Ana Ley, The Virginian-Pilot

Ana Ley

The Virginian-Pilot

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Ana:

In honor of Miss Vicki, pink ambulances across Hampton Roads aim to raise breast cancer awareness

Miss Vicki Prescott's survival story so inspired her coworkers, they decked out an ambulance in the breast cancer awareness color: pink. → Read More

Gas stations around Hampton Roads continue to hit empty: ‘This is unlike any situation I have seen in my 23 years’

AAA Tidewater Virginia spokesperson Holly Collins Dalby said the difficulty some people are having finding gas is partly due to the pipeline shutdown and partly because of drivers’ panic. She encouraged drivers to stay calm and to stop hoarding gasoline. → Read More

This weekend, 4 Republicans compete to be Virginia’s next attorney general

The candidates have vowed to push back against liberal changes in policy made by a Democrat-led General Assembly and governor’s mansion. → Read More

The 4 Republicans running to be Virginia’s attorney general, in their own words

Here are their answers to the question: If elected, what would be your top priority and how would you get it done? → Read More

The 7 Republicans running to be Virginia’s governor, in their own words

Candidates' answers to the question: What do you realistically expect to achieve if you win the governor’s seat? → Read More

7 Republicans vie for party’s nomination in governor’s race

Candidates run on promises of easing or eliminating pandemic restrictions, strengthening gun rights and opposition to liberal education reform. → Read More

The 5 Democrats running to be Virginia’s governor, in their own words

The Pilot asked two questions of each candidate in the Democratic primary. Here's what they had to say. → Read More

Police videos like the Windsor one that went viral usually stay secret in Virginia

State law gives police wide latitude to keep such footage from the public, and it's not clear that will change even with recent legislation passed by Democrats. → Read More

Virginia delegates vote to legalize marijuana July 1; Senate still debating

In a bill passed in February, legalization would not have come until 2024. → Read More

All Virginians 16+ will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 18, Northam says

Every Virginian in the highest risk groups who has pre-registered for an appointment to get a shot has gotten one, the governor said. → Read More

Amtrak’s 3rd daily train between Norfolk and D.C. should begin this year

Newport News will get another train in 2026. The added service is part of a just-finalized $3.7 billion deal that was first announced more than a year ago. → Read More

Marijuana could be legal in Virginia this summer, instead of 2024 as planned

Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing moving up legalization by years, and top members of the Democratically controlled legislature are on board. → Read More

How a longtime Virginia Beach Republican left the party of Trump and became a Democratic candidate

Kim Melnyk, a school board member, has been called a local Republican leader. Now she’s running in a Democratic primary for delegate, irking some in that party. → Read More

Most Virginians haven’t decided who they favor for governor, new poll shows

Amanda Chase has the most GOP support for governor. Familiar faces — Terry McAuliffe for governor and Mark Herring for attorney general — lead among Democrats. → Read More

Problem with leaked links for vaccine appointments should be fixed next week, state says

The ease of sharing a website address has led hundreds to sign up for events they weren't eligible for, leading to lines and confusion. → Read More

What’s happening in Richmond? In a pandemic, it’s harder than ever to figure it out.

A mostly remote General Assembly session makes it even more challenging for the public — and the press — to figure out. Reporter Ana Ley on what it’s been like. → Read More

Marijuana will be legal in Virginia after historic vote, with dispensaries opening in 2024

Lawmakers approved legalization Friday, and Gov. Ralph Northam has signaled his support. → Read More

Most Republicans and Black Virginians distrust the coronavirus vaccine, a new poll shows

Two out of three Virginians said they "personally know of someone" who has contracted COVID-19, and 29% know of someone who has died. → Read More

Virginia will stop canceling E-ZPasses for 6 months as pandemic continues

The change came after The Pilot wrote about the issue last week. As people stay home and avoid travel, thousands more Virginians than usual are getting deactivation notices. → Read More

Yes, Virginia, your E-ZPass could be deactivated if you don’t use it enough — even during a pandemic

Virginia, unlike most states, deactivates accounts after they go a year without a toll. And many people have been staying home and avoiding travel for 10 months now. → Read More