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Legal Cloud Lifts For Controversial Alexandria Waterfront Plan

Thanks to a recent ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court in Richmond, developers now have a green light to start demolishing a series of old abandoned warehouses and building structures in Alexandria that are much larger than what's there now.
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Uber Tweaks Airport Pickups To Create 'Virtual Queue'

Faced with rules that prevent its drivers from hanging out on airport property waiting for rides, Uber is tweaking its system for ride-hailing pick-ups at Reagan National and Dulles International airports.
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Bi-County Parkway Project In Northern Virginia Hits A Snag — In Richmond

The state Department of Transportation will not pursue the project in Prince William and Loudoun counties, but that doesn't mean it's dead yet.

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D.C. Attorney General Signs Off On $20M Plan For All-Boys Preparatory School

A program designed to help black and Latino boys in D.C. drew accusations earlier this year that it violated gender equality, but Attorney General Karl Racine dimissed such concerns.

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Streetcar, 'Accountability' Among Key Points Of Bowser Address

D.C.'s new mayor said the H Street streetcar would survive and that "accountability" — from police, politicians and other officials — would be a defining aspect of her administration.

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Hogan's Promise To Cut Maryland Taxes Curbed By Lawmakers

In his campaign last year, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pledged to cut taxes in the state, but so far only two minor measures have made it out of committee.

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Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies

The court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs.
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Indiana Governor Reaffirms Support For Criticized Religious Freedom Law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addressed the continuing controversy surrounding his state's religious freedom law Tuesday.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 1, 2015

A local artist gets the attention he craved more than 40 years ago. A play reinterprets history and religion.

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Retired Virginia Marines Win National DanceSport Championships

The National DanceSport Championships were held in Maryland this weekend, and a pair of retired Marine Lieutenant Colonels bested other groups several years their junior.
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U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up To 28 Percent By 2025

The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. It is part of a plan for a new international treaty to be hammered out in December in Paris.
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What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?

More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.