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Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille Faces Two Primary Challengers

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille is being challenged in a Democratic primary by former Mayor Kerry Donley, who says Euille has taken too long to accomplish construction of the Potomac Yard Metro, and Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, who has support from voters who disagree with the scale of the controversial waterfront development.
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Panel Weighs Law Enforcement Authority Of Virginia ABC Officers

The recent forceful arrest of a 20-year-old University of Virginia student has called into question the necessity of giving ABC officers arresting authority — but some police officers don't agree with the criticism.

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Alexandria Council Set To Move Forward With Potomac Yard Metro

Members of the Alexandria City Council are about to cast a major vote that could give a green light to building a new Metro station at Potomac Yard.
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Listen: Virginia Del. Vivian Watts On Making IDs Easier For Those With Non-Traditional Names

People with hard-to-spell names or with more than the typical number of surnames often see their names mangled at the ID office. A Virginia lawmaker talks about what's being done to change that.

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Virginia Privacy Advocates See Win On Drones, Loss On License Plate Readers

Police in Virginia will have to get a warrant before using a drone in a criminal case, a victory for privacy advocates, but a measure to limit data collection from license plate readers was shot down.

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Is Virginia Putting Too Many People Behind Bars?

With 2.3 million Americans now behind bars, many states are looking at alternatives to jail time for those who commit nonviolent crimes. But Virginia continues to imprison large numbers of people.
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Republican Speaker Bill Howell To Face Primary Challenge In Virginia

Virginia's Speaker of the House of Delegates will face his most serious electoral challenge in years — not from across the aisle, but from inside his own party.

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New Commuter App Takes Holistic View: Money, Time, Health, Environment

CarFreeAtoZ.com, a creation of Arlington County Commuter Services, Mobility Lab, and the transit-tech firm Conveyal, is trying to get traffic-weary travelers to think more about what goes into their trips.

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It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, And Virginia Wants Drivers To Put Down The Phone

It hasn't made many headlines, but it's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Virginia is announcing more than 24,000 crashes statewide last year were attributed to distracted drivers.
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Expensive Campaign Season Begins in Virginia

"Most of the seats are already clearly Democratic or clearly Republican, the handful of seats that might flip get all the attention and all the money," says Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington.

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