Govt/Politics

3 for 3: bans bring rain
Published on Oct 19th, 2007
0 comments This was the 8am commute scene on West Main Street, and this is the third time that a public drought measure has been ridiculed by the rain gods. Consider the following: ¢ââ??¢ Summer 2002 -...
No fry zone: Guv bans burns
Published on Oct 18th, 2007
1 comments In light of recent dry conditions, today Gov. Tim Kaine (D) declared a state of emergency and enacted a ban on open fires across the Commonwealth beginning at 12:01am tomorrow– i.e. a minute...
GOP chooses convention for ‘08
Published on Oct 16th, 2007
1 comments Over the weekend, the Republican Party of Virginia opted for a convention rather than a statewide primary vote to choose its nominee for retiring Senator John Warner's seat in 2008. According to UVA...
Buckingham sheriff sues PAC for $3.35 million
Published on Oct 9th, 2007
14 comments The heated Buckingham sheriff's race just got hotter. Sheriff Danny Williams, who's in a fiercely contested race against William G. "Billy" Kidd, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the...
General to run for Warner’s seat?
Published on Oct 9th, 2007
6 comments Though he recently stepped down as President Bush's top military man, four-star Marine general and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace may not yet be finished in Washington. Since...
Water Street design contest winners!
Published on Oct 5th, 2007
11 comments The results are in for the City sponsored design contest for the Water Street parking lots, and here they are, courtesy of the Charlottesville Community Design Center: [caption id="attachment_17902"...
Beauty queens for Sacagawea
Published on Oct 4th, 2007
13 comments Miss Representation and Miss Informed promenade the Downtown Mall seeking 500 signatures for a petition to correct the portrayal of Lewis and Clark guide Sacagawea in the statue at Ridge and West...
Pool problems
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
1 comments Charlottesville's Head of Parks and Rec Mike Svetz gave a lesson on the three "r"s tonight, but he wasn't talking readin', 'riting and 'rithmatic. Svetz's r's stand for repair, renovation, and...
McGuffey Park update: The spicas have sprung
Published on Oct 3rd, 2007
0 comments The spicas, spinner bowls, and edge climbing structure have all arrived at McGuffey Park as part of its $679,000-plus renovation. But according to City spokesperson Ric Barrick, the park renovation...
Pick your Water Street design!
Published on Sep 26th, 2007
22 comments This past weekend at the Charlottesville Community Design Center, the general public and a selected jury had a chance to vote on their favorite designs for the Water Street parking lots. It was all...
Richmond City Hall turns freak show
Published on Sep 22nd, 2007
2 comments Boredom never stands a chance when L. Douglas Wilder is running the show, but his City Hall in Richmond has soared to new heights... or new lows, according to these stories in Style Weekly and the...
FOIAs lead to DGIF indictments
Published on Sep 20th, 2007
1 comments Three former Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officials were indicted September 12 for misuse of public funds. Nelson County residents Lee and Paulette Albright played a role in the case...
Beta House blues? Council blocks $21 million bond issue
Published on Sep 20th, 2007
9 comments Contrary to a front page headline in the Daily Progress yesterday that read, "Council Blocks Sale of Beta House" (they have since corrected the headline online, although Google did capture the...
Only Dorrier fully supports preservation law
Published on Sep 17th, 2007
2 comments According to a questionnaire that Preservation Piedmont sent out to the seven candidates vying for three County Board of Supervisor seats, only one fully supports a proposed Historic Preservation...
Primary or convention? GOP to decide Oct. 13
Published on Sep 17th, 2007
0 comments Now that Democrats are rallying around former Governor Mark Warner's bid for the U.S. Senate in 2008, Republicans must decide on a candidate. But first, the decision on how to decide. State party...
Warner forgoes the stump for YouTube
Published on Sep 13th, 2007
2 comments Today former Governor Mark Warner (D) ended nearly a year of speculation about his political future and revealed that he will run for Virginia's seat in the U.S. Senate soon to be vacated by five...
Richmond or DC? Warner to reveal plans on Thursday
Published on Sep 11th, 2007
0 comments Since Senator John Warner (R) announced he would not seek a sixth term as Virginia's senior member in the world's most deliberative body, Democrats from Alexandria to Bristol have been salivating at...
Warner toys with Senate run
Published on Sep 7th, 2007
1 comments Former Governor Mark Warner refused to reveal to Darden students Friday whether he's running for the U.S. Senate– or his old job as governor. He did promise to announce his candidacy for one...
Chief Longo turns traffic cop
Published on Sep 4th, 2007
18 comments Morning drivers on Market Street got a high-level hand-waving today, as Charlottesville's police chief assumed the duty of directing traffic after an accident near Vinegar Hill Theatre. "I do...
Sen. Warner says big goodbye
Published on Aug 31st, 2007
4 comments Emerging from a Pavilion on the Lawn a little before 2pm today accompanied by his third wife, Jeanne Vander Myde, and a cluster of aides, Virginia Senator John Warner circled the Rotunda and...
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