Latest Virginia state government News

Lynchburg Police investigate vandalism at pregnancy center

Jun. 26, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating vandalism at a pregnancy center that discourages women from having an abortion. Lynchburg Police on Saturday said the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center was spray painted with graffiti. The words “If abortion ain't safe, you...

Youngkin said he will seek legislation on abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Friday that he will seek legislation to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy in comments shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The Republican told The Washington Post he has asked four...

Vega, Kiggans win GOP nod to face Reps. Spanberger, Luria

Jun. 21, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters picked two women, a state senator and a Hispanic law enforcement official, on Tuesday as the Republican nominees for what could be two of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races. Jen Kiggans defeated three challengers to win the...

Yesli Vega wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 21:42 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Yesli Vega wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

Terry Namkung wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 3rd Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 20:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Terry Namkung wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 3rd Congressional District.

Jen Kiggans wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 19:44 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jen Kiggans wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.

Ben Cline wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 6th Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 19:37 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Cline wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 6th Congressional District.

Donald Beyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 8th Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2022 19:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Beyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 8th Congressional District.

Youngkin touts achievements during ceremonial budget signing

Jun. 21, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Tuesday touted his administration's accomplishments during his first five months in office at a ceremonial budget-signing event that seemed more like a high-energy campaign rally than a routine bill-signing ceremony. The...

GOP hopes to carry Virginia success into US House races

Jun. 19, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A GOP sweep of Virginia’s 2021 statewide elections — and particularly Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s win — appears to have energized the Republican field in two of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races. Tuesday’s crowded Republican congressional...