Law and Crime

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Small dollar lending has become increasingly controversial in recent years, especially now that the number of automobiles repossessed by the car title lending industry doubled over the last three years. Now a new federal rule could mean an end to lending practices critics call predatory. 

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The news that federal officials are scrutinizing campaign contributions to Governor Terry McAuliffe sets up another potential showdown between federal prosecutors and high-ranking elected officials in Virginia. It’s latest in a series of investigations in recent years. But  investigations don’t always lead to charges.

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Multiple news outlets are reporting this morning that the Justice Department is scrutinizing Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Car Title Lenders & Secret Documents

May 12, 2016
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Regulators at the State Corporation Commission are siding with car-title lenders against open government, denying a request for information from the Center for Public Integrity. But  open government advocates are taking their case all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court.

Life Without Parole: A Five Part Series

May 2, 2016
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It’s been more than 20 years since Virginia abolished parole, and over that time the prison population has grown to more than 30,000 people.  

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