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LISTEN: Sen. Tim Kaine On Authorizing Use Of Military Force Against ISIS

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has several military bases in his state and his constituents include many servicemembers — and he's been a leading advocate for putting Congress on the record on American use of force. He spoke with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey about it.

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Virginia Wants To Talk To Maryland About A New Potomac River Bridge — Again

Virginia's influential Commonwealth Transportation Board wants to open discussions with officials in D.C. and Maryland about improving congested Potomac River crossings. A new bridge west of I-495 would be part of the conversation.

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Homeland Security Secretary Delivers President's Message To Virginia Mosque

In a Sunday address, President Obama called for the Muslim community to be watchful of their own in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings. On Monday Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson brought that message to Northern Virginia.

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Where Should I-66 Toll Revenues Be Spent? Northern Virginia Will Decide

Drivers in single-occupancy vehicles will start paying rush hour tolls inside the Beltway in 2017, but where the funds raised go will be up to local leaders.

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Is The Bed Tax A Dream Come True For Virginia Governor's Health Care Agenda?

With Republicans retaining control of Virginia's House and Senate, Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid might seem out of reach. But he's got a plan, and the hospital industry might be willing to accept it.

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Fairfax County School Leaders Brace For Difficult Budget Season

Fairfax County is adding millions of dollars to its school budgets this year, but enrollment on the rise, administrators are making tough decisions about where to cut corners.

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Rising Enrollment In Northern Virginia Schools Outpaces Neighboring Districts

Student enrollment is on the rise across the D.C. region, but not uniformly so — putting more stress on school districts in places like Loudoun County.

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Where Is Food Insecurity Greatest In The D.C. Region? There's A Map For That

Even in a wealthy area like the D.C. region, hundreds of thousands of people are at risk of going hungry. But how do you locate them, to give them the help they need?

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Virginia Lawmakers Target 'Predatory' Car-Title Lenders

There are several pieces of legislation in the works in Virginia that would target predatory tactics by the car-title industry in Fairfax County, which WAMU documented extensively earlier this fall.

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After Drop In 2014, Traffic Deaths Nationwide Tick Up In 2015

Despite a record low fatality rate, staggering numbers of motorists, pedestrians, and bike riders continue to die on the nation’s roads, spurring top safety officials to call on states to pass stricter distracted driving and helmet laws.

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