2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rules
Mon., Mar. 2 | 10:09 AM - Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses.
Growing Islamophobia a concern for ADAMS Center in Sterling
Jacob Dentu , 16, talks to Imam Abdul Rafaa of the ADAMS Center following the daily evening prayer session at the mosque in Sterling. Tin Nguyen/Fairfax County Times
Fri., Feb. 27 | 12:00 PM - Rizwan Jaka, Board Chairman of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center, has a personal beef with the Islamic State, perhaps better known to many as ISIS.
Delegate Tom Rust retiring
Del. Tom Rust (R), who has represented portions of eastern Loudoun and Herndon in the Virginia House since 2002, will not seek re-election in 2015. Courtesy Photo
Wed., Feb. 25 | 12:43 PM - Veteran state Del. Tom Rust, who represents portions of Loudoun, Fairfax and the Town of Herndon, is retiring at the end of his term.
Feds: Nearly 400,000 enrolled for health care in Virginia
Sat., Feb. 21 | 08:31 AM - The numbers were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Congressman Frank Wolf left indelible mark on region
First elected to the House in 1980, Congressman Frank Wolf will pass the baton to Barbara Comstock Tuesday. Times-Mirror Photo
Mon., Jan. 5 | 12:09 PM - Wolf earned a tremendous amount of respect from colleagues on both sides of the aisle as someone who is both principled and willing to break with his party when he thought it was in the best interest of his constituents.
MORE: Va. lawmakers approve budget with state pay raises
Sat., Feb. 28 | 12:16 PM - Virginia lawmakers approved a budget Thursday that includes pay increases for state employees, boosts benefits for welfare recipients and includes $1.5 million to buy new yurts for state parks.
In Virginia General Assembly, many bills die by stealth
Fri., Feb. 27 | 08:26 AM - There's more than one way to kill legislation in the Virginia General Assembly.
Redskins: Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights
Fans show up to catch the Washington Redskins during a practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn, where the team’s corporate headquarters is located. Times-Mirror File Photo
Thu., Feb. 26 | 12:00 PM - A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.
McAuliffe signs bill freezing electric utility rate reviews
Wed., Feb. 25 | 04:36 PM - Terry McAuliffe (D) has signed a bill that allows Virginia's two largest electric utilities to bypass regular base rate reviews for several years.
Incumbent Loudoun supervisors see GOP primary challenge
Mon., Feb. 23 | 12:02 PM - Two incumbent Republican Loudoun Supervisors will have to win a primary to be their party's nominee in 2015.
MORE: Maureen McDonnell sentenced to one year in prison
Sun., Feb. 22 | 10:51 AM - Maureen McDonnell, former first lady of Virginia, was sentenced Friday to 12 months and one day in prison on eight counts of federal corruption related to an ethics and gift scandal.
Supervisors, county staff to study Loudoun Water takeover
Fri., Feb. 20 | 01:21 PM - Furthering a testy local government saga, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors narrowly decided this week to study the makeup, operations and potentially the takeover of the Loudoun Water Board of Directors.
Va. House kills bill aimed at stopping gerrymandering
Thu., Feb. 19 | 04:38 PM - Senate Bill 840, introduced by Sen. John Watkins, R-Midlothian, would have provided criteria for the General Assembly to follow in redrawing congressional and legislative districts.
MORE: Supervisors approve Tuscarora Crossing rezoning in Leesburg
Thu., Feb. 19 | 10:59 AM - Loudoun's Board of Supervisors on Wednesday night approved the Tuscarora Crossing rezoning application.
Craig Parisot wants a rematch against Del. Murphy
Wed., Feb. 18 | 08:24 PM - In a widely expected announcement, Republican Craig Parisot said today he will challenge Kathleen Murphy for Virginia's 34th House District seat for the second time in the same year.