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New Virginia Law Creates Tax-Exempt Accounts For Care Of People With Disabilities

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the law he signed this week is modeled after the 529 college savings plan. It allows families to contribute up to $14,000 a year toward the savings account.

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Virginia Urged To Scrap Troublesome Touchscreen Voting Machines

A new report from the Virginia Department of Elections advises the commonwealth to replace all of its touchscreen voting machines, which have suffered from technical mishaps that could imperil the voting process.
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ISIS Highlights Virginia State Lawmaker As 'Enemy'

In an online magazine that the terrorist organization uses for propaganda and recruitment, state Sen. Richard Black is featured in a section called "In the Words of the Enemy."

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Politics Overshadows Debate Over Bi-County Parkway In Virginia

At a church outside the Manassas battlefield, opponents of a planned four-lane highway say the state Department of Transportation needs to take a firm and final stance on whether the project is dead.

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Virginia Drone Legislation Puts A Veto In Plain Sight

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is pushing for more oversight of how Virginia law enforcement uses drone aircraft. But Gov. Terry McAuliffe opposes the latest proposal put forth by the General Assembly.

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University Of Virginia Announces New Sexual Misconduct Policy

With no fanfare, the University of Virginia has announced a new sexual misconduct policy, prompted by a federal investigation.
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Bi-County Parkway Project In Northern Virginia Hits A Snag — In Richmond

The state Department of Transportation will not pursue the project in Prince William and Loudoun counties, but that doesn't mean it's dead yet.

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Legal Cloud Lifts For Controversial Alexandria Waterfront Plan

Thanks to a recent ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court in Richmond, developers now have a green light to start demolishing a series of old abandoned warehouses and building structures in Alexandria that are much larger than what's there now.
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Uber Tweaks Airport Pickups To Create 'Virtual Queue'

Faced with rules that prevent its drivers from hanging out on airport property waiting for rides, Uber is tweaking its system for ride-hailing pick-ups at Reagan National and Dulles International airports.
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Prisoner Who Escaped Fairfax Hospital Arrested In D.C.

A prisoner escaped from Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church in the early morning hours Tuesday, wrestling a gun from a guard before fleeing and carjacking two people.

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