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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 after dark

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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Ignorant hillbillies? Loudoun County officials respond

Loudoun County Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) appeared on the Fox News program “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning to respond to text messages sent by FBI agent Peter Strzok to his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page, that called Loudoun residents “ignorant hillbillys.”

School Board member Turgeon to seek GOP nod for Loudoun County chairwoman

Loudoun County School Board member Jill Turgeon will seek the Republican nomination for Loudoun County chairwoman in the 2019 elections, according to local Republicans

NAACP president scolds Loudoun Board of Supervisors for ‘silence’ on KKK propaganda

Loudoun County NAACP President Phillip Thompson on Tuesday scolded the county’s Board of Supervisors for not publically stating that the Ku Klux Klan is not welcome in the area after the hate group spread propaganda fliers last month in Leesburg and other parts of Loudoun.

Joshua Thiel wins Leesburg special election

Joshua Thiel was elected Leesburg’s newest council member in Tuesday night’s special election.
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