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McDonnell Request To Avoid Prison During Appeal Denied

The former Virginia governor was hoping to avoid prison while awaiting his appeal on corruption charges, but a judge has denied the request.

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Transparency Exemption Proposals Pile Up In Virginia

Virginia already has a failing grade on transparency to its name, and with the new year, more exemptions to the state's Freedom of Information Act have been proposed.

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More Legal Challenges Await Virginia Political Districts?

The newest lawsuit filed in Richmond against House of Delegates districts might not be the last of such challenges, the experts say.

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D.C. Legislator Wants Council Out Of Contract Approval Business

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) is introducing a bill to remove the D.C. Council from the procurement process.
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Skip the Bag Charge, Get Busted

We tag along on a sting operation aimed at catching D.C.businesses that don't charge customers at five-cent bag fee.

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Fairfax Police Ordered To Release Officer ID For 2013 Shooting

John Geer was fatally shot in front of his home in 2013, and after 16 months of silence, a Fairfax County judge is ordering police to release the name of the officer.

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Prison Deaths Reporting Bill By Rep. Scott Is Signed Into Law

The Death in Custory Reporting Act was renewed by Congress and signed by President Obama.

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Despite Congressional Vote, Advocates Say D.C. Marijuana Legalization Not Dead

Advocates of a D.C. marijuana legalization that has become a target of a congressional spending bill say that two loopholes may allow the measure to move forward.
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Norton Says Congressional Bill May Not Doom D.C. Marijuana Legalization

Some say that the wording of a provision in a federal spending bill that seems to block a marijuana legalization ballot initiative will actually spare it.
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Congress Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization Approved By D.C. Voters

As part of a massive $1.1 trillion, 1,600-page spending bill unveiled on Tuesday night, Congress is likely to block the implementation of a marijuana legalization ballot initiative that was overwhelmingly endorsed by D.C. voters in November.

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