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BASIS Independent McLean Introduces Students to the Art of Voting with Mascot Selection

BASIS Independent McLean Introduces Students to the Art of Voting with Mascot Selection

BASIS Independent McLean of McLean, Va., starting its inaugural year, is using the opportunity to vote on its first mascot as a chance to teach the students about the election process, in wake of the upcoming, much talked about presidential election. The process, led by head of school, Sean Aiken, will introduce ideas such delegate system and popular vote to discuss what mascot would best represent the school’s values. For more information about the school, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com/.

Loudoun Service Opportunities! Interested in Serving on a County Government Board or Commission?

Loudoun Service Opportunities! Interested in Serving on a County Government Board or Commission?

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors encourages residents to become actively involved in their county government. There are currently opportunities for people to serve on the following county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees.

Cuccinelli to Obama: Fire health chief Sebelius

STERLING, Va. (AP) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Monday demanded President Barack Obama fire his Health and Human Services chief over the flawed rollout of the nation's new law as he worked to steady his footing in his gubernatorial campaign complicated by a government shutdown that damaged his Republican Party.

With just two weeks before Election Day, Cuccinelli is trying to shift his campaign away from the now-over government shutdown that hurt the GOP brand and back to issues that can fire up this state's conservative base.

Asked about the shutdown, he declined to take a position on the compromise that ended a 16-day standoff.

Instead, he rallied against the Democrats' health care law, the Environmental Protection Agency and government regulations, favorite pariahs among rank-and-file conservatives whose support Cuccinelli will need if he is to come from behind.

Lawsuit against strict abortion clinic regulations moves forward

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Abortion rights supporters in Virginia are cheering after they won a small, first step in a challenge to strict, new state regulations that require abortion clinics meet hospital standards.

An Arlington judge rejected a motion from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the Virginia Board of Health seeking to toss out a legal challenge to the regulations. It means the case will now move forward.

"Whoa!" Cheered Rosemary Codding, director of the Falls Church Healthcare Center (FCHC) which brought the lawsuit, technically called an appeal. Codding said the ruling gave her immense hope.

"It's just like the turning tide. It has been such an oppressive environment for three years for women's health. This is an immense spiritual uplifting. And, as a woman of very strong faith, I know God is with me. And I know that he has given me courage to continue in this battle," said Codding.

Northam, Herring Win Va. Dem Nods; Repub. Incumbents Lose

RICHMOND, Vs. (AP)--Ralph Northam, a Norfolk doctor who became a hero of Virginia's reproductive-rights movement, and fellow state Sen. Mark Herring won statewide Democratic primaries Tuesday for lieutenant governor and attorney general, respectively.

Two respected senior Republican House members, however, were felled by conservative challengers as each sought an 11th term in the General Assembly.

Northam, a pediatric neurologist and the only physician in the Senate, won a large following among female voters in 2012 when he used medical authority to thunder against a Republican-authored bill that would have required an intrusive ultrasound exam of every woman seeking an abortion.

Virginia Voter's Guide For Tuesday Primary

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9)--On Tuesday, June 11th Virginians will head to the polls to choose party candidates for two statewide offices--Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General--as well as eleven House of Delegate seats.

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The race for Governor has been a known entity for weeks.  Ken Cuccinelli is the Republican candidate.  He was selected at a convention in Richmond back in May.  Terry McAuliffe was the only Democratic candidate to file for the office, so he automatically became the party's nominee.

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Loudoun County Offers Extended Hours for Absentee Voting

Loudoun County Offers Extended Hours for Absentee Voting

 

Loudoun County is offering expanded hours and additional locations for absentee voting for the November 6 election. In addition to the Voter Registration Office on Miller Drive in Leesburg, absentee voting is being conducted at:

Cascades Senior Center, 21606 Whitfield Place, Sterling

Monday through Friday (October 22 through November 2) - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 27, and Saturday, November 3 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dulles South Multipurpose Center, 24950 Riding Center Drive, South Riding

Monday through Friday (October 22 through November 2) - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.