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Federal agency to supervise Metro safety

Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a letter posted Friday on the department's website that Federal Transit Administration officials could intervene when safety concerns arise on Metro.

Six state Senate races to watch on Election Day

Partisan control of Virginia's state Senate is up for grabs this November and both parties and special interest groups are spending heavily on a handful of races that will likely decide which party wins.

Sen. Kaine: U.S. strategy in Syria ‘a joke’

Kaine has been a consistent critic of both the president and Congress for failing to adopt a war authorization against the Islamic State.

The Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association did not endorse in three local races.

Loudoun firefighter association endorses candidates: Broad Run, Leesburg, sheriff races missing

The Loudoun Career Fire Fighters Association Thursday released its endorsements for November's elections.

House signs off on Planned Parenthood probe

The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to create a special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood and its procurement of fetal tissue as the GOP continued pressing an issue that has galvanized conservatives since secret videos surfaced this summer.

Boysko, Vargas dueling to replace Tom Rust in Va. House’s 86th District

After losing her 2013 bid by just 54 votes out of more than 20,000 cast, Democrat Jennifer Boysko is making a second run for Richmond in Virginia's 86th House District.

UPDATE: McCarthy drops out of House speaker’s race

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R), the presumed front-runner to succeed outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, has withdrawn from the speaker's race, according to multiple media outlets.

Candidates for Loudoun County chair go on the attack

The gloves came off Tuesday during a voters' forum featuring the four candidates for county chairman, with both the Republican and Democratic candidates throwing jabs at incumbent Chairman Scott York.

Delgaudio v. Saines: Loudoun’s most polarizing politician on the November ballot

Delgaudio's closest contest in the Democratic-leaning district came in 2007, when he defeated Jeanne West by 5 percent.

Top Va. Democrats line up behind Hillary Clinton

Essentially all of Virginia's top Democrats announced their support today for Hillary Clinton over her Democratic primary challengers, with Clinton's camp announcing members of the “Hillary for Virginia Leadership Council.”

Your 2015 Loudoun election hub

Voters in Loudoun County will cast ballots for more than 30 elections Nov. 3. Continue to check back at this page for updates and storylines on all the races.

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Loudoun candidates address voters at Leesburg forum—Higgins and Buffington absent

Four of the six candidates in the Blue Ridge, Catoctin and Leesburg districts for Loudoun's Board of Supervisors took audience questions on developer relationships, Metro and education funding.

Leesburg supervisor candidates Kristen Umstattd and Will Estrada. Courtesy photos

Economic development, traffic at forefront of Leesburg candidates’ platforms

With current Supervisor Ken Reid absent from the November ballot this year, the Leesburg seat is up for grabs, and two have squared off to vie for the county’s epicenter.

Fairfax County Times File Photo

NTSB makes ‘urgent call’ for direct federal safety oversight of D.C. Metro

The National Transportation Safety Board is “urgently” recommending that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) be placed under stricter federal oversight.

Tweetgate continues between Loudoun’s Dick Black and Jill McCabe

Democratic state senate candidate Jill McCabe and a dozen of her supporters hosted a press conference Monday to highlight what McCabe and Democrats are calling state Sen. Dick Black's “outdated” and “out-of-touch” views.
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