Govt/Politics

Congressman Perriello loses his father
Published on Mar 2nd, 2009
3 comments "It is with great sadness that Rep. Tom Perriello announced the death of his beloved father, Dr. Vito Perriello, Jr. on March 2..." Thus begins a somber press release from the office of Virginia's...
Snap o' the Day: reskinning continues
Published on Feb 28th, 2009
2 comments The reskinning of the Downtown Mall continued on Friday, February 27 as seen in this view toward the Charlottesville Pavilion. The orangey portion is the new dry-laid brick, while the reddish parts...
Former planning commissioner takes #2 EPA job
Published on Feb 26th, 2009
3 comments UVA law professor Jon Cannon, who until recently served on the Albemarle Planning Commision, has been selected for the second-in-command position of deputy administrator of the Environmental...
Noisy dogs may shut traps
Published on Feb 25th, 2009
14 comments Albemarle's new anti-barking law led not to a conviction but to classes, the Progress reports.
Compromise smoking ban passes
Published on Feb 19th, 2009
7 comments Smoke 'em if you've got 'em, because after December 1, that won't be happening in most of the restaurants and bars that still allow smoking in Virginia. The General Assembly passed today the ban that...
Could be worse: City and county budgets unveiled
Published on Feb 19th, 2009
16 comments Layoffs are a last resort, says Albemarle County executive Bob Tucker. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE City and county government employees won't be getting raises– but at least they're not getting...
Firehouse primary: Dems try out new nom process
Published on Feb 17th, 2009
16 comments Change you can believe in? Linda Seaman credits Obama's influence with changing even the way City Council candidates are nominated. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Traditionally, Charlottesville city...
Historians rate Jefferson seventh-best president
Published on Feb 16th, 2009
10 comments He may be #1 in Charlottesville's heart, but there are six others ahead of Thomas Jefferson when it comes to asking historians to rank the 43 Presidents of the United States. According to a new...
Is Cantor the new Newt?
Published on Feb 16th, 2009
4 comments In an extensive profile in their Saturday edition, the New York Times called Congressman Eric Cantor (R-Henrico) "the new voice" for the Republican Party in the same way that former Speaker of the...
Inflammatory: Daytime burn ban looms
Published on Feb 13th, 2009
6 comments One particular late 2007 burn in Western Albemarle. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Conflagrations like this will not be allowed until after 4pm in Albemarle County from February 15 through April 30....
Kaine offers stimulus money for citizen proposals
Published on Feb 10th, 2009
0 comments Want a piece of the federal stimulus pie? If so, Gov. Tim Kaine (D) might be able to sate your hunger. Kaine launched a website today calling for Virginians' submissions for how best to spend the...
Monticello visitor Khatami runs for Iranian presidency
Published on Feb 9th, 2009
1 comments Former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami announced today that he will run to unseat his more conservative successor, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and serve another term as Iran's head of state....
BOS race: Republican Thomas challenges Slutzky
Published on Feb 5th, 2009
26 comments Rodney Thomas is the first challenger in the Albemarle supes race. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Former planning commissioner Rodney Thomas announced his bid for the Rio District seat on the Albemarle...
Not our fault: Casteen blames feds for UVA's losses
Published on Feb 4th, 2009
29 comments Explaining the university's 25 percent endowment loss, UVA president John Casteen blamed the federal government for "hiding" a recession. PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES Less than two months after...
Dog-barking law tested in court
Published on Feb 4th, 2009
5 comments Albemarle County's controversial new law against persistently-barking dogs got its first contested test February 3, according to the account of the unfinished trial in the Daily Progress.
McDonnell resigning as AG
Published on Feb 3rd, 2009
0 comments Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell (R) is stepping down from his post on Friday, February 20 to focus on his campaign for governor, with Gov. Kaine likely to appoint Deputy Attorney General Bill...
Did Obama comment open C'ville schools?
Published on Feb 3rd, 2009
2 comments An inch or two of snow fell overnight–- the first accumulation of the season–- and yet Albemarle (which has already racked up two "snow days") is merely delayed this morning....
Senate committee kills booze store privatization
Published on Jan 31st, 2009
0 comments A proposal to end Virginia's monopoly on liquor sales and move, as its sponsor put it, "into the post-Prohibition era,” has died in a General Assembly committee, according to media reports. The...
Perriello's pretty!
Published on Jan 30th, 2009
1 comments Will House Republicans ever embrace the stimulus package? Will the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act make life easier for working women? Who the heck cares when the Huffington Post is getting the vote out...
Planning commissioner resigns to work for Obama
Published on Jan 28th, 2009
0 comments The Albemarle Planning Commission is short one member with the resignation of UVA law prof Jon Cannon, who is working with the Environmental Protection Agency for the new administration. Cannon,...