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Hundreds of thousands of people in Virginia are about to get health insurance as a result of Medicaid expansion.

But the program has been growing even before the expansion.

For decades, healthcare companies have been trying to bring costs down or, at least, to keep them from rising so much. 

Now, this area’s largest commercial insurer says it’s succeeded beyond expectation.

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The campaign for U.S. Senate in Virginia has some seriously lopsided fundraising totals.

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Between 2012 and 2017, defense spending in Virginia fell 20%. This year, however, the Pentagon’s budget is up, and just in time the state has introduced a website where communities can find out what that means for them.

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The term “storm chasing” likely brings TV and movie images like Twister to mind. It’s a practice that has gone on for years, primarily in the Great Plains where severe storms are more common.

Virginia Republicans are in a state of flux right now, a shift that could have long-term consequences for Virginia politics.

Vangie Williams for Congress

 

Only four women have ever represented Virginia on Capitol Hill, and never a woman of color. Now a Democratic candidate in Virginia’s 1st Congressional District is hoping to change that.

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A commission studying what to do with the most prominent Confederate monuments in Richmond recommended Monday removing one honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

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Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine surprised many political watchers when he tossed his support behind a new bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.

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Several hundred Richmond seniors who would have spent the summer without air conditioning are getting some relief.  And volunteer rescue squads are struggling to remain viable all across Virginia.

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