• Local Group Presses Comstock, Republicans over Healthcare

    Local Group Presses Comstock, Republicans over Healthcare

    Indivisible Lovettsville 20180 co-founder Kris Counsaul questions staff from congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s office about her support for Affordable Care Act repeal. Eden Reck, a 10-year-old resident of Lovettsville, suffers from a rare glycogen storage disease and is a beneficiary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Her mother fears a repeal of the law will risk her

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  • Supervisors, School Board Excited by Budget Projections

    Supervisors, School Board Excited by Budget Projections

    An unexpected revenue increase projection has Loudoun County government officials optimistic as they begin the process of the 2018 Fiscal Year Budget. Earlier this month, the Commissioner of the Revenue revised initial projections that the county would see as much as a 1 percent decline in revaluation of its portfolio year over year. Instead, the

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  • Legislation Criminalizing Genital Mutilation Passes Senate Committee

    Legislation Criminalizing Genital Mutilation Passes Senate Committee

    More than 25,000 Girls and Women in Virginia May be At Risk State legislation to make female genital mutilation (FGM) of a minor a felony took a big step forward this week in the Virginia General Assembly. FGM is the ritual removal of part or all of the female genitalia, according to Equality Now.  It is typically performed in Africa, Asia

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  • Gillespie Touts Comstock Endorsement, New Polling

    Gillespie Touts Comstock Endorsement, New Polling

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie has picked up several more key endorsements, including Virginia’s 10th District congresswoman Barbara Comstock and 6th District congressman Bob Goodlatte on Jan. 12. “I’m honored to support my long-time friend Ed Gillespie to be our next Governor, Comstock said in a statement released from the Gillespie campaign. “Ed has worked for decades with

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  • The Many Faces of Homelessness

    The Many Faces of Homelessness

    Donna Fortier sits at the front desk of the Mobile Hope office with volunteers. Loudoun County and non-profits strive to meet growing, differentiated needs of those without a fixed night time address. The students in Kelli Surbella’s biology class at Potomac Falls High School had a take home assignment. Take a picture of a tree outside your home

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  • “Bombshell” Report Dropped on Loudoun’s Housing Advisory Board

    “Bombshell” Report Dropped on Loudoun’s Housing Advisory Board

    The Loudoun County’s Housing Advisory Board (HAB) spent the entirety of its Jan. 11 meeting trying to understand a housing needs assessment that points to a potentially massive shortfall in the county’s future housing supply. The existence of the report was revealed by The Tribune on Jan. 3. Originally scheduled to be forwarded to the Board of

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