Ben Cline Parents of Matthew Shepard Campaign for 6th District Candidate By Jessie Knadler • Sep 18, 2018 Jessie Knadler LGBTQ advocates Judy and Dennis Shepard, whose son Matthew was murdered in Wyoming for his sexual orientation twenty years ago, recently joined Sixth District Democratic Congressional candidate Jennifer Lewis at a fundraiser in Staunton. Leaders in Richmond Are Punting School Safety Talks Until Next Year's Session By Michael Pope • Mar 8, 2018 Jamesongravity / Flickr Lawmakers in Richmond may be about to wrap up their General Assembly session, but they’re already pushing school safety to next year. Virginia Doesn't Have Any Sanctuary Cities, But What About Sanctuary Policies? By Michael Pope • Feb 13, 2018 MBandman / Creative Commons Sanctuary cities became one of the hottest issues in the campaign last year. Now it’s become one of the most divisive issues in the General Assembly. How Long Should Schools Suspend Students in Virginia? By Michael Pope • Feb 7, 2018 Jamesongravity / Flickr Lawmakers in Richmond say schools are suspending too many students for too long. Representative Bob Goodlatte To Retire From Congress By David Seidel • Nov 9, 2017 Associated Press Representative Bob Goodlatte will not run for reelection and will retire from Congress.