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The key interest rate that drives loan decisions just dropped below 1 percent, which is lower than ever before. It is highly unlikely that a lender will ever pay Loudoun County Public Schools to borrow money, so it is not likely to drop much further.

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For many years, 35 volunteers and I have been studying the bravery and tenacity of Loudoun's Black population to acquire equal education during segregation for their children.

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Both my husband and I have a law enforcement backgrounds. It matters not if the sheriff is a Republican or a Democrat, there will always be politics in policing. Just as it is in all jurisdictions.There should be a task force established to evaluate the pros and cons of creating a new police…

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I have looked over the information provided by Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) and Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D). I have heard no complaints against our current sheriff or against any of the previous office-holders. Ms. Randall uses the argument that because everybody else in the capital region ha…

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has caved in the latest skirmish to erase our Loudoun history. I'm surprised the vote was 9-0 to essentially remove the "Silent Sentinel" from the courthouse square. I had imagined at least one supervisor would have the backbone to fight for reason. Ob…

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As a disabled person, I have voted by mail in just about every election for the past decade. It is the only way I am assured of exercising my franchise. My transportation on Election Day is sketchy at best. And ease of access to the polling place is sometimes problematic. I have been able to…

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This letter is in response to Clark Kidd’s letter to the editor on July 3. Kidd apparently wants Roger Zurn to get a pass for his racist comment on Facebook regarding the name change of the Aunt Jemima brand.

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As a former Republican and continued conservative, I have been battling despondency regarding the status and trajectory of the imperfect yet grand American experiment in self-government since the summer of 2016. I have tried to keep up the fight.

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During these difficult and historic times, when we all face various challenges, we strive to find the silver lining and see the glass half full. The time is ripe to count our blessings and be grateful for the wonderful things in life. On the Fourth of July, I wish to show gratitude for havin…

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Another Randall scandal hit this week. While the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services’ idea to show pop-up, drive-in movies at Segra Field in Leesburg is a wonderful idea, charging $20 for attendance is not.

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Any decision to change the name of the Loudoun County High School mascot -- Raiders -- because it referenced Mosby’s Rangers is misguided. The moniker is not racist or a symbol of white supremacy. No one on the board consulted officials at the Mosby Area Heritage Association to learn about t…

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I think we can all agree that Roger Zurn's recent actions were inappropriate, and he should have realized that attempts at humor can be dangerous in today's politically correct world.But I find it ironic that some casting verbal stones at Mr. Zurn (R) are also those with a few skeletons in t…

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A recent letter to the editor has provided the Mosby Heritage Area Association with an opportunity to provide background on its origin and explain its mission of "Preservation Through Education." The Mosby Heritage Area is a state-designated heritage area covering five counties in the northe…

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Republicans of Loudoun County are petitioning to recall and remove Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) from her position for speaking at the downtown Leesburg march held to memorialize George Floyd and protest his suffocation and murder by police in Minneapolis. The march …

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The term "systemic racism" has been making the news a lot lately, and rightly so because change needs to happen. Meanwhile, school systems are trying to determine the best course of action for the upcoming school year in the fall. It looks as though Loudoun County Public Schools is headed fo…

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