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Mental Health Access Hampered By Virginia Decision Not To Expand Medicaid

Mental health advocates say while Virginia lawmakers have made addressing mental health a priority, failing to expanding Medicaid would mean many suffering from mental illness will not have the means to pay for critical services.
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McDonnells' Lawyers Want More Specifics On Corruption Charges

The defense team for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wants more details on what exactly federal prosecutors allege McDonnell did wrong.
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The Politics Hour - Feb. 28, 2014

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe and Phil Andrews, a Democratic candidate for executive of Montgomery County, join the Politics Hour gang in the studio.

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Cuccinelli Takes On New Role: Gun Rights Lawyer Of The People

Former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli promises that he'll represent gun owners facing legal troubles — for as little as $9 a month.
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Scientists Work to Protect Region's Last Coastal Wilderness

We head back to the barrier islands off Virginia's Eastern Shore, where efforts are in place to restore the fragile ecosystem of these shifting, changing land masses.
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Beltway Express Lanes Aren't Attracting Drivers Or Money

Express lanes along a 14-mile stretch of the Beltway in Virginia have failed to draw expected numbers of motorists, provoking questions about whether the project ignored the region's changing demographics and driving habits.
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McAuliffe Signs Bill Repealing Hybrid Vehicle Tax

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has added his signature to legislation to repeal the state's $64 annual fee on hybrid vehicles.
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Bill Would Prohibit Minors From Purchasing E-Cigarettes In Virginia

Virginia legislators are debating a bill that would keep e-cigarettes out of reach for anyone under the age of 18.
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Analysis: McAuliffe Joins Republicans In Calling For Offshore Drilling

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the only Democrat in a group of governors from Mid-Atlantic and Gulf states to support more oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast — Alex Bolton of the The Hill breaks down the why and how.

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Reliability Concerns, Not Safety, Behind Silver Line Delay

Signaling problems are behind the most recent delay for Phase I of the Silver Line, but officials connected to the project stress that the issues causing the delay differ significantly from the signaling problems that led to the 2009 crash on the Red Line.

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