Govt/Politics

State Sen. ponders changing child porn laws for 'sexting'
Published on May 22nd, 2009
1 comments A little over a year after the Hook reported on the phenomenon in a May 1, 2008 cover story, at least one member of the General Assembly is considering adjusting the Virginia state code so minors who...
WaPo backs Deeds in Dem primary
Published on May 22nd, 2009
2 comments In the Friday, May 22 edition of the Washington Post, the editorial board of the venerable daily endorsed State Senator Creigh Deeds in the June 9 primary to decide the Democratic nominee for...
Snow knows? Garden guru confirms run for Sally's seat
Published on May 21st, 2009
25 comments Three weeks after returning from an 18-month missionary trip in the Philippines, Duane Snow has a new mission. He will run for the Samuel Miller District seat of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors,...
McAuliffe leads, Deeds gains in new poll
Published on May 21st, 2009
4 comments With 19 days until the June 9 primary to decide the Democratic nominee for governor, former Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe remains the frontrunner, but the race is getting a...
Illegal transfer? Anti-Parkway plaintiffs make their case
Published on May 20th, 2009
47 comments A Virginia Beach-based surveying crew works the area around the Parkway along Route 250 on Wednesday, May 20. PHOTO BY GORDON BLOCK Kenneth Shirley is not excited about the prospect of returning...
Preservation Group laments Parkway in park
Published on May 19th, 2009
16 comments Preservation Virginia announced Monday, May 18, that McIntire Park has been named to its annual list of Virginia's most endangered sites, due to the already-commenced construction of the Meadowcreek...
Buckling: Police checkpoint season opens
Published on May 18th, 2009
16 comments Albemarle gets federal funds for participating in Click It or Ticket, even though drivers have to be breaking another law before they can be ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt in Virginia ....
2 Republicans vie for Samuel Miller seat
Published on May 18th, 2009
2 comments Two men seek the Republican nomination to run for the Ivy-centric Samuel Miller District seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Charlottesville Tomorrow reports. Philip Melita, a retired human...
McIntire softball-saver runs for Council
Published on May 17th, 2009
6 comments Bob Fenwick, the man credited for rallying citizens and saving the Dewey D.S. Shiflett softball fields at McIntire Park, now says he's running for City Council on a stop-the-Meadowcreek Parkway...
Kennedys endorse Moran in governor's race
Published on May 15th, 2009
5 comments Former Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe might have President Bill Clinton and former Clinton aides like James Carville campaigning for him in his bid to become the next Governor of...
Zelikow testifies White House ordered anti-torture memo destroyed
Published on May 13th, 2009
8 comments On Wednesday, May 12, UVA history professor Philip Zelikow testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his role in the internal debates in the Bush Administration over whether the Central...
Will.i.am draws thin crowds to McAuliffe rallies
Published on May 13th, 2009
2 comments Hip-hop artist will.i.am is a big enough deal to star in a Super Bowl commercial with Bob Dylan, write and perform a song about President Obama that became an election-influencing Internet sensation...
Napolitano makes Supreme Court shortlist?
Published on May 12th, 2009
1 comments Could a UVA Law alum be one step closer to the Supreme Court? MSNBC reports that Secretary of Homeland Security and 1983 UVA law school grad Janet Napolitano has made President Obama's shortlist of...
Spotsylvania man wins $75.6 million lottery jackpot
Published on May 12th, 2009
1 comments How's this for severance pay? Five months after getting laid off from his job as a construction worker, Joe Denette of  Spotsylvania County purchased one of three winning Mega Millions lottery...
New blood: Firehouse primary ousts Taliaferro
Published on May 12th, 2009
12 comments Kristin Szakos in, Julian Taliaferro out after the May 9 "firehouse" primary. SZAKOS PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO; TALIAFERRO BY STAFF Two newcomers have shaken the local Democratic establishment. Kristin...
Miracle Mall? Re-bricking project almost done
Published on May 12th, 2009
16 comments While most of the Mall was open to pedestrians on Friday, May 8, this section in front of Escaf©–- needing replacement of its uneven slab–- is still under construction. PHOTO BY DAVE...
Taxing moments: Perriello gets earful from Tea Party
Published on May 11th, 2009
15 comments Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy, red tie) speaks to around 50 constituents. PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES The clock had just struck 4pm last Friday, and it was time for Congressman Tom Perriello's (D-Ivy...
Another ped hit in city
Published on May 9th, 2009
8 comments Despite new spending on pedestrian safety, another person has been hit by a vehicle. The latest incident occurred around 6pm on Saturday, May 9 near the intersection of Oak Street and South First...
Settled candidate: Would-be Sheriff part of '06 suit
Published on May 8th, 2009
6 comments Mike Baird is a candidate for the sheriff's job once held by his father, Carlton Baird. PUBLICITY PHOTO Usually for Mike Baird, a captain with the Charlottesville sheriff's office and now a...
Perriello to meet critics from Tea Party
Published on May 7th, 2009
12 comments Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) will face some of his most vocal critics head-on tomorrow. Representatives from the Jefferson Area Tea Party, they of the boisterous Tax Day rally at the...
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