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Poll: Support for Medicaid expansion down sharply in Va.

Poll: Support for Medicaid expansion down sharply in Va.

Virginians are souring on McAuliffe’s top priority, a Christopher Newport University survey finds.

Va. lawmakers fail to override any of governor’s vetoes

Va. lawmakers fail to override any of governor’s vetoes

But they rejected more than a dozen of McAuliffe’s amendments in the legislature’s annual “veto session.”

Reconvened Va. Assembly unlikely to solve biggest divides

Reconvened Va. Assembly unlikely to solve biggest divides

Medicaid expansion and the budget are not on the agenda, raising the prospect of a government shutdown.

McAuliffe touts accomplishments of first 100 days

McAuliffe touts accomplishments of first 100 days

Governor claims gains in ethics, transportation and school testing; Republicans say work was theirs.

Arlington proposes freezing merit pay, then backs down

Unions had cried foul over the sudden decision to replace the merit pay with a cost-of-living increase and bonus.

Judge deals another blow to McDonnell defense

Judge deals another blow to McDonnell defense

Ex-governor and his wife had sought secrecy for declarations they would give on testimony if cases separated.

Clear leaders emerge in primary races in Northern Virginia, finance reports show

Clear leaders emerge in primary races in Northern Virginia, finance reports show

Republican Barbara Comstock in the 10th District and Democrat Don Beyer in the 8th District are ahead.

Va. Republicans aren’t blinking in Medicaid showdown

Va. Republicans aren’t blinking in Medicaid showdown

Although expansion of coverage is backed by some important donors, GOP lawmakers maintain opposition.

In 10th District debate, GOP hopefuls target front-runner

Six Virginians depict themselves as the conservative heirs to retiring U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf.

Arlington election challenges Democrats’ complacency

Arlington election challenges Democrats’ complacency

COLUMN | Independent Vihstadt’s victory in deep-blue Arlington is a wake-up call for smug Democrats.

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Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

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Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

After 13 years in the city, and 24 years in the county, will become a regional deputy chief for Amtrak.

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The death of John Geer: Now seven months of silence on Fairfax police shooting

Still, no one is talking in the police killing of an unarmed man in August.

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Bart Giamatti’s son, others weigh in on Pete Rose suspension after 25 years

Marcus Giamatti feels his father would support Rose’s continued ban. A respected writer on the case thinks Rose should be reinstated.

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