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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.

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Metro wants D.C.-area jurisdictions to pay $1.4 billion for more 8-car, rush-hour trains

(Jahi Chikendiu / The Washington Post)

Transit agency hopes to ease crowding by doing away with six-car service during the busiest times.

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McAuliffe to take Virginia sales pitch to Asia during trade mission

Amid layoffs and other budget cuts, organizers say the trip’s $250,000 cost will help promote job growth.

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3 Republican lawmakers urge McAuliffe to protect Virginians from Ebola threat

Three Virginia legislators say Gov. McAuliffe should consider suing Dulles airport

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McAuliffe fundraising exceeds $1.6 million

(Steve Helber / AP)

The Democratic Virginia governor’s latest push reflects his diverse Rolodex and donor network.

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McAuliffe announces budget cuts, layoffs to address revenue shortfall

(Steve Helber / AP)

State employees who will lose their jobs mostly work in Virginia’s Department of Corrections.

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Warner, Gillespie spar over Puckett scandal, energy, Ebola

(Timothy C. Wright / For the Washington Post)

Warner was questioned repeatedly over his involvement in job talks for a state senator’s daughter.

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Warner discussed job for Puckett’s daughter

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

A federal judgeship was part of a discussion aimed at preventing the state senator from quitting.

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Va. speaker cannot hold up Brink appointment, but can block two others

(Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post / Courtesy of William-J. Howell)

Speaker Howell only has power over two of the three McAuliffe appointments he had hoped to block.

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McAuliffe and Stone Brewing Co. toast craft beer deal

Virginia beat out 20 other states for the brewery’s first East Coast location.

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Virginia GOP congressional members might appeal ruling on redistricting

(The Washington Post)

The congressional maps were ruled unconstitutional for concentrating African American voters.