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Abortion Debate In Virginia Comes With A Lot Of Campaign Cash

The state's current attorney general is overturning a ruling from the previous attorney general that would have shut down most of the abortion clinics in the state, and the issue isn't just about regulations and politics. It's also about money.
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What's An Official Act? Former Virginia Attorneys General Weigh In On McDonnell Case

As the former Virginia governor awaits his appeal on corruption charges, former attorneys general for the commonwealth have filed an amicus brief saying that the jury instructions' definition of "official acts" went far beyond court precedents.

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Potomac Yard, DOD Facility Divide Mayoral Candidates At Alexandria Debate

Mayor Bill Euille faces challenges from former Mayor Kerry Donley and current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg. A new Metro station and a Department of Defense facility on the West End were points of contention at a debate Tuesday night.

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Jesse Matthew Charged With Capital Murder In Hannah Graham Case

The man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and now faces the prospect of the death penalty.
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Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille Faces Two Primary Challengers

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille is being challenged in a Democratic primary by former Mayor Kerry Donley, who says Euille has taken too long to accomplish construction of the Potomac Yard Metro, and Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, who has support from voters who disagree with the scale of the controversial waterfront development.
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Panel Weighs Law Enforcement Authority Of Virginia ABC Officers

The recent forceful arrest of a 20-year-old University of Virginia student has called into question the necessity of giving ABC officers arresting authority — but some police officers don't agree with the criticism.

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Alexandria Council Set To Move Forward With Potomac Yard Metro

Members of the Alexandria City Council are about to cast a major vote that could give a green light to building a new Metro station at Potomac Yard.
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Listen: Virginia Del. Vivian Watts On Making IDs Easier For Those With Non-Traditional Names

People with hard-to-spell names or with more than the typical number of surnames often see their names mangled at the ID office. A Virginia lawmaker talks about what's being done to change that.

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Virginia Privacy Advocates See Win On Drones, Loss On License Plate Readers

Police in Virginia will have to get a warrant before using a drone in a criminal case, a victory for privacy advocates, but a measure to limit data collection from license plate readers was shot down.

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Is Virginia Putting Too Many People Behind Bars?

With 2.3 million Americans now behind bars, many states are looking at alternatives to jail time for those who commit nonviolent crimes. But Virginia continues to imprison large numbers of people.

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