House passes Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) stands with Ellyn and Mark Miller Dec. 11 after the House passed pediatric medical research legislation named after the Miller’s late daughter, Gabriella. Photo Courtesy/Facebook, Smashing Walnuts
Thu., Dec. 12 | 12:10 PM - The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, honoring the legacy of Miller, an inspiring 10-year-old Leesburg girl who lost her battle with cancer in October.
Mental health initiatives announced in Virginia
Gov. Bob McDonnell, pictured in this file photo, on Dec. 10 announced a series of proposals to strengthen mental health resources in the state. Times-Mirror File Photo
Wed., Dec. 11 | 02:10 PM - "Mental health is something that affects Virginians in every corner of the state," McDonnell said at a news conference in Richmond.
Supervisors reconsider, lift tax moratorium for Loudoun nonprofits
Wed., Dec. 11 | 11:02 AM - The Loudoun Board of Supervisors reversed course Dec. 4 by lifting a 5-year-old moratorium on providing property tax exemptions for certain nonprofits or community-bettering organizations.
Cap on out-of-state students gains momentum in Virginia
Mon., Dec. 9 | 12:14 PM - The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors included support for a 25 percent limit on admission and enrollment of out-of-state students in its recently passed legislative agenda.
Loudoun Friends of Mental Health honors seven at annual awards
Sheriff Mike Chapman, Beth Flaherty, Sgt. Linda Cerniglia and Leesburg Police Chief Joesph Price pose for the cameras after being honored for their efforts in implementing CIT training in Loudoun County. Times-Mirror Staff Photos/Crystal Owens
Fri., Dec. 6 | 12:00 PM - Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman along with Leesburg Police Chief Joseph Price, were among seven honored Dec. 2 by Friends of Loudoun Mental Health at the 5th annual Leadership Awards at Clyde's in Ashburn for their efforts in addressing the needs of the mental health community in Loudoun.
LTM Opinion: Deeds’ law
Wed., Dec. 11 | 04:58 PM - State Sen. Creigh Deeds is reportedly recovering after the November attack that left him severely injured and his son, Gus Deeds, dead at his own hand. While Sen. Deeds remains in our thoughts, the rest of the Virginia government has been tasked with ensuring something similar doesn’t happen again.
McAuliffe taps Lazaro for Inaugural Committee
Wed., Dec. 11 | 11:09 AM - Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) added members to his Inaugural Committee Dec. 9, including Mayor Bob Lazaro of Purcellville.
Dec. 17-18 set for recount in attorney general race
Mon., Dec. 9 | 03:34 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Democrat Mark Herring's 165-vote win over Republican Mark Obenshain in the close race for attorney general is headed to a recount Dec. 17 and 18, with Fairfax County getting a one-day head start.
Loudoun County coughs up nearly $10 million for new records system
Thu., Dec. 5 | 03:39 PM - The board's finance committee has studied the issue for months and, at times, questioned whether there was a lack of communication or miscues on the part of county staff.
Leesburg man sentenced in $33 million federal fraud case
Tue., Dec. 3 | 05:07 PM - A Leesburg man pleaded guilty Dec. 2 to his role in a fraud scheme involving more than $33 million in federal contracts.
UPDATED: May changes course, will run for Virginia Senate as independent
Joe May, who has served as a Republican in the Virginia House of Delegates for 20 years, announced Dec. 3 he’ll run as an independent to replace attorney general-elect Mark Herring in the state senate. May lost a Republican primary for his House of Delegates seat in June. Times-Mirror File Photo/Beverly Denny
Tue., Dec. 3 | 02:52 PM - May's decision was spurred by the 33rd Senate Republican Legislative District Committee's decision late Monday to hold a mass meeting Dec. 16 to nominate its candidate, as opposed to a firehouse primary.
Route 15 cut from Morven Park boundary line adjustments
Tue., Dec. 3 | 07:00 AM - The Leesburg Town Council voted Nov. 26 to affirm a resolution that would leave Route 15 out of the boundary line adjustments to incorporate Morven Park.
Virginia regulators OK electricity, gas rate reductions
Sat., Nov. 30 | 08:00 AM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Customers of Dominion Virginia Power and Columbia Gas of Virginia are getting a break on rates.
Guest Opinion: Mental health and heartache
Fri., Nov. 29 | 07:30 PM - State Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed by his mentally ill son, Gus, who then shot himself. Gus was only 24 when he died. The worst part is: Gus should've been in a hospital when tragedy struck. He'd been evaluated under an emergency detention order only the day before, but turned away due to lack of beds. Creigh Deeds, long-time advocate for mental health reform, couldn't save his son because our government couldn't come together enough to pass comprehensive reform.
LTM Editorial: For the want of a few miles
Wed., Nov. 27 | 07:32 PM - The distressing news this week came from Washington (again) as the requirement for the new FBI headquarters was updated to include criteria that would exclude Loudoun County from consideration.