N.Va. Chamber PAC endorses some candidates, avoids backing others

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Uncategorized |

By BRIAN TROMPETER, Staff Writer The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s political-action committee on Oct. 4 endorsed 24 incumbent state delegates for the Nov. 7 election, but did not come out in favor of several Northern Virginia members of the House of Delegates. The committee, known as NOVABIZPAC, endorsed these House of Delegates incumbents:...

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Turgeon: Teaching Techniques, Blended Learning Models

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Uncategorized |

By Jill Turgeon By this time next year, Loudoun County Public Schools could be among the first to be designated as a School Division of Innovation by the Virginia Department of Education. This designation would be a result of a new bill providing more freedom from state regulations, with the hopes of better meeting the needs of students and improve...

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John and Karen Popovich, Potomac Falls

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Editor: In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 98, establishing July 12 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 a child, as our 19-year-old son,...

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A Slew of New State Laws Go into Effect Saturday

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Uncategorized |

July 1 means a new set of laws in Virginia. Close to 900 bills were passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe earlier this year, and they address a range of issues, from birth control to hunting attire. Here’s are some of the highlights: Alcohol HB 1842, Higher proof Raises the max proof of neutral grain spirits that may be...

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