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Virginia Democrats Scramble To Vie For Last-Minute Opening In General Assembly

A last-minute decision by Virginia Del. Rob Krupicka to quit the General Assembly to focus on his doughtnut business left local Democrats scrambling to file paperwork for the upcoming primary election for the seat.
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Threats And Abuse Are Part Of The Job At Metro, Drivers And Station Managers Say

At a meeting organized by the Metro employees union, the transit system's subway station managers, bus drivers and other employees talked about the fears that come with their work.

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Manassas, Virginia, Has Highest Rate Of Uninsured In Region, Study Says

A new study released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation analyzing data from 2012 says that Manassas has one of the highest rates of people without health insurance in the region. One in five people who live there are not insured.
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Questions — Legal And Otherwise — Linger About Rolling Stone UVA Story

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, this week suspended the investigation into allegations of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, but the story is still causing debate.

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Before Texas, Maryland And Virginia Fought Confederate Flag License Plates

Long before Texas rejected a license plate design including the Confederate flag, legal battles erupted in Maryland and Virginia over what messages and images are and are not allowed on state-issued tags.
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Bloody Arrest Casts Renewed Scrutiny On Virginia's ABC Officers

Photos of the bloody arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson have renewed calls for Alcoholic Beverage Control officers in Virginia to wear body cameras or even strip them of the power to arrest.

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Should Fairfax Spray For Cankerworms? Butterfly Fans Say 'No'

The Fall Cankerworm is a pest that can kill deciduous trees with their constant feasting, but environmentalists and wildlife advocates are urging Fairfax County officials not to spray for then.

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Citizens Weigh In On Fairfax County Police Practices Following John Geer Shooting

The practices of the Fairfax County Police Department have long been shrouded in mystery, despite a number of high-profile deaths at the hands of officers. That is poised to change with the inaugural meeting of a review commission.

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Commission To Review Fairfax County Police Practices Meets Monday

Almost a decade ago, the Culosi family lost their son Sal when he was killed in a police raid of his home for taking bets on football games. On Monday night, a commission will meet to create proposals to ensure this doesn't happen again.

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Virginia Tribes Make Progress Toward Gaining Federal Recognition

Six Native American groups, including the tribe that greeted that first English settlers in Virginia, are finally making progress toward getting recognition by the federal government.