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Dominion hints at its favored power line routes

Dominion hints at its favored power line routes

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Representatives with Dominion Virginia Power broke their silence about which routes they are most closely considering for a proposed 230-kilovolt transmission line from Arlington County through Alexandria. Since announcing the proposal, [...]

Rideshare regulation fight continues as taxi drivers push for job security

Rideshare regulation fight continues as taxi drivers push for job security

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) The intense battle over rideshare regulations in the Old Dominion is far from over. This summer, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles caused quite a stir when it sent rideshare companies [...]

The cost of mass transit for the Port City

The cost of mass transit for the Port City

By Derrick Perkins (File photo) Officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority have big plans for the system, but it could come at quite a cost to local taxpayers. The transit agency’s Metro Momentum 2025 [...]

Setting the city’s General Assembly agenda

Setting the city’s General Assembly agenda

By Erich Wagner (File photo) As lawmakers prepare for January’s session of the Virginia General Assembly, city councilors have one thing on their mind: getting Richmond to pay for its own agencies. Council is preparing to [...]

State Supreme Court to hear latest waterfront plan appeal

State Supreme Court to hear latest waterfront plan appeal

By Erich Wagner (File photo) More than a year after dismissing the last major challenge to the city’s controversial waterfront plan, the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a new appeal from three [...]

Council: New budget could mean new taxes

Council: New budget could mean new taxes

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Local leaders are warning residents that another year of property tax hikes could be just around the corner. City councilors approved the annual budget guidance — a general spending roadmap for [...]

Ethics commission comprised mostly of political insiders

Ethics commission comprised mostly of political insiders

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) For some members of the new governor-appointed ethics commission, perhaps their greatest challenge could be themselves. Members of the Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government, appointed by [...]

Warner secures Senate election victory

Warner secures Senate election victory

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Sen. Mark Warner (D) will represent Virginia on Capitol Hill for another six years, after Republican challenger Ed Gillespie conceded the close race last week. Warner declared victory on election night, [...]

Privacy caucus to tackle cell phone data collection

Privacy caucus to tackle cell phone data collection

By Kathryn Watson (File photo) It looks as if members of the Ben Franklin Privacy Caucus have more work to do. Republican Delegate Richard Anderson, who co-chairs the new bipartisan personal privacy caucus along with Democratic [...]

Residents outline ‘least objectionable’ power line routes

Residents outline ‘least objectionable’ power line routes

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Residents tasked with scrutinizing Dominion Virginia Power’s proposal to run a 230-kilovolt transmission line through Alexandria tentatively named routes that the community can live with last month. But it came as [...]