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Republican Speaker Bill Howell To Face Primary Challenge In Virginia

Virginia's Speaker of the House of Delegates will face his most serious electoral challenge in years — not from across the aisle, but from inside his own party.

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New Commuter App Takes Holistic View: Money, Time, Health, Environment

CarFreeAtoZ.com, a creation of Arlington County Commuter Services, Mobility Lab, and the transit-tech firm Conveyal, is trying to get traffic-weary travelers to think more about what goes into their trips.

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It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, And Virginia Wants Drivers To Put Down The Phone

It hasn't made many headlines, but it's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Virginia is announcing more than 24,000 crashes statewide last year were attributed to distracted drivers.
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Expensive Campaign Season Begins in Virginia

"Most of the seats are already clearly Democratic or clearly Republican, the handful of seats that might flip get all the attention and all the money," says Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington.
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Troubled Route 1 Corridor Could Be Due For A Change

A notoriously unsafe stretch of highway could be getting a much-needed cash infusion from federal and local officials.
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Retirement Of Longtime Fairfax Supervisor Prompts Contested Race

One of Fairfax County's traditionally conservative districts is up for grabs this year with the retirement

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Virginia Schools Will Have To Release Budget Data Under New Legislation

Starting on July 1, all school divisions across Virginia will be required disclose all of their budgets line by line.

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Expand I-66? Coalition Wants VDOT To Study Transit-First Alternative

More mass transit, more lanes on I-66 or both? Environmental and public transit advocates are pushing for the Virginia Department of Transportation to conduct more studies on the former, but their request is not expected to be granted.

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Which Congressional Delegation Has The Most Clout?

Roll Call's David Hawkings explains the Capitol Hill publication's Clout Index.

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Does Virginia's House Of Delegates Have A Transparency Problem?

In Virginia, members of the House of Delegates consider thousands of bills during each session. But the vast majority of them are dismissed without any debate or even a recorded vote.

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