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Analyst: Maureen McDonnell Sentence Indicates Evolving Role Of First Lady

"The potential for corruption by a married partner of a politician has never been greater," says George Mason University professor Jeremy Meyer.
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Bill On Cigarette Trafficking Faces A Divide Within Virginia GOP

A Republican in Virginia's Senate wants to tweak rules for cigarette retailers — and put cigarette sales under a different regulator — to help halt trafficking, but his colleagues on the House side recommended killing the legislation.

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Despite Initial Fears, New Express Lanes On I-95 Haven't Affected Sluggers

Nearly two months after opening to traffic, the I-95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia — stretching 30 miles between the I-395 interchange and Garrisonville Road in Stafford County — appear to be paying off on the promise to HOV-3 carpoolers.
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Warrants, No Weapons: Virginia Debates Limits On Police Use Of Drones

As a national debate over the use of drones heats up, Virginia legislators are debating a number of measures that would limit how police can use the unmanned aerial vehicles.
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I-495 Express Lanes Endure Big Losses Early On Way To Potential Profit

Northern Virginia’s first high-speed toll road is drawing closer to turning a profit.
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Maureen McDonnell Sentenced On Corruption Charges

Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is headed back to court this morning to be sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Spencer for her role in the corruption case that landed on the commonwealth's former first couple.
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For Virginia Ethics Bill, Audits And Subpoena Power Are Question Marks

Both chambers of the General Assembly have passed an ethics bill, but the two versions will need to be resolved in a conference committee. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is exerting pressure on at least two key issues.

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Herndon Weighs Moving Town Council Election To November

Lawmakers in Richmond are considering an effort to allow the town of Herndon to move its election from May to November.
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Should Virginians Be Allowed To Carry Loaded Shotguns In Vehicles?

Virginia's state Senate signed off on a bill that would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry a loaded shotgun in their vehicles, but if it passes the House of Delegates, it's not clear whether the governor will sign it.

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Bill Could Open Door To Junk Food Sales At Virginia Schools

Virginia schools could hold numerous fundraisers per year selling food that doesn't meet nutritional guidelines under legislation that has passed both houses of the General Assembly.