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    State Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-33rd) has proposed legislation to allow mothers to breastfeed in public in Virginia. Times-Mirror File Photo

    Va. senators from Loudoun band together for breastfeeding bill
    Thu., Jan. 29 | 01:12 PM - Sens. Barbara Favola (D-31st) and Jill Vogel (R-27th) say they will support colleague Jennifer Wexton's (D-33rd) Senate Bill 1427, which “provides that a mother may breastfeed in any place where the mother is lawfully present.”
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    Leesburg’s Ken Reid won’t seek re-election
    Thu., Jan. 29 | 12:23 AM - Reid announced his decision via Facebook Wednesday night.
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    MORE: Virginia Senate committee defeats gun control proposals
    Tue., Jan. 27 | 12:34 PM - A series of gun control measures has been defeated by a Republican-controlled Virginia Senate committee.
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    John Whitbeck (middle) of Lansdowne is joined by former U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie (left) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) at a fundraiser in 2014. Courtesy Photo

    Virginia GOP taps Loudoun’s Whitbeck for chairman post
    Mon., Jan. 26 | 01:04 PM - The Republican Party of Virginia also announced Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is expected to vie for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, will headline the party's Commonwealth Dinner in February.
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    Northern Va. state senator pushing for marijuana decriminalization
    Fri., Jan. 23 | 01:24 PM - Adam Ebbin, an Alexandria Democrat, has introduced a bill that would eliminate jail time for possession of the drug and make it punishable by a maximum $100 penalty.
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    First elected to the House in 1980, Congressman Frank Wolf will pass the baton to Barbara Comstock Tuesday. Times-Mirror Photo

    Congressman Frank Wolf left indelible mark on region
    Mon., Jan. 5 | 12:09 PM - Wolf earned a tremendous amount of respect from colleagues on both sides of the aisle as someone who is both principled and willing to break with his party when he thought it was in the best interest of his constituents.
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    Va. Senate panel votes to protect gays from job discrimination
    Wed., Jan. 28 | 01:07 PM - A Virginia Senate committee voted Monday to prohibit discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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    Loudoun hires its first federal lobbying firm, hopes to grab grants
    Fri., Jan. 23 | 03:29 PM - Loudoun County hired The Ferguson Group, LLC, a Washington D.C.-based lobbying firm, on Dec. 29 to provide help in writing grant proposals for the county, as well as providing a “more formal federal program for lobbying and outreach, ” according to board documents prepared for the Jan. 21 business meeting.
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    Poll: Majority of Virginians view Bob McDonnell as good governor
    Thu., Jan. 22 | 06:39 PM - A majority of Virginians -- 57 percent -- think Bob McDonnell was a good governor overall, but 57 percent also agree with the judge's sentence of prison time.
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    County administrator receives pay raise; now making $230K
    Thu., Jan. 22 | 12:03 PM - Loudoun County's supervisors unanimously approved a 3 percent pay hike for veteran county administrator Tim Hemstreet Wednesday night.
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    Gun control advocates, opponents square off in Richmond
    Wed., Jan. 21 | 06:01 PM - Advocates and opponents of gun control held dueling demonstrations at the Virginia Capitol on Monday as the perennial debate over the hot-button topic began anew.
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    Warner, Kaine tackling business growth, budgeting in bipartisan fashion
    Wed., Jan. 21 | 12:03 PM - U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner are getting down to business in the 114th Congress – and bipartisan business at that.
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    Read the State of the Union speech, see Virginia lawmakers reactions
    Tue., Jan. 20 | 10:18 PM - U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) just issued the following statement about President Barack Obama's seventh State of the Union speech.
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    Virginia Senate defeats Sen. Dick Black’s in-state tuition proposal
    Tue., Jan. 20 | 03:26 PM - The Senate of Virginia this afternoon killed legislation from Loudoun state Sen. Dick Black (R-13th) that would have prohibited in-state tuition at the commonwealth's universities for children of undocumented immigrants.
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    Bob McDonnell gets consulting gig
    Mon., Jan. 19 | 11:26 AM - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was hired as a consultant for a mechanical contractor after his conviction in a federal corruption case.
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