No, but it’s possible to draw a competitive district that’s mostly west of the mountains – if you’re willing to do some gerrymandering.
Did anyone really expect the parties to agree on a plan? Here’s how other states with redistricting commissions avoid partisan gridlock.
Using a fund originally intended for school construction, Virginia has spent 33 times more on teacher retirements over the past six years than on construction.
The process hasn’t been pretty but we have gotten to see how both parties would like to gerrymander the state.
What if we drew a congressional district that united the New River Valley, the Roanoke Valley and Lynchburg?
Yes, and it can be very easily done. But will it be?
The Fightin’ Ninth has limited ways to expand, so which way will it be?
Here’s what some voters have told the commission. So far, the results are mixed.
It’s not simply because they’re rural because there are lots of rural counties with much higher vaccination rates. So what is it?
What Appalachia really needs is more private investment. So why aren’t all those companies who profess a commitment to social values making Appalachia one of those?