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For Metro, A Shift To Federal Oversight Might Bring More Questions, Not Fewer

Does the Federal Railroad Administration have what it takes to help turn Metro around? Experts say that oversight from the agency would come with its own gaps and challenges.

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Suburban Commuters Take Issue With Planned I-66 Tolling

From some suburban commuters' perspective, charging $9 to use I-66 east of the Beltway during morning rush hour is a ripoff.
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For Military Personnel, High-Interest Lenders Aren't Far Away

Military communities across the country are enticing targets for high-interest lenders, but the story plays out with particular intensity in Virginia. The commonwealth offers a wealth of military personnel, a regulatory environment that's relatively friendly to high-interest lenders, and a geographical advantage for lenders, too.

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How Virginia Became The Region's Hub For High-Interest Loans

After creating and then stifling Virginia's payday lending industry, state lawmakers opened the door to car-title lending in 2010. Since then, these businesses have stayed a step ahead of efforts to limit how much interest they charge.

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Inside The Fast-Cash World Of Virginia Car-Title Lenders

Part 1 of "The Debt Trap," reporter Michael Pope's series on the car-title lending industry in Virginia: The state cracked down on payday lenders in 2009, but critics say the industry that's cropped up to replace them is just as predatory.

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Can Metro Find The Next Richard Ravitch?

In the early '80s, he approached New York's subway problems with a strong will, a skill for talking to politicians, a deep concern for ordinary riders and desire to learn the nuts and bolts of the system.

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With Gillespie Announcement, Virginia 2017 Governor Race Already Taking Shape

Already tired of politics in 2016? Well, get ready for the politics of 2017, because Virginia's race for governor appears to have an early start.
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New Arlington County Homeless Shelter To Offer More Than A Place To Sleep

Arlington County has invested millions in the facility, called the Arlington Homeless Services Center. The center says it offers a range of services under one roof.
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Why D.C.-Area Commuters Say They Are Dropping Metro

With Metro stumbling through its worst year since 2009, we talk with commuters who are so fed up with the system's unreliable service, they say they're breaking up with it.

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LISTEN: Even Ahead Of Hurricane Joaquin, It'll Be Really Wet In D.C. Region

Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang explains how the next few days will see a lot of rain, regardless of where and when Hurricane Joaquin starts to push from the southeast.

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