Govt/Politics

Libertarians call for prosecutor's ouster
Published on Apr 28th, 2010
12 comments Marsha Garst, the commonwealth's attorney who raided the office of the James Madison University student newspaper, the Breeze, on April 16 and threatened to take all of its computers and equipment,...
Hammer time: Peter (but no Paul or Mary) comes to UVA
Published on Apr 23rd, 2010
15 comments Peter Yarrow, one third of the historic folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, will speak on the music of the 1960s at Old Cabell Hall on Wednesday April 28 at 8pm to kick off the Golden Anniversary Series...
GREEN HOME-Stop recycling! Local haulers want to do it for you
Published on Apr 22nd, 2010
13 comments Goodbye, Waste Managment? Goodbye, RSWA? Hello, local haulers? FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER You’ve been doing it for years–-dutifully separating recyclables from your trash, rinsing jars and...
JMU paper raided, photos seized
Published on Apr 19th, 2010
25 comments Harrisonburg Commonwealth's Attorney Marsha Garst, bolstered by a search warrant and at least six or seven cops, shows up April 16 at the James Madison University student newspaper, the Breeze, and...
Tea party at the P.O.
Published on Apr 16th, 2010
26 comments Tea party protesters and last-minute tax filers congregate at the congested U.S. Post Office on Seminole Trail April 15. See the Hook's photo gallery of the event by clicking here. Updated April 19.
Tea party gets new leader
Published on Apr 9th, 2010
46 comments Bill Hay founded the Jefferson Area Tea Party in 2009. This year, when Tax Day rolls around, the local tea party finds itself with a new chair: Charlottesvillean Carole Thorpe. Hay has endorsed and...
Albemarle adopts austerity budget
Published on Apr 7th, 2010
24 comments Albemarle County tightened its budget belt today when the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $292.2 million fiscal 2010/11 budget that's $11.9 million lighter than the previous year. The...
Lights out at Lane? Budget cuts hurt boys of summer
Published on Apr 5th, 2010
31 comments Lane League players bow their heads in prayer during last Saturday's opening day ceremonies. PHOTO BY JEREMY VESTAL It was a beautiful day for the Lane Babe Ruth League’s 52nd opening ceremony on...
JADEd Strom: Embattled cop blogger arrested again
Published on Apr 2nd, 2010
73 comments Elisha Strom is accused of following unnamed JADE officers. I HEARTE JADE LOGO, MUGSHOT ALBEMARLE CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL JAIL The woman who spent a month in jail for publishing an undercover...
Obamabotch: Webb blasts health reform process
Published on Apr 1st, 2010
44 comments Four years ago, Webb was a little known novelist, veteran, and ex-Pentagon official. [audio of the talk] PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER "This country is bitterly divided," says U.S. Senator Jim Webb, whose...
Grisham, Roth find fake Italian interviews
Published on Mar 29th, 2010
7 comments Mega-best-selling author and well known Democrat John Grisham was surprised to learn he's an Obama basher. The New Yorker has the story of an Italian journalist who made up interviews with famous...
Dean: Perriello re-election chance to reject 'Palin fringe'
Published on Mar 29th, 2010
52 comments Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is on the warpath for Rep. Tom Perriello, whom Adam Clymer (famous for being called a "major league ***hole" by President Bush) has dubbed “...
Tea Party rage: New Yorker�s Packer sees it roiling in Cville
Published on Mar 28th, 2010
59 comments The day after a blogger posted this address as Perriello's and urged visits from outraged Tea Partiers, a propane line on a grill was found severed. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Writers for the New Yorker...
Obama, DNC use Perriello incident to raise money
Published on Mar 26th, 2010
47 comments The Democratic National Committee and President Obama's "Organizing for America" are trumpeting the incident involving a severed hose on a portable gas grill at the home of Rep. Tom Perriello’s...
Gas party? FBI investigates cut line at Perriello home
Published on Mar 24th, 2010
155 comments Update 3/28/10: Now the DP is reporting that Rep. Perriello’s brother received a threatening letter in the mail the same day the tube on his gas grill was cut. Update 3/26/10 2:53pm: The DP’s Brian...
Palin de-friends Perriello
Published on Mar 23rd, 2010
88 comments Former VP candidate Sarah Palin instructs her friends on Facebook to take aim at 5th District Representative Tom Perriello and 19 others who voted for President Obama's healthcare package and replace...
WaPo explains health care
Published on Mar 23rd, 2010
3 comments Like it or hate it, health care reform passed. The Washington Post has a simple tool that asks a few questions, then explains how you'll be affected.
AG Cuccinelli to sue over Obamacare
Published on Mar 22nd, 2010
58 comments Is the ink on President Obama's new health-care bill dry? That's the question that will determine when Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli files suit to stop it as unconstitutional. The law...
Green acres: City grows park system for just $10,000
Published on Mar 21st, 2010
2 comments New parkland (shown dark green) will be kept wild to buffer Meadow Creek. CITY MAP The County's 1,200-acre Biscuit Run has been getting all the attention lately, after its would-be developers sold...
Snap: Where's the Mall?
Published on Mar 19th, 2010
7 comments New signs, such as this one on Market Street at Lee Park, have just begun to dot the area surrounding the Downtown Mall to keep hapless visitors from circling for hours. The budget for the new "...
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