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'Kojo In Your Community' With U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Virginia is home to one of the largest communities of military and military-related personnel anywhere in the United States. They are an important part of the fabric of our community, and the industries they work in shape our region. Kojo discusses what it means to represent their unique interests with Sen. Tim Kaine.

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Kaine Puts Focus On Defense Economy, Personnel In Kojo Nnamdi Interview

The Virginia Democrat, appearing in a special installment of the "Kojo In Your Community" series, emphasized the need for consistent federal budgeting to protect the defense industry, and he said the government should do more to help military personnel and federal workers.

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Could Metro Be Extended To Centreville And Woodbridge?

Two Virginia lawmakers are revisiting the original Metro route plans, which called for extensions of the transit system as far south as Woodbridge in Prince William County.

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Can Federal Workers In Arlington County Weather Another Tax Increase?

Arlington County residents have traditionally voted in favor of a safety net, but officials wonder whether workers can bear the burden amidst the combined effects of BRAC and sequestration.

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BRAC A Hot-Button Issue In Alexandria City Council Election

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Residents of Alexandria are still smarting from the City Council decision that has added thousands of federal employees to federal roads as part of the BRAC process. The issue could wind up swaying November's election.

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Montgomery County Gets $40M For Walter Reed Transportation Improvements

Montgomery County will get $40 million to make transportation improvements around the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, an area which has seen increased traffic since Walter Reed merged with the National Naval Medical Center there. 

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Pentagon Approves $180M To Widen U.S. 1 In Fairfax

To help cope with increased traffic stemming from Department of Defense employees moving to Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon has approved a $180 million expansion of Route 1.

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Fairfax Officials Favor Widening Route 1 In Place

After calls to widen Route 1 in Fairfax County to accomodate traffic from Fort Belvoir, delegates in the county are now backing a plan to widen in place, rather than route the road around historic property.

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U.S. Route 1 Widening Decision Coming Soon

The Federal Highway Administration is about to decide the route for a widened Route 1 in Fairfax County, and it seems like either option is going to leave some people unhappy.

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Moran Criticizes BRAC Traffic Planning On Rt. 50 DoD Facility

Virginia representative Jim Moran leveled criticism at the Department of Defense for not more adequately planning around traffic at their Route 50 Defense Health Headquarters facility.