Govt/Politics

'Strangely silent'? Republican lawmakers weigh in on UVA crisis
Published on Jun 22nd, 2012
95 comments Nearly two weeks after UVA Rector Helen Dragas' June 10 announcement that President Teresa Sullivan resigned because of "philosophical differences," local Republican delegates have issued statements...
Connections: Who are the BOV's Kington and Craig?
Published on Jun 18th, 2012
17 comments On a Sunday at a hastily convened meeting, three members of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors' executive committee voted to accept the resignation of President Teresa Sullivan, and a...
Bad form? BOV ignored own president-replacing precedent
Published on Jun 15th, 2012
69 comments One of the harshest criticisms emerging from the sack of UVA president Teresa Sullivan is that the way the Board of Visitors handled her dismissal has caused such blow-back that the BOV managed to...
Questioning authority: RWSA chloramine plan stirs water fears
Published on Jun 11th, 2012
23 comments Perhaps if the agenda had said, "Addition of strychnine to water supply," the matter might have gotten a lot more attention than it did a year ago when the water authority okayed the addition of a...
Condemned land: Council okays eminent domain for Parkway
Published on Jun 5th, 2012
57 comments The long-planned Meadow Creek Parkway has overcome two hurdles in the past week that would allow construction of the interchange to begin in January. A federal judge rejected a lawsuit, and City...
Charlottesville 3: Capitol steps protesters dislike the deal
Published on Jun 1st, 2012
36 comments Two Charlottesville women are reluctantly leaning toward accepting a plea agreement in a high-profile body-rights protest case, while a third indicates she plans to reject the the deal recently...
Reefer activism: 2.6-ounce possessor fights back in Drug War
Published on May 28th, 2012
128 comments Here's what Jordan McNeish learned after nearly half a year in jail: "There are two classes of people: people who have done something they think they should be in jail for, and people who think the...
Culpeper silence: Citizens, top cop slam shooting inquest
Published on May 14th, 2012
27 comments Three months after a Culpeper police officer gunned down an unarmed woman and despite an official explanation that has been contradicted by at least two witnesses, there's still no action....
Keeping our fountains flowing
Published on May 10th, 2012
1 comments Twobears Burgos is the fountain expert with Charlottesville Parks & Rec, and he's performing maintenance on the Central Place fountain on the Downtown Mall to keep it from getting clogged up....
BofA Day: Protesters mark shareholders meeting
Published on May 9th, 2012
6 comments In Charlotte, North Carolina, five people have already been arrested at the Bank of America shareholders meeting today. In Charlottesville, members of a group called Blue Ridge Council for Conscious...
Smoke signals: Council passes part of pot resolution
Published on May 7th, 2012
29 comments City Council passed a resolution to ask the General Assembly to revisit marijuana laws and give consideration to decriminalization in a 3-2 vote Monday night, but backed off the rest of a measure...
Sign language: Robert Hurt announces reelection run
Published on Apr 30th, 2012
38 comments Congressman Robert Hurt was in town Monday to kick off his reelection bid for the 5th District. Local Republicans including supervisors Ken Boyd and Rodney Thomas gathered at Albemarle Square...
Long-range transportation plan
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
0 comments "Cville Bike mApp project is a regional bike-mapping project developed by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization, in partnership with BikeCharlottesville, the City of...
Wasted gateway: How the City (mis)treats the Belmont Bridge
Published on Apr 19th, 2012
45 comments Related stories: • Belmont vortex: Vision vs. reality in Belmont Bridge debate • Have you used the Belmont Bridge lately? • 7,000 new cars: CSX stocks up for tripled coal exports • Git 'er blocked:...
Election fraud? Former candidate Feda Morton arrested
Published on Apr 18th, 2012
37 comments Feda Kidd Morton, who ran two years ago for the Republican nomination for the 5th District Congressional seat that was ultimately won by Robert Hurt, has been arrested, accused of election fraud....
Tea Party rallies on tax day
Published on Apr 17th, 2012
0 comments Three years ago, the Jefferson Area Tea Party tax day rally filled what is now the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. On April 16, a smaller band of citizens assembled at the Free Speech monument in front of...
Gone global: Hunter and his World Peace game soar
Published on Apr 17th, 2012
2 comments If there were a competition for the most modest man in Charlottesville, teacher and World Peace Game creator John Hunter and local filmmaker Chris Farina would be neck-and-neck for the prize. "I'm...
Overcharged? Capitol protesters weigh community service deal
Published on Apr 17th, 2012
9 comments A Richmond prosecutor has dropped the unlawful assembly charge against 30 protesters arrested last month on the steps of the state Capitol and offered a community service deal that would ultimately...
Muzzle time: VA prisons receive life sentence in censorship
Published on Apr 12th, 2012
4 comments Related stories: • Gag me: Does censuring the censors really work? • Protester removal: Boar's Head denies ordering trespassing arrest Of all the celebrations around town that commemorate the April...
Belmont vortex: Vision vs. reality in Belmont Bridge debate
Published on Apr 11th, 2012
37 comments   Related stories: • Have you used the Belmont Bridge lately? • 7,000 new cars: CSX stocks up for tripled coal exports • Git 'er blocked: City picks fencing, not fixing, Belmont Bridge •...