Republican leaders in Virginia say Obama's clean energy plan would drive up energy costs and damage a struggling economy. Democrats say saving the planet is more important than the short-term problem of higher energy bills.
The number of riders using the new Silver Line has underwhelmed so far, but things like a lack of pedestrian and biking infrastructure connecting to the stations may be holding the line back, according to an internal Metro study.
Virginia has pursued a policy called "truth in sentencing," eliminating parole for more than two decades, but as the cost of incarcerating tens of thousands of offenders continues to rise, that policy is being re-thought.
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