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Virginia House Of Delegates Breaks Out Ceremonial Mace

The Virginia House of Delegates gaveled into session Wednesday, offering an opportunity for the state's ceremonial mace to get some time to shine.

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Va. Bill Would Require Colleges To Report Sexual-Assault Investigations

The goal, say supporters of the legislation, is to ensure that more cases make it into the justice system instead of being handled solely by college administrations.

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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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