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Searching For Transit In I-66 Expansion Plans; Public Funds Give Virginia Options

Virginia is going to study plans to keep future tolls on I-66 under state control, and state officials say doing so could produce hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for additional road and transit projects.
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Minority And Labor Groups Angling For Influence Over Virginia Democratic Primaries

The Service Employees International Union, United Food and Commercial Workers, Mid-Atlantic Laborers, the Korean American Service and Educational Consortium Fund are some of the groups that are endorsing five candidates across Virginia and deploying an army of volunteers to knock on doors.
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In Hampton Roads, A Comprehensive Approach To Sea Level Rise

There's nearly twice the relative sea-level rise in Hampton Roads as similar Atlantic coast communities, and the Army Corps of Engineers is rolling out a plan to address it.

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Alexandria Mayoral Primary Attracts Campaign Cash — Lots Of It

The three Democrats running for mayor of Alexandria are engaged in a hotly contested primary, one that's created a pitched battle for campaign cash.
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Should Fairfax County Have A Citizen Oversight Board To Investigate Police?

At the Fairfax County Government Center Monday night, there's a public hearing where some hope to push for a citizen oversight board in light of the death of several unarmed citizens in recent years at the hands of police.

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Low Turnout Expected In Virginia's June Primary

A new analysis by the Virginia Public Access Project shows that only 8 percent of registered voters participate in General Assembly primaries.
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Koreans Help Drive Dramatic Growth In Fairfax County's Asian Population

Fairfax County's Korean community boasts three daily newspapers, its own television channel, and growing political influence.
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On Fairfax County Board Of Supervisors, Mount Vernon Seat Hotly Contested

The Mount Vernon District of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is up for grabs this year. Longtime Supervisor Gerry Hyland is retiring, opening the seat for the first time in a generation.
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Jewish And Muslim Communities Pursue An Interfaith Partnership In Fairfax County

We'll visit a synagogue where Jews and Muslims are sharing much more than just space.
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This Week On Metro Connection: Fairfax County

We'll take an audio tour of Virginia's most heavily-populated county, and meet some of the 1.1 million people who call it home.