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Roanoke, VA, United States

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Past articles by Joe:

House subcommittee kills marijuana legislation

A House of Delegates subcommittee has killed legislation that would have established a retail marketplace for marijuana in Virginia. The vote makes it highly unlikely retail sales of marijuana will begin in early 2024. → Read More

Affordable Energy Act continues to advance in General Assembly

High electric bills have gotten the attention of state lawmakers. And legislation they say could make a difference is advancing in the General Assembly. → Read More

Mental health improvements win bipartisan support

The Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate approved competing budget plans Thursday, but one area where there appears to be broad bipartisan support is improving Virginia’s behavioral health system. → Read More

Senate committee kills repeal of local grocery tax

The Senate Finance Committee has voted down legislation that would have completed the repeal of the grocery tax. → Read More

Virginia Tech leaders offer sympathy and support to UVA community

Rector Tish Long and President Tim Sands offered words of sympathy and support for the University of Virginia community, during Monday's meeting of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. → Read More

Gold mining study calls for updated regulations in Virginia

A new report on gold mining in Virginia says the state should update its laws and regulations to protect against potential impacts to public health and the environment. → Read More

State revenues grow, even as economy slows

State revenues continued to grow in the first quarter of the budget year, even as the national economy slowed. → Read More

Rising profile fuels speculation about Gov. Youngkin’s national prospects

The rising profile of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is fueling speculation he has national political aspirations. → Read More

Withdrawal of energy legislation buoys pipeline opponents

Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline claimed a victory Tuesday evening, when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin withdrew legislation that would have fast-tracked fossil fuel projects, and cleared the way for the MVP. → Read More

Libertarian committee members vote to dissolve state organization, but decision remains in dispute

The State Central Committee of Virginia’s Libertarian Party has voted to dissolve the organization in the Commonwealth. → Read More

Critics challenge Youngkin’s executive actions

As Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin advances his policy goals, Democrats say he is overstepping his authority and defying state law. → Read More

Skill games back online in Virginia

Skill Games are going back online across the Commonwealth, after a judge granted a temporary injunction Monday. → Read More

Supporters of skill games call on state lawmakers to reconsider ban

The company that supplied many of the skill games that operated in Virginia says illegal machines have multiplied since a statewide ban took effect last summer, costing the state millions of dollars in revenue. → Read More

Judge declines to move skill games lawsuit to Richmond

A judge in Greensville County has denied a change of venue for a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on skill games. → Read More

Skill games lawsuit spurs First Amendment debate

A lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ban on skill games is fueling a debate over the First Amendment. → Read More

Herring requests funding for gun violence prevention

With lawmakers returning to Richmond for a special session of the General Assembly, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is calling for additional funding to fight gun violence. → Read More

Roanoke Marine’s remains identified, 70 years after his death during Korean War

70 years after a Roanoke Marine was killed in the Korean War, his remains have been identified. → Read More

State lawmakers to reconvene to act on amendments

The Virginia House and Senate are scheduled to reconvene at noon on Wednesday to act on amendments. → Read More

Virginia lawmakers consider legislation to speed vaccinations

Thursday, the Senate Education and Health Committee reported SB1445 on a unanimous vote. → Read More

COVIDWISE app tops 300,000 downloads

The COVIDWISE contact tracing app that Virginia rolled out a week ago has been downloaded more than 300,000 times. → Read More