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Pay to Play or Legitimate Representation in Virginia?

Senator’s consulting business takes center stage in primary campaign.

Is two-term Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) a rising star, poised to become chairwoman of a Senate committee if Democrats seize control of the Senate? Or is she an opportunist capitalizing on insider influence for personal gain? That’s a question for voters this June in a primary that pits Favola against challenger Nicole Merlene, who says Favola’s consulting business is the embodiment of everything that’s wrong about Virginia politics.

Virginia Trails Nation in Placing Foster Children with Relatives

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Protestors: ‘Resign Ralph!’

Fairfax NAACP and others gather to demand resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam, who was a “no-show” at the event.

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Governor Northam Signs Bill Requiring Clergy to Report Child Abuse

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Paving Way to Rename Jefferson Davis Highway

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Environmental Groups Glad About Virginia Coal Ash Cleanup Law

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Increasing Access to Naloxone in Virginia

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Virginia Student-Athletes Receive Further Concussion Protection

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Virginia General Assembly: Reporting on the Highs and the Lows in McLean

Members of Fairfax delegation deliver post-session wrap-up to McLean Chamber of Commerce.

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Virginia: And They’re Off!

Primary Election Day is June 11, 2019; Dems flood District Office to file for candidacy.

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Virginia Governor Signs Law Banning All Tobacco Products at School

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Virginia General Assembly Expands Revenge Porn Law

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Bills to Protect Virginia Landowners in Pipeline Cases Fail

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LGBTQ Advocates Dismayed But Undaunted by Legislative Defeats in Virginia

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Virginia Joins States to Sue Trump Over Wall Funding

Concern over loss of funds for local military bases.

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