Latest Virginia state government News

Schools to appeal teacher's return after transgender remark

Jun. 11, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system plans to appeal a judge's order to reinstate a suspended gym teacher who spoke at a school board meeting against a proposal requiring that transgender students be addressed by their preferred pronouns. WTOP-FM...

2 women vie to make history as Virginia lieutenant governor

Jun. 11, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's been nearly three decades since Virginia's only woman to win a statewide race held political office. That drought will end in November when voters decide whether Democratic Del. Hala Ayala or former Republican legislator Winsome Sears will be...

Dems: McAuliffe win shows 'roadmap' for beating Youngkin

Jun. 09, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe outperformed his own campaign’s expectations, winning every city and county as he coasted to victory in the Democratic primary for Virginia governor, an election his party said showed persistent enthusiasm among its voters even in a post-Trump era. ...

Far left Dems Carter, Samirah to lose in Virginia primary

Jun. 09, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Two of the most left-leaning Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly lost their reelection bids after being defeated in the Democratic primary. Lee Carter, a two-term socialist Democrat who represents the Manassas area, lost to challenger...

FBI: Perceived grievances drove Virginia Beach mass shooter

Jun. 09, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A city engineer who fatally shot 12 people in a Virginia Beach municipal building in 2019 “was motivated by perceived workplace grievances” that “he fixated on for years,” according to findings released by the FBI on Wednesday. The...

Herring, Ayala win Democratic down-ballot races in Virginia

Jun. 09, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring fended off a strong primary challenge, while Del. Hala Ayala emerged from a field of six candidates to win the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in Tuesday's primary election. Herring and Ayala will...

Several Virginia House incumbents ousted in primary

Jun. 08, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Challengers from across the ideological spectrum ousted or appeared close to defeating a handful of incumbents in the Virginia House of Delegates, including a Republican and several Democrats, in Tuesday’s primary election. The nomination contests...

McAuliffe wins Democratic nomination for Virginia governor

Jun. 08, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe, the energetic former Virginia governor and longtime fixture of Democratic politics, won the party’s nomination Tuesday in his quest for a second term in office. McAuliffe will go on to face GOP nominee and political newcomer...

Del. Hala Ayala wins Democratic primary for Virginia lieutenant governor, vies to be 1st woman in the office

Jun. 08, 2021 21:27 PM EDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Del. Hala Ayala wins Democratic primary for Virginia lieutenant governor, vies to be 1st woman in the office.

Incumbent Mark Herring defeats challenger Jay Jones in Democratic primary for Virginia attorney general

Jun. 08, 2021 20:41 PM EDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Incumbent Mark Herring defeats challenger Jay Jones in Democratic primary for Virginia attorney general.