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McDonnell Request To Avoid Prison During Appeal Denied

The former Virginia governor was hoping to avoid prison while awaiting his appeal on corruption charges, but a judge has denied the request.

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NASA Identifies Cause In July Rocket Launch Failure

An incorrect installation was to blame for an aborted NASA launch out of Wallops Island, Virginia, last July.

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Transparency Exemption Proposals Pile Up In Virginia

Virginia already has a failing grade on transparency to its name, and with the new year, more exemptions to the state's Freedom of Information Act have been proposed.

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Serve Time, And The Public? Former Virginia Lawmaker Seeks Comeback

An embattled former Virginia lawmaker is seeking to reclaim a House of Delegates seat in a special election on Tuesday.
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National Park Service Proposes New Fees For C&O Canal To Cover Budget Shortfalls

New user fees could be coming to the C&O Canal, the national park that stretches 184.5 miles from D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland.
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McDonnell Sentencing Gives Renewed Momentum To Virginia Ethics Reform

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in federal prison for accepting gifts and loans totally over $165,000 — something that may spur lawmakers to address the commonwealth's ethics laws.

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Virginia Lawmakers To Tackle Reforms To Standardized Testing

Frustrations have been mounting in Virginia schools over the influence of the Standards of Learning standardized tests — something members of the General Assembly say they hope to address.

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LGBT Activists Say Virginia Bill Codifies Discrimination Based On Sexuality

A new bill introduced by Virginia Del. Bob Marshall would allow individuals, businesses and government agencies to refuse service to individuals on the basis of "homosexual behavior."

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Olympics Dreams Dashed, Arlington Goes Back To Drawing Board On Aquatics Center

Leaders in Arlington were hoping that Olympic fever would sweep through the region, allowing them to find funding for a new aquatics center on the northern edge of Crystal City. But now that's not happening, and the project is once again on hold.
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Virginia's Two U.S. Senators Diverge On Keystone XL Pipeline

Now that the House of Representatives has approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the fight moves to the Senate, and it's pitting Virginia's two senators against each other.