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  • To the Editor: Comstock, Seniors and Identity Theft

    To the Editor: Comstock, Seniors and Identity Theft

    Americans are confronted with a myriad of scams that attempt to steal our hard-earned money and identity. Scammers’ attention in the last couple years has shifted to elderly Americans receiving Medicare because of the ease of swiping social security numbers from government-distributed cards. Seniors deserve our privacy to be protected and for government resources to

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  • Debate Night in Loudoun: Partisans Cheer on Clinton, Trump

    Debate Night in Loudoun: Partisans Cheer on Clinton, Trump

    Last night more than 80 million Americans turned on their televisions and other devices to watch Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump debate at Hofstra University. At Clinton’s campaign field office in Sterling, a group of Democrats gathered around sodas, chips and a projector screen to watch their candidate spar with Trump. Just a few miles away, the

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  • Natural Gas Odor Sparks County Concern

    Natural Gas Odor Sparks County Concern

    It’s not uncommon for natural gas lines to be vented as part of regular maintenance, and when that happens the odorant added to the gas often gives rise to concerns that there may be a widespread gas leak.  Ironically, the odorant, which is added for safety reasons because natural gas is odorless, became the reason for numerous calls to Loudoun’s 911

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  • Leesburg Unveils Bike Mural

    Leesburg Unveils Bike Mural

    A small crowd gathered at the Leesburg Town Hall Parking Garage in front of a vibrant mural now adorning the wall of the bike rack. The mural will hopefully be the first of many, Leesburg Mayor David Butler said at the dedication event during the Leesburg Fine Arts Festival Sept. 24. As the town continues

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  • To the Editor: Comstock’s bipartisanship will help homeowners

    To the Editor: Comstock’s bipartisanship will help homeowners

    For the past 43 years, my husband and I have lived and raised our family in Loudoun County.  We started in a townhouse in Sugarland Run, moved to a single family house there, and eventually found ourselves in CountrySide.  All these homes were in homeowners association communities.  Over the years, our taxes and homeowners dues

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  • Ask Dr. Mike: Kids and Organized Activities

    Ask Dr. Mike: Kids and Organized Activities

    Dear Dr. Mike, We recently signed our 4-year-old daughter up for gymnastics. It wasn’t cheap, but her friends from the neighborhood do it, and she has been begging us to go. It turned out to be a horrible disaster. From the first lesson, she was frustrated, she couldn’t pick up the instructions, and it was

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  • The Case for Trump

    The Case for Trump

    I agree with very little that Trump says, the policies he proposes, or his style as a whole. Despite that, I will unhesitatingly vote Trump at the ballot box in November and, if given the opportunity, in the Electoral College in December. Many Americans understandably have both intellectual and visceral hesitations about a Trump Presidency,

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  • Your Health: Dr. Goodfriend on Hepatitis A

    Your Health: Dr. Goodfriend on Hepatitis A

    Last month, the Virginia Department of Health identified an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to imported frozen strawberries used by Tropical Smoothie Cafes with over 60 cases associated with this outbreak so far in Virginia. This has resulted in a number of people being hospitalized and many more concerned that they may get sick, infect

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  • We Think: Gary Johnson, Seriously?
    We Think: Gary Johnson, Seriously?

    The idea sounds democratic. Don’t let the Democrat and Republican parties decide our choice for president. Give voters viable alternatives, even if the candidates are less likely to win. That’s particularly appealing in a year when most of the nation wants change, and the combined negatives of both major party candidates are higher than any pairing ever. Or at least in

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  • The Case for Trump
    The Case for Trump

    I agree with very little that Trump says, the policies he proposes, or his style as a whole. Despite that, I will unhesitatingly vote Trump at the ballot box in November and, if given the opportunity, in the Electoral College in December. Many Americans understandably have both intellectual and visceral hesitations about a Trump Presidency,

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  • We Think: Digital Backroom Politics
    We Think: Digital Backroom Politics

    September 12, 2016. Last week, the Board of Supervisors returned from its summer recess and promptly turned down a motion by Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian) to prohibit texting among Board members during public meetings of the body.  The effort was quickly silenced by a superseding motion to table the matter indefinitely. The motion prevailed on

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  • We Think: What we Learn from Tragedy
    We Think: What we Learn from Tragedy

    August 31, 2016. Yesterday morning started like so many other warm, sunny days for a mother in Lansdowne when she went for a walk with her five-month old son in his stroller. What happened next at the intersection of Riverside Parkway and Coton Manor Drive is still under investigation, but we know they were struck in the crosswalk by a

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  • We Think: Back to School Under a Cloud?
    We Think: Back to School Under a Cloud?

    August 23, 2016. Next week about 79,000 Loudoun public school students start a new term. By most measures, the Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) system has a lot to brag about. Setting aside the often controversial topic of budgeting, our public schools continue to be characterized by growth, improvement, innovation and achievement. But recently we heard something that gave us pause. It

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  • Bringing Jobs and Security to Families Suffering ISIS Persecution
    Bringing Jobs and Security to Families Suffering ISIS Persecution

    On June 17, the Tribune published a letter from Dr. Stephen Hollingshead in which he made the case for providing economic assistance to northern Iraq, and why U.S. foreign policy ought to change. We editorialized in support of these efforts, and what follows is his update. It is August 17, and I am on my way to Iraq to continue the progress

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  • We Think: Trump in Ashburn, and Noise
    We Think: Trump in Ashburn, and Noise

    August 9, 2016. National and local media descended on Briar Woods High School last week, along with thousands of Donald Trump supporters and dozens of protesters. It was Mr. Trump’s first rally in Loudoun County as the Republican nominee for President, and he, alongside his son Eric, promised they would be back. For some of

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  • We Think: Credit Where Credit is Due
    We Think: Credit Where Credit is Due

    August 1, 2016. We called out the Board of Supervisors for its vote to boost supervisors’ office budgets in a way that we consider poorly handled.  But accomplishments also deserve to be called out, and the recent dedication of the Gloucester Parkway extension is a milestone for Loudoun County.  The connection of Gloucester to Nokes Boulevard

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