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‘Chasm’ separates Virginia House and Senate adopted budgets

Almost half a billion dollars separates the Virginia House and Senate adopted budgets.

Challenger emerges in Purcellville’s mayoral election

Chris Thompson, a lifelong resident of Purcellville, has announced his candidacy for mayor in the May 1 town elections.

Fraser to seek re-election in Purcellville

In a prepared statement, Fraser said he is “humbled by the outpouring of support I have received during my two terms as mayor. I am committed to working with the council majority to fulfill the vision for our town and acting on the desires of our citizens.”

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Second annual Black History Expo celebrates partnerships, progress

Loudoun celebrated Black History Month Saturday with an expo that honored the past, embraced the present and hopes to inspire the future.

Virginia House embraces Medicaid expansion in budget

Efforts to expand Medicaid to about 300,000 low-income adults in Virginia continue to gain momentum, as Republican House leaders on Sunday publicly embraced a form of expansion that includes work requirements and copays.

Key GOP lawmaker backs Medicaid expansion in Virginia

A powerful Republican lawmaker has publicly endorsed expanding Medicaid in Virginia after years of opposition, boosting the chances the Old Dominion will join 32 other states in expanding the program for the poor under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

‘What man has made for evil, God will use for good:’ Loudoun community holds vigil

Armed with electric candles and glow sticks, the Loudoun interfaith community marched Friday night to spread the light of love and unity in the face of hate.

Constituents ask Comstock for ‘common sense’ gun laws in wake of Florida shooting

Local residents rallied at Rep. Barbara Comstock’s (R-Va.-10th) office Thursday, asking her to do more to protect children from gun violence.

Leesburg town councilman calls Loudoun NAACP president a bigot

Leesburg Town Councilman Tom Dunn called the president of the Loudoun NAACP “a bigot” in an email to the Times-Mirror this morning.

Leesburg Town Council condemns hate, racism

“Leesburg values the diversity within our community,” Mayor Kelly Burk said. “By this statement we’re making tonight, we’re saying just that.”

Mayor Kwasi Fraser gives his “State of the Town” address Feb. 12. Times-Mirror/Karen Graham

Mayor Fraser pledges ‘bright future’ for Purcellville

Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser declared the state of the town “economically strong, operationally resilient and strategically determined” at his State of the Town address at Town Hall Monday.

Keeping an eye on Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Virginia's long-running debate about whether to expand Medicaid has new life after a Democratic wave in last year's election, in which several successful candidates campaigned directly on the issue.

Trump administration proposes selling Dulles, Reagan airports

With a stunning plan to sell off federal assets, the Trump administration today proposed selling two of the three major airports serving the nation's capital: Dulles International Airport in Loudoun County and Reagan National in Arlington.

House panels reject LGBTQ anti-discrimination bills

Sen. Jennifer Wexton, D-Loudoun, sponsored SB 423, which would have included discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity as unlawful housing practices under the Virginia Fair Housing Law.

Bill to exempt certain judicial records from FOIA withdrawn

A controversial bill that sought to exempt administrative records of the judiciary from Virginia's public records law has been withdrawn by its sponsor.
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