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National Parks In Virginia Bring $1 Billion To State Economy

Virginia national park sites are drawing millions of visitors a year and are pumping nearly a billion dollars into the state economy.
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Choice Of Republican For Va. Liquor Board Draws Oppositions From Some In GOP

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointment of Republican Boyd Marcus to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board narrowly passed the state Senate but may face trouble in the House of Delegates.
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Virginia Declares State Of Emergency, National Guardsmen Ready To Deploy

More than 90 members of the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force are staged in Leesburg and Fredericksburg and ready to help respond to the winter storm.
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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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