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

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Virginia legislature adopts stricter gift standards for public officials

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

Lawmakers agreed with Gov. McAuliffe on $100 limit but killed many of his other amendments to bill.

Can tech incubator 1776 cook up its own business?

Acquisition of Disruption gives firm a foothold in Northern Virginia and a potentially lucrative product.

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Fixing error in Va. ethics bill proves to be not so simple

(Steve Helber / AP)

Call for $100 lifetime gift cap, instead of an annual one, has legislators tossing around revision options.

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Va. House amends sexual predator bill that responds to Jesse Matthew case

(Left, Charlottesville, Va., Police Department via AP; Right, City of Charlottesville, Va.)

If McAuliffe agrees, colleges would have to note expulsions for certain offenses on transcripts.

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Lawmakers reject many of McAuliffe’s amendments, but his vetoes survive

(Bob Brown / AP)

Privacy rights vs. public safety issues prompt debate, and an ethics measure hits a snag and is delayed.

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Del. David Ramadan, vocal critic of Dulles Greenway tolls, calls it quits

(Courtesy of John Albino / DAVID I. RAMADAN)

The two-term Republican will not seek reelection, he announced on the floor of the Virginia House.

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McAuliffe amendment glitch appears to put a $100 lifetime limit on gifts

Legislators expect to find a fix to the error, the latest twist in Richmond’s long ethics saga.

Metro christens its new generation of subway cars

(Paul J. Richards / AFP/Getty Images)

With a bevy of speeches and a preview ride on the Blue Line, Metro gets set to begin passenger services Tuesday with its advanced technology 7000-series rail cars.

How would you feel about a new Redskins stadium in Northern Virginia?

Loudoun County might end up as the site of the next football stadium in the Washington area.

Shed a tear for old D.C. if the Redskins move to Loudoun County

(Dudley M. Brooks / The Washington Post)

It might be inevitable, but something will be lost if the Redskins move to the Virginia suburbs.