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Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law—especially in Va.

Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer.

Loudoun County Department of Animal Services Director Nina Stively with a dog from Louisiana that will be available for adoption at the Homeward Bound adoption event May 7 at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter. Photo Courtesy/Loudoun County

Loudoun Animal Shelter to host Homeward Bound adoption event May 7

More than a dozen dogs from Louisiana arrived at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter Thursday where they hopefully will be adopted during a May 7 event.

Facebook/Dick Black

UPDATE: Sen. Black meets with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

Black's views of the conflict and Assad are at odds with the official American policy toward the years-long conflict.

Leesburg, Loudoun County to discuss options for solving downtown parking puzzle

At a closed-door session on Wednesday night, Leesburg Town Council Members authorized discussions with the county on projects that would help alleviate parking in downtown Leesburg that includes spaces for county employees.

Ashburn couple indicted in $20M visa fraud scheme

An Ashburn couple along with four co-conspirators were indicted yesterday in federal court for allegedly defrauding the government by applying for more than 800 illegal immigration benefits under the H-1B visa program that resulted in more than $20 million in profits.

Virginia Republicans call for special session on rights restoration

Republican leaders of the Virginia General Assembly called on Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene a special legislative session to discuss the governor's recent restoration of voting and other civil rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.

Leesburg town staff responds to complaints about Winter Storm Jonas

Three months since the end of Winter Storm Jonas, the Leesburg Town Council considered its response to the historic blizzard.

Here’s what the Loudoun chairwoman’s mother texted her during last week’s meeting

Moms will be moms. Even when their daughter leads the governing board of a 370,000-person county.

Safety concerns force Purcellville pavilion removal

The Town of Purcellville’s maintenance staff, out of an abundance of caution, recently removed the picnic pavilion in Dillon’s Woods on the Fireman’s Field property.

Shawn Williams served nearly one term as the Broad Run District supervisor. Times-Mirror File Photo

Former Loudoun County supervisor appealing assault, trespassing convictions

Former Loudoun County Supervisor Shawn Williams is appealing his two convictions for simple assault and unlawful entry.

Lovettsville 7-Eleven permit reaches town council for a vote

On April 20, the Lovettsville Planning Commission met to, among other things, vote on the 7-Eleven Conditional Use Permit and make the commission’s recommendation to the town council.

Loudoun supervisors moving forward with new comprehensive plan

Supervisors on Thursday endorsed the process for developing a new countywide plan by approving a comprehensive plan charter, something county officials say outlines the process for creating the document.

Photo Courtesy/Michael Melkonian, Capital News Service

Jurors unmoved by Bob McDonnell’s appeal arguments

As former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, three of the jurors who convicted him say they remain certain they did the right thing.

Loudoun chairwoman clarifies “sister city” comments; says she won’t use taxpayer funds

Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall said she will not spend any taxpayer money during a May economic development and “sister city” trip to Asia.

Gov. McAuliffe restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, through executive action, will restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.
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