Testimony ends in McDonnell trial
Fri., Aug. 29 | 12:01 PM - An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor's mansion, a final effort to undercut the defense argument that the couple's failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible.
EXCLUSIVE: Del. Rust to propose Virginia Health Care Independence Act during Medicaid session
Wed., Aug. 27 | 06:40 PM - Northern Virginia state Del. Tom Rust will propose a bill called the Virginia Health Care Independence Act for discussion when the House of Delegates convenes next month to discuss Medicaid expansion and receiving an estimated $2 billion per year from the federal government for health care.
Despite ‘real job’ comment, Foust and Democrats to push ‘women’s issues’
John Foust, the Democratic candidate in this year’s 10th Congressional District election, has been under fire for the past week over his comments questioning whether his opponent, state Del. Barbara Comstock, has “ever had a real job.” Courtesy Photo/Facebook
Tue., Aug. 26 | 10:13 AM - Following what many Northern Virginia conservatives are considering a major gaffe from the Democratic candidate in Virginia's 10th Congressional District race, John Foust, Democrats say they're going to continue making women's health care and women's choice a central theme in their campaign.
Trial gets juicier with McDonnell’s testimony
Mon., Aug. 25 | 01:12 PM - After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier.
Virginia gets grant for education, workforce training
Mon., Sep. 1 | 06:30 AM - In addition to the grant from the National Governor's Association, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that Virginia also has been selected to participate in an 18 month national policy academy focused on the same goals.
Invasive pest first found in Fairfax spreads throughout state
Fri., Aug. 29 | 11:48 AM - An invasive insect first found in Fairfax County in 2003 has spread across Virginia, threatening the state’s ash trees.
McAuliffe orders cuts to Va. state agencies
Thu., Aug. 28 | 01:50 AM - McAuliffe's chief of staff, Paul Reagan, sent a memo to agency chiefs last week ordering them to come up with suggestions on how to cut 5 percent from their budgets this fiscal year and 7 percent next year.
Former Gov. McDonnell faces questions from prosecutors
Tue., Aug. 26 | 01:54 PM - The pointed questions prompted long pauses and lengthy explanations from McDonnell, who was admonished by the judge to just "answer the question" when he tried to offer a detailed response of why he disagreed with a question that implied that a joint real-estate venture he owned with his sister was in financial trouble.
Leesburg’s Olde Izaak Walton Park closed until Aug. 29 for repair of Davis Court Bridge
Mon., Aug. 25 | 01:07 PM - Olde Izaak Walton Park, at 850 Davis Court SE, Leesburg, will be closed from today, Aug. 24 through 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. The Leesburg Dog Park also will be closed during this time.
Sexual assault task force created for Va. colleges
Fri., Aug. 22 | 01:58 PM - A task force to combat sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses has been created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Ex-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trial
Fri., Aug. 22 | 10:54 AM - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says tension in his marriage was fueled in part by his wife's difficulty dealing with her staff.
Ex-Virginia gov. McDonnell testifies in his corruption trial
Thu., Aug. 21 | 03:48 PM - Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday in his own defense, testifying at his public corruption trial about his sometimes volatile relationship with his wife, Maureen.
Witness: Ex-Va. first lady touted state businesses
Thu., Aug. 21 | 02:27 PM - A defense witness says former first lady Maureen McDonnell often traveled the state promoting Virginia businesses, countering the notion that she gave special treatment to the dietary supplement company at the heart of her corruption trial.
Bob McDonnell’s sister details communication woes
Wed., Aug. 20 | 02:03 PM - Communication between former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife deteriorated so badly that he didn't bother to tell the onetime first lady that his sister and her husband were separated, according to defense testimony Tuesday.
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.