Government & Politics

An in-depth look at the issues and policies of our government from the local, state and national levels.

AP Photo/Steve Helber

The Democratic primary for governor is only two months away, and the campaign is heating up. The five candidates seeking the party’s nomination have met for the first televised debate of the primary season.

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When should governments decide to overlook requirements that they meet in-person and in-public?

Associated Press

The leader of Lynchburg-based Liberty University seems increasingly interested in politics, and now it appears Mr. Falwell may be going to Washington. 

NPR

Heading into the legislative session, both of Virginia’s lawmaking bodies remain controlled by Republicans. Two special elections in the state senate yesterday could have possibly flipped that control.

NPR

Should candidates for local offices be identified as Republicans or Democrats in Virginia? That’s an issue now being considered by the courts. 

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