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.
The commonwealth of Virginia has reduced state funding for education by $1 billion since 2009, leaving local districts to hold the bag. A coalition of largely urban local governments is launching a coordinated plan to change that.
The willingness of Alexandria's Mayor-elect Allison Silberberg to stand up to developers has raised hopes that more affordable units might be squeezed out of redevelopment in the West End neighborhood.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has several military bases in his state and his constituents include many servicemembers — and he's been a leading advocate for putting Congress on the record on American use of force. He spoke with WAMU 88.5's Matt McCleskey about it.
Virginia's influential Commonwealth Transportation Board wants to open discussions with officials in D.C. and Maryland about improving congested Potomac River crossings. A new bridge west of I-495 would be part of the conversation.
In a Sunday address, President Obama called for the Muslim community to be watchful of their own in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings. On Monday Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson brought that message to Northern Virginia.
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