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Deaths Push Virginia's Attorney General To Create Anti-Heroin Initiative

Holding drug dealers accountable is just one part of the strategy to fight heroin and prescription-drug abuse.

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University of Virginia Addresses Magazine Article On Rape Allegations

Already under investigation by the federal government following complaints of sexual assault on campus, the Charlottesville school is facing a new public relations nightmare.

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Comstock Gets Bad Draw On First Day As Congressional Freshman

It was training day for Congressional freshmen on Wednesday, and newly-minted Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock was greeted with some bad luck.

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With Streetcar Dead, Arlington Ponders: What's Next?

The demise of the Arlington streetcar has sparked debate over what comes next, and the responses range from an extension of Metro to better bus service.
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Plan Permits Fracking In Virginia's George Washington National Forest

Reversing a proposal that would have banned fracking in the George Washington National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service will allow it on a limited area of the forest.

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Arlington County Shelves Plans For $333 Million Streetcar System

In several elections, voters sided with anti-streetcar candidates. County Board Chairman Jay Fisette said the project was no longer tenable.

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Virginia Faces Calls To Limit Use Of Seclusion And Restraint In Schools

There are no laws on the books in the Commonwealth of Virginia on the use of restraint or seclusion in schools, but a commission is calling on lawmakers to change that.

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More Dismissals Possible In Drug Cases Connected To FBI Agent

Prosecutors said they're looking at cases involving more than 150 defendants that had connections to agent Matthew Lowry.

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With Comstock Moving Up, Virginia Parties Pick Candidates To Replace Her

Democrats and Republicans in Virginia have selected candidates for a January special election to fill the seat vacated by Representative-elect Barbara Comstock.
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Can Virginia Lawmakers Compromise On New Congressional District Lines?

A federal court has ordered that Virginia's congressional district lines be reviewed, but the Democratic governor and Republican state legislature only have until April to get the job done, or a court will do it for them.

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