Why having a plan matters, and why other communities should take notice.
What will the Supreme Court do on redistricting?
Or will it do anything?
The hidden lessons in the census
Why a slight population loss is actually good news for Danville.
How redistricting will change our politics (or not)
Who wins and loses politically in the proposed maps?
The vaccine divide isn’t as rural-urban as people think
Nevertheless, some counties in Southwest and Southside have Third World vaccination rates.
Was report on coalfield economy worth the trouble?
The study on the coalfields economy — part of what the region got in return for the repeal of coal tax credits — is now out.
12 winners and losers in the proposed redistricting maps
A look at geopolitical power: Which localities in Southwest and Southside will gain influence and which ones will lose.
A closer look at the redistricting maps for Southwest and Southside
Some districts are practically perfect, others not so much. Here’s who wins and loses.
Some of these proposed districts are a mess
Some of the proposed General Assembly districts for the Roanoke and New River valleys make no sense. Lots of maps here.
Should districts be coherent or competitive?
Many voters want the latter out of redistricting, but here’s why it’s hard to draw competitive districts.