| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:22 PM
In a microcosm of the national partisan divide over federal health care reform, popularly known as Obamacare, Virginia has put one element — the expansion of Medicaid — front and center in the political debate preceding November's election....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Starting July 1st, texting while driving will be a primary offense; you can be pulled over if an officer suspects you of doing it.
The big question: is it enforceable?
The short answer, it's going to be tough.
The ban on texting while driving...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:14 PM
In Virginia the most common tick bite comes from the Lone Star tick. "You'll pick up 50 to 100 Lone Stars for every one black-legged tick," said David Gaines, state entomologist. Yet Lyme Disease, carried exclusively by the immature black-legged, or...
| Apr 20, 2013
— When Mathew Vance began looking for a job in Hampton Roads, he had plenty of experience to sell.
The 30-year-old Wyoming native had been a combat medic in the Army and later in the Texas Army National Guard. He had deployed twice to Iraq,...
| May 17, 2012
| 2:50 PM
Williamsburg is one of America?s first planned cities, laid out more than 300 years ago under Gov. Francis Nicholson. The design of this ?new and well-ordered city? covering 220 acres reflected its eminence on the continent as the capital of the largest...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 4:51 AM
In our Election 2012 coverage, we focus on the 9th Congressional District. It is located in the southwestern portion of the state and it includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd and Craig Counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke Counties.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley won't tell Marylanders what he thinks marriage is, or how he came to support same-sex marriage, but he is certain "gender" is irrelevant to the marital relationship and the preservation of family and society.
Even pagan Rome, which...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:05 PM
If you get an advertisement in the mail, there's a chance it came from Bedford County.
Mail America has been in Forest since 1989, printing and sending out documents for clients.
"We love Bedford County," said Mail America's managing director, David...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:32 AM
The Virginia U.S. Senate race is among the most closely watched and hotly contested in the country, and the outcome could determine which party controls the Senate.
WDBJ7's Hollani Davis goes one on one with Republican George Allen.
| Apr 28, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Roanoke was the setting Saturday for the first of three debates for a statewide election.
The Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate went head to head Saturday afternoon at the Sheraton.
Four candidates are vying for the republican nomination for the...
| May 11, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Eight Virginia health groups, from pediatricans to the Virginia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, are urging the General Assembly to reject the governor’s amendment restricting access to psychiatric medications for those on...