Virginia Governor Ralph Northam News

Holding a Phone While Driving Will Soon Be Illegal in Virginia

It will soon be illegal in Virginia to hold a phone while driving. WAVY-TV reported that the new state law takes effect in January. Authorities say that making the practice illegal and enforceable is an important step toward reducing deaths …

Virginia Governor to Name Ex-Administration Official as Top Regulator

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said Wednesday he will appoint an attorney and former member of his administration to a soon-to-be vacant spot on the powerful State Corporation Commission. Northam said he plans to name Angela Navarro to the post in …

Virginia State Officials Lay Out Plan to Address Rising Seas

Virginia state officials have laid out a plan to protect the state’s coastal communities from sea-level rise that could inundate land and roads and threaten property in the decades ahead. Governor Ralph Northam joined other state and local officials on …

Several Injured in Blast, Fire at Virginia Shopping Center

Officials said an investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Saturday morning that injured several people. Three people were hospitalized as a result of the incident that was …

Two Killed in Construction Accident at Amazon Site in Virginia

Two construction workers have died after an accident at the future site of an Amazon fulfillment center in Virginia. Suffolk city officials say the accident occurred Saturday afternoon at Northgate Commerce Parkway. News outlets report that there was a structural …

Virginia Insurers ‘Actively Preparing’ for Florence; State’s Top 10 Home Insurers

The Virginia Bureau of Insurance says it is “confident that insurers are actively preparing for this storm” as the potential impact of Hurricane Florence is anticipated in the state. “The Bureau’s focus is first – to encourage everyone to prepare …