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Metro SafeTrack Surge #6: Takoma To Silver Spring Begins August 1

July 28, 2016

During WMATA’s SafeTrack Surge #6, Red Line trains will continuously single track between Takoma and Silver Spring Metrorail stations from Aug. 1-7, 2016.

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Metro GM Proposes Early Closure Of Metrorail System On A Permanent Basis

July 28, 2016

Metro GM/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today proposed closing the Metrorail system at 10 p.m. on Sunday nights and continue midnight closures on all other nights beyond the conclusion of the one-year SafeTrack program, following rail expert and peer transit agency recommendations.

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Virginia Again Earns Top Special Education Rating

July 28, 2016

For a fourth consecutive year, Virginia has earned the highest possible rating from the U.S. Department of Education for compliance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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Governor McAuliffe’s Statement On Anne Holton And The Selection Of Dr. Dietra Trent As Secretary Of Education

July 27, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement congratulating Anne Holton on her service to the Commonwealth as the Secretary of Education and on her new role following the selection of her husband, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate:

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San Bernadino Woman Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking A 16 Year-Old Girl

July 27, 2016

Christina Ann Traylor, 27, of San Bernadino, California, pleaded guilty today to charges of sex trafficking a minor.

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McAuliffe Vows To Restore Voting Rights Of Some 200,000 Virginia Felons One At A Time

July 25, 2016

Just after a divided Virginia Supreme Court declared Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the rights of more than 200,000 Virginia felons unconstitutional, McAuliffe vowed to restore those voting rights one individual at a time.

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CLEAR Registered Traveler Program Expands To Reagan National And Dulles International Airports

July 25, 2016

Passengers now have an additional option for speedier passage through security screening lines at Reagan National and Dulles International airports with the launch of the CLEAR registered traveler program. New kiosks stationed at security checkpoints at each airport verify enrolled passengers’ identity using biometric technology to expedite the traditional document check and advance directly into

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Beyer-Connolly Press OPM For Details On Sudden Long Term Care Premium Increases

July 25, 2016

Representatives Donald S. Beyer Jr. and Gerald E. Connolly today sent a letter the Office of Personnel Management demanding additional details about the sudden and significant jump in premiums under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.

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Herring, State Attorneys General, Department Of Justice Challenge Anti-Competitive Health Insurance Mergers

July 25, 2016

Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined a legal challenge against the proposed mergers of Anthem with Cigna and of Aetna with Humana as illegal, anti-consumer moves that would reduce competition, eliminate choices, stifle innovation, and drive up costs by allowing four of the largest health insurers in the nation to merge into two exceptionally large providers.

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Virginia To Receive $4.9 Million CDC Grant To Prevent, Treat Zika Virus

July 22, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin making awards totaling nearly $60 million to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus disease and adverse health outcomes that can result from Zika infection, including the serious birth defect microcephaly.

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