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Justice Jane Roush Expected To Be Ousted From Virginia Supreme Court

Virginia Republicans plan to oust a recess appointment made last year by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to the state's Supreme Court, despite allegations from Democrats that it amounts to a partisan attack.

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Virginia Republicans Ban Reporters From Senate Floor

Not long after receiving a failing grade for transparency from the Center for Public Integrity, ​Virginia is taking yet another step against open government: Senate Republicans have revoked reporters' floor privileges.
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Film And Tourism Meet On "Mercy Street"

Many states and cities have created incentive programs for filmmakers and production companies. Ahead of 'Mercy Street's premiere, we consider the appeal of Hollywood in Virginia and the potential therein.

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For Metro Riders, 2016 Feels A Lot Like 2015

Broken train doors, jammed brakes, cracked rails and malfunctioning signals — so far this year has felt a lot like last year.

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Creation Of New Metro Safety Group Pushed Back To 2017

The federal government’s temporary role of directly watching over Metro will extend into next year. Transportation departments in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. missed their deadline.

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Medicaid Expansion, Economy Lead McAuliffe's Goals In Speech To Assembly

Republicans were receptive to several parts of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth address, but his call to expand Medicaid to 400,000 more Virginians was met with resistance.

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Virginia Governor Expected To Renew Medicaid Debate In Address

Some Republicans say they doubt McAuliffe is interested in moving past partisanship.

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Why Can't Washingtonians Resist Asking Each Other What They Do For A Living?

Is "What do you do?" the quintessential Washington question? And what exactly are people asking it trying to find out?
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Democrats Decry 'War On Women' Ahead Of Virginia General Assembly Session

The Virginia branch of NARAL has drafted a "statement of intent" for this year's legislative session intended to push back against a slate of legislation passed by state Republicans targeting reproductive health care services for women.

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Bring Out The Gavels: Virginia, Maryland Begin 2016 Legislative Sessions

In Virginia, legislators face pressure from Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand education spending. And in Maryland, debates over law enforcement reform and Gov. Larry Hogan's budget proposals will be center stage.

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