• Virginia SUDEP Awareness Day – 12 July 20170

    In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 98, establishing July 12th to be recognized as Virginia SUDEP Awareness Day. The resolution was agreed upon after Khristin Kyllo, a 19 year old Vienna resident, lost her life to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) in 2011. We too know the anguish of losing

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  • Opinion: During Immigration Ban Chaos, Perriello Earned My Vote

    Opinion: During Immigration Ban Chaos, Perriello Earned My Vote0

    On Jan 28, 2017, I was on the ground at Dulles Airport, joining dozens of my immigration lawyer colleagues in providing legal assistance to passengers caught in the chaos of Trump’s first travel ban. The scene was chaos, and despite having a federal court order signed by a US District Court Judge in hand, US

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  • Is Metro Good for Business?

    Is Metro Good for Business?0

    Some cons and cons By John H. Hilton Well, this was predictable. Before the first ounce of concrete was poured at the sites of Loudoun’s Silver Line Metro infrastructure, I warned everyone with whom I spoke that Metro is in deep water and very soon we county taxpayers (one way or another) will be asked

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  • Rate of Spending and Residential Growth is Hard to Defend0

    The following letter was sent to members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on March 6. First, I want to thank Supervisor [Ralph] Buona for his leadership in not raising the salary for the Board two years ago.  The vote was largely symbolic since the increase wouldn’t have even dusted the surface of the budget,

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  • To the Editor: Veteran Suicide

    To the Editor: Veteran Suicide0

    • LTEs
    • February 22, 2017

    Many veterans face extreme mental distress after serving our country. This distress manifests itself in many forms, such as severe depression, which tragically in some cases leads to suicide. Just last year, a study by the Department of Veterans Affairs found that roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide. The problem of veteran suicide has become

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  • To the Editor: Have the 60’s Come to Loudoun?0

    • LTEs
    • February 14, 2017

    One would hope, perhaps even wager that few of our future business leaders currently enrolled in Loudoun County’s Public Schools participated in this idiot student walkout Friday afternoon, apparently protesting President Trump’s crack down on immigration to the United States from certain violent countries.  Knowing a thing or two about business, I can tell you that

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  • To the Editor: INMED Helps At-Risk, Homeless

    To the Editor: INMED Helps At-Risk, Homeless0

    Thank you for the excellent article on homelessness in Loudoun County by Veronike Collazo in your January 12 issue. It is truly an under-served population here in the richest county of the nation, and we can do better. I wanted to also make you aware that INMED Partnerships for Children has been serving homeless and low-income children and

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  • To the Editor: A Rebuttal to Delegate LaRock

    To the Editor: A Rebuttal to Delegate LaRock0

    The following was submitted to The Tribune in response to an op-ed by Del. Dave LaRock (R-33rd) on Jan. 5. I could not disagree with you more on your stance over the Loudoun County School Board’s upcoming decision to protect the categories of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” I am an 18-year-old gay man who was

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