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

Board Approves Tuition Increases at U.Va.

Board Approves Tuition Increases at U.Va.

These approved increases came the same day that Gov. Bob McDonnell sent a letter calling on Virginia’s colleges and universities to limit tuition increases. Read »

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

City Paper Endorses Silverman for At-Large Seat

City Paper Endorses Silverman for At-Large Seat

The editors at the weekly also called for resident to vote in favor of Amendment 8. Read »

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

Record Numbers at Cherry Blossom Fest

Record Numbers at Cherry Blossom Fest

Festival organizers expect the economic impact to exceed last year's $160 million in spending related to the festival. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Special Election Limps and Looms

Sherwood's Notebook: Special Election Limps and Looms

Tuesday's special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat is limping into view, and the stubbed toe of racial politics struck again this past weekend. Read »

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

Poll: Anita Bonds Leading Council Race

Poll: Anita Bonds Leading Council Race

However, the poll only contacted people via landline -- skewing the demographics older -- and because this is a special election, it's harder to calculate voter turnout. Read »

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

AM Read: McDonnell, Cuccinelli and Ethical Lapses

AM Read: McDonnell, Cuccinelli and Ethical Lapses

Over the weekend, columnists and editorial boards weighed in on the Star Scientific controversies. Read »

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

AM Read: O’Malley Finally Says He’s Thinking of 2016 Run

AM Read: O’Malley Finally Says He’s Thinking of 2016 Run

After endless chatter these last few weeks about a potential presidential run, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley finally broke his silence, saying he plans to give serious consideration to a White House run. Read »

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

AM Read: So Much O'Malley 2016 Talk

AM Read: So Much O'Malley 2016 Talk

Some high-profile publications have written big profiles on the Maryland governor this week. Read »

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

AM Read: Md. Assembly Passes Entire O'Malley Agenda

AM Read: Md. Assembly Passes Entire O'Malley Agenda

The high-profile liberal agenda that passed through the General Assembly seems to put the governor in a good spot for the 2016 Democratic primaries. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Alexandria Considers Cigarette Tax Increase

AM Read: Alexandria Considers Cigarette Tax Increase

Facing a $31 million budget shortfall, the city council will hear a proposal this week that would make the city's cigarette tax the highest in the state. 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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