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Tempers Flare in Virginia Senate Over Revoked Press Access

A decision to bar reporters from the floor of the Virginia State Senate provoked inter-party sniping that reached a boiling point on Tuesday.

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To Reverse Ridership Declines, Metro Pins Hopes On Development Around Stations

Problems with reliability have helped drive commuters away from using Metro, but the transit agency now hopes that more development around stations will help reverse declines in ridership.
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Is Virginia's Legislature Ready To Take On The Car-Title Lending Industry?

The Republican-led legislature previously has resisted efforts to overhaul the industry, but so far this year seems different.

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Televised Shooting Takes Center Stage In Virginia Gun-Control Debate

Familiar "Guns Save Lives" stickers were on display all around Capitol Square in Richmond Monday for an annual ritual known as Gun Lobby Day. But so were stickers with another perspective: "Background Checks Save Lives."
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U.S. Supreme Court To Review McDonnell Corruption Conviction

The Supreme Court will hear former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell's appeal of his public corruption convictions.
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In The Virginia State Senate, Punctuality Becomes A Partisan Issue

When should the Virginia state Senate gavel into session? It seems like a simple question. But the Senate's two major players are bitterly divided over the answer.
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Justice Jane Roush Expected To Be Ousted From Virginia Supreme Court

Virginia Republicans plan to oust a recess appointment made last year by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to the state's Supreme Court, despite allegations from Democrats that it amounts to a partisan attack.

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Virginia Republicans Ban Reporters From Senate Floor

Not long after receiving a failing grade for transparency from the Center for Public Integrity, ​Virginia is taking yet another step against open government: Senate Republicans have revoked reporters' floor privileges.
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Film And Tourism Meet On "Mercy Street"

Many states and cities have created incentive programs for filmmakers and production companies. Ahead of 'Mercy Street's premiere, we consider the appeal of Hollywood in Virginia and the potential therein.

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For Metro Riders, 2016 Feels A Lot Like 2015

Broken train doors, jammed brakes, cracked rails and malfunctioning signals — so far this year has felt a lot like last year.

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