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    Veronike Collazo

    Veronike has started her career in journalism with strong credentials. After graduating from Loudoun’s Heritage High School with honors, she earned a B.J. degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, along with a B.A. in Political Science and certificate in multicultural studies. While at Mizzou, Veronike was a contributing writer for Fangirl the Magazine, as well as a copy editor and public life reporter for The Columbia Missourian. She also interned for the Global Peace Foundation and spent a summer reporting for El Sol de San Telmo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Veronike (pronounced veh-ruh-neek) lives in Leesburg.

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  • LCPS Cautions Parents About “13 Reasons Why”

    LCPS Cautions Parents About “13 Reasons Why”0

    Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” has brought renewed national attention to combating teen suicide. However, mental health professionals, educators and some viewers have criticized the show, saying the show could do more harm than good. As a result, Loudoun County Public Schools released a statement April 26 cautioning parents about letting their children watch the show, especially given

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  • Open Burning Ban Takes Effect May 1

    Open Burning Ban Takes Effect May 10

    The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding citizens that open burning is prohibited in the county between May 1 and Sept. 30. These regulations prohibit open air fires or open burning with some exceptions. Campfires, no larger than three feet in diameter by two feet in height and used for cooking purposes, are exempt from

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  • Local Law Enforcement Partners with DEA for Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day

    Local Law Enforcement Partners with DEA for Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day0

    In an effort to continue to combat drug abuse and theft, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), Middleburg Police Department and Purcellville Police Department are once again partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a “Take-Back” initiative. Residents can discard potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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  • Annual Step Up Your Health Challenge Registration Opens

    Annual Step Up Your Health Challenge Registration Opens0

    Loudoun Youth Inc.’s Eighth Annual Step Up Your Health Challenge is now only a couple weeks away. The group has opened registration for runners interested in participating in a 5K or 1 mile Fun Run at AOL’s Ashburn Campus. There’s a special deal for those running on the behalf of Loudoun County Schools. Schools can

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