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Recent Articles by Ned

Virginia officials visit Elon Musk’s tunnel, but plan to stick to railways, roads

Virginia prisons will begin reporting solitary confinement data

State to create ID cards without pictures for Amish, Mennonite communities

Virginia looks more like it has a full-blown medical marijuana program

How a major distiller slipped liquor look-a-likes into Virginia convenience stores

Three words that killed hand-free driving bill in Virginia

Democratic delegate tells ‘rape apologists’ to ‘eat s***’

Bid to revive Equal Rights Amendment fails by 1 vote

Why is a racist minstrel tune still recognized in Virginia code as the ‘state song emeritus?’

Sub-committee system kills LGBT protections, driver’s license suspension reform and, maybe, the ERA

Chaos at the Capitol, but General Assembly session rolls along

House and Senate vote to ban holding cellphones while driving

Senate panel endorses year-long study of casino gambling plans

In memoriam at the General Assembly: meat labeling, regulating Facebook, net neutrality

Va. Republicans reject Trump-endorsed ‘red flag’ law (Plus most of the other gun control bills filed this year)

Prison officials say they eliminated solitary confinement, inmates say it’s ‘ Hannibal Lecter-ish’

Equal Rights Amendment clears first hurdle

Will budget concerns sink eviction diversion program or will lawmakers go further?

Taking up tax conformity, policy together could make refunds difficult for Virginians

Major VMFA expansion gets boost in Northam’s budget