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Virginia lawmakers still grappling with ethics law

The Virginia General Assembly is set to adjust the state's ethics laws for the fourth straight year, as lawmakers continue struggling over what kind of gifts they can take from lobbyists and special interests.

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Constituents call on Rep. Comstock to hold town hall in person

Pressure continues to mount on Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) to hold an in-person town hall after her latest effort consisted of a “tele-town hall” via phone.

LeMunyon, other lawmakers denounce feds’ decision to withhold transit funds

Virginia lawmakers are calling on the U.S. secretary of transportation to reverse the Federal Transit Administration's decision to withhold millions of dollars in funding.

Judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban in Virginia

A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban's constitutionality.

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Republicans divided on Vogel-led redistricting reform

District lines in Virginia are redrawn every 10 years following the U.S. Census and are constitutionally required to be composed of “contiguous and compact territory” and to represent the population of the district.

Feds withholding transportation funds from DC, Md. and Va.

Federal officials say they are withholding millions of dollars in transportation funding from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until they create a new commission to oversee safety on the Metro.

Bill to cut Planned Parenthood funding advances in Va. Senate

A bill that would cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in Virginia is advancing in the General Assembly, despite facing a likely veto from the governor.

What will Metro really cost Loudoun? If county officials know, they aren’t saying

As the Washington Metrorail system readies to move into Loudoun County, the annual costs associated with the transit authority's operations and construction are becoming frighteningly real and worrisome for local officials.

Leesburg’s Mayor Burk announces downtown parking improvements in her first ‘State of the Town’

Mayor Kelly Burk outlined several upcoming changes to Leesburg’s transportation landscape, including a solution to downtown parking issues, during her first State of the Town address Wednesday night.

Virginia lawmakers reach midpoint of 2017 legislative session

Virginia drivers who go too slowly in the left lane could get $250 fines, hunters could wear blaze pink instead of orange and women could buy a year’s worth of birth control under legislation still alive at the midpoint of this year’s General Assembly.

Virginia House votes to defund Planned Parenthood

The House of Delegates voted Tuesday to defund Planned Parenthood despite protests by women’s rights advocates on the Capitol grounds and in the House chamber.

Yemeni brothers reunite with family at Dulles Airport

The Aziz brothers and the seven members of the Al Murisi family -- all natives of Yemen, one of the seven countries affected by the ban -- all arrived safely at Dulles Monday morning.

Potential showdown on teacher pay looming

Virginia state employees could be getting their biggest overall raise in nine years, though a potential showdown is looming between Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republicans over teacher pay.

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Fairfax Republican launches campaign for 34th House District

Fairfax Republican Puneet Ahluwalia plans to challenge incumbent Del. Kathleen Murphy (D) in this November's House of Delegates 34th District race.

Va. Senate OKs Sen. Black’s bill to outlaw female circumcision

The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would make the practice of female genital mutilation a misdemeanor – but that penalty is much less than the sponsors originally intended.
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