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Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 8:42 AM

Metro Board Moves to Make Ethics Probes Public Post-Scandal

Metro Board Moves to Make Ethics Probes Public Post-Scandal

Members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board want to make future ethics investigations public after the secrecy surrounding one this summer was widely criticized and culminated in... Read »

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 9:34 PM

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Sues CBS Over Accuser Interviews

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax Sues CBS Over Accuser Interviews<br /><br />

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed a $400 million lawsuit Thursday against CBS, alleging the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he says have falsely accused him of sexual... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 10:04 PM

Republicans in Congress Request Expanded Jack Evans Probe

Republicans in Congress Request Expanded Jack Evans Probe

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee have requested an expanded investigation into former Metro board chairman Jack Evans and whether he and another board member tried to obstruct an investigation... Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 12:12 AM

Early Prison Release Law Divides DC Leaders

A law proposed in D.C. that would allow hundreds of convicted felons to apply for early release from prison has city leaders divided. Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Planning Begins for Demolition of RFK Stadium

D.C.’s sports authority is planning for the demolition of RFK Stadium, former home to the Washington Redskins. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 8:48 AM

DC Transit Board Rep. Resigns After Lying About Ethics Probe

DC Transit Board Rep. Resigns After Lying About Ethics Probe

D.C. has lost its second voting representative on Metro's board. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 6:25 AM

Northam Signs Deal Expanding Mattaponi Reservation

Northam Signs Deal Expanding Mattaponi Reservation

The new land will be used to help preserve the tribe's cultural preservation efforts that include hunting, fishing and trapping. The reservation currently houses about 75 residents and includes a church, museum... Read »

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 7:03 AM

Virginia Gets $1.6M Grant for Apprenticeship Program

Virginia Gets $1.6M Grant for Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeships will be expanded in fields ranging from computer programming to the building trades. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 8:52 PM

Public Weighs In on Gun Bills After Virginia Mass Shooting

Members of the public and special interest groups made their case Tuesday to a Virginia commission studying a broad range of gun safety proposals after a deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach earlier this... Read »

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 8:14 AM

Jack Evans Threatened Jobs, Tried to Hide Ethics Issue

Confidential documents show that D.C. Council Member Jack Evans sought to limit an ethics investigation and prevent its findings from being made public. Read »

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