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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.

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.

UPDATE: Website claims Donald Trump coming to Loudoun in October

Leading the crowded Republican presidential field in every major poll, Trump has been drawing tens of thousands of attendees at rallies across the nation.

National groups pumping money into key Loudoun legislative races

On Friday, the Republican State Leadership Committee's Future Majority Project and the Right Women, Right Now group announced a $100,000 pledge before Labor Day to several regional races, including the Virginia House 86th and 87th districts.

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.

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.

Alumna Julianne Moore seeks name change for Northern Va. high school

Actress Julianne Moore and Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen want a new name for their old high school in northern Virginia, named for a Confederate general.

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.

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‘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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Court denies Bob McDonnell’s request to remain free during appeal

His legal options running out, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday turned to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that he be allowed to stay out of prison while he makes his final appeal on public corruption convictions.

Panel recommends narrowing Virginia open records exemption

The exemption allows the governor, city managers and county administrators to withhold the documents, known as working papers, along with their correspondence.
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