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  • VA High Court Overturns McAuliffe on Felon Voting Rights

    VA High Court Overturns McAuliffe on Felon Voting Rights

    Governor vows to restore voting rights through executive action The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday overturned Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons who have completed their sentences, declaring the governor’s action unconstitutional. McAuliffe immediately promised to restore those voting rights through executive action. As that

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  • Supervisors Boost District Budgets, Except Ashburn

    Supervisors Boost District Budgets, Except Ashburn

    Loudoun supervisors scuffled briefly before voting Thursday to increase their district budgets by $30,000 each – except for the Ashburn District – amounting to nearly a quarter of a million dollars in new spending for their offices collectively. Ashburn was excluded at Supervisor Ralph Buona’s (R-Ashburn) request after he objected to the increases. Buona was

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  • Dispatches from Cleveland: A Conservative Looks Ahead

    Dispatches from Cleveland: A Conservative Looks Ahead

    By Ken Reid. Mr. Reid is a former Leesburg District Supervisor and was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which concluded July 21. The Republican National Convention concluded Thursday with the theme of “Make America One Again,” and unity and inclusion was the message of the evening. Before Donald Trump took to the

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  • Supervisors Reject Study of Roadside Donations for Firefighters

    Supervisors Reject Study of Roadside Donations for Firefighters

    County attorney warns move could result in “gray murky constitutional question.” Loudoun supervisors on Thursday rejected a proposal to study whether nonprofit groups that meet certain qualifications could be permitted to collect donations at some county intersections while maintaining a ban for all other groups. The issue really comes down to an annual Fill-the-Boot campaign

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  • Sister Hazel Heads to Tally Ho Saturday

    Sister Hazel Heads to Tally Ho Saturday

    By Cameron Hosseinian and John Nagell Sister Hazel will bring its brand of music to the Tally Ho Theatre Saturday, July 23, with a show starting at 9:30 p.m. The Loudoun Tribune sat down with band member Ryan Newell, who grew up nearby in Burke, for a short chat. [Cameron]: I heard you grew up

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  • Dispatches from Cleveland: Fallout from Wednesday’s Cruz Speech

    Dispatches from Cleveland: Fallout from Wednesday’s Cruz Speech

    By Ken Reid. Mr. Reid, a former Leesburg District Supervisor, is reporting from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland where he is participating as an alternate delegate representing Virginia. Mr. Reid went to the convention supporting Donald Trump. The Tribune is inviting similar coverage from a participant at the Democratic National Convention that will follow. The talk today around the

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  • Round Hill House Fire on July 12 Deemed Accidental

    Residents encouraged to check their smoke alarms A July 12 fire that displaced three Round Hill residents has been deemed accidental by the Loudoun Fire Marshal’s Office; flammable liquids came into contact with an open flame. A caller reported a fire at the home on Bridge Street around 8:40 p.m. July 12 and said everyone

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  • Third Loudoun Deputy Charged in Two Months

    Third Loudoun Deputy Charged in Two Months

    Loudoun County Deputy First Class Chad Neff, 32, was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault by local police in Woodstock, VA on July 19, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) reported Wednesday. Neff has been with the LCSO for nearly five years.  Similar charges were brought against LCSO deputy and eight year veteran Josiah Kennedy following a domestic dispute

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  • Faith Community, Law Enforcement Gather to Bridge the Gap

    Faith Community, Law Enforcement Gather to Bridge the Gap

    Bridging the Gap – a forum on July 15 aimed at bringing the local faith community together with the community at large, elected officials and law enforcement – got heated at moments, but has already resulted in the production of videos demonstrating proper traffic stop procedures. The forum followed two tragic events in other parts

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  • Dispatches from Cleveland: Tuesday’s Night of Firsts

    Dispatches from Cleveland: Tuesday’s Night of Firsts

    By Ken Reid. Mr. Reid, a former Leesburg District Supervisor, is reporting from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland where he is participating as an alternate delegate representing Virginia. The Tribune is inviting similar coverage from a participant at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that will follow. Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention was a night

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  • Loudoun Animal Services Hosts “Clear the Shelter”

    Loudoun Animal Services Hosts “Clear the Shelter”

    On Saturday, July 23, Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) will be participating in a nationwide event known as “Clear the Shelter”. Between 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., all animal adoptions will be free. “Clear the Shelter” is a nationwide initiative that aims to connect animals in need with loving families. Last year, nearly 20,000 pets

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  • $20M for Battlefield Interchange in NVTA Funding Package

    $20M for Battlefield Interchange in NVTA Funding Package

    Leesburg came one step closer to seeing construction begin on the Route 7/Battlefield Parkway Interchange after the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority included the $20 million project in its FY2017 construction program. A previous $13 million allocation paid for preliminary engineering, leaving the project about $25 million short of full funding, according to the Virginia Department

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  • Next Leesburg HUBZone Meeting July 28

    Next Leesburg HUBZone Meeting July 28

    The Town of Leesburg’s Economic Development Office announced it will hold the next quarterly HUBZone Business Meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, at the Mason Enterprise Center in downtown Leesburg. The meeting is open to all small businesses and there is no cost. The guest speaker for this quarter’s meeting will be Mark

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  • Dispatches from Cleveland: Monday’s Rules Battle

    Dispatches from Cleveland: Monday’s Rules Battle

    By Ken Reid. Mr. Reid is reporting from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where he is participating as an alternate delegate representing Virginia. He is a former member of the Leesburg Town Council and Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The Tribune is inviting similar coverage from a participant at the Democratic National Convention that will

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  • Deputy Charged with Domestic Assault

    Deputy Charged with Domestic Assault

    A Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces a misdemeanor domestic assault charge and has been placed on paid administrative leave following an incident over the weekend. Officers with the Leesburg Police Department charged Josiah Kennedy, 29, July 15. Kennedy has been with the LCSO for 8 years. A magistrate released Kennedy on a summons.

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  • Jill Vogel wants to be Virginia’s next Lt. Governor

    Jill Vogel wants to be Virginia’s next Lt. Governor

    In every presidential election cycle the conversation in Virginia inevitably turns to the next election for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. That’s because Virginia and New Jersey are the only states to hold statewide elections in the year immediately following a presidential vote. Their elections are seen as barometers of the public’s mood after

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  • Driving the Rust Belt to Cleveland

    Driving the Rust Belt to Cleveland

    By Ken Reid. On my drive from Leesburg to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I decided to stop in Youngstown, OH – perhaps the nation’s most salient example of the decline of our U.S. industrial base, which has become a central issue in this year’s presidential campaign.  This community was once the home of

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  • After 35 Years of Service, Davis Turns In Badge

    Sgt. Mark A. Davis, who spent 35 years serving Loudoun in law enforcement, including the past 12 with the Leesburg Police Department, retired July 1. In 1980, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LSCO) hired Davis as a corrections officer. During 23 years with the LSCO, Davis worked in every area except dispatch and was a

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