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  • Blanding makes her voice heard in Virginia governor’s race

    GLENNS, Va. (AP) — The second and final debate in Virginia’s closely watched governor’s race had been underway for about 10 minutes when a woman started shouting from the audience. “I worked very hard to be on the ballot. I should be up on the stage!” she yelled, as Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin stood by awkwardly

  • Virginia gives Democrats a test of Black turnout before 2022

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University’s homecoming football game, many fans at the historically Black school were ready with answers before he could even ask for their vote. “Everybody I talked to said: ‘Don’t worry, I’ve already voted. I’ve already voted,’” McAuliffe said of his campaign

  • Hearings set in WVa on water company rate hike requests

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Public Service Commission is holding public hearings starting later this month to gather comment on rate increases requested by West Virginia American Water Co. The company seeks increased water rates and charges of approximately $40.4 million annually, a 26.1% increase, for some 167,000 water customers in Boone, Braxton,

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