Government & Politics

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

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Many young people are disconnected from school and work, a situation that some say can lead to a life of crime and prison. In Virginia Beach, for example, 20 percent of blacks age 16 to 24 are not in school and have no job. Now one Virginia congressman has a very expensive solution.

Democrats need to win thirty seats to regain control of the U.S. House, and to do that they must record some upsets on November 8th.  That could happen in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District where Tom Periello was elected in 2008.

New Poll Shows Clinton Leads Among Virginia Voters

Sep 26, 2016
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Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump here in Virginia, according to a new poll from Christopher Newport University.

Absentee Voting Starts Today in Virginia

Sep 23, 2016
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Voting in Election 2016 is underway in Virginia. Absentee voting began this morning. As Michael Pope tells us, the last few election cycles have seen a dramatic rise in absentee balloting in Virginia.

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Opponents of Virginia’s photo ID law made their case today before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  They claim the requirement creates an unnecessary burden for people who want to vote.