The governor reclassified a series of crimes, leading to far-reaching change starting Monday.
Sen. Mark Warner and other Va. politicians of all stripes gather at the annual political meet-and-greet.
A council member says the city wants to speed commutes and get financial help maintaining roads and bridges.
They came for the cherry blossoms, but crowds also wound up photographing trash heaps
About one-quarter of eligible voters cast ballots in the mayoral primary, a significant drop from 2010.
For many, the mayoral election seemed a solemn — even dour — duty filled with complexities.
Some see the medical need and the suspicions of waste at closer range than state legislators.
Legislators passed ethics, mental health and school testing reforms on last day, but budget still in limbo.
The governor and House GOP remain in a stalemate just days before legislative session is to end.
Loopholes remain in two proposed bills that aim to move the state past the McDonnell scandal.
McAuliffe visits hospital to press for program, while business groups argue the benefits.
Conflicting budgets could mean extended legislative session or even a shutdown of state government.
It’s likely to be rejected, but it could strengthen delegates’ hand for negotiations with senators.
As a teen, Edgar Coker Jr. had followed attorney’s advice and admitted to a false charge of rape.
A day of mixed emotions after federal judge rules Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
Prominent conservative makes at least the seventh GOP candidate for the battleground district.
A Va. Tech victim’s father and an unbending gun-rights supporter spar over what it means to be safe.
General Assembly works against a Tuesday deadline to move legislation to the other chamber — or let it die.
After his first bill-signing, the new governor calls for bipartisan compromise on the new health law.
The measure created a diplomatic flap when the Japanese ambassador said trade relations could suffer.
Mike Laris came to Post by way of Los Angeles and Beijing. He’s written about the world’s greatest holstein bull, earth’s biggest pork producer, home builders, the homeless, steel workers and Italian tumors. In China, he reported on floods, riots, cave dwellers, dissidents, fat kids and an Olympic mountain biker.