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Loudoun County’s fiscal 2019 budget taking shape

With less than two weeks before Loudoun County’s fiscal 2019 budget is finalized, supervisors continue to chop and add to a $2.3 billion budget that will leave public schools with at least a $10.8 million funding gap if talks remain on the same path.

Campaign launched to eliminate Loudoun students’ meal debts

The Loudoun Education Foundation and two residents with a deep interest in the county’s public schools are kicking off a campaign to raise just over $20,000 to eliminate students’ meal debts incurred this school year.

Sexual assault reported in Lansdowne

The assault happened between 7 and 8 p.m. when the girl was walking near the 43700 block of Lees Mill Square. Investigators said she was grabbed by a man who sexually assaulted her and then fled on foot.

Loudoun loans developer $2.5M for affordable housing in Ashburn

Loudoun supervisors on Wednesday voted unanimously to loan nearly $2.5 million from the county’s housing trust to a real estate developer that plans to construct more affordable housing in the Ashburn area.

UPDATE: She said, she said: Comstock, Randall spar over discussion at women’s commission meeting

On what was widely a day of unity and celebration of the achievements and plight of women, one of Loudoun County's most powerful women launched a contentious email exchange with the county chairwoman.

Virginia lawmakers at impasse on Medicaid expansion

Virginia lawmakers aren't going to pass a budget on schedule this year, the second time in four years that disagreements over Medicaid expansion have led to a stalemate.

No dogs allowed: Loudoun County Public Schools bans therapy dogs in spite of results

In spite of recent concerns about the system’s treatment of special needs students, the administration decided to enforce an existing regulation against therapy dogs in schools.

Virginia legislature recognizes historic African-American burial ground in Ashburn

Thanks to a Senate bill that just passed the Virginia General Assembly, the African-American Burial Ground for the Enslaved at Belmont in Ashburn is an official recognized historical site, making it eligible for state preservation funding.

Concoct your own beer at new The Craft of Brewing in Ashburn

Beer lovers will soon have a place to “exercise their imaginations” by brewing beer and tasting up to 20 brews on tap at The Craft of Brewing, located on Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn.

Loudoun County receives $25M federal transportation grant for Northstar Boulevard

Loudoun County has been awarded a $25 million federal TIGER grant for the completion of Northstar Boulevard in the Arcola area, according to Congresswoman Barbara Comstock's office.

Loudoun County lawmakers call for investigation into Loudoun County Public Schools

State lawmakers have sent a letter to Virginia Department of Education Secretary Atif Qarni asking the department to investigate LCPS' use of seclusion and restraint against students with special needs.

‘Pretty much everyone on the plane threw up:’ Nor’easter wreaks havoc across Loudoun, the East Coast

These were the words of a report filed with the National Weather Service's aviation center report of a flight landing at Dulles International Airport Friday.

A league of their own: Northern Virginia women lean in to political paradigm shift

In Virginia, women make up a little more than half the population, at 50.8 percent as of July 2016. However, no woman has ever served as governor, lieutenant governor or U.S. senator. The state ranks 35th in the nation for the number of women serving in its congressional delegation.

Loudoun supervisors advance registration requirement for Airbnbs

Loudoun residents operating Airbnb-type establishments out of their homes could soon be required to register with the county as part of an ongoing effort to locally regulate the new rental industry.

A section of the former Smokehouse Live space that will become home to Chefscape. Facebook/Ginny Grivas

Chefscape hopes to impact, assist Loudoun County’s emerging food scene

Food-preneurs in Loudoun will soon have a new co-working space to be used for launching businesses or growing existing ones.

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