Ralph Northam was sworn in as the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In his speech, he pointed to his experience as a doctor to help lead Virginia.
The Virginia gov’s office announced Wednesday that he was traveling to Japan for a four-day trade and marketing mission where he will meet with senior business executives.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser met behind closed doors to discuss Metro issues — but have yet to come to a consensus on specific details.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has concerns about violence at the Unite the Right Rally, which is planned for Saturday at a park in Charlottesville.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has pardoned a years-old minor driving offense committed by an immigrant mother of two, saying he hopes the move will help prevent her being deported by President Donald Trump’s administration.
House Speaker William J. Howell said Wednesday that he’d directed the House clerk not to include the attempted vetoes in the final enrolled version of the budget, saying they were invalid.
After Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order last month aimed at barring discrimination, the House of Delegates passed a bill Thursday that would protect religious organizations from losing state benefits due to their beliefs.
Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are offering proposals to expand access to drug treatment programs, but there has been an institutional reluctance to fund the kind of treatment that one former drug czar says is most effective. In the final story in her series “Hooked on Heroin,” WTOP’s Jamie Forzato looks ahead to this year’s legislative session and discusses what lawmakers are preparing to do.
When Ginny Lovitt found her brother had overdosed in 2013, there was nothing she could do “but call 911 and wait” while he died. Since then, she has made it her personal mission to teach anyone who will listen about a life-saving drug that can bring someone back from the brink of death. In the fourth story of her Hooked on Heroin series, WTOP’s Jamie Forzato examines naloxone, the efforts to put it in more hands and the obstacles that remain.
The projected budget shortfall and this year’s statewide elections will likely shape the 46-day legislative session that begins Wednesday.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation has rolled out a new campaign geared toward the LGBT community.
Virginia is reporting record tax revenues, but there’s a problem: The amount collected still isn’t high enough to pay the bills.
Tourism is one of the five largest industries in Virginia and its revenue increased by 2.3 percent in 2015.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe says there was nothing wrong with the Secretary of Trade’s luxury box at the Redskins game, since it was part of the battle among D.C., Maryland and Virginia to be home to the next Washington football stadium.
D.C., Virginia and Maryland have declared states of emergency. D.C. also declared a snow emergency that goes into effect Friday morning.
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