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Arlington County Shelves Plans For $333 Million Streetcar System

In several elections, voters sided with anti-streetcar candidates. County Board Chairman Jay Fisette said the project was no longer tenable.

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Virginia Faces Calls To Limit Use Of Seclusion And Restraint In Schools

There are no laws on the books in the Commonwealth of Virginia on the use of restraint or seclusion in schools, but a commission is calling on lawmakers to change that.

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More Dismissals Possible In Drug Cases Connected To FBI Agent

Prosecutors said they're looking at cases involving more than 150 defendants that had connections to agent Matthew Lowry.

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With Comstock Moving Up, Virginia Parties Pick Candidates To Replace Her

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia have selected candidates for a January special election to fill the seat vacated by Representative-elect Barbara Comstock.
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Can Virginia Lawmakers Compromise On New Congressional District Lines?

A federal court has ordered that Virginia's congressional district lines be reviewed, but the Democratic governor and Republican state legislature only have until April to get the job done, or a court will do it for them.

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More Than 210,000 Virginians Support 'Clean Power Plan'

Federal regulations announced earlier this year by the EPA aim to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030 — despite protests from industry groups, many Virginians registered comments supporting the plan.

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Antares Rocket Explosion Hasn't Stopped Its Manufacturer From Getting NASA Contracts

NASA has announced that Orbital Sciences, maker of the Antares Rocket that recently exploded off Wallops Island, has won a potential $186.3 million contract to operate the space agency's balloon program.
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This Week On Metro Connection: D.C. Tech

Washington may be known as a government town — but plenty of people say it's becoming a major hub for technology, as well.
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European Trams Offer Lessons for Arlington As It Debates Streetcar Plan

In Europe, streetcars are part of many urban cityscapes. So will the European model work in an American community like Arlington?
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For Winter Two-Wheelers, Arlington County Will Clear Snow Off Of Bike Trails

If you ride a bike in Arlington County during the winter months, there's good news for you: 10 miles worth of multi-use trails will be cleared of snow once it accumulates.