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Death By Electric Chair: Virginia's Back-Up Or The New Norm?

Virginia is one of eight states to allow death by electrocution. Now, the option will become the default if lethal injections drugs are unavailable.

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For Those Who Do An About-Face Beyond Metro's Gates, A Refund Is Coming

Metro is solving one of riders’ biggest pet peeves.

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Another Way Of Living: The Story Of Reston, Va.

Reston, Va. was built to be a special place. A new film takes a look at how time has transformed the community's revolutionary vision.

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Cuccinelli No Longer In Consideration For Virginia Supreme Court

Republicans had proposed putting former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on the state's highest court on Tuesday after the General Assembly rejected their other pick, but Cuccinelli withdrew his name.

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Arlington Residents Turn Up To Debate I-66 Expansion, But VDOT Was Talking Tolls

There was something of a disconnect at a VDOT hearing on I-66 inside the Beltway Monday night — officials talked tolls while residents seemed to show up more to oppose expansion plans.

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With Execution Drugs Scarce, Virginia Pols Approve Renewed Use Of Electric Chair

The Virginia Senate passed a bill Monday that would force death row inmates into the electric chair if lethal injection drugs — of which there is currently a shortage — are unavailable.

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New Metro Boss Promises Focus On 'Nuts And Bolts' To Win Back Commuters

General Manager Paul Wiedefeld outlined a broad agenda in his first major remarks since taking the job in November, promising to improve rail service for customers and create transparency across the troubled transit authority.

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Among Metro's 'Hard Truths' Are Silver Line Problems With No Easy Fix

There have been ripple effects across the Metro system since the Silver Line opened in 2014. From Blue Line crowding to a bottleneck in the Rosslyn tunnel, these issues appear intractable.

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McAuliffe Backs Off On FOIA Bill, Hopes Virginia Lawmakers Will Still Keep Death Chamber Secret

Should the state government have the ability to redact whole documents which contain exempt information? Virginia lawmakers have responded emphatically in the negative, and now the governor is backing off plans to amend that bill.

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Censorship Or Common Sense? Bill On Sexually Explicit Books Heads To McAuliffe

It all started when a Fairfax County teacher assigned Toni Morrison's Beloved. That led a parent to approach her member of the House of Delegates, Republican Dave Albo of Springfield.

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