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Fairfax County Police Chief Reverses Course On Civilian Oversight

Critics of the Fairfax County Police have long called for civilian oversight over department practices following a string of police-involved deaths, but now the head of the department itself is dropping his opposition.

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Virginia And Maryland Falling Short On Government Transparency, Per Report

A new report from the Center for Public Integrity finds that both Virginia and Maryland have plenty to improve on when it comes to government transparency and accountability.
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Could Alexandria Election Lead To Tighter Disclosure Requirements?

Alexandria Mayor-elect Allison Silberberg is concerned about a part of the city code she calls the 10 Percent Rule. It allows city council and planning commission members to own as much as 9.99 percent of a project they are considering, without disclosing it.
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Outside Money In Virginia's Elections: A Bellwether For 2016 And Beyond?

Special-interest money poured into General Assembly elections across Virginia this year, as outside groups tried to influence races in several key districts. The glut of advertisements had mixed results, but experts say the tactics won't end anytime soon.

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Metro Lines Up Next Candidate For GM As A Tough Report Card Comes In

The transit agency is trying to reach agreement with its latest general manager candidate on a day when its board will hear the details of a troubling report about the performance of bus and rail service.

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Listen: Virginia Election Analysis With WAMU 88.5's Michael Pope

What effect did Michael Bloomberg's money have on the elections? What's next for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors? And how well did a prominent write-in campaign do in one Northern Virginia city?

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​Big Money Plus Low Turnout Equals Status Quo Election in Virginia

In Virginia, voters have opted for the status quo, maintaining the 21-19 Republican majority in the state Senate, despite historic levels of campaign spending on key races.

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Virginia Elections: What Happened In Our 8 Races To Watch

Several state Senate seats, Alexandria's mayoralty and spots on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors were on our list of races to watch in Tuesday's Virginia elections.

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Top Pick For Metro GM Dropped Out Because 'Job Was Bigger Than He Thought'

As more information surfaced about why the top pick for Metro’s general manager position rejected the job offer, a member of the hiring committee said the runner-up might make his decision as soon as Wednesday.

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Michael Bloomberg's Gun-Control Group A Key Player In Virginia Elections

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not be on the ballot in Virginia on Tuesday, but his organization, Everytown For Gun Safety, is wielding influence over the commonwealth's elections.

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