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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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With Primary Only Months Away, Legal Challenge May Reshuffle Virginia Districts

A court case might upend the state's political geography and also set an important precedent for minority representation.

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Virginia Candidates Rake In Record-Breaking Haul Of Campaign Cash

The latest round of campaign finance disclosures in Virginia shows a record year in the state's political history.
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Urban Coalition Presses Virginia Lawmakers to 'Meaningfully Increase' Education Funding

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.

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Changing Alexandria Political Landscape May Influence West End Redevelopment

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.

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LISTEN: Sen. Tim Kaine On Authorizing Use Of Military Force Against ISIS

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.

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Virginia Wants To Talk To Maryland About A New Potomac River Bridge — Again

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.

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Homeland Security Secretary Delivers President's Message To Virginia Mosque

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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Where Should I-66 Toll Revenues Be Spent? Northern Virginia Will Decide

Drivers in single-occupancy vehicles will start paying rush hour tolls inside the Beltway in 2017, but where the funds raised go will be up to local leaders.

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