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Electronic Cigarette Regulations On The Way Video included


The federal government wants to prohibit sales of e-cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under FDA-proposed regulations, but Virginia is already ahead of the curve. More>>

Poll: Majority Oppose VA Medicaid Expansion


A new poll shows that the majority of Virginians oppose a plan favored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to low-income residents. More>>

Postal Workers to Protest in Richmond


Postal workers are planning a protest at a Staples store in Richmond. More>>

Lawmakers Return to Consider McAuliffe Vetoes Video included


State lawmakers have a lot on their plates in the state capitol Wednesday evening, and we're not talking about the budget. More>>

VA Mental Health Subcommittee Members Eager to Get to Work Video included


An intensive, four-year study into Virginia’s mental health system could begin as early as next month. More>>

Fire Weather Watch Issued for Virginia

The Virginia Department of Forestry has issued a fire weather watch for the entire state. More>>

VA to Promote US 60 Stretch as I-64 Alternate


Virginia transportation officials want Interstate 64 travelers to know that there is a less-congested route between Richmond and Hampton Roads. More>>

McDonnell Defense Fund Raises Nearly $150K


Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year. More>>

Fluvanna Sheriff Washington Appointed to VA ABC Position


Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration Tuesday, including Fluvanna County Sheriff Ryant Washington. More>>

State Unclaimed Property Auction Underway


The Virginia Department of the Treasury's annual auction of unclaimed property is underway. More>>

Report: Legal Gay Marriage Could Boost VA Economy


A report by a think tank at UCLA says legalizing gay marriages in Virginia could generate up to $60 million in spending in three years. More>>

Governor McAuliffe Touts First 100 Days in Office Video included

Gov. McAuliffe is celebrating his administration's accomplishments during its first 100 days in office. More>>

VSP to Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday


Virginia State Police will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs at sites across the commonwealth Saturday as part of the National Drug Take-Back Initiative. More>>

Petersburg Police Investigate Weekend Fire as Homicide


Petersburg police are investigating a fire that killed four people over the weekend as a homicide. More>>

AG Herring Speaks to UVA Law Students about Time in Office Thus Far Video included


Friday, VA's Attorney General Mark Herring visited UVA law students to talk about some of the issues he's faced in office thus far. More>>

McAuliffe Alters Felons' Voting Rights Procedures Video included


Governor Terry McAuliffe is making it easier for felons to regain their voting rights. More>>

Gov. McAuliffe Announces Launch of Data.Virginia


Gov. McAuliffe has announced the launch of Data.Virginia, an online portal that will provide easy access to VA’s open data and keep Virginians informed of major initiatives that take advantage of big data. More>>

McAuliffe, Warner Donate Funds Tied to Straw Donor


Gov. Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sen Mark Warner are donating to charity funds tied to a wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. More>>

VA's Jobless Rate Rises to 5% in March


The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5 percent in March. More>>

Judge: Ex. VA Gov. McDonnell Can't Keep Filings from Prosecutors


A judge says former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell can keep some court filings from the public, but not from prosecutors in his public corruption case. More>>

VA Transportation Plan Begins Road Show


State transportation officials are taking their six-year, $13.1 billion draft transportation plan on the road. More>>

VA Boasts Over 240 Farmers Markets


Virginia is seeing an explosion of farmers markets. More>>

Tours Mark Virginia Cave Week April 20-26


Virginia is offering a few walks on the wild side. More>>

VA Transportation Plan Released Wednesday


The CTB released the draft Six-Year Improvement Program, which allocates $13.1 billion to transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2014. More>>

McAuliffe Announces 500 Jobs Coming to Central VA


A customer service center is bringing 500 jobs to Henrico County. More>>

UVA Student Lawsuit Against VA, ABC Agents Heads to Federal Court

Updated: Apr 10, 2014 10:43 AM

A $40M lawsuit against the state and seven agents with VA ABC, filed by UVA student Elizabeth Daly, is headed to federal court. More>>

VA Community Colleges Relax Speech Restrictions


The Virginia Community College System has relaxed its policy governing student speech and demonstrations on campus. More>>

VA Regs Set Hearings on Appalachian Power Rates


Virginia regulators have scheduled hearings on rates that Appalachian Power charges customers for generation, distribution, and transmission services. More>>

VA Educators Unveiling Online Spanish Courses


Virginia educators are launching a new series of online Spanish courses for students. More>>

VA Dems Get New Director


The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina. More>>

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules


A new Congressional report says concerns about electronic cigarettes underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry. More>>

VA College 'Free-Speech Zones' Latest to Fall

The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia. More>>

VA Educators Partner to Help Disabled Students


Educators in Virginia are partnering to help students with disabilities succeed after they leave school. More>>

Civil War Trust Reaches $40M Goal in a Hurry


The Civil War Trust has reached a $40 million fundraising goal with more than a year to spare. More>>

VA AG Files Brief Supporting Gay Marriage


Mark Herring has told an appellate court reviewing a judge's ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional that homosexuals have just as much right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples. More>>

VA's Civil War HistoryMobile Making Richmond Stop


Virginia's Civil War history lesson on wheels is making a stop in Richmond to mark Civil War & Emancipation Day. More>>

Slideshow: St. Patrick's Day Snow


NBC29 viewer photos of the St. Patrick's Day Snow. More>>

Verizon Spends $711M on VA Telecom Upgrades in '13


Verizon says it spent more than $711 million on telecommunications and information technology improvements in Virginia in 2013. More>>

VA House Approves Bill Giving Lawmakers Standing


Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates want to give lawmakers standing in lawsuits where the attorney general and governor have chosen not to participate. More>>

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