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House of Delegates committee kills two full-day kindergarten bills from Loudoun lawmakers

Two bills aimed at expanding access to full-day kindergarten in Loudoun died in the Virginia House of Delegates this week.

Feb. 8 is the final day to register to vote before Virginia’s March 1 primary

The final day to register to vote or update your voter registration information for the March 1 presidential primary is next Monday.

Loudoun Fire & Rescue crews were called to a house fire about 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Brambleton. Photo Courtesy/Loudoun Fire & Rescue

Brambleton fire displaces two, causes $350,000 in damage

The improper disposal of matches on Saturday left two Brambleton residents displaced and a home with damages of $350,000, according to Loudoun County Fire & Rescue.

Loudoun is the fastest-growing county in Virginia ... again

Loudoun was home to 374,471 people as of July 2015, according to estimates from the study. That figure is up nearly 20 percent from the 2010 census that counted the population at 312,311.

Jay Hatem of Leesburg is the man behind Jay’s Wintry Mix on Facebook.

With Jay’s Wintry Mix, Leesburg man becomes a local celeb

After getting some helpful tips from several friends who worked for weather agencies, Jay Hatem found it was easy to predict the weather using a variety of tools and online models.

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What went wrong? Leesburg residents enraged at town’s blizzard response

Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) blames man's death in part on slow snow removal and emergency response.

A still shot from a drone video taken by Chris Turner in Leesburg. YouTube/Chris Turner

Drones, timelapses capture the weekend’s mammoth blizzard in Loudoun

New technology allowed a number of Loudoun residents to capture the depth of the weekend's historic storm.

Deflated: Snowstorm pops Redskins Park ‘bubble’

The Washington Redskins' practice facility in Ashburn, known as the bubble, deflated after being pummeled with snow during this weekend's blizzard.

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UPDATED social media roundup: Blizzard 2016 hits Loudoun County

Loudoun residents seem to be enjoying the snowstorm, posting photos across social media as the inches pile up. Here are some of our favorites so far.

Blizzard Warning begins at 3 p.m. Friday; Two feet expected

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) declared a state of emergency at 8 a.m. Thursday, a move that authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to the looming blizzard expected to begin Friday afternoon or evening.

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Virginia Del. LaRock pushing legislation on ‘gender confusion’

Virginia state Del. Dave LaRock (R-33rd) is pushing legislation in the General Assembly to combat what he describes as “efforts by liberals to mandate special protections on the basis of gender confusion and sexual disorientation.”

State Senate panel rejects bill to decriminalize adultery

A legislative panel has rejected a bill to decriminalize adultery in Virginia, one of about a dozen states where infidelity is a crime.

Loudoun law enforcement agencies to make body cameras routine

Law enforcement agencies in Loudoun County are working toward equipping all of their officers and deputies with body cameras, leaders said Jan. 8.

David Stewart, current principal of Guilford Elementary School in Sterling, will serve as the first principal of Madison’s Trust Elementary School next school year. Courtesy Photo.

Principal chosen for Madison’s Trust Elementary

Madison's Trust will open in August. It is located at the corner Northstar Boulevard and Creighton Road. The school was built to alleviate overcrowding in the Brambleton-area schools.

12 noteworthy bills to be considered in the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session

Here's a look at some noteworthy bills filed for the 2016 legislative session in Virginia, which begins Wednesday.
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