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Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Va. ID's Public-Private Transportation Candidates

Va. ID's Public-Private Transportation Candidates

Virginia has identified 10 transportation projects that are candidates for public-private partnerships -- including I-66. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Va. Gubernatorial Debate Set for Sept. 25

Va. Gubernatorial Debate Set for Sept. 25

The commonwealth's gubernatorial candidates will debate on Northern Virginia business and the economy. The debate will air live Wednesday, Sept. 25. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

McAuliffe Continues Slight Lead in Va. Gov. Race

McAuliffe Continues Slight Lead in Va. Gov. Race

However, the lead isn't statistically significant. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Bob Lewis

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Split Time at VPAP Luncheon

McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Split Time at VPAP Luncheon

It wasn't a debate, but the two candidates for governor of Virginia separately addressed the same crowd at a Richmond luncheon Thursday. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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By Larry O'Dell

Va. to Restore Non-Violent Felons' Rights

Va. to Restore Non-Violent Felons' Rights

Gov. McDonnell's policy change means nonviolent felons won't have to apply to regain their rights, including the right to vote. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Bill Would Ban Late-Term Abortions in D.C.

Bill Would Ban Late-Term Abortions in D.C.

This time around, the bill's sponsor says he wants to expand the scope of the bill to apply to the whole country, making it less of a rally cry for the District. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Va. Senators Co-Sponsoring Off-Shore Energy Bill

Va. Senators Co-Sponsoring Off-Shore Energy Bill

The bill would allow the federal government to sell leases for gas and oil drilling off the coast of Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Richmond Prosecutor Investigating McDonnell

Richmond Prosecutor Investigating McDonnell

Richmond's top prosecutor is looking into gifts to Gov. Bob McDonnell in an investigation requested by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Perry Stein

Could Va.'s Surprise GOP Lt. Gov. Pick Hurt Cuccinelli?

Could Va.'s Surprise GOP Lt. Gov. Pick Hurt Cuccinelli?

There's reason to think it could. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By NBC Washington, Associated Press

GOP State Convention Kicks Off in Virginia

GOP State Convention Kicks Off in Virginia

The party will formally nominate Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as its candidate for governor. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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