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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Gov. McAuliffe headlines ceremonial bill signings in Loudoun County

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Tuesday, May. 16, 2017 by Karen Graham, kgraham@virginianewsgroup.com Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) swung through Loudoun County this morning, where he headlined two ceremonial bill signings related to education and public safety issues. McAuliffe’s first stop was Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus in Sterling, where he gave...

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McAuliffe Signs Distracted Driving Awareness Initiative Into Law

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Come summer 2018, a new set of Virginia license plates raising awareness for distracted driving will hit the roads. The idea sprouted from local high school students in a stakeholders meeting following the death of five-month-old Tristan Schulz in August. Schulz and his mother were hit by a distracted driver while in a crosswalk in Lansdowne. Virginia...

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