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Virginia Settles Health Care Lawsuit With 1,200 Inmates

Several inmates in Virginia prisons have died because of inadequate care. The commonwealth has settled a lawsuit on behalf of more than a thousand inmates, prompting some changes.

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I-66 Expansion Is Probably Inevitable, And Decision 'Will Not Be Vague,' VDOT Says

Expanding I-66 inside the Beltway eventually will be necessary to meet the Virginia’s goal of congestion relief in the corridor, says the commonwealth’s top transportation official.
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Relief Coming For I-66 Commutes As Virginia Sharpens Long-Term Tolling Plans

On a stretch where five-mile backups are routine, Virginia is implementing an “active traffic management system.” But officials are aware that it's limited, temporary relief.

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'Serious Challenges' Face Virginia Hospitals, Association Says

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association plans a statewide campaign to educate people about the financial pressures on the industry.

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Could Bill Euille's Name Spell Trouble For His Write-In Campaign?

It's pronounced "yül," as in a Yule log. But it's spelled "Euille," a name that may make it difficult for the mayor of Alexandria to keep his job.
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McAuliffe Reiterates Plan To Reappoint Roush To Virginia Supreme Court

The governor will reappoint Justice Jane Marum Roush to the high court on Wednesday, when her temporary appointment expires. Republican leaders have warned McAuliffe against such a move, saying it could be unlawful.

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GOP Group Pumps $250,000 Into Virginia Senate Races

The Republican State Leadership Committee said Tuesday it gave large donations to three GOP candidates, including Hal Parrish, who is running for a Manassas-area seat.

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Fairfax County Sheriff Breaks Silence About Natasha McKenna Video

Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid sat down with Virginia reporter Michael Pope to discuss the countent of a video depicting an encounter between deputies and then-inmate Natasha McKenna in which she was restrained and repeatedly tased.

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11 House And Senate Districts In Virginia Face Legal Challenge

"We have to diminish the hold political gerrymandering has over our General Assembly and our congressional delegation," says Brian Cannon of One Virginia 2021.
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Can Texting Be Used To Curb Teen Smoking? VCU Researchers Publish Study

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University are experimenting with using texting to affect positive health outcomes among teens: including pushing them to quit smoking.

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