Gun debate looms again in Va. congressional district miles from NRA

A gun-control advocate will take on a Navy veteran opposed to federal gun control, offering voters a stark contrast on an issue likely to dominate the national conversation in the wake of two mass shootings.

By Meagan FlynnMay 28, 2022

At NRA gathering in Texas, Winsome Sears says guns aren’t the problem

Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears gave a rousing defense of gun rights at a National Rifle Association meeting in Texas on Friday, just days after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in the state.

By Gregory S. Schneider and Laura VozzellaMay 27, 2022

At Arlington National Cemetery, a convicted killer rests among heroes

Before the interment of Lt. Andrew Chabrol, he was executed for the abduction, rape and murder of Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa Harrington. Now a fellow Navy veteran fights for his remains to be removed.

By Hope Hodge SeckMay 27, 2022

McLean, Va., house with garden oasis lists for $3.5 million

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The grounds include English gardens, a private courtyard, heated swimming pool and spa, a gazebo with a fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen.

By Kathy OrtonMay 27, 2022

Virginia budget compromise gives Gov. Glenn Youngkin partial win

The proposed budget bill, which still needs approval from the full House and Senate and ultimately Youngkin, would give the governor a partial victory on the tax cuts he vowed to deliver on the campaign trail last year.

By Laura VozzellaMay 26, 2022

Va. lawmakers voted to dissolve a troubled town. Can residents save it?

The town of Pound, Va., is a worst-case scenario of local government gone wrong. Now the town stands to lose its charter unless local leaders can put aside differences and work together.

By Gregory S. SchneiderMay 26, 2022

Key Virginia senators raise doubts about Commanders stadium bill

The effort to lure the Washington Commanders to Virginia could be in trouble when the General Assembly returns to the Capitol next week.

By Laura VozzellaMay 25, 2022

Lawsuit alleges Alexandria has been polluting Potomac with coal tar

City officials said they have worked with Virginia officials to remediate the remnants of contamination at a former gas plant in Old Town.

By Teo ArmusMay 25, 2022

Covid closed downtown D.C. businesses. Many reopened — in the suburbs.

As businesses struggled and closed in downtown D.C., more popped up in the cheaper, larger spaces of the suburbs.

By John D. HardenMay 24, 2022

Virginia General Assembly to return June 1 to vote on state budget

Legislators will vote on a budget deal that will be struck by a handful of negotiators.

By Laura VozzellaMay 23, 2022

Commanders acquire right to buy 200 acres in Va. for potential new stadium

The franchise has been considering sites in Maryland, Virginia and the District for a new stadium, and its recent option to purchase the land could signal that the team has narrowed its options.

By Sam Fortier,  Laura Vozzella and Antonio OlivoMay 23, 2022

He beat the best-funded GOP candidate in Virginia’s 10th. Meet Hung Cao.

Hung Cao — a Vietnamese refugee, Navy veteran and first-time candidate — surprised political insiders, considering he had little name recognition.

By Meagan FlynnMay 22, 2022

Virginia budget negotiators signal they are close to a deal

Details on what’s in the compromise being hashed out by a handful of senators and delegates remain a closely guarded secret, since the General Assembly is in a special session, with most legislators back home in their districts instead of Richmond, where the dealmaking is underway.

By Laura VozzellaMay 22, 2022

Rep. Bob Good gets nod for 2nd term in Va. GOP convention; Cao also wins

Rep. Bob Good faced Charlottesville GOP Chairman Dan Moy in a party convention in the 5th District, while first-time candidate Hung Cao emerged victorious in a crowded 10th District contest.

By Meagan Flynn and Teo ArmusMay 22, 2022

Va. Gov. Youngkin restores voting rights to thousands of ex-felons

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican who has typically projected a tough-on-crime image, has restored civil rights to thousands of ex-felons.

By Laura VozzellaMay 20, 2022

Virginia Democrats press Youngkin to reverse stricter telework policy

Democrats say Youngkin's policy requiring state employees to start in-person work full-time by July 5 will send many to the private sector.

By Antonio OlivoMay 20, 2022

T.J. Oshie puts his McLean, Va., house on market for $7.5 million

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The three-level house in the Langley Farms community was built in 1996 by Ray Ritchie, a senior executive of Boston Properties. The Oshies bought it in 2017.

By Kathy OrtonMay 20, 2022

Fairfax officials launch campaign to grow tourism beyond Mount Vernon

Rebranded as "Potomac Banks," the southeastern portion of Fairfax is set for a transformation. Officials hope to add as many as 10,000 new homes by 2030, with new bus rapid transit lanes on an expanded Richmond Highway.

By Antonio OlivoMay 18, 2022

Raspberry Falls is about more than golf

WHERE WE LIVE | The Leesburg, Va., community of 201 single-family homes nestled around the award-winning Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club is beloved by residents for its green spaces, amenities and location.

By Madison RudolfMay 18, 2022

Virginia’s 10th has gone blue. But 11 Republicans hope to flip it.

National Republicans — and nearly a dozen locally — are still targeting Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D) despite steady blue trends in the Northern Virginia district.

By Meagan FlynnMay 18, 2022