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After Stunning Departure, Candidates Line Up For Russell County Special Election

State Senator Phil Puckett rewrote the political calculus in Virginia when he announced his retirement earlier this month, and now candidates are throwing their hats in the ring ahead of a special election to fill the slot in August.

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Would A Floodwall Keep Old Town Dry?

The Alexandria City Council gave approval to a $5 million floodwall along the city's waterfront, but some critics say the plan won't work as they plan — or could even do more harm than good.

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Silver Line May Get Start Date Next Monday; Metro Getting Word Out Now

The opening date for the Silver Line should come out next week, and in the meantime, transit agency officials are trying to get out the word about the best ways to utilize the brand new Metro line.

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Metro In 'Final Stretch' Before Silver Line Service Starts, Says GM

Metro is expected to announce the start date of Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston one week from today.
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25 Things Everyone Should Experience In Virginia At Least Once

Virginia became a state on June 25, 1788. To celebrate statehood in the Old Dominion, we've compiled a "bucket list" of activities every visitor to the commonwealth should try out.

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'Deep Throat' Parking Garage In Arlington To Be Razed

A plan to replace the parking garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met "Deep Throat," a source in the Watergate Scandal, has been approved in Arlington.

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The Politics Hour - June 20, 2014

Anthony Brown, a Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland and the state's current lieutenant governor, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Virginia Lawmakers Pass Budget, Restriction On Medicaid Expansion

After months of delays, the Virginia Senate adopted a state budget on Thursday night, including an amendment that prevents Gov. Terry McAuliffe from expanding Medicaid without legislative approval.

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Door to Door: Kentlands, Md. and Glen Carlyn, Va. (Rebroadcast)

In WAMU's weekly trip around the region, we visit Kentlands, Md., and the Glencarlyn neighborhood in Arlington, Va.

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Prince William Jail Tells Story Of Early American Crime and Punishment (Rebroadcast)

For 70 years the Prince William Jail held murderers, arsonists, horse thieves and lunatics. But over the decades, the history of this 19th-century detention facility was plastered over as the building was re-purposed as a private residence, a school, and finally a county office.

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