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Culpeper town employees Jeffries and Blankenship honored

The Virginia Rural Water Association recognized two Town of Culpeper employees - Jeffries and Blankenship praised for exemplary performance. .

UPDATE: Poll shows majority oppose Va. Medicaid expansion

New poll shows that majority of Virginians against McAuliffe's plan to expand Medicaid.

GOP, Dems gather for political talk and bony fish

SUSSEX – Del. Tim Hugo can do partisan politics. He's chairman of the House's GOP caucus. But a week ago, he was pleased to be in a crowd that, though heavily Republican, was bipartisan. The legislator, who represents parts of Prince William and Fairfax counties, was one of hundreds who attended the 66th Shad Planking to talk politicking and scarf shad, cole slaw and more.

Haymarket proposes $3.05M budget

The Haymarket Town Council appears to have struck a number of compromises with the Fiscal Year 2015 budget that includes a lower real estate tax rate for home owners and a higher cigarette tax, though by a smaller margin than initially proposed.

Gov. signs public safety reform bill

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently signed into law a public safety reform measure developed by Prince William Del. L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-31st). The legislation stipulates that all homeland security planning and response in Virginia should come under the purview of the state secretary of public safety. Previously, such responsibilities were split among the secretariats of public safety and veterans affairs and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Meet Pranas Rimeikis: Candidate for town council

Pranas Rimeikis was mayor of the Town of Culpeper when I took on the editorship of the Culpeper Times in 2008.

Cantor talks with the President on immigration reform

After attacking House Republicans, President Obama places a call to Congressman Cantor.

Tax rates divide Leake, Mattox

With less than a month to go until Election Day for towns in Prince William County, the race for Haymarket mayor is presenting residents with clear differences between the incumbent and challenger. Mayor David Leake supports the draft copy of the fiscal year 2015 budget that, at the moment, includes a 50-cent hike in the cigarette tax and keeping the existing real estate tax rate and meals tax.

Democrats fail to find challenger to Wittman before filing deadline

It's official: there will be no state-run primaries for congressional candidates in Prince William County this year. The filing deadline for candidates submit their paperwork to the Federal Elections Commission passed on Thursday, leaving Democrats without a challenger to U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st).

Foust secures Democratic nod for 10th

Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) officially became the Democratic nominee for the 10th Congressional District on Monday after Oak Hill attorney Richard Bolger (D) dropped out of the race, leaving Foust as the only Democrat to file for the party nomination.

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