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Virginia Has Highest Rate Of Uninsured In The Country

The number of people without health insurance is on the decline across the country, but lagging behind other states is Virginia, where 14 percent of the population is without insurance.

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Virginia Tops Country For Student Referrals To Law Enforcement

Virginia public schools refer students to law enforcement agencies or the courts at a higher rate than any other state, according to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity.
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Virginia Senate Campaigns Already Bringing In Big Bucks

In Virginia, candidates are heading into a campaign season that might not be attracting all that much attention. But it is attracting a significant amount of campaign cash.
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Kids Cheer, Officials Jeer As Computer Glitches Delay Testing In Virginia

School officials from across Virginia are scrambling to catch up after three days of computer problems that delayed standardized testing.
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Changes To Sex Ed Curriculum In Fairfax County Spur Outcry From Some

A number of proposed changes to Fairfax County's sexual education curriculum are generating controversy, much of which will be expressed at a public hearing set for Thursday evening.
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Arlington Middle Schooler Hits Big Time With 'La Voz Kids' Performance

This weekend a Northern Virginia middle schooler will chase her dreams of becoming the next Christina Aguilera, a quest that reflects shifting cultural patterns among Latinos in the United States.
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Transit-Oriented Community Along I-66 Is Struck With Highway Realities

They wanted to be close to the Dunn Loring Metro Station so they could commute on the Orange Line and their kids could walk to a nearby elementary school. The expansion of I-66 could upend that lifestyle.

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Tax Clash Adds Tension To Debate Over Potomac Yard

As Alexandria settles on a financing plan for the new Metro station at Potomac Yard, residents in the area are questioning whether a proposed tax increase on their homes is a wise decision.

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Criticism Of Potomac Yard Metro Mounts As Vote Nears

Members of the Alexandria City Council will be assembling tonight to cast an official ballot moving forward with a new Metro station at Potomac Yard.
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Alexandria Candidates For Mayor Clash Over Waterfront

One of the big issues in the Alexandria mayoral primary is the waterfront development: is it driving the economy, did it cost too much, will it be worth it in the end?