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As Clinton focuses on debate, Trump visits Virginia, says he’d champion women

As Trump campaigned in the battleground state of Virginia, Clinton stayed close to home in New York while preparing for Monday night's opening debate.

Process, growth at heart of Leesburg Town Council debate

Some candidates called for a change in the way Leesburg Town Council carries out the vision for the town as the incumbents defended the governing body's track record during a Thursday night forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.

Absentee voting begins Friday in Loudoun County

In-person absentee voting will take place at the Loudoun County Office of Elections, 750 Miller Dr., SE, Suite C, Leesburg, from Sept.23-Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., according to a county news release.

MORE: Kesari sentenced to three months in prison

Hamilton Town Councilman and former deputy campaign manager for Republican Ron Paul's 2012 presidential bid Dimitri Kesari was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for a pay-for-support scheme during the Iowa caucuses in 2011.

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Gov. McAuliffe spotted with Willie Nelson—and his weed

On the table between them is a can of Willie’s Reserve, Nelson’s brand of marijuana that’s sold in Colorado and Washington. Marijuana possession is illegal in Virginia.

Roshan Chaddha (left) and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling’s Reverend Anya Sammler-Michael at UUCS. Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

Congregation to help welcome refugee families to Northern Virginia

When Roshan Chaddha was 14 years old, he and his family were forced to flee what is now Pakistan as a refugee to India in 1947 during a time when the British Empire partitioned the subcontinent into two separate states.

After legal fight, GOP seeks felon voting rights changes

A Virginia Republican lawmaker is pushing for changes to the state's policy of restoring felons' voting rights in the wake of a legal battle with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Democrats seek to rid Virginia Constitution of felon voting ban

Some Virginia Democrats are pushing to end the state's policy of barring felons from voting unless their rights have been restored by the governor.

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Leesburg mayoral candidates tackle the issues at League of Women Voters forum

Leesburg’s three mayoral candidates clarified their platforms and mostly avoided finger-pointing during the Sept. 15 forum at the Rust Library.

Va. Supreme Court denies Republicans’ bid to hold Gov. McAuliffe in contempt

The Virginia Supreme Court today dismissed an attempt from state Republicans to block Gov. Terry McAuliffe's push to restore the voting rights of former felons.

Poll: Clinton’s lead shrinks to 2 in Loudoun County

National polls aren't the only surveys that show Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton essentially tied in the race for president.

Crescent Parke supporters press Leesburg Town Council for reconsideration

Despite council's denial of the rezoning, proponents of the project have continued lobbying council members in hopes of the development gaining another hearing.

Kaine’s many attacks fail to get Trump’s attention

The Republican presidential nominee has all but ignored the constant barrage of attacks from Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who has assumed the traditional attack-dog role of a vice presidential candidate with gusto, but little notice.

Virginia Lt. Gov. to NCAA: Bring the championship events here

Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam today called for the NCAA to relocate the championship events it has withdrawn from North Carolina over the controversial House Bill 2 legislation to the commonwealth.

Top Virginia Democrats tout their record in Loudoun County

“Good things happen when Democrats run the Commonwealth of Virginia,” Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam told democratic supporters today at Attorney General Mark Herring’s One Commonwealth PAC’s Fall Festival at the home of Karen & Fred Schaufeld in Leesburg.
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