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Morning Read: Board Approves Tuition Increases at U.Va.

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    News4's Derrick Ward reports on why some DC residents are not happy with plans to add lots more bike lanes through Shaw and downtown D.C. (Published Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016)

    The University of Virginia board approved tuition increases on Thursday.

    Tuition will go up 3.8 percent for in-state students and 4.8 percent for out-of-state students. This means that tuition and fees will go up $452 to $12,458 for in-state students and up $1,826 to $39,844 for out-of-state students, according to the Associated Press.

    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.

    IN OTHER NEWS:

    * Records show that Ken Cuccinelli sold most of his Star Scientific stock last summer at a net gain of $4,040. (Associated Press)

    * In addition to paying for the catering at McDonnell's daughter’s wedding, Star Scientific CEO also paid for McDonnell to take a lake house vacation in 2011. (Washington Post)

    * On Cuccinelli releasing his tax returns and urging opponent Terry McAuliffe to do the same: “And that illustrates another benefit Cuccinelli could get from the tax tactic: a side-by-side comparison of his finances to McAuliffe's as they paint him a wealthy elite and undercut the campaign narrative that his business experience is key qualification for office.” (Virginian-Pilot)

    * The latest fundraising totals in the Virginia gubernatorial race reveal that McAuliffe was boosted by labor groups and out-of-state donors, while Cuccinelli received money from energy groups and conservative interests and an unusually large number of smaller donors. (Washington Post)

    * The Washington Post once again reminds D.C. residents to vote for Patrick Mara in the at-large special election. (Washington Post)

    * See an update on the campaigns in the final stretch before the District’s April 23 special election. (Washington Post)

    * O’Malley says his model for a presidential run is Bill Clinton. (USA Today)

    * D.C. Council Education Committee Chairman David Catania is proposing legislation to make future cheating by any D.C. school official a crime with civil penalties of up to $10,000 and dismissal. (News4)

    * The Washington region collected $286 million in venture capital during the first three months of 2013, in large part due to a $110 million financing for Living Social. (Washington Business Journal)