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Joe Morrissey And 'The No. 1 Lesson Of Politics'

A law school professor weighs in on the potential future of the jailed — but re-elected — state lawmaker, who is now facing new felony charges.

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Essay Instead Of A Test? Va. Lawmakers Reconsider Graduation Requirements

The question at the heart of a debate in the General Assembly: How many standardized tests does a high school student need to pass to graduate?

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Q&A: Michael Pope On Del. Joe Morrissey's Indictment

Virginia reporter Michael Pope discusses the new charges against Del. Joe Morrissey and what could be next for him.
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Toll Lanes In The Mix As Regional Planners Target Congestion On I-66

As transportation planners for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments plan out how to address frequent congestion on I-66 in Virginia, the question of toll lanes, and the extent of express bus service, linger.

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Joe Morrissey Indicted On Felony Forgery, Perjury In Henrico County

A grand jury has indicted Virginia State Delegate Joe Morrissey on four felony counts in connection with earlier charges for having sex with an underage girl.

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Minimum Wage Debate Arises Again In Richmond

Will the state legislature's Republican majority soften to Democratic proposals? Democrats say it's possible.

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Virginia House Holds Out Hope For Bill That Would Deny In-State Tuition To Undocumented Residents

In Virginia, an effort to deny in-state college tuition rates to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children has been narrowly defeated in the state Senate. But Republicans are still hoping to score a victory in the House of Delegates.
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Virginia Lawmakers Renew Push For Offshore Drilling

Virginia's two Democratic senators support the plan if the state is given a share of the revenue.
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Virginia Aims To Crack Down On Rising Heroin Use

Attorney General Mark Herring says dealing with the growing problem of heroin addiction will be one of his chief priorities this session.
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McAuliffe Hospitalized For Injury Suffered During Holiday Horse Ride Fall

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in the hospital after an earlier incident where he was thrown from a horse, breaking seven ribs.

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