Loudoun House candidate experiencing the ‘wild, wild west’ of politics
Wed., May. 22 | 11:03 AM - The campaign for Hamilton's David LaRock, challenging incumbent Del. Joe May in the June 11 primary, has been forced to deal with unwanted patrons on its Facebook page.
County to spray Loudoun parks for ticks, Lyme disease
Tue., May. 21 | 10:22 AM - Six Loudoun County parks will be sprayed in upcoming weeks as part of the Board of Supervisors initiative to combat Lyme disease in Loudoun County.
UPDATE: Ramadan under fire for trip to Taiwan
Times-Mirror File Photo/John Geddie
State Del. David Ramadan has reversed course and will formally disclose through a statement of economic interest a 2012 trip to Taiwan. He estimated the cost at more than $7,500.
Mon., May. 20 | 04:28 PM - Del. David Ramadan (R-87th) Monday afternoon announced he'll amend his financial disclosure form in order to report the scrutinized 2012 trip to Taiwan.
State’s Transportation Board delays vote on North-South plan
Mon., May. 20 | 12:10 PM - The North-South plan includes several regional projects, including the so-called Bi-County Parkway, which extends Route 234 from I-66 in Prince William to Route 50 and Northstar Boulevard in Loudoun.
Beyond Cuccinelli, GOP delegates predict close races at convention
Times-Mirror File Photo/Beverly Denny
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is without an opponent for the Republican Party of Virginia’s gubernatorial nomination, which will take place this weekend in Richmond.
Fri., May. 17 | 08:27 AM - Featured convention speakers include Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee, U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-6th) and U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-7th), the House Majority Leader.
Airports Authority awards Rail to Dulles Phase Two contract
Thu., May. 16 | 11:35 AM - Capital Rail is a joint venture between Clark Construction Group and Kiewit Infrastructure South. The group was awarded the contract for approximately $1.18 billion Tuesday.
Leesburg Town Council approves King Street plan
Thu., May. 16 | 08:38 AM - At their regularly scheduled meeting May 14, the Leesburg Town Council, by a vote of 5-2 with Mayor Kristen Umstattd and Councilmember Kevin Wright dissenting, adopted Plan A as the approved design for the reconstruction of King Street.
Supervisors to further study consolidation of boards, commissions and committees
Wed., May. 15 | 09:12 PM - Supervisor Janet Clarke is pitching the proposal as a practice in more efficient and consolidated government.
Opponents targeting Del. Comstock’s record on education
Wed., May. 15 | 10:27 AM - Comstock was one of 17 delegates – out of 100 – who opposed this year's budget bill.
Gov. McDonnell signs transportation funding bill
Tue., May. 14 | 08:11 AM - “For 27 years, our citizens have sat in traffic as congestion has increased and our bridges and roadways have deteriorated,” said Gov. Bob McDonnell. “For 27 years our citizens and businesses have demanded solutions."
A new Dulles district resident
Photo Courtesy/Matt Letourneau
Caitlin Elizabeth weighed six pounds, 11 ounces at birth and joins six-year-old Patrick, four-year-old Emily and soon-to-be two-year-old Brendan in Matt and Margaret Letourneau’s Loudoun Valley Estates home.
Tue., May. 14 | 06:07 AM - Caitlin Elizabeth Letourneau, the newest addition to Loudoun County Supervisor Matt Letourneau's family, was born May 8 at 1:38 p.m.
Virginia’s suicide rate highest in 13 years
Mon., May. 13 | 11:05 AM - RICHMOND − Virginia’s suicide rate is the highest its been in 13 years, according to the state’s chief medical examiner. Experts say the causes may include the poor economy and lack of mental health services.
Loudoun maintains triple-A bond ratings
Wed., May. 22 | 10:21 AM - In addition to the strong tax base, Moody's noted the county's “above-average wealth levels, consistently solid financial performance and an average overall debt burden.”
Ex-felon’s voting rights, and hopes, restored
Mon., May. 20 | 07:12 PM - RICHMOND – It was nearly 12 years ago that Michael Maupin lost his voting privileges and other rights in Virginia because of a felony drug conviction. But Maupin has hope for the future because he just received a letter from Gov. Bob McDonnell restoring his civil rights.
McAuliffe to keynote Loudoun Democrats’ annual dinner
Fri., May. 17 | 12:06 PM - Loudoun Democrats will host presumed gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe and the four other Democratic candidates for statewide office at their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner June 1.