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Bowser Warns D.C. About 'Life Or Death' Stakes With This Storm

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is warning residents that the blizzard bearing down on the region could have "life and death implications," and is urging residents to be off the streets by 3 p.m. and ready to hunker down for up to 72 hours.
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With Blizzard Bearing Down On Region, Metro Suspends All Weekend Service

No Metro trains or buses will run from Friday night to Monday morning, further immobilizing the region as it deals with a blizzard expected to bring two feet of snow.
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Overscared and Overprepared? The Sense In Snow Panic

For many weather-wary Washingtonians, this week's pending snowstorm is eliciting groans about over-hyped winter weather. We find out why pressing the panic button during storms can be a good thing, and how it helps communities stay safe.

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Bed Tax Or Provider Assessment? Different Sides Use Different Language In Virginia

A plan to help fund care for people without health insurance in Virginia by charging fees on hospitals has gained an important new ally.

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Gov. McAuliffe Says He Might Not Block Attempts To Stop I-66 Toll Lanes

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is indicating he may not oppose state legislators' efforts to block tolls on I-66, which are supposed to begin charging motorists on the inside-the-Beltway portion of the highway in 2017, if they send such legislation to his desk.
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As D.C. Braces, Kentucky And Tennessee Feeling Effects Of Winter Weather

As the South and East prepared for a nor'easter with the potential for significant snowfall by week's end, snow began to blanket much of Kentucky and Tennessee and contributed to at least one traffic-related death Wednesday.

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Virginia Senate Chamber Has Long Tradition Of Press Availability

The tradition of press access to the floor of the Virginia Senate goes back more than a century, but the recent move by state Republicans to banish journalists to the public viewing area is not actually without precedent.

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Metro's New Boss Wades Into Orange Line Morning Mess To See Problems First-Hand

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld joined Congressman Gerry Connolly for a shoulder-to-shoulder ride with commuters on the Orange Line Tuesday, to get a first-hand look at the problems faced by riders.

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How Can Virginia Improve Poor Record On Transparency?

Virginia gets consistently poor marks from the Center for Public Integrity in its annual reports. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are trying to tackle this in different ways.

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Tempers Flare in Virginia Senate Over Revoked Press Access

A decision to bar reporters from the floor of the Virginia State Senate provoked inter-party sniping that reached a boiling point on Tuesday.

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