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2016 Brief: Things to know about former Virginia Senator Jim Webb

A look at former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who announced Thursday he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Loudoun showing strong at World Police and Fire Games

As the World Police and Fire Games are underway across the region, members of Loudoun County’s emergency services community are already bringing home medals.

Virginia GOP to hold primary to pick presidential candidate

Chip Muir, chairman of the Republican Party in the city of Richmond and 3rd District representative on the state central committee, proposed the compromise featuring the 2016 primary and 2017 convention.

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MORE: The Confederate statue at Loudoun’s courthouse: Should it stay or go?

Featuring a roughly 12-foot-tall, mounted Confederate soldier holding a gun, the statue was placed in Leesburg in 1908 and has remained for the past 107 years.

New Virginia laws now in effect

Several new state laws, on issues of social media, breastfeeding and campus sexual assault, are now in effect with July 1 beginning the state's new fiscal year.

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Loudoun County Sheriff deputies honored for handling of suicide attempt

Two deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office have been honored for their actions responding to a suicide attempt last month.

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Loudoun County officials: State law dictates Confederate statue must stay

Virginia code states: “ … it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any [memorials or monuments for war veterans] so erected."

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With Gov. McAuliffe in office, old friends find new opportunities

Terry McAuliffe's move from national Democratic political insider to Virginia governor has meant new opportunities for some of his longtime friends.

County EMS Transport Fee to begin July 6

Loudoun County will begin charging an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Transport Fee on July 6.

Court dismisses FOIA case against Loudoun County School Board

Brian Davison, a Lansdowne parent, once again took the Loudoun School Board, its members and other LCPS administrators to court June 25 for violating Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act laws

Mayor Kwasi Fraser of Purcellville

A Q&A with Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser

After serving one year as Mayor of Purcellville Kwasi Fraser reflects on the past year and looks ahead to the future. Fraser sat down with the Times-Mirror to discuss his first year in office.

Confederate flag case cited in Redskins trademark battle

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week on license plates and the Confederate flag could be bad news for the Washington Redskins.

MORE: McAuliffe announces plan to remove Confederate flag from state license plates

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced today that he would begin the process to remove the Confederate battle flag from Virginia license plates.

Leesburg Town Council to vote on appropriation motion for parking garage mural

The Leesburg Town Council will be voting tonight on a motion allowing for supplemental appropriation to complete the parking garage mural commissioned in 2012.

Virginia Department of Social Services announces cooling assistance program

The Virginia Department of Social Services has announced that low-income families can apply for assistance with cooling their homes for the summer.
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