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New start times coming for 19 Loudoun public schools

Thousands of Loudoun County students will get to sleep in next year – albeit for just 15 minutes.

Chairwoman Phyllis Randall at her 2017 “State of the County” address. Courtesy Photo/Loudoun County Government

Loudoun County chairwoman delivers her second ‘State of the County’ address

After completing her first year as the head of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) reflected on the past 12 months and provided a glimpse at what more she hopes to accomplish during her second “State of the County” address on Wednesday night.

Grant Davidson at the Recognition for Excellence in Supporting Special Education awards with Janet Reglic, special education teaching assistant and Katie Averno, physical therapist. Courtesy Photo

LCPS honors excellence in special education

Educators, parents and students who have made significant contributions to special education in Loudoun County were honored last week, with more than 250 people on hand to celebrate at the Loudoun County Public Schools building.

Attorney General Mark Herring at the release of a new video to educate officers how to respond to a heroin or opioid overdose. Courtesy Photo

Herring visits Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to talk opioid crisis, unveil new training video

Attorney General Mark Herring (D) has thrown his weight behind a new roll call video to educate law enforcement officers on responding to heroin or opioid overdoses.

LCSO: At least 13 lives saved in Loudoun since 2015 by opioid-fighting Naloxone

Figures from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office show 13 lives were saved in Loudoun County as a result of a program to equip deputies with Naloxone, the medication that revives a person during an opioid overdose.

A Moveable Feast: Popular Loudoun restaurants taking their fare on the road

Loudoun foodies have enjoyed a new trend in the dining scene recently -- restaurants taking their fare on the road in food trucks.

Former Wall Street Exec. Mavis Taintor gives her campaign $110K

In just two months since announcing her intent to challenge incumbent state Del. Dave LaRock (R) in the House of Delegates 33rd District, Waterford resident and long-time investment banker, Democrat Mavis Taintor, raised roughly four times more in campaign cash than the other candidates.

Loudoun School Board adopts names for four new schools, considers improvements for transportation

Representatives from the different naming committees have been present at recent School Board meetings to advocate for their recommended names.

Loudoun supervisors debate ‘transition’ language in Comprehensive Plan vision statement

As Loudoun heads into Phase III of its Comprehensive Plan process, the Board of Supervisors considered a draft high-level vision statement and goals for the new plan Tuesday night.

Times-Mirror/Alex Erkiletian

The late Mr. McMillen smiles down on Woodgrove High School

Just a handful of weeks ago the Astronomy class at Woodgrove High School faced the sudden loss of their much beloved teacher, Bob McMillen.

UPDATE: Rep. Comstock remains opposed to Obamacare repeal bill

Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock remains opposed to her party's most recent efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

For Loudoun’s climate marchers, 100-day mark a measure of Trump resistance

The march has been an annual fixture since its inception in New York in 2014, but this year’s turnout dwarfed that of previous years.

Loudoun School Board adopts budget cuts, recognizes teacher and principal of the year

The School Board adopted approximately $5.5 million in recommended reductions on Monday.

Courtesy/National Priorities Project

Which state sends most taxes to D.C.? Hint: It’s not a state

West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have low median household incomes, which helps explain why they their residents pay far less in federal taxes.

Courtesy Photo

‘The days of leading from behind are over:’ Rep. Comstock returns from the Middle East

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock returned last Thursday from a congressional delegation trip to the Middle East, where she visited Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan during a tumultuous week in the region.

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