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Lethal Injection Bill Fails In Virginia House Of Delegates

Legislation to secure the three-drug cocktail used in the state's executions by lethal injection failed in the state house, as lawmakers want to wait on a Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the practice.

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Proposed Virginia Budget Could Bring Boon To Local Governments

This is the last week of the General Assembly session in Richmond, and budget negotiations seem to be going smoothly — a far cry from last year — and that good benefit localities in Virginia.
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Congressional Redistricting Process In Virginia Pushed Back To September

A federal court last year found that Virginia's redistricting unfairly diluted the influence of the state's African American population, but redrawing the lines will have to wait the results of a Supreme Court appeal.

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Virginia Proposes Fining CSX Transportation For 2014 Oil Spill

Virginia is proposing a large fine against the freight rail carrier CSX Transportation for last year's train derailment that dumped nearly 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the James River in Lynchburg.
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University Of Virginia's Iconic Rotunda To Get $50M Facelift

A library built by Thomas Jefferson is getting a badly-needed makeover, as part of an effort that University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan says will keep the building as "an important link to the past."

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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.