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Va.’s McAuliffe proposes $50 million investment in Dulles International

The governor said the struggling airport can be more competitive if costs are cut by $3 per passenger.

Va. House speaker proposes another round of pension reform

The idea is controversial, but the powerful Republican may be looking to his legacy.

When school, county officials meet in Fairfax, talk is all about budget cuts

Fairfax expects a budget gap of as much as $85 million, making it harder to fund schools and other services.

NRA challenges McAuliffe on latest gun control effort

The fight will play out as presidential hopefuls vie for the swing state of Virginia.

Arlington weighs it future in 11-month study that aims to guide county planning

Facilities study committee submits results of 11-month facilities study to County Board, school officials.

Why even GOP-led states are keeping a key part of Affordable Care Act

Despite hostility toward Obamacare, Republican states that expanded Medicaid have stuck with the change.

Arlington voter turnout helped by door-knockers, not by free beer

Arlington County voters came out strongly for Democrats on Election Day, and that turnout was primarily driven by north Arlington voters.

Virginia cities and counties to pressure state for more education dollars

Jurisdictions, frustrated by local budget fights, say state funding has dropped by $1 billion since 2009.

Democrats appear to easily win two open seats on Arlington Board

Alexandria results still trickling in; Arlington board appears likely to remain strongly Democratic.

Bloomberg group backs Democrat who has voiced ‘caution’ on gun control

The gun-control organization bankrolled a $1.5 million ad buy for Jeremy McPike in Northern Virginia.

Dogs bite political door-knockers

Door-knocking candidates hunting for votes fall prey to man’s best friend.

Virginia health-care experts review law GOP pans as competition killer

Requirement for hospitals to seek state pre-approval for expansions will likely trigger a partisan showdown.

Fairfax officials determining costs of changes in police department

More than 142 recommendations were proposed by a panel after the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.

Virginia ethics panel urges ban on using campaign funds for personal expenses

The panel also wants legislators’ $15,000 no-strings-attached office fund to be called what it is: income.

McAuliffe bans guns in state office buildings in wake of mass shootings

McAuliffe wants to better enforce existing laws, which Republicans have called called for also.

Maureen McDonnell appeal put on hold

Attorneys had requested the case be put in abeyance pending Supreme Court action in Robert McDonnell’s case.

The wild card at the Democratic debate could be the guy no one’s talking about

Jim Webb has done few ads or public events, but Tuesday’s stage could draw attention to his eclectic views.

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