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The race for Virginia governor

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Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are squaring off in a battle to replace Gov. Robert McDonnell in Richmond.


McAuliffe will not appeal Virginia ruling that struck down school-takeover board

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

Va.’s governor won’t fight decision that a state board set up for school takeovers is unconstitutional.

CEB to move headquarters to one of tallest office buildings in D.C. area

The company, which offers research on corporate strategy, decided to keep its headquarters and 1,400 employees in Arlington.


Rand Paul coming to Arlington to meet Republicans in swing state of Virginia

(Molly Riley / AP)

Former attorney general Ken Cuccinelli II helped plan Arlington events for the presidential hopeful.


At free Va. health clinic, McAuliffe tells the poor he’s working hard to help them

(Michael S. Williamson / The Washington Post)

Thousands of uninsured Virginians are lining up for free health care this weekend. It’s become an annual trek.


Virginia transportation officials pledge to ease traffic problems on Interstate 66

Adding HOT lanes is among the top traffic and transit concepts under study for I-66 in Northern Virginia.


McAuliffe to visit free field hospital in Wise County in bid to expand Medicaid in Va.

(Steve Helber / AP)

The governor will go to an annual free medical clinic in Wise County to spotlight the plight of the uninsured.


State supreme court awards $250 to U-Va. and climate scientist Michael Mann

(Tom Jackman / The Washington Post)

The university and climate researcher Michael Mann are to be paid by a conservative group that sued them.


Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s connections can pay off for business in Virginia

(Steve Helber / AP)

When it’s time to make a call for Virginia, the well-connected governor has a number at the ready.


Virginia ends fiscal year with $439 million less in revenue than expected

It’s the first time state collections have dropped outside of a national downturn.


In Va. legislature, Republicans plan Medicaid debate in late September

Move by Republicans comes as Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) seeks a way to expand program on his own.