Richmond student faced violence before graduation slaying, report says

An investigation into a deadly shooting after the Huguenot High graduation in June found that school staff were told about past threats toward a victim in recent years, but failed to alert others.

By Olivia Diaz and Sabby RobinsonJanuary 20, 2024

Va. lawmakers rebuke State Dept. for not paying group that helped Afghans

A Northern Virginia nonprofit incurred nearly $700,000 providing emergency medical care for people who fled Afghanistan in 2021. The State Department owes them.

By Antonio OlivoJanuary 19, 2024

Alexandria residents sue city to preserve single-family-only zoning

An Alexandria civic group created last year to preserve the city’s single-family neighborhoods has moved its fight to court.

By Teo ArmusJanuary 19, 2024

Youngkin signals support for Metro boost as Democrats file arena bills

Va. Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) told lawmakers he will support an increase in Metro funding, which Democrats demanded before considering sports arena for Potomac Yards.

By Gregory S. Schneider and Laura VozzellaJanuary 19, 2024

Virginia Senate bill launches effort to build a casino in Tysons Corner

The bill would allow Fairfax County voters to decide if a casino can help reverse the impacts of office vacancies and declining Metro ridership caused by the pandemic.

By Antonio OlivoJanuary 19, 2024

Activists push both sides of guns issue in a divided Richmond

At Virginia’s General Assembly, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has become an open-air debating ground for the issue of guns and gun violence.

By Gregory S. Schneider and Laura VozzellaJanuary 15, 2024

Lots of buzz, few details: Va. lawmakers in the dark on proposed arena

Virginia’s General Assembly will have to act on a plan to bring Capitals and Wizards to Potomac Yard, but so far the specifics of the deal are elusive.

By Gregory S. Schneider and Laura VozzellaJanuary 14, 2024

A school band re-created a Metallica concert. The thrash masters paid up.

Oakton High School’s marching band played five songs, including “Enter Sandman,” and wore costumes for Metallica’s inaugural competition.

By Kyle MelnickJanuary 13, 2024

Group files suit over Prince William Digital Gateway data center project

The project to build as many as 34 data centers on mostly rural land in the Gainesville area has been riddled with controversy since it was proposed in 2020.

By Antonio OlivoJanuary 12, 2024

Alexandria could rename some Confederate streets, but it’s just step one

Alexandria City Council could vote to rename four of the Virginia city’s Confederate streets, capping off a new, annual process to gradually change these names.

By Teo ArmusJanuary 11, 2024

Scott becomes Va.’s first Black House speaker as legislative session begins

The vote took place as lawmakers returned to Richmond Wednesday, convening their session with a heavy focus on taxes and incentives for the proposed Wizards/Caps arena.

By Gregory S. Schneider and Laura VozzellaJanuary 10, 2024

As Don Scott becomes Va. speaker, emotion and an unexpected guest

Portsmouth Democrat Don L. Scott Jr. spoke of faith and redemption as he became the first Black person chosen as speaker of the House in Virginia history.

By Gregory S. SchneiderJanuary 10, 2024

Police say DNA links man to killings in ‘Colonial Parkway murders’ case

Virginia and federal officials said this week that DNA evidence suggests a man who died in 2017 was responsible for three long-unsolved murders in Hampton Roads.

By Gregory S. SchneiderJanuary 9, 2024

Va. General Assembly girds for fights over arena, taxes, schools and more

The Virginia legislature kicks off its 2024 session on Wednesday, with 60 days for Democrats to tussle with Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) over priorities.

By Gregory S. Schneider and Laura VozzellaJanuary 7, 2024

Va. Democrat Leslie Mehta joins primary race to challenge Rep. Rob Wittman

Democrat Leslie Mehta, former lead attorney with the ACLU of Virginia, hopes to take on Rep. Rob Wittman (R) in November’s general election.

By Laura VozzellaJanuary 4, 2024

‘Tunnel girl’ gets heart emojis, sneers over mining project beneath Va. home

Her videos — the most popular seen by 7.7 million viewers as of this week — recently prompted the town of Herndon to shut down the project.

By Antonio OlivoJanuary 4, 2024

Historic Occoquan has vibrant events, small-town amenities

Where We Live | Residents and visitors enjoy shops, restaurants and landmark attractions

By Madison RudolfJanuary 3, 2024

Leesburg-area landowner donates historic 85-acre plot to become a park

The land now making up Cattail Regional Park, a sprawling patch of forest and fields just outside Leesburg, was donated to Northern Virginia’s parks authority.

By Teo ArmusJanuary 1, 2024

Loudoun County Public Schools has a reputation problem. Can its new leader fix it?

Aaron Spence was aware of the challenges Loudoun County’s public schools faced when he agreed to become superintendent. He hopes to help the district rebuild.

By Karina ElwoodDecember 31, 2023

Wages and health care: New Year’s Day brings new laws to the DMV

Though little is changing in the District, lawmakers in Maryland and Virginia passed more than a dozen new laws that take effect Monday.

By Katie Shepherd, Laura Vozzella and Michael Brice-SaddlerDecember 31, 2023