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  • Roses imported from Ethiopia. (Jessica Carpenter/The Washington Times)

    African roses bloom on Dulles' runways

    Acres of flowers carpeting the ground in bold hues might seem more at home in a Monet painting or the land of Oz, but it's a sight that's become a familiar part of the Ethiopian landscape.

  • The Wiehle Avenue station being built between the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Access Road will bring Metrorail service to Reston in Fairfax County. Whether the Silver Line expands into Loudoun County is up to the Board of Supervisors, which votes Tuesday on funding. (The Washington Times)

    Loudoun vote key to Metro expansion

    A $6 billion public-works project 40 years in the making with economic development implications for two states and the District is now in the hands of nine local legislators - only two of whom have been on the job for more than seven months.

  • Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is trying to rebound after a week of setbacks reflecting on his leadership. "It's a brutal situation for him. It's brutal," says Paul Goldman, who served as an adviser to Govs. L. Douglas Wilder and Mark R. Warner. "The governorship is a position of leadership." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Battle-scarred McDonnell at 'pivot point' of leadership

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is looking to rebound from arguably his worst week since taking office after facing criticism on a wide range of issues both from outside and within his party.

  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell removed a representative to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, contending he had a conflict of interest. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Airports board, McDonnell in standoff

    The board chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority struck a cautious tone Wednesday amidst a messy legal dispute that once again pits the board against the administration of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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    Labor agreement dropped from Dulles rail deal

    The regional authority overseeing the $6 billion Dulles rail project dealt a blow to union labor on Wednesday — a day after voters in Wisconsin and California did much the same.

  • Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II determined that while there is no "express authority" allowing the governor to transfer administration of the Dulles Toll Road, various statutes give the executive branch broad flexibility to provide for public transportation. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Cuccinelli backs Kaine on Dulles rail project

    Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine acted within his authority when he decided in 2006 to transfer the Dulles Toll Road and management of the Dulles rail project to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II said Tuesday.

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    MWAA defers vote on Dulles rail labor

    Though some had hoped for action on Wednesday, the regional authority overseeing the $6 billion rail-to-Dulles project will not discuss - or possibly vote on - a labor provision that is threatening to derail the second leg of the 23-mile rail line until as late as June 6.

  • Washington Dulles International Airport

    Report: Mismanagement rampant at airports authority

    The regional authority overseeing one of the largest public works projects in the country is rife with mismanagement, a glaring lack of transparency and lavish spending habits that have included thousand-dollar dinners and a $9,200 plane ticket to Prague, according to a scathing interim report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general.

Delegate S. Chris Jones speaks Monday with House Appropriations Committee staff member Susan Hogge. After a budget amendment proposed by Gov. Bob McDonnell was rejected, Mr. Jones suggested it was "inartfully drawn."

    McDonnell's budget amendments defeated

    Virginia lawmakers handed Gov. Bob McDonnell a series of defeats on Monday, rejecting budget amendments made by the governor that some argued would delay the state's contribution to Phase 2 of the Dulles rail project and would have made it more difficult for state employees to receive one-time 3 percent bonuses.

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