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Fairfax County Sheriff Reverses Decision to Withhold Taser Policy

The sheriff's office initially refused to release a document to WAMU 88.5 that outlined a Taser use policy, but the county now has decided to make it public.

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Virginia May Soon Expand Medical Marijuana Laws

The Virginia House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to legislation that would allow the use of certain oils derived from marijuana for medical purposes.

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Fairfax Sheriff Declines To Offer Basic Information On Taser Death Of Inmate

A 37-year-old woman died in Fairfax County jail after being tasered, but details have not been forthcoming on the incident.

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Fairfax Inmate's Death After Tasering Prompts Investigation

The Fairfax County Police Department is launching an investigation into the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office because an inmate at the jail died after being hit by a taser stun gun.
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Could Virginia Put A Stop To Gerrymandering?

Bills to stop gerrymandering are enjoying an unusual bout of success in Virginia's General Assembly this year. While most pundits still think they'll get shot down, the head of a political training center thinks there's momentum for reform.
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With New Facility And New Principal, Can Jefferson-Houston Turn A Corner?

The troubled Jefferson-Houston School in Alexandria has been a revolving door for administrators for the last decade, but there is hope now that with a new building and new principal, the ship can be righted.

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$338 Million Boost Expected In Virginia State Revenue

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the extra money will allow a little wiggle room as lawmakers write the next budget.

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In Arlington, Cash-Friendly Bikeshare Eliminates A Barrier To Low-Income Residents

"One of the criticisms of bikesharing throughout the country is that you have to have a credit card to access this system," says Chris Hamilton, who runs Arlington's Commuter Services bureau. He says the cash program is designed to help folks who do not have credit or debit cards.
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Charter School Expansion Advances In Virginia Assembly

The state Senate passed a proposed amendment to Virginia's constitution that would make it easier to establish charter schools.

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LGBT Discrimination Bill Passes In Virginia Senate

The bill inserts a policy into state law that has been adopted through executive order by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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