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Supervisors vote to support new memorials on Loudoun courthouse grounds

The board voted to contribute up to $50,000 in public funds to help support the project.

McAuliffe restores voting rights of more than 10,000 Virginians

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his administration has restored the voting and civil rights of more than 10,000 Virginians with criminal records.

AG Mark Herring won’t run for governor in ‘17; will seek re-election instead

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Leesburg resident, won't run for governor in 2017, Herring announced in an email to supporters Wednesday.

U.S. Supreme Court: Bob McDonnell to remain free for now

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will not have to go to prison while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review his public corruption convictions, the justices ruled Monday.

Law enforcement officials continue fight against heroin use in Loudoun

Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies, in conjunction with the newly-formed Heroin Operations Team, since March have made 60 narcotics-related arrests, most of which involved heroin, Maj. Mark Poland, chief of the patrol division, told a group during an Aug. 31 forum.

Simon Abney-Hastings, the 15th Earl of Loudoun, right, visited Loudoun County last week with a few traveling companions. Facebook/Loudoun County Government

Hello, Loudoun County. My name is Earl.

The coat of arms depicted on Loudoun's county seal and elements of the flag are modeled after the coat of arms of Campbell, a Scottish nobleman and military commander after whom the county was named in 1757.

Loudoun County courthouse grounds in downtown Leesburg. Photo/Loudoun.gov

Loudoun supervisors to consider African-American, slave memorial

The proposal comes late in a summer of racial tension nationwide and a crescendoing debate about the appropriateness of a 107-year-old Confederate soldier monument in the center of downtown Leesburg.

Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns, a new study finds Photo/one.arch.tamu.edu

Surprised? Washington D.C. region has nation’s worst traffic

More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

Rep. Comstock visits Israel, stresses opposition to Iran deal

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock says an August trip to Israel with dozens of her congressional colleagues reaffirmed her decision to oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

MORE: Thousands of Loudoun residents included in Ashley Madison data dump

The Ashley Madison website pronounces itself “the world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters.”

Bob McDonnell’s freedom bid on hold until prosecutors respond

The U.S. Supreme Court will receive written arguments from federal prosecutors before deciding whether former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell must go to prison while he appeals his corruption convictions, Chief Justice John Roberts said in an order Monday.

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Report: Video shows raid of Dimitri Kesari’s home in Hamilton

There’s a new development in the tale of Hamilton Town Councilman Dimitri Kesari, who earlier this month was indicted on federal election and campaign finance charges.

Virginia GOP may require presidential hopefuls to support eventual nominee

Republican candidate Donald Trump, who leads the packed field of candidates in virtually every major poll, has refused to commit to supporting the nominee if he doesn’t secure the nomination.

Facebook/No Red Hill Water Towers

‘No Red Hill Tower’ group targets five Loudoun supervisors

A single-issue advocacy group is calling out five Loudoun supervisors who voted to allow a nearly 200-feet-tall water tower near the rural policy area close to the Brambleton and Willowsford communities.

Dominion’s donations partially subsidized by its customers

Virginia residents have been billed tens of thousands of dollars to pay for donations the state's most powerful electricity company has made to politically connected charities, according to company records obtained by The Associated Press.
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