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Among Metro's 'Hard Truths' Are Silver Line Problems With No Easy Fix

There have been ripple effects across the Metro system since the Silver Line opened in 2014. From Blue Line crowding to a bottleneck in the Rosslyn tunnel, these issues appear intractable.

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McAuliffe Backs Off On FOIA Bill, Hopes Virginia Lawmakers Will Still Keep Death Chamber Secret

Should the state government have the ability to redact whole documents which contain exempt information? Virginia lawmakers have responded emphatically in the negative, and now the governor is backing off plans to amend that bill.

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Censorship Or Common Sense? Bill On Sexually Explicit Books Heads To McAuliffe

It all started when a Fairfax County teacher assigned Toni Morrison's Beloved. That led a parent to approach her member of the House of Delegates, Republican Dave Albo of Springfield.

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Why McAuliffe Is At Odds With The Virginia General Assembly On FOIA

A bill aimed at tweaking the commonwealth's Freedom of Information Act to make the state better at transparency has bipartisan support that is rare in the state. We look at why the governor is making changes.

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The Virginia Highway Project That Never Dies Will Lie Dormant — For Now

A proposal to build a Bi-County Parkway running north and south between Prince William and Loudoun Counties was dealt a body blow last month, but both backers and opponents of the project say the idea isn't going away.

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Battleground Virginia, Phase One: Trump Holds Off Rubio; Clinton Beats Sanders

There were no surprises in the commonwealth, although Sen. Marco Rubio did make things interesting for Donald Trump.

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Bill On Warning Parents About Sexually Explicit Books Passes In Virginia Senate

The legislation backed by Republican House Speaker William Howell would require schools to notify parents if their children will be assigned to read a book that includes sexually explicit material.

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Rising Poverty Rates, Tight Budgets Put The Pinch On Virginia Schools

For cities like Manassas, the number of students in poverty has more than doubled in the last decade and many of them, like those who recently immigrated from Central America, need special instruction that puts strains on school resources.

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Record Turnout Possible In Virginia For Super Tuesday Primary Contest

Polls are open through 7 p.m. in Virginia today, and with high interest in the two primary contests today, we could see higher than usual numbers at voting locations.

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Marco Rubio Has Gained Ground In Virginia, But Is A Late Surge Enough?

Donald Trump has been leading in nearly every poll of Virginia Republicans taken since August, but Sen. Marco Rubio heads into Tuesday's primary in the commonwealth with steadily growing poll numbers — rising from 15 percent over last summer to almost 30 percent now.

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