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McAuliffe signs bills fighting opioid crisis, including measures from Wexton, LaRock

Capping off a signature issue of the 2017 legislative session, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed five bills Thursday to help arm the fight against opioid abuse and fatal overdoses in Virginia.

One Loudoun’s “downtown.”

After months of delays, supervisors deny One Loudoun rezoning in hostile vote

The decision came after months of deliberation and negotiations centered on the number of residential units -- a number that has dropped by more than half since January.

Supervisor Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles) has dealt with the ERP issue for years. Times-Mirror File Photo

Loudoun County’s multi-million dollar ERP problems continue

The Board of Supervisors' finance committee on Tuesday walked back a $533,200 expenditure for a single person to lead the county’s latest implementation of its problematic enterprise resource planning (ERP) project.

Superintendent makes case for $1.1 billion budget to supervisors

The Board of Supervisors and the Loudoun School Board gathered Wednesday to hear out the school administration’s 2018 $1.1 billion adopted budget request.

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.

Del. Minchew’s drone trespassing bill gains approval

If you catch a drone trespassing on your private property, the unmanned aircraft's operator will now face a class one misdemeanor.

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.

Aerial shot of AT&T facility at the top of Short Hill Mountain.Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

County declines to answer six questions related to Short Hill site

How much power will the AT&T Short Hill underground facility on Short Hill Mountain consume? Does the facility pose a fire risk to its neighbors and will the local fire department have access to the site in case of an emergency?

Democrat announces 33rd House District campaign

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

The cost of Facebook: Loudoun economic development dept. spends $20K per year on social media site

Getting your message out in the cyber world can come with a steep price tag. And in Loudoun County, some local officials are no strangers to those costs.

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.

Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D) at the dais in the board room. Times-Mirror File Photo

Randall changes course, will use private funds for women’s commission

After Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) vowed to continue with plans for a Commission on Women and Girls with funds from her district budget, the first-term chairwoman announced today she will only use privately raised money for the body and is now accepting applications for the initiative.

Horsemeat CBP officials confiscated at Dulles Airport.U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Customs seizes 42 pounds of horse meat and genitals at Dulles Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialists say they have seen a number of oddities in the bags of travelers at Washington Dulles Airport.
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