Govt/Politics

Gov. Kaine visits today
Published on Dec 9th, 2007
1 comments Governor Tim Kaine (D-Va.) rolls in to town today, December 10, to check out one of UVA's Eco-Mod houses at 223 4th Street SW and cut a ribbon, then it's off to visit the folks at the Virginia...
Longo still pushing for Mall cameras
Published on Dec 1st, 2007
14 comments The DP reports that Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo has sent a letter to Downtown Business Association members asking for their support ahead of Monday's Council meeting, when he'll once again...
Kucinich coming to town
Published on Nov 26th, 2007
4 comments First Hillary, then Obama, now Kucinich. Yes, the elf-like, straight-shooting presidential candidate who admits to seeing a UFO ( as have other democrats you might know) and wants to see Dick Cheney...
Flynt attorney takes Staunton porn case
Published on Nov 20th, 2007
2 comments At a hearing today in Staunton Circuit Court, the pending obscenity trial of Manassas-based adult video retailer Rick Krial got some legal star power, despite the prosecutor's attempt to block famed...
Gilmore kicks off run for the Senate
Published on Nov 19th, 2007
11 comments As wags have speculated since he dropped his bid to win the Republican nomination for president, former Governor Jim Gilmore made it official today that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat being...
Gibson: bypass a ‘joke’
Published on Nov 19th, 2007
1 comments Longtime Daily Progress journalist Bob Gibson branded the Route 29 Western Bypass a 'joke' in his Sunday column: "The short western bypass around Charlottesville was overtaken by sprawl so long ago...
Debbie Wyatt indictments tossed out
Published on Nov 14th, 2007
1 comments The five indictments against civil rights attorney Debbie Wyatt for the archaic crime of "embracery" were thrown out of court today in a conference-room hearing in Albemarle Circuit Court. Embracery...
Kaine yanks abstinence funding
Published on Nov 14th, 2007
1 comments Governor Tim Kaine cut $275,000 from a matching grant for a federal program that funded abstinence-only sex-ed teaching, according to a story in yesterday's Washington Post. Kaine cited studies that...
Mayor Norris?
Published on Nov 12th, 2007
5 comments Mayor David Brown says he's had enough of being mayor and will call it quits in January, reports the Daily Progress. "Four years of being mayor is enough," Brown said. "If it goes longer than that...
Staunton passes porno ordinance
Published on Nov 12th, 2007
1 comments Wow, you'd think the devil himself had moved to Staunton! After the city Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Robertson made a promise to crack down on porn in the area, a grand jury there indicted the...
Culprits in 700K park: vagrants, chipped paint
Published on Nov 11th, 2007
6 comments Now we finally know why McGuffey Park needed a nearly $700K overhaul: sleeping vagrants and chipping paint, according to this morning's Daily Progress. While I never saw a sleeping vagrant there (and...
Camblos: ‘Not a great year for Republicans’
Published on Nov 8th, 2007
13 comments Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos, fresh from a stinging upset Tuesday at the hands of Democrat Denise Lunsford, said, "It wasn't a good year to be a Republican," at a press conference this...
Snap o’ the day: Mallek wins
Published on Nov 6th, 2007
5 comments Democrat Ann Mallek reacts after WINA declares her the winner in her campaign to defeat Republican David Wyant for his seat as the White Hall district's representative on the Albemarle County Board...
Camblos ousted in 53 to 47 percent shocker
Published on Nov 6th, 2007
10 comments Jim Camblos finds himself heading out of office after voters delivered a rebuke to the prosecutor whose biggest case last year was prosecuting four bombless teen bombers. With 100 percent of the...
Election day: Transport, transit top some lists
Published on Nov 6th, 2007
1 comments With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 50s, City voter Jenny Ackerman calls this "a beautiful day for the election." Standing outside the Herman Key Jr. Recreation Center, Ackerman says she...
Wyatt indictment rocks election day
Published on Nov 6th, 2007
7 comments How does an embattled Commonwealth's Attorney show a pesky lawyer his outrage? For Jim Camblos, notorious in some circles as the prosecutor who waged war on four bombless student "bombers," the...
Bond makes ‘Most Influential Liberals’ list
Published on Oct 30th, 2007
0 comments This week, the London Daily Telegraph publishes its lists of the "100 Most Influential" American liberals and conservatives, and although the paper has revealed only 100 through 61 (editors are...
Obama sets Pavilion attendance record
Published on Oct 30th, 2007
10 comments Whether Barack Obama (D) ultimately becomes President of the United States, the senator from Illinois has already made history in Charlottesville. At his Monday night rally at the Charlottesville...
PAC emerges… and endorses Lunsford
Published on Oct 29th, 2007
21 comments Local citizens recently formed a political action committee dedicated to the rights of crime victims, and less than two weeks before the November 6 election, have made an endorsement in the Albemarle...
Burn ban could be lifted Monday
Published on Oct 26th, 2007
0 comments A week after Gov. Tim Kaine (D) issued a statewide ban on burning and amid a steady rain that's dumped about two inches over much of Virginia, the Commonwealth's top forestry official says he could...
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