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Maryland, Virginia Get Poor Grades On Integrity Scorecard

More than two-third of Americans say they have given up on Washington and look to their state governments for policy solutions-- but are states up to the job? Transparency and accountability are key to effective governing, and a new report suggest that many states are failing at both.

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Dominion Power Leaning Toward Nuclear For Future Virginia Energy Mix?

Dominion Power is considering four different plans for Virginia's energy future — and a leading candidate may well be building a third nuclear reactor.

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Donald Trump's Campaign Gets Serious In Virginia

With less than a month to go before the deadline, only one presidential candidate in either party has submitted signatures to get on the ballot in Virginia: Donald Trump.
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Video Showing Deadly Tasing Of Virginia Man Renews Debate On Stun Gun Policy

Taser-related deaths, says Justin Mazzola at Amnesty International, have "caused people to take a look not only on the use of Tasers more generally but the policies that are put in place by law enforcement regarding their use."
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Door To Door: Lowes Island, Virginia, And Stronghold, D.C.

It's our ongoing journey around the region. This time, we'll visit Lowes Island, Virginia, and the Stronghold neighborhood of Northeast D.C.

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As Body-Worn Camera Use Spreads, ACLU Pitches Its Own App To Record Cops

Want to quickly record police misconduct and file a complaint with a prominent civil liberties organization? There's now an app for that.
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Along Car-Friendly Lee Highway, Residents Debate Density And Development

While Columbia Pike and Wilson Boulevard are being redeveloped with mixed-use buildings and dense urban development, Lee Highway remains a suburban part of Arlington County in the midst of change.
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Fairfax County Police Chief Reverses Course On Civilian Oversight

Critics of the Fairfax County Police have long called for civilian oversight over department practices following a string of police-involved deaths, but now the head of the department itself is dropping his opposition.

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Virginia And Maryland Falling Short On Government Transparency, Per Report

A new report from the Center for Public Integrity finds that both Virginia and Maryland have plenty to improve on when it comes to government transparency and accountability.
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Could Alexandria Election Lead To Tighter Disclosure Requirements?

Alexandria Mayor-elect Allison Silberberg is concerned about a part of the city code she calls the 10 Percent Rule. It allows city council and planning commission members to own as much as 9.99 percent of a project they are considering, without disclosing it.

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