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LISTEN: McAuliffe Announces New Predatory Lending Crackdown In Virginia

Virginia's governor was on Morning Edition on Monday to announce a new plan to curb predatory lending in the commonwealth ahead of the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

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Data From Loyalty Oath Could Give Virginia GOP An Edge — If They Can Get It

Supporters of Donald Trump have criticized a proposed loyalty oath for Republican primary voters because it would discourage independents — but the real price for the GOP could be the trove of voter data it could provide.

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Maryland Near Top Of Education Rankings, But Do Grades Mask Poverty Gap?

Education Week put our their annual "Quality Counts" report this week, grading states on their efforts to improve public education. But researchers caution that rising tides do not raise all boats.

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More Rides, Shorter Trips: Agency Offers 3 Plans To Improve Northeast Corridor

Efforts to improve the Northeast rail infrastructure used by Amtrak and other passenger lines will take many years and billions of dollars, but the federal government is now weighing its options.

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Virginia Decision On Out-Of-State Gun Permits Draws Questions From Kansas

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is requesting an explanation of Virginia's legal reasoning for not honoring concealed carry firearm licenses from other states.

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Allison Silberberg Sworn In As Alexandria Mayor, Makes Ethics Her Priority

Allison Silberberg was sworn in as Alexandria mayor yesterday and promised to follow through on her campaign promise to make ethics and transparency a key part of her policy agenda.

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Will Republican Oath Trump Independent Virginia Voters?

The Republican Party of Virginia plans to require voters to pledge allegiance to the GOP in order to participate in this year's primary, but supporters of the Donald Trump campaign call the idea "ridiculous" and say it marginalizes independents.
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Amid Scrutiny, Car-Title Lenders Refuse To Allow Release Of Their Reports

The fast-cash loan companies are at the center of a debate about how much information should be part of the public record and how much should remain under seal as proprietary information.

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McAuliffe Announces Solar Targets; Green Advocates Say It's Not Enough

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has set new goals for solar power for his last year in office, but environmental advocates that paired with other policies pushing for gas and oil drilling, they don't go far enough.

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'This Is Where It Starts,' McAuliffe Says About Boosting Virginia Economy, Schools

A proposed $1 billion boost in education funding is also an economic development

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