Govt/Politics

Military mom speaks out
Published on Aug 31st, 2007
2 comments Mary Hanna, mother of Iraq war veteran and activist Evan Knappenberger, read a prepared statement from the front porch of her Woodbrook home Friday morning, speaking out against the practice of...
Warner to reveal political future at UVA
Published on Aug 30th, 2007
2 comments 4:11pm update: Former chair of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors and close Warner associate Forrest Marshall says the senator has discussed his future extensively with him over the last several...
CavDaily scribe: tear down speech wall
Published on Aug 29th, 2007
15 comments In a column headlined "Tear down this wall," Cavalier Daily columnist Christa Byker denounces Charlottesville's free speech monument, which was unveiled in 2006, as a trivialization of free speech,...
Follow drought (and deluge) with RWSA
Published on Aug 21st, 2007
3 comments Now you can follow the drought (or deluge) by visiting the Rivanna Water & Sewer Athority website. Today's sample: 08/21/07 Level Rainfall Yesterday Sugar Hollow...
Govt. restricts water use; Gods laugh with rain
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
3 comments The Rivanna River is low, and not just because the Woolen Mills dam is coming down. PHOTO BY HOOK STAFF Today, both the City and County governments issued their mandatory water restrictions, and...
Bush twin Charlottesville-bound?
Published on Aug 16th, 2007
5 comments It's been a year since Henry Hager started the MBA program at Darden, but with today's announcement that he and White House daughter Jenna Bush are engaged, it seems likely that Ms. Bush may be...
The summer of our discontent, survey reveals
Published on Jul 31st, 2007
11 comments Not surprising: Albemarle's registered voters want to protect the county's rural areas. Surprising: Fewer than half of those surveyed by a local group are satisfied with the government's efforts to...
Water Authority declares drought watch
Published on Jul 23rd, 2007
2 comments It took just seven minutes for the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors to vote unanimously this afternoon in favor of a voluntary water conservation measure. Data issued in a press...
Victory marchers meet Sheehan singers
Published on Jul 20th, 2007
9 comments One of the larger protests Charlottesville has seen in recent years began this afternoon on the occasion of a visit by America's most renowned bereaved war mom, Cindy Sheehan. "We could impeach Dick...
Worlds may collide at ice park
Published on Jul 19th, 2007
8 comments A counter-rally to Cindy Sheehan's anti-war march is scheduled for Friday in front of the Charlottesville Ice Park. Self-described "Pro-victory" supporters will meet at the Paramount at 5:45pm and...
Gilmore ends ‘08 presidential bid
Published on Jul 14th, 2007
7 comments On Saturday, former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore declared he was dropping out of the race to be the Republican nominee for President in 2008. "It has become apparent to me that the combination of my...
Whitehead chastises General Assembly
Published on Jul 12th, 2007
1 comments Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead has thrown down the gauntlet to the Virginia General Assembly for imposing "abusive" and "exorbitant" traffic fees. In a July 11 letter, he castigates...
Sheehan to march through Charlottesville
Published on Jul 10th, 2007
26 comments The Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice announced today that activist and grieving mother Cindy Sheehan will soon march through the Downtown Mall. A rally is set to take place in front of...
Local troops depart
Published on Jun 26th, 2007
1 comments Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry, training for duty in Afghanistan in 2004. PHOTOS BY MASTER SGT. BOB HASKELL, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU More than 100...
City opens ‘green’ visitor center
Published on Jun 25th, 2007
5 comments We knew it was expensive; now we know it's green. The city of Charlottesville has just opened its new downtown visitor center and administrative offices, and the massive new project is intended to...
Chiefs for Chip
Published on Jun 20th, 2007
0 comments After waiting four months to snag the endorsement of fellow Republican Sheriff Ed Robb, candidate Chip Harding, left, at a press conference billed as a significant announcement regarding the future...
Ed backs Chip
Published on Jun 19th, 2007
0 comments A fax from the County Sheriff's office yesterday caught our attention, saying there would be a "significant announcement" regarding the "future of law enforcement" in the area. New super-high tech...
Supes weigh $250k junkyard cleanup
Published on Jun 13th, 2007
0 comments The cleanup of theillegal Cismont junkyardthat burst into a conflagration that could be seen for miles on January 4, 2005 comes before the Albemarle Board of Supervisors today at 6pm. And some...
Gillespie leaves party post for White House
Published on Jun 13th, 2007
4 comments Ed Gillespie, we hardly knew ye. Six-and-a-half months after the GOP politico became new chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, he announced today that he is resigning from the statewide...
Zoned out: City Council talks “taking by typo”
Published on Jun 12th, 2007
5 comments At a June 4 City Council meeting, Councilor Dave Norris brought up the infamous "taking by typo" issue regarding the property behind the Mary Williams Senior Center in the Woolen Mills...
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