Latest from Gregory S. Schneider

Virginia’s emergency alert on coronavirus vaccine availability startles some

State data shows visits to the state’s vaccination information website spiked after the alert was sent Monday.
  • Apr 20, 2021

A Black high school baseball team won a championship in 1969. Their hometown waited 50 years to celebrate.

A rural Virginia county tried to make amends by giving the players championship rings at a ceremony on Saturday.
  • Apr 17, 2021

Hurting in Windsor: How a viral police pepper-spray incident has illuminated racial tensions in a small Virginia town

Caught in an unflattering national spotlight, residents hope something better can come from an ugly police encounter.
  • Apr 15, 2021

Windsor police chief says backlash from viral video of pepper-spray incident caused him to fire officer

The chief of the small Virginia department defended the initial stop of a Black Army officer but condemned the actions of the policeman who escalated the violent encounter.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Many Democrats said it was time for a Black woman to lead Virginia. But the party establishment is lining up behind Terry McAuliffe.

Two years after racial scandals and sexual assault allegations rocked Richmond, Democratic leaders are wrestling with that legacy in choosing a nominee for governor.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Northam endorses McAuliffe in race for Democratic nomination for Virginia governor

A crowded, diverse field of Democrats is competing in the June 8 primary.
  • Apr 8, 2021

Justin Fairfax criticized for comparison to George Floyd, Emmett Till at debate

The lieutenant governor, who faces assault accusations by two women, compared himself to Floyd and Till during a gubernatorial debate at Virginia State University.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Virginia General Assembly votes to allow adults to possess marijuana on July 1

Lawmakers also pass sweeping Voting Rights Act, other changes during their one-day session Wednesday.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Virginia Supreme Court clears the way for Charlottesville to take down statue of Robert E. Lee

Ruling appears to make it easier for localities around the state to remove Civil War memorials.
  • Apr 1, 2021

Northam supports Virginia Voting Rights Act, paid sick leave for home health workers and host of other measures at deadline for action

In addition to new laws, Northam proposes amendments to bills that General Assembly will consider April 7.
  • Apr 1, 2021