The political consultants need to get paid, and that direct mail needs postage. Then there's the website and the campaign staff. These are the things candidates in the upcoming Virginia primary are spending big money on.
Earlier this year, the Virginia Department of Elections found a series of security issues with WINVote machines used across the state — and now localities are trying to find alternatives, which will include hand-counting ballots.
In many cases, victims of sexual assault do not want to press charges. Many don't even want to give their identities when hospitals collect DNA evidence. That creates a quandary for law enforcement officials.
The Virginia Department of Transportation heard from homeowners along the Interstate 66 corridor in Fairfax County Thursday night and the consensus was clear: the agency must fix its plans to expand the highway to ten lanes for 25 miles from the Beltway west to Haymarket.
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