Govt/Politics

The Code Pink arrests, week 4
Published on Mar 14th, 2007
9 comments For the fourth Wednesday in a row, demonstrators gathered inside and out of U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office to protest increased funding for the war in Iraq. Fueled by...
Lunsford to challenge Camblos
Published on Mar 13th, 2007
0 comments For the first time in two elections, Albemarle Commonwealth's attorney Jim Camblos, a Republican, may have competition on the ballot, if he decides to run for reelection in November. At noon, in...
Earlysville farmer challenges NFL ref for BOS
Published on Mar 13th, 2007
0 comments Tis the season for candidates to toss their hats into local races, and Earlysville cattle farmer/teacher Ann Mallek officially kicked off her campaign today for the White Hall seat on the Albemarle...
Those pink protestors are back
Published on Mar 7th, 2007
10 comments The Code Pinkers are back. They are the feminist group named to satirize the Bush administration's color-coded terror warnings who stage a weekly protest and sit-in at the Charlottesville office...
Boar preserve owner takes plea
Published on Mar 6th, 2007
13 comments Danny Henshaw, the Buckingham man whose pig hunting preserve was swarmed by state and federal agents in a September 12 SWAT-style predawn raid, accepted a plea bargain in court March 2. In January,...
McKeever first in City Council pool
Published on Mar 6th, 2007
0 comments The local election season is under way, and candidate declarations are coming fast and furious. First out of the gate for City Council, which has three seats up for grabs, is 34-year-old Democratic...
Kaine to sign HPV vaccine into law
Published on Mar 2nd, 2007
7 comments Virginia will become the first state in the nation with a law requiring girls to receive a potentially helpful– although controversial– vaccine against some sexually transmitted diseases...
Code Pinkers arrested again
Published on Feb 28th, 2007
8 comments In this week's sit-in in U.S. Representative Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office, three more Code Pinkers refused to leave until Goode signs a pledge that he won't support any more funding for...
Hanger responds to intraparty challenge
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
1 comments With the traditional spring primary season only a few months away, three-term State Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) is facing a challenge in his reelection bid for the Republican nomination...
Higgins named new judge
Published on Feb 22nd, 2007
14 comments The long-running race for the Albemarle circuit judge seat is over, and former prosecutor Cheryl Higgins has been chosen, according to Delegate Rob Bell's office. That's bad news for Commonwealth's...
Protesters arrested in Goode’s office
Published on Feb 21st, 2007
7 comments Three Iraq war protesters took seats on a sofa in Congressman Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office and refused to leave when the office closed at 4:30 today. Arrested, presumably for trespassing,...
Legislators snub Bar choice for judge
Published on Feb 21st, 2007
4 comments The Courts of Justice committees in the House and Senate interviewed three candidates for Albemarle Circuit Court judge yesterday: Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos, former prosecutor Cheryl...
Last-minute judge wannabe appears from nowhere
Published on Feb 19th, 2007
3 comments In Saturday's paper, Daily Progress reporter Bob Gibson reveals the emergence of an eighth candidate in the running to replace Judge Paul Peatross on the Albemarle Circuit Court bench. A...
Code Pinkers send Valentine to absent Goode
Published on Feb 14th, 2007
10 comments Cupid wing-clad Code Pinkers brought Fair Trade chocolate chip, heart-shaped scones to U.S. Representative Virgil Goode at his First Street Charlottesville office, which was last in the news when...
Republican challenges incumbent Hanger
Published on Feb 14th, 2007
0 comments Three-term Republican State Senator Emmett Hanger is facing a challenger from his own party, Buena Vista businessman Scott Sayre. Sayre plans to announce his candidacy February 19 for the 24th...
Another wannabe sheriff ready to announce
Published on Feb 9th, 2007
3 comments Larry Claytor is hoping the third time will be the charm. Claytor will soon announce his candidacy for the Albemarle sheriff's job, from which Ed Robb presumably will announce his retirement Monday...
Chip “DNA Dude” Harding runs for sheriff
Published on Feb 7th, 2007
1 comments Charlottesville Police Captain Chip Harding will announce his run as a Republican for Albemarle sheriff at a press conference Tuesday, February 13. Ed Robb, a former FBI undercover agent, is now...
Iraq vet Jackson joins race to unseat Goode
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
3 comments Chatham businessman and Iraq War veteran Brydon Jackson tells the Hook today that he is "at the very beginning" of his campaign for the Democratic nomination to run against Rep. Virgil Goode (R) in...
Juvey video bill falls
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
2 comments The Daily Progress reports this morning that the General Assembly bill supported by the father of one of the teens imprisoned last year during the Albemarle school bomb scare was defeated yesterday....
Revenge against Big Tobacco to taste less sweet
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
0 comments As lawmakers in Richmond grapple with the idea of banning indoor smoking, the tobacco industry is getting ready to take its ball and go home. The Associated Press has learned that Virginia's share...
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