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UPDATE: 21st Century Cures Act passes Senate, heads to Obama’s desk

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) is hailing the House of Representatives' passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, a sweeping piece of legislation Comstock often touted on the campaign trail this year.

Del. Tag Greason (R-32) weighs in on innovating methods of measuring student growth and school accountability at the Loudoun County School Board’s annual legislative breakfast Dec. 2.
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Loudoun School Board discusses policy positions with state legislators

The Loudoun County School Board last week met with Virginia legislators to discuss the school system’s policy positions for 2017.

U.S. Supreme Court seems concerned over race in Virginia redistricting

The Supreme Court on Monday seemed concerned that race may have played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts in Virginia, to the detriment of black voters.

State Sen. Favola pushing for firearm registry in Virginia

Favola's proposal is sure to meet opposition from Virginia Republicans, who control both chambers of the General Assembly.

Richmond-Times Dispatch Columnist Jeff Schapiro and George Mason University Political Science Professor Toni-Michelle Travis talk about how a Trump presidency will affect business and politics in Virginia. Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

Trump administration the topic of conversation at Loudoun Chamber of Commerce forum

As the Trump administration gears up for the White House, Virginians are bracing for how the transition will impact business and politics.

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Chinese officials assess Loudoun for rural opportunities in closed, unannounced trip

A high-level delegation of Chinese and U.S. officials recently toured local breweries and eateries in what local officials described as a friendly visit to Loudoun County.

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Muslim, interfaith community questions the vision and leadership of Loudoun Crime Commission

The nonprofit crime commission “provides direct and indirect support to police agencies that include material and financial assistance for education, training and equipment on a case by case basis."

Sen. Kaine says he’s not going to run for president in 2020

The former Democratic vice presidential nominee said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that his place is in the Senate and his decision not to run in 2020 is final.

Hurunnessa Fariad, left, and Sohaira Sultan at the ADAMS Center in Sterling.Times-Mirror/Sydney Kashiwagi

Loudoun’s minority communities circumspect in wake of election

For months, Sohaira Sultan had listened as people wondered and worried about whether Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would make it to the White House.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) speaks to students at Loudoun County High School for American Education Week on Nov. 14.
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Virginia Democratic leaders encourage Loudoun teens to get involved, vote

Five days after President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, Virginia Democratic leaders addressed a group of Loudoun County students, encouraging them to get involved with government at every level.

Local lawmaker sends and deletes tweet mocking millennials, protesters

Virginia state Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67th), or someone managing his Twitter account, sent and quickly deleted a tweet mocking millennials and anti-Donald Trump protesters Thursday night.

President-elect Trump means angst for ‘Obamacare’ consumers

Donald Trump's election ushers in a time of high anxiety for people with health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, which expanded coverage to millions but has struggled to find widespread public acceptance.

Trump’s victory upends Virginia politics and 2017 gubernatorial race

Donald Trump's surprise victory has upended Virginia politics, dimming the star power of the state's top Democrats and disrupting the already-in-progress 2017 gubernatorial race, which is likely to be one of the nation's most closely watched elections next year.

Voter turnout robust in Loudoun County

Three out of four registered voters in Loudoun County cast ballots in the historic and captivating Nov. 8 presidential election.

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After boycott, VHSL moves state finals from Liberty University

At least six Northern Virginia student debate teams boycotted the state championship at Liberty University last year after the school’s president made controversial remarks about Muslims and gun rights. This year the Virginia High School League is breaking a 15-year tradition of hosting its state finals at the school.
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