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    Advocates for more education funding in Loudoun County attended a School Board budget hearing earlier this year. Many of the same faces and signs could be seen at a county public hearing Feb. 25. Courtesy Photo

    The beat goes on: Fund our schools, Loudoun education advocates plead
    Thu., Feb. 26 | 04:05 PM - One speaker after another – roughly 40 in all – pressed the all-Republican Board of Supervisors to fully fund the $981 million budget.
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    Del. Tom Rust (R), who has represented portions of eastern Loudoun and Herndon in the Virginia House since 2002, will not seek re-election in 2015. Courtesy Photo

    Delegate Tom Rust retiring
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 12:43 PM - Veteran state Del. Tom Rust, who represents portions of Loudoun, Fairfax and the Town of Herndon, is retiring at the end of his term.
    Feds: Nearly 400,000 enrolled for health care in Virginia
    Sat., Feb. 21 | 08:31 AM - The numbers were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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    UPDATE: General Assembly approves new judge for 20th Judicial Circuit
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 07:38 PM - The Virginia General Assembly on Monday confirmed a fifth judge to Virginia's 20th Circuit Court, hopefully solving an ever-building backlog of court cases in one of the fast-growing counties in the nation.
    McAuliffe signs bill freezing electric utility rate reviews
    Wed., Feb. 25 | 04:36 PM - Terry McAuliffe (D) has signed a bill that allows Virginia's two largest electric utilities to bypass regular base rate reviews for several years.
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    Lawmakers have tentative agreement on Va. state budget
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 04:25 PM - Leaders in the Virginia House and Senate say they've come to an agreement on a proposed state budget that will include small raises for state employees and teachers.

    Supervisor Shawn Williams (R) will not seek the county chairmanship, reversing course from a previous announcement. Williams will also not seek re-election for the Broad Run seat. Courtesy Photo

    UPDATE: Supervisor Shawn Williams bows out of chairman’s race
    Tue., Feb. 24 | 03:58 PM - Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) announced this morning that he will not seeking the county chairmanship.
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    About 1 in 5 state lawmakers have more than $50,000 in debt
    Mon., Feb. 23 | 11:53 AM - About one in five Virginia legislators list having at least $50,000 in personal debt besides a mortgage, according to an analysis of financial forms.
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    MORE: Maureen McDonnell sentenced to one year in prison
    Sun., Feb. 22 | 10:51 AM - Maureen McDonnell, former first lady of Virginia, was sentenced Friday to 12 months and one day in prison on eight counts of federal corruption related to an ethics and gift scandal.
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    Loudoun County facilities, libraries open at 1 p.m. Sunday
    Sun., Feb. 22 | 10:46 AM - Residents can follow schedule changes at http://www.loudoun.gov and signing up for Alert Loudoun and through Facebook and Twitter.

    County Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) and School Board member Jeff Morse (Dulles) spoke directly to their district about a student overcrowding problem in a statement released Thursday. Courtesy photos

    Dulles, we have a problem: School overcrowding has Loudoun officials concerned
    Fri., Feb. 20 | 05:00 PM - The Dulles community has a student overcrowding problem.
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    Supervisors, county staff to study Loudoun Water takeover
    Fri., Feb. 20 | 01:21 PM - Furthering a testy local government saga, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors narrowly decided this week to study the makeup, operations and potentially the takeover of the Loudoun Water Board of Directors.
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    House OKs transporting loaded shotguns
    Fri., Feb. 20 | 01:04 PM - RICHMOND – Virginians who have a concealed handgun permit could legally transport loaded shotguns in vehicles under a bill that passed the House of Delegates on a split vote this week.
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    Gov. McAuliffe signs new law regulating ride-sharing companies
    Fri., Feb. 20 | 07:36 AM - Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are now completely street legal in Virginia.
    Va. House kills bill aimed at stopping gerrymandering
    Thu., Feb. 19 | 04:38 PM - Senate Bill 840, introduced by Sen. John Watkins, R-Midlothian, would have provided criteria for the General Assembly to follow in redrawing congressional and legislative districts.
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