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Virginia Seeks To Extend HOT Lanes In Maryland Over American Legion Bridge

The results of congestion study are in, and Virginia transportation officials are expected to announce their recommendation that the Potomac River crossing at American Legion Bridge be expanded.

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Wining And Dining Of Virginia Lawmakers Down, Report Says

Just months after former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was found guilty in a corruption trial, gifts to state lawmakers are down, according to a new report.

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Federal Trial Challenging Virginia House Of Delegates Districts Concludes

The shape of Virginia politics could be changed depending on how a three-judge panel rules in a court challenge to the commonwealth's House of Delegates district boundaries.

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McAuliffe: Virginia's Economy Is 'Back'

The governor says the state's revenues are $553 million more than projected for the last fiscal year that ended in June.

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Turning To Owls To Figure Out How To Reduce Noise On Wind Farms

One of the big knocks against wind farms is the sheer amount of noise they make, but researchers at Virginia Tech have devised an innovative fix by looking at the stealthy flight of owls.

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Virginia Parole System May Get A Second Chance After Review

Legislation passed in the '90s mandates that criminals in Virginia prisons serve at least 85 percent of their sentence, but a commission meeting soon will review whether that fails to give prisoners incentives to improve their lot.

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The Politics Hour - July 10, 2015

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Virginia Sen. Adam Ebbin and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson.

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For Lawsuit On Va. Political Map, Complicated Testimony And Fresh Precedent

At one point, one of the judges said he thought he understood the details but joked he didn't want to be quizzed later.

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Music Isn't Just Entertainment For Some Patients — It's Life-Changing Therapy

Before a stroke robbed him of the ability to sing and speak, Jim Bob Rodriguez was active in various men's choirs and barely ever missed a week singing at church. Three years later, he's regaining his ability to both sing and speak, thanks revolutionary music therapy.

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Despite Obstacles, Charter School Movement Making Gains In Virginia

Why does Virginia have so few charter schools? The issue could be front-and-center in the next General Assembly election.

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