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Citizens Weigh In On Fairfax County Police Practices Following John Geer Shooting

The practices of the Fairfax County Police Department have long been shrouded in mystery, despite a number of high-profile deaths at the hands of officers. That is poised to change with the inaugural meeting of a review commission.

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Virginia Tribes Make Progress Toward Gaining Federal Recognition

Six Native American groups, including the tribe that greeted that first English settlers in Virginia, are finally making progress toward getting recognition by the federal government.

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For Fairfax County School Officials, Not Every Disclosure Is Public

Should Fairfax County school officials have the power to redact some information about family members from their financial disclosure forms? Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say no.

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Glitch In D.C. Police Database Has Prosecutors Concerned About Missing Data

A glitch in a Metropolitan Police Department database has prosecutors in D.C. scrambling to find out whether key information was withheld from defense attorneys.
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Tweaks To Marijuana Decriminalization Draw Debate In Maryland Legislature

State lawmakers in Maryland are learning that decriminalizing marijuana isn't as simple as passing a law ending the potential of jail time for possession.

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Details On Virginia's Execution Methods Remain Secret, But Debate Survives

In Virginia, the public has no access to basic information about how inmates are killed. Activists and some politicians have been pushing for years to remove the layers of secrecy.

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Before MoCo Police Get Body Cameras, Chief Says Privacy Laws Must Be Amended

Montgomery County is exploring a pilot program to put body cameras on 100 patrol officers, but the county police chief says privacy laws make current implementation complicated.

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Machen, Known For Prosecuting Corruption, To Step Down As U.S. Attorney In D.C.

U.S. Attorney for D.C. Ron Machen announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the month after more than five years as the city's top federal prosecutor.

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Charlottesville Police Turn Hidden Cameras On City Employees

Security cameras were instrumental in the investigation into the death of Heather Graham, but Charlottesville is now courting controversy by training cameras on city employees.

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All The Way To The Top? McDonnell Might Try To Go There

Lawyers for the embattled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are preparing for their day in appeals court. Could they be laying the groundwork to continue the fight after that?

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