally in Richmond

Thousands exercised their First Amendment rights in Richmond to make sure their Second Amendment rights are protected.

Gun rights rally attended by people of many backgrounds

Gun rights rally attended by people of many backgrounds

Among the thousands who attended the gun rights rally in Richmond, there were some minorities and women who had their own reasons to support the message.

Data finds gun sales soared ahead of General Assembly session

Data finds gun sales soared ahead of General Assembly session

Gun dealers in Virginia say sales soared in December due to growing fears of increased firearms restrictions backed by Democrats who control the state government.

Gun-rights rally ends peacefully

Gun-rights rally ends peacefully

Thousands of gun-rights activists gathers to protest gun-control legislation in Richmond.

Collecting Valentines for area veterans

Collecting Valentines for area veterans

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger's district offices are collecting "Valentines for Veterans."

Proclamation issued in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Proclamation issued in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a proclamation recognizing Monday as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Virginia.

HUD funding to help homeless programs

HUD funding to help homeless programs

Charlottesville is one of several localities getting federal funding to help the homeless.

Changes to USDA school meal, summer food programs

Changes to USDA school meal, summer food programs

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced changes to the USDA's school lunch and summer food service programs.

House subcommittee endorses Bell's inhaler bill

House subcommittee endorses Bell's inhaler bill

House Health Professions Subcommittee endorsed bill to make it easier for school nurses to stock inhalers.

Judge upholds temporary firearms ban for Capitol Square, appeal filed

Judge upholds temporary firearms ban for Capitol Square, appeal filed

A Richmond judge has denied a request for a preliminary injunction against a firearms ban at Capitol Square that takes effect on Friday.

U.S. House bill aims to help veteran firefighters

U.S. House bill aims to help veteran firefighters

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger has introduced a bill to help veteran firefighters get the care and benefits they earned with their service.

FBI arrests alleged members of extremist group reportedly en route to Richmond rally

FBI arrests alleged members of extremist group reportedly en route to Richmond rally

Three men, two of whom are believed to be members of a racially-motivated extremist group, have been arrested on firearms and alien-related charges. Officials say they may have been heading to a pro-gun rally in Richmond.

Virginia Senate passes three gun control bills

Virginia Senate passes three gun control bills

The full Virginia Senate passed three gun control bills on Thursday.

Senior Alert issued for man from Newport News

Senior Alert issued for man from Newport News

A Senior Alert has been issued for Leon Francis, a man from Newport News who was last seen leaving his home early Tuesday morning.

Fewer handguns caught at TSA checkpoints in Virginia

Fewer handguns caught at TSA checkpoints in Virginia

The TSA reports Virginia is bucking a national trend when it comes to the number of firearms that are identified at airport checkpoints.

Northam bans weapons at upcoming 2A rally

Northam bans weapons at upcoming 2A rally

Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency ahead of a planned rally on Capitol grounds over gun rights.

ERA passes both chambers of General Assembly

ERA passes both chambers of General Assembly

Virginia has moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

Warner, Kaine release statement on Equal Rights Amendment

Warner, Kaine release statement on Equal Rights Amendment

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released a statement on the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday.

Sweet Briar unveils new athletics logo

Sweet Briar unveils new athletics logo

Sweet Briar College has unveiled the FIERCE Vixen, its new athletics logo.

Donation to help Sweet Briar's riding program, renovate stables

Donation to help Sweet Briar's riding program, renovate stables

Sweet Briar College says a $1 million donation will help renovate its stables and maintain a riding program that has been in operation for about 100 years.