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Embattled party chief assails GOP 'insiders'

Virginia state Republican Party Chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick fired back Tuesday at party leaders seeking to remove him from his post, reiterating that he will not resign and responding to charges of mismanagement made by his opponents. Published March 18, 2009

Obama tech pick on leave after raids

President Barack Obama's pick for federal chief information officer is on leave from his position following a raid by federal agents of his former offices and the arrest of two men in connection with a D.C. government corruption scandal. Published March 12, 2009

Bill will refund region's expenses

The $410 billion spending bill signed by President Obama Wednesday includes $59 million to help the District, Maryland and Virginia pay for expenses related to the new president's January inaugural fete. Published March 12, 2009

$900M Dulles rail deal back on track

UPDATED: The decades-long effort to bring Metrorail service to Washington Dulles International Airport reached a major milestone Tuesday when officials finalized a deal for $900 million in federal funding. Published March 10, 2009

Dulles rail project to get federal funds

Virginia officials and the U.S. Department of Transportation Tuesday will participate in a ceremony sealing the approval of $900 million in federal funding for a long-awaited rail line to Washington Dulles International Airport. Published March 9, 2009

No 'slam dunk' seen in Levy evidence

Washington-area lawyers disagree on whether the evidence disclosed by officials so far against Chandra Levy murder suspect Ingmar Guandique presents a significant challenge to prosecutors hoping to close the District's most notorious cold case. Published March 9, 2009

Ex-RNC official to run for Va. House

A longtime conservative tagged as part of the Republicans Party's "vast right-wing conspiracy" is plunging into the newly blue pool of Virginia politics. Published March 8, 2009

Arrest warrant filed in Levy case

UPDATED: D.C. officials filed an arrest warrant Tuesday naming suspect Ingmar Guandique and revealing evidence about two possible accomplices involved in the city's most notorious cold case. Published March 4, 2009

Arrest warrant issued in Levy case

D.C. officials Tuesday said an arrest warrant has been issued for a Salvadoran inmate accused of murdering federal intern Chandra Levy nearly eight years ago, following evidence that includes his reported admissions to committing the crime along with two accomplices and the discovery of a photo of Miss Levy in his jail cell. Published March 4, 2009

Arrest warrant issued in Levy case

D.C. officials Tuesday said an arrest warrant has been issued for a Salvadoran inmate accused of murdering federal intern Chandra Levy nearly eight years ago. Published March 4, 2009

Smoking ban battle could flare anew

The backlash that threatened to pit Virginia Republican activists against the party lawmakers who voted for a statewide smoking ban appears to be muted - for now. Published March 2, 2009

Lawmakers beat budget deadline

Virginia lawmakers approved the state's $77 billion budget Saturday evening, assuring an on-time adjournment of the legislative session and returning a spending proposal infused with federal dollars to Gov. Tim Kaine. Published March 1, 2009

Va. lawmakers go to wire on budget

Virginia lawmakers continued negotiations late Friday on terms of the state's $77 billion budget, stuck on a small number of issues that could delay an on-time adjournment this weekend. Published February 28, 2009

Voting rights near for District?

Buoyed by the election of President Obama and additional Democratic gains in Congress, backers of a bill granting the District full representation in the House perceive Senate action this week as the turning point in a decades-long quest. Published February 23, 2009

Partial smoking ban passes in Va.

Virginia lawmakers Thursday approved legislation creating a partial smoking ban in restaurants and bars, scoring a major victory for Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, and moving to restrict tobacco use in the state that was first in the country to harvest the plant. Published February 20, 2009

Va. lawmakers approve smoking ban

Virginia lawmakers Thursday approved legislation creating a partial smoking ban in restaurants and bars, voting to restrict tobacco use in the state that was first in the country to harvest the plant. Published February 19, 2009

Virginia has shortfall covered

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine said Monday that the state will use money from the federal stimulus package to offset a recent increase in the budget shortfall and prevent further cuts to an already trimmed budget. Published February 17, 2009

Kaine raps weak smoking-ban bill

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine said Tuesday that Republicans in the House of Delegates have failed to honor a deal brokered on a bill that would end smoking in restaurants and bars, but declined to say whether he would veto the measure if it makes it to his desk in its current form. Published February 10, 2009