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Second debate in Virginia governor’s race set for September

A second debate in Virginia's closely watched governor's race has been scheduled for September.

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‘United Patriots’ to hold Leesburg rally in support of Confederate monument

A group calling itself “United Patriots” plans to hold a rally on the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds in Leesburg Aug. 12 “in support of keeping” the statue of a Confederate soldier on the grounds, according to town officials.

Gillespie and Northam clash in first gubernatorial debate

The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare — guns, abortion, health care — as well as the best approach to dealing with President Donald Trump.

MORE: Loudoun supervisors approve 62 percent pay raise in 5-4 vote

After weeks of discussion, Loudoun supervisors agreed Thursday night on a 62 percent raise for the next Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission effective 2020.

Gillespie has cash lead in early fundraising reports

Republican Ed Gillespie has a financial head start over his Democratic rival in Virginia's closely watched governor's race.

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White House taps Loudoun resident, a former Navy SEAL, for top security post

President Donald Trump (R) has nominated former Navy SEAL Joseph Kernan to be under secretary of defense for intelligence.

Rep. Comstock introduces legislation to combat gang activity in northern Virginia

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R) has introduced legislation to establish a grant program that will provide resources to state and local entities working to curb the rise in gang activity in Northern Virginia.

Virginia Dems lining up to run for Congress in age of Trump

Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker said there's been little need for actively recruiting candidates, unlike past election cycles.

Corey Stewart launches U.S. Senate bid

An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump who narrowly lost a bid to be Virginia's GOP candidate for governor is now running for the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Warner introduces changes to the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D) introduced three proposals Wednesday aimed at improving the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

Loudoun supervisors’ pay raise advanced for a July 20 vote, but not without a fight

After weeks of anticipation for a public hearing on a proposed 62 percent salary increase for the next Board of Supervisors, only three members of the public showed up Wednesday night, and supervisors, not citizens, turned out to be some of the toughest critics of the proposal.

New bridge crossing from Loudoun to Maryland? No thanks, say Maryland leaders

As Loudoun County embarks on plans for a new Potomac River crossing and begins exploring new corridors for a second bridge, Maryland officials – those required to sign off on a new bridge – aren't showing interest in the project.

$150 million in Metro funding included in initial fiscal 2018 appropriations bill

The House Appropriations Committee has once again included $150 million in annual federal funding obligation for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R) announced in a statement Monday.

Kaine to highlight Loudouners’ health care struggles during Obamacare defense

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D) today will share the stories of Virginians as he speaks against the new Republican Senate health care bill on the Senate Floor.

Three candidates eyeing Leesburg Town Council slot

Vanessa Maddox, Josh Thiel and Neil Steinberg recently launched their campaigns for the special election.
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