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McDonnell Appeal Could Have Broad Consequences Beyond Virginia

So far 11 separate amicus briefs have been filed with the Supreme Court in support of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Many elected officials are concerned that the precedent set in his corruption case could apply too broadly.

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Open-Government Advocates Wary Of Virginia Supreme Court Decison

A ruling by the justices in Richmond that preserves secrecy around death penalty policies is prompting new concerns about open government that go far beyond what happens in Virginia's death chamber.

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For New Metro Leader, Long-Term Questions Come With $6 Billion Price Tag

Paul Wiedefeld, Metro's new general manager, takes over an agency with urgent problems. But there's also a longer-term, $6 billion question looming, and the answer will require cooperation from multiple players.

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Fairfax County Leaders Crack Down On Car-Title Lenders

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a plan that would block car-title lenders from setting up in certain parts of the Virginia county. The new rules were effective at midnight — a rare move that shows the urgency the board felt.

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Murder Is Sign Of 'Disturbing' Increase In MS-13 Gang Activity, Prosecutor Says

Information shared by federal, state and local authorities points to an upswing in activity by the MS-13 gang,  says John McCarthy, the Maryland state's attorney for Montgomery County. A murder there in early November might be related to two others.

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Hogan: Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees In Maryland Should Stop—For Now

Joining close to two-dozen other governors, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday that no more Syrian refugees should be resettled in the state until security guarantees can be offered by the federal government.
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Maryland, Virginia Get Poor Grades On Integrity Scorecard

More than two-third of Americans say they have given up on Washington and look to their state governments for policy solutions-- but are states up to the job? Transparency and accountability are key to effective governing, and a new report suggest that many states are failing at both.

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Dominion Power Leaning Toward Nuclear For Future Virginia Energy Mix?

Dominion Power is considering four different plans for Virginia's energy future — and a leading candidate may well be building a third nuclear reactor.

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Donald Trump's Campaign Gets Serious In Virginia

With less than a month to go before the deadline, only one presidential candidate in either party has submitted signatures to get on the ballot in Virginia: Donald Trump.
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Video Showing Deadly Tasing Of Virginia Man Renews Debate On Stun Gun Policy

Taser-related deaths, says Justin Mazzola at Amnesty International, have "caused people to take a look not only on the use of Tasers more generally but the policies that are put in place by law enforcement regarding their use."

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