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Ethics, Economy, Election Season Expected To Be Driving Forces In Virginia Assembly

The legislative session kicks off in Richmond this morning, and later, the governor will give an address.

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Jailed Politician Morrissey Wins Virginia Special Election

Joe Morrissey traveled from jail to be sworn in to his House of Delegates seat on Wednesday.

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McDonnell Request To Avoid Prison During Appeal Denied

The former Virginia governor was hoping to avoid prison while awaiting his appeal on corruption charges, but a judge has denied the request.

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NASA Identifies Cause In July Rocket Launch Failure

An incorrect installation was to blame for an aborted NASA launch out of Wallops Island, Virginia, last July.

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Transparency Exemption Proposals Pile Up In Virginia

Virginia already has a failing grade on transparency to its name, and with the new year, more exemptions to the state's Freedom of Information Act have been proposed.

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Serve Time, And The Public? Former Virginia Lawmaker Seeks Comeback

An embattled former Virginia lawmaker is seeking to reclaim a House of Delegates seat in a special election on Tuesday.
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National Park Service Proposes New Fees For C&O Canal To Cover Budget Shortfalls

New user fees could be coming to the C&O Canal, the national park that stretches 184.5 miles from D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland.
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McDonnell Sentencing Gives Renewed Momentum To Virginia Ethics Reform

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in federal prison for accepting gifts and loans totally over $165,000 — something that may spur lawmakers to address the commonwealth's ethics laws.

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Virginia Lawmakers To Tackle Reforms To Standardized Testing

Frustrations have been mounting in Virginia schools over the influence of the Standards of Learning standardized tests — something members of the General Assembly say they hope to address.

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LGBT Activists Say Virginia Bill Codifies Discrimination Based On Sexuality

A new bill introduced by Virginia Del. Bob Marshall would allow individuals, businesses and government agencies to refuse service to individuals on the basis of "homosexual behavior."

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