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No Secret Police: Effort To Keep Virginia Officer Names Secret Fails In House

A much-publicized effort to shield the names of police officers from the public has been voted down unanimously in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Metro Police To Deploy More Officers After Spate Of High-Profile Crimes

Metro is hiring private security guards to pick up certain tasks — like guarding transfers of money — so that an additional 17 transit cops can be freed up to patrol railcars, platforms, and buses.

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Special Sessions On Metro Safety Group? Foxx Ups The Pressure On Lawmakers

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he doesn't think lawmakers in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are acting fast enough on the creation of a Metro Safety Commission.

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Should Virginia Police Names Be Secret? General Assembly Is Poised To Say Yes

The legislation would allow police agencies to keep the names of their officers secret, a change that alarms open-government advocates who say police departments already lack transparency.

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Virginia Poised To Be First State To Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

Daily Fantasy sports have exploded in recent years — allowing players stake money on the outcomes of imaginary teams based on real athletes. Virginia may become the first state to make the games explicitly legal.

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How Much Of A Raise Should Virginia Teachers Get? And When?

Virginia lawmakers are divided over the extent and timing of teacher raises, with divisions emerging even within the two major parties.

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How Will Virginia's Legislative Session Affect You? 5 Things Likely To Pass

The Virginia General Assembly has been hard at work this year — but what of the legislation that has moved forward so far will directly impact your life?

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Virginia Lawmakers Take Action To Prevent Government Behind Closed Doors

Virginia has a terrible reputation for open government, and if a recent recent state Supreme Court ruling is allowed to stand, it might get worse. But the General Assembly, with prompting by a Democratic state senator from Fairfax County, is pushing back.

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Questions Emerge About McDonnell Appeal After Death On Supreme Court

​"[Scalia's] absence appears to be the absence of a vote ​on behalf of McDonnell," says Virginia legal expert Rich Kelsey.
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With Bills Stalled, Virginia Lawmakers Ask Regulators To Act Against Car-Title Lenders

Members of the Virginia General Assembly are asking state regulators to crack down on the use of consumer finance loans by car-title lenders — bait-and-switch tactics that land consumers with huge bills for interest.

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