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Attorney General Mark Herring and interfaith leaders at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling. Courtesy Photo

Herring, legislators, interfaith community unveil ‘No Hate VA’

State lawmakers, leaders from interfaith groups and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring gathered at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Friday to show a united front for Herring's anti-hate crimes initiative.

A shot inside Iridium Communications’ operations center. Courtesy Photo/Iridium Communications

With an operations center in Leesburg, Iridium launches largest tech refresh in history

The company will use a Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk's SpaceX for the satellites' commute. The venture will be SpaceX's first launch since a Falcon 9 exploded upon launch last September.

9 percent year-over-year increase in Williams’ proposed Loudoun County Public Schools budget

Williams proposed an increase of $93.6 million from the current $1.030 billion budget, bringing next year's proposal to $1.124 billion, more than 9 percent higher.

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Loudoun tech leaders predict what’s in store for 2017

The past year saw Amazon making its first drone deliveries, the commercial launch of virtual and augmented reality headsets, the death of the headphone jack, growth in artificial personal assistants and the use of voice search.

Virginia lawmakers return this week for new session

Virginia's 2017 legislative session is set to start with lawmakers battling over state budget problems and jockeying for attention in an election year.

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Day after pig rescue, local crews scoop up goose trapped on frozen pond

Crews from the Dulles South and Aldie fire departments rescued a goose stuck on top of a frozen pond Sunday night, according to reports.

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Dominion teachers and staff rally outside of school in support of Principal Brewer

About 40 Dominion High School teachers and staff this morning rallied support for the school’s principal who abruptly went on leave after accusations of sexual misconduct against a former band director unraveled in the public eye.

Governor vows to veto LaRock’s 20-week abortion ban bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a "socially divisive" proposal hurts the state's image.

Loudoun supervisors vote along party lines to nix proposed Commission on Women and Girls

In a party-line vote, Loudoun's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday nixed the creation of a county Commission on Women and Girls.

New Year’s poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note.

First-year Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D). Times-Mirror File Photo

2016 Year in Review: A new Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

After more than two decades of county leadership from former Chairman Scott York, Loudoun residents in 2015 elected Phyllis Randall (D), a mental health therapist by profession and the first African American to lead the Board of Supervisors.

Sterling mother arrested after leaving 7-year-old to babysit 1-year-old

According to LCSO reports, “no burglary had occurred, however it was determined that the 7-year old had been left alone in the home to babysit a one-year old infant.”

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2016 Year in Review: Crime in Loudoun County

Loudoun saw an uptick in domestic violence, arrests and convictions of gang members, and the heroin and opioid epidemic continued to increase throughout the region and state.

Virginia GOP leaders want to tighten state’s welfare rules

The GOP proposals include a requirement that able-bodied, adult welfare recipients who don't work must instead spend 20 hours per week volunteering or taking job classes.

Sheriff’s Office breaks up Sterling house party, arrests man for providing alcohol to minors

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies Dec. 19 arrested a 20-year-old man for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, among other charges, after responding to a call about an unconscious juvenile at a home in Sterling.
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