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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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Bill Would Prohibit Minors From Purchasing E-Cigarettes In Virginia

Virginia legislators are debating a bill that would keep e-cigarettes out of reach for anyone under the age of 18.
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Analysis: McAuliffe Joins Republicans In Calling For Offshore Drilling

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the only Democrat in a group of governors from Mid-Atlantic and Gulf states to support more oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast — Alex Bolton of the The Hill breaks down the why and how.

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Reliability Concerns, Not Safety, Behind Silver Line Delay

Signaling problems are behind the most recent delay for Phase I of the Silver Line, but officials connected to the project stress that the issues causing the delay differ significantly from the signaling problems that led to the 2009 crash on the Red Line.

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Virginia Business Groups Split Over Whether Or Not To Expand Medicaid

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce supports a plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but the National Federation of Independent Businesses says that the commonwealth can't afford it.
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George Mason University Adopts Gender-Neutral Student Housing

Leaders at George Mason University are about to create new gender-neutral student housing, a policy that would allow all kinds of students to live together — male, female and students who don't identify with either gender.
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Norfolk Court Clerk Appeals Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Norfolk Circuit Court clerk plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling that declares the state' ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.

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Silver Line Delayed Again After Problems With Contractor

Those hoping for a speedy open to the Silver Line will likely be disappointed, as MWAA says contractor Bechtel has failed to meet more than half of their testing criteria.

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