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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.

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.

Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia

As Virginia has emerged as a top global market for data centers, tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to the state have exploded, new records show.

Purcellville looks to alleviate traffic concerns at 33rd and Country Club Drive

After months of discussion and a review of options to address cut-through traffic concerns in Country Club Hills and Catoctin Meadows, Purcellville Town Council has agreed to launch a 30-day pilot program to tackle traffic issues on North 33rd Street, Country Club Drive and Ashleigh Road.

Purcellville to honor cross country champion Vikings with parade

The nation's top cross country team from Loudoun Valley High School will be honored on Feb. 17 at a parade-style event through their hometown in Purcellville.

Loudoun County administrator lays out $2.3B spending plan

Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet on Wednesday began the annual budget preparation process by presenting a proposed plan for fiscal 2019 that would leave a $10.8 million gap in school funding while providing additional funding for employee compensation and maintaining levels of service.

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.

General Dynamics to buy CSRA for almost $7 billion

The defense contractor General Dynamics will spend almost $7 billion to acquire CSRA with the Trump administration pushing defense spending aggressively higher.

Veterans, elected officials celebrate opening of Leesburg Vet Center

In November 2017, Loudoun County signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide office space in the county-owned facility beginning this year.

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.

Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Data centers continue to surge in Loudoun County

The homily was about change. In a letter to the parishioners of Christian Fellowship Church, Pastor Brian Bales informed his flock that the Ashburn mega-church would be moving away from the data centers overtaking the neighborhood off of Loudoun County Parkway.

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.
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