Yesterday, Virginia elected Democratic candidate Danica Roem who is now the first openly transgender woman to have been elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.Read More
In the off-year state legislature elections in Virginia and New Jersey, women are running for office in record-breaking numbers.Read More
The town of Alexandria, Virginia is soliciting ideas for what to rename their slice of the Jefferson Davis Highway.Read More
A couple of days ago, we watched with heartbreak as Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville activist Heather Heyer, spoke at a memorial service for her daughter. She spoke to the fact that she wanted her daughter's death to count for something, and encouraged all of us not to let it have been in vain, but to fight injustice as her daughter no doubt would have continued to do. Bro is now putting that into practice.Read More
Heather D. Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal whose friends described her as a passionate advocate for justice, has been identified as the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday.Read More
Last night, torch-wielding racists and hate groups descended on Charlottesville, Virginia as part of the lead-up to a Unite the Right rally. It looked a hell of a lot like a KKK rally.Read More
Last night, Virginia held its Democratic primary for the state elections, and one winning candidate could potentially make history this Fall.Read More
It's like HB2, but the school also has to out you to your parents.
I have to ask: just who are these bills really protecting?Read More
U.S. Supreme Court to Vote On a High School Bathroom Case Involving a Transgender Student For the First Time
Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old trans boy in Virginia, just wants to use the boys' bathroom at the high school he attends. A July ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked an appeal by the Gloucester County School Board to force students to use bathrooms according to the gender they were assigned at birth. Now, the case has been kicked up to the U.S. Supreme Court, who will vote directly on an issue of transgender rights for the first time.Read More
Virginia is as much a Lynchian cinematic experience as it is a game, with a disorienting narrative that jumps between timelines, as the boundaries between reality, dream, and fantasy become blurred. And while it has come to be pigeonholed as a walking simulator, a far more accurate description is lucid dream simulator.Read More
With whom, exactly, is this guy popular?
Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, has apparently decided that the only way to protect children from being raped is by outlawing oral and anal sex for consenting adults. Because that obviously makes sense.Read More
It seems that someone thought fireworks weren't festive enough for the Fourth of July. 'MURICA!
Though your weekend sucked because it was like a trillion degrees pretty much wherever you were in the U.S.? Well, you're not wrong, but at least you didn't have to leave your nice, air-conditioned living room because your block was in danger of exploding. A neighborhood in Leesburg, Virginia had to be evacuated this Saturday after a woman discovered anti-tank missiles while cleaning out her garden shed. Neither she nor the authorities have any idea what they were doing there.Read More
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If you're anywhere on the East Coast, you may have felt a little shaking. We did too. A 5.9 magnitude quake in Virginia was felt all up and down the east coast around 2:00pm EST today. According to early Twitter and social media accounts, the shaking was felt everywhere from Virginia up to New York City. It's worth noting that the last time NYC experienced anything that could even be loosely considered an earthquake was way back in August of 1884, so even just a little wobble is pretty weird. I figured I was just a little dizzy, and then that maybe everyone was just a little dizzy, and then that there was some kind of earthquake going on.
Following the strongest Colorado earthquake in a century, it kind of makes you wonder what kind of party is going on in our earthy basement. Maybe that 2012 date was a little off. Or if you're from the West Coast, maybe it makes you wonder if New Yorkers will freak out about anything.
The graph below puts the magnitude into perspective.Read More
Verizon is experiencing a state-wide outage in Virginia (and parts of North Carolina), leaving thousands of sexts unsent (and heinously, unread). There are reports of Verizon calling back ex-employees to work on the problem, which leads us to believe the issue is more than just a cut line.
Verizon Wireless is aware of the issue and our crews are addressing it. We’ll share more information as it becomes available.[WTKR] Read More