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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

More than 8,600 Afghans have arrived at Dulles Airport so far, Northam official says

Virginia is planning to open a mass coronavirus vaccination site for new arrivals.
  • Aug 25, 2021

For Afghan refugees, arrival in Northern Virginia comes with relief, exhaustion

Families are being sent to the Dulles Expo Center — just one leg on a long journey.
  • Aug 23, 2021