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How Congress can make life better for Uber drivers

As Web-based businesses such as Uber and Handy create loyal fans in the D.C. region and across the country, the independent contractors they employ have helped create one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy. Read full article >>

Who will win Democratic battle to replace state Del. Rob Krupicka?

When voters in Virginia’s 45th legislative district get to the delegate race on their primary ballots Tuesday, they may have a hard time finding policy differences among the five Democratic primary candidates.Read full article >>

Donor who pressed McAuliffe on U-Va. issues wins spot on university board

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday announced dozens of appointments to the governing boards of state colleges and universities, with one of the most prestigious slots going to a big donor who had pressed McAuliffe to change his higher education platform during the 2013 governor’s race.Read full article >>

Challenger to Va. House speaker gets boost from conservative outside group

RICHMOND — After slamming the speaker of the Virginia House for taking big bucks from the national realtors’ association, his Republican primary challenger is getting some help from a conservative group that doesn’t disclose its donors. Read full article >>

Terry McAuliffe puts out the welcome mat for foreign ambassadors

RICHMOND — They came by the busload to see Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who soon had more than 50 foreign ambassadors knocking back Virginia oysters, wine and peanut soup shots Thursday on Capitol Square.Read full article >>

Peanut soup shots and Va. craft beer: McAuliffe’s big diplomatic lunch date

RICHMOND — Suppose you’ve got 70 foreign diplomats and their spouses popping over for lunch at your house, as Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has on Thursday. What to serve?Hailing from nations ranging from Afghanistan, Albania and Algeria...Show More Summary

McAuliffe will give dozens of diplomats a taste of America’s diversity

RICHMOND — About 70 foreign ambassadors will lunch with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the executive mansion and visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello on Thursday during a State Department trip meant to show them a slice of life outside the Capital Beltway.Read full article >>

Herndon moves forward on plan to overhaul historic downtown

Herndon officials are moving forward on a $3.5 million land purchase that will become part of an overhaul of the Northern Virginia town’s historic downtown area.After a public hearing Tuesday night, the town board voted 6 to 1 to purchase 1.67 acres of land on Elden and Center streets.Read full article >>

Challenger to Va. House speaker accuses him of ‘cheating’ in ballot rules

RICHMOND — The Republican challenger to Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell has accused him of quietly seeking a change to absentee-voting policy that she says he has been using to his benefit in the closing weeks of the most-watched primary of this year’s legislative contests.Read full article >>

More Morrissey news: They’re getting married

Former Virginia state lawmaker Joseph D. Morrissey said on Thursday that “of course” he plans to marry the woman with whom he was accused of having a relationship when she was a minor.Morrissey, who admitted this week to fathering a child with 19-year-old Myrna Pride, said they did not have sex until she was 18. Show More Summary

Alexandria chooses location for Potomac Yard Metro

A new Metrorail station at Potomac Yard should be built close to the existing shopping center, the Alexandria City Council unanimously decided Wednesday night, as they waxed nearly poetic about the economic development they believe it will bring.Read full article >>

Movie about Va.’s now-defunct ban on interracial marriage to be shot in state

RICHMOND — Virginia has landed a movie project about Richard and Mildred Loving, the real-life Virginia couple arrested in 1958 for violating the state’s interracial marriage ban.The Lovings filed a lawsuit that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 struck down bans on interracial marriage. Show More Summary

Fairfax supervisors move to fight plans for homes on Reston golf course

Fairfax County’s board of supervisors Tuesday voted to fight a county board of zoning appeals decision that would allow the owners of a publicly available golf course in Reston to build homes there.The unanimous decision takes into the...Show More Summary

Beer-fueled fight in Fairfax prompts officials to look at state farming law

Plans for a farm brewery in the Clifton area that could have tapped into a growing thirst for locally made beer were scrapped last week because of vehement opposition from residents in the historic Northern Virginia community.Read full article >>

Election-year shakeup in Virginia Democratic Party continues

RICHMOND — The executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia announced Wednesday that he is stepping down after a year on the job, continuing an election-year shakeup at the party.Robert Dempsey said in email to party leaders that he will leave May 19 to “pursue a new career opportunity.” A successor is expected to be named in a matter of days.Read full article >>

Va. delegate’s answer for what ails Baltimore: Snarling police dogs

RICHMOND — A Virginia state delegate responded to riots in the state next door by posting a photo of menacing police dog on Facebook and asking: “I wonder if a few of these would help bring calm to Baltimore?”Read full article >>

McAuliffe vetoes surveillance technology bill to chagrin of privacy hawks

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday vetoed bills that would have limited how long law enforcement can store data from automated license plate readers and surveillance technology, despite widespread support from lawmakers and civil liberties advocates.Read full article >>

Columbia Pike residents impatient for new transit plan

Columbia Pike residents and businesspeople have been waiting since November to hear what’s next after the long-planned Arlington streetcar project was abruptly cancelled. What’s next, they learned Thursday night, is more waiting.Read full article >>

Fairfax receives $8 million for traffic relief on Route 1 and two other roads

After aggressive lobbying, Fairfax County received an additional $8 million in regional transportation funds for congestion relief along Route 1 and two other corridors.The money for a project to widen a three-mile stretch of Route 1...Show More Summary

Republicans vye to replace retiring supervisor in Fairfax’s Sully District

Twenty-four years have passed since Republican Michael R. Frey became supervisor of the newly created Sully District in western Fairfax County. Now, Frey is retiring, and the once-rural area that has become a hub for businesses and immigration must launch a new political era.Read full article >>

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