Following Oaklawn rezoning, Leesburg councilman calls for open government
Leesburg Town Councilman Thomas Dunn wants council to engage in fewer closed-door sessions and be wary of non-disclosure agreements. Times-Mirror File Photo/Beverly Denny
Wed., Aug. 20 | 06:23 AM - Council members hailed the rezoning and yet-to-arrive business expansion as one that will bring millions of dollars in tax revenue and more than 100 jobs to the community.
State facing larger budget shortfall than expected
Mon., Aug. 18 | 08:46 AM - Virginia is facing a larger shortfall in the current two-year state budget than officials had expected. But officials aren't ready to outline specific cuts.
Judge denies McDonnells’ request to dismiss case
Sun., Aug. 17 | 06:00 AM - A judge rejected a request Friday to dismiss charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in their corruption trial.
Redskins appeal trademark decision on team name
Sat., Aug. 16 | 02:15 PM - The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise's attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a racial slur.
Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va.
Thu., Aug. 14 | 03:57 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
Former Sen. John Warner endorses Comstock, will headline fundraiser
Former 30-year U.S. Sen. John Warner (R) will endorse state Del. Barbara Comstock (R) in this year’s 10th Congressional District race. Courtesy Photo
Wed., Aug. 13 | 09:12 AM - Though both Warner and Comstock are Republicans, Warner, who in 2009 retired after 30 years in the Senate, has been no surefire supporter of Virginia GOP candidates in recent years.
McAuliffe creates ‘Children’s Cabinet’
Wed., Aug. 13 | 07:09 AM - The governor announced Monday at the William Byrd Community House in Richmond that the cabinet will help foster collaboration between various state and local agencies.
Testimony: Former Gov. McDonnell touted pill at meeting
Tue., Aug. 12 | 03:36 PM - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended a meeting in his office by touting the effectiveness of an anti-inflammatory pill marketed by the wealthy businessman who showered him and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans, a state official said Monday.
State election officials taking steps to correct erroneous voter mailing
Mon., Aug. 11 | 11:09 AM - The Department of Elections is working to correct an error that led to the department to misinforming as many as 125,000 voters of invalid address changes.
Virginia officials work to lure more businesses to state
Mon., Aug. 11 | 06:04 AM - Virginia officials say they've got their gloves off to compete with other states and countries to lure more businesses and jobs to the state.
Leesburg’s Oaklawn residents voice concerns over new neighbor
Fri., Aug. 8 | 01:30 PM - Residents of the Oaklawn housing community are worried about their new neighbor, a high-growth tenant in the process of building on land bay B next to the community.
Obama to sign veterans’ health care overhaul
Fri., Aug. 8 | 10:05 AM - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday.
Virginia seeks review of gay marriage ruling
Thu., Aug. 7 | 10:10 AM - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said Tuesday he would ask the Supreme Court to review a decision that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, although he supports the lower court's decision.
Bi-County Parkway faces summer slowdown
Tue., Aug. 5 | 02:58 PM - A year ago at this time, the Bi-County Parkway served as one of the most red-hot issues in Prince William County, both politically and from a policy perspective.
Name the new Loudoun County park in Sterling
Mon., Aug. 4 | 10:25 AM - The Board of Supervisors has directed the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services to initiate the public participation process to name the new 7.7-acre park located off Century Boulevard in Sterling.