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EDITORIAL: For $1 billion, citizens should expect accountability from Loudoun County Public Schools

The school district shrugs off criticism with a protectionist approach to its problems. It rejects anti-discrimination policies addressing vulnerable minorities, students and employees alike. It thumbs it’s nose at recommendations from Virginia’s attorney general, the ACLU and community leaders (see letter below). And it ignores the same anti-discrimination policies that have been adopted by other school districts in Virginia, including neighboring Fairfax County.
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When it comes to inaugural crowds, does size matter?

Donald Trump says his inauguration will have "an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout." Organizers of a protest the next day call it the biggest demonstration in history to welcome a new president.

Projected $4.8 million LCPS-county budget gap the smallest in years

Loudoun County supervisors and School Board members listened contently Wednesday night as the county’s budget director said the gap between the school system’s budget request and projected county funds could be around just $4.8 million, a drastic decrease from past years.

Direct flights between Dulles and India coming in July

Long-awaited direct flight routes between India and Dulles Airport will arrive in July, Air India announced this week.

Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture rule; Herring’s office under scrutiny

The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia's top prosecutor, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
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Governor: Virginia wine industry generates more than $1.3B in economic activity

In an eagerly awaited announcement for Virginia wine insiders, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) today released new figures analyzing the wine industry's economic impact on the state.

Loudoun County government experiencing network, online outage

Loudoun County government officials say they are making progress restoring portions the county's online network, which went down Wednesday.
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As discussions begin on $2B Loudoun County budget, local veterans seek a sliver

In order to get other Loudoun veterans the help they need, Dan Loper and a group of local veterans are urging the Board of Supervisors to provide funds for a full-time veterans services coordinator.
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Local students have their heads in the clouds thanks to Orbital ATK

More than 50 local high school students tried their hand at becoming space explorers this week as part of the “Go for Launch” program held at Orbital ATK in Dulles.

Obamacare advocates rally at Rep. Comstock’s district office in Sterling

More than 50 people worried about the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act gathered in Sterling Wednesday to bring their grievances to Rep. Barbara Comstock.
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