Politics

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NPR

 Rep. Denver Riggleman faced a conservative backlash after he officiated a same-sex wedding for two Republicans.

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VPM

New federal paperwork filed by Republican Congressional hopeful Bob Good shows he owned at least $250,000 in assets that have not previously been disclosed in similar state filings.

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The Washington Monthly

D.C. statehood would be a boon for Democrats. But experts say the party will have to get over its squeamishness about expanding its own power to make it happen.

Investigations

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VPM, Associated Press

A small but vocal group of left-wing activists are calling for Virginia Democrats to stop taking money from a prominant donor tied to a major ICE contractor.

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VPM

The Richmond Times-Dispatch published two columns endorsing a controversial downtown redevelopment project that was signed by local university presidents but written by the developer.

This piece won a regional Murrow award for investigative reporting.

Features

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NPR/VPM

Voter registration has plummeted due to the coronavirus. But organizers are hoping to harness protesters' energy to change that.

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The Cambodia Daily

In spite of Dream Land’s spotty safety record and subpar marks from tourists—Tripadvisor reviews have titles like “Zombieland” and “Do Not Go”—some locals will miss the amusement park.

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VPM / Here & Now

Isolated by segregation and racism, Richmond's growing community of Black medical professionals banded together to treat the unprecedented 1918 pandemic.

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VPM/NPR

Doctor Cameron Webb is making inroads in a district that hasn't voted for a Democrat in over a decade. His optimism is shared by Democrats across the country in 2020.

Profiles

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The Cambodia Daily

His mind was damaged by the Canadian government, but David Nixon's memories of Cambodia live on.

VPM/NPR

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says he's "rising like a phoenix from ashes" with a run for governor, roughly a year after two women accused him of sexual assault. Some activists say he should step aside.

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VPM

Several years ago, Shohei Tsutsumi moved from Osaka to rural North Carolina to study Appalachian music. He's now a world-renowned old time musician.

 

This story was part of a series that won a Virginias AP Broadcasting award.

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