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Leesburg attorney challenging waitress’ claim of racist message on receipt

A Leesburg attorney is challenging an Ashburn waitress's claims that a customer stiffed her and left a racist message on a dining receipt in January.

McAuliffe vetoes bill cutting abortion clinics’ funding

The Democrat vetoed the measure Tuesday during an event outside the executive mansion. He vetoed the same measure last year and said Tuesday it would harm tens of thousands of Virginians who rely on Planned Parenthood.

Despite objectors, Rep. Comstock hosts second tele-town hall

U.S. Rep Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) on Tuesday held her second tele-town hall of February, continuing on the same path as many of her fellow house mates who are batting off calls for an in-person town hall.

Gov. McAuliffe vetoes weapons legislation, ‘Tebow bill’

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and a bill that would allow home-schooled students to participate in public-school sports.

Democrat announces 33rd House District campaign

Tia Walbridge, a Round Hill resident, small business owner and farmer, announced her candidacy Monday night.

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ed Gillespie, joined by former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, at an event in Ashburn last year. Times-Mirror File Photo

GOP gubernatorial hopefuls play nice at first debate

Virginia Republican hopefuls for governor played nice during their first debate Saturday, a break from some of the pointed attacks that have taken place online and in the media.

Virginia lawmakers still grappling with ethics law

The Virginia General Assembly is set to adjust the state's ethics laws for the fourth straight year, as lawmakers continue struggling over what kind of gifts they can take from lobbyists and special interests.

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Constituents call on Rep. Comstock to hold town hall in person

Pressure continues to mount on Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) to hold an in-person town hall after her latest effort consisted of a “tele-town hall” via phone.

LeMunyon, other lawmakers denounce feds’ decision to withhold transit funds

Virginia lawmakers are calling on the U.S. secretary of transportation to reverse the Federal Transit Administration's decision to withhold millions of dollars in funding.

Judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban in Virginia

A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban's constitutionality.

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Republicans divided on Vogel-led redistricting reform

District lines in Virginia are redrawn every 10 years following the U.S. Census and are constitutionally required to be composed of “contiguous and compact territory” and to represent the population of the district.

Feds withholding transportation funds from DC, Md. and Va.

Federal officials say they are withholding millions of dollars in transportation funding from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until they create a new commission to oversee safety on the Metro.

Bill to cut Planned Parenthood funding advances in Va. Senate

A bill that would cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in Virginia is advancing in the General Assembly, despite facing a likely veto from the governor.

What will Metro really cost Loudoun? If county officials know, they aren’t saying

As the Washington Metrorail system readies to move into Loudoun County, the annual costs associated with the transit authority's operations and construction are becoming frighteningly real and worrisome for local officials.

Leesburg’s Mayor Burk announces downtown parking improvements in her first ‘State of the Town’

Mayor Kelly Burk outlined several upcoming changes to Leesburg’s transportation landscape, including a solution to downtown parking issues, during her first State of the Town address Wednesday night.
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