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Post-Schar School poll: Northam’s popularity waning during final months as Virginia governor

The governor receives positive marks in handling the economy and the coronavirus pandemic. But his weak image could hurt Democrats in November.
  • Sep 20, 2021
  • Local

As covid-19 patients fill hospitals, health-care workers fight fear and exhaustion: ‘Here we go again’

As the third surge of the coronavirus pandemic continues in the DMV, packing hospitals with mostly unvaccinated patients, health care workers on the front lines are exhausted. In some ways, this phase has been the hardest yet. Earlier this summer, it looked like the widespread availability of vaccines might mean the pandemic was behind them. Now, those on health care’s front lines say they're baffled that after so much pain and death, there is still even a debate over whether to get vaccinated or wear a mask in public. Here are some of their stories.
  • Sep 18, 2021

Afghan refugees in D.C. area face their next hurdle: An affordable housing crunch

Aid groups expect thousands of evacuees to settle in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Youngkin and McAuliffe report massive summer fundraising hauls in Virginia’s race for governor

The GOP candidate reports more contributions for July and August, but the Democrat has twice as much cash on hand.
  • Sep 16, 2021

Virginia senators push DHS to do more to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed by Afghan patients

Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine said hospitals near U.S. military bases temporarily housing Afghan evacuees are already stretched thin by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sep 14, 2021

GOP nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor drops staff before election

Winsome Sears has been trailing Democrat Hala Ayala in most major polls
  • Sep 9, 2021

Afghan crisis wreaked havoc on Northern Virginia hospitals due to lack of federal planning, local officials say

A regional emergency response group has assumed oversight of hospital transports after multiple problems.
  • Sep 7, 2021

Federal charges filed against former EDA director in Front Royal

Jennifer R. McDonald faces 34 counts of money laundering, wire and bank fraud in case involving millions of dollars.
  • Aug 31, 2021

Judges from around the world work to save female Afghan colleagues amid waning hope

There were 250 Afghan female judges in the country. Fewer than 20 have been rescued.
  • Aug 28, 2021

Coronavirus vaccinations underway for Afghan evacuees arriving in Virginia, Gov. Northam says

Evacuees will be housed at three military installations in Virginia before moving to other locations.
  • Aug 27, 2021