Govt/Politics

UVA prof running to beat Goode in ‘08
Published on Jan 31st, 2007
4 comments Since first winning election in 1996, Rep. Virgil Goode (R) has proven an unbeatable incumbent, easily winning re-election in each of his last five campaigns. Now, a UVA professor believes he's the...
UVA prof testifies on Bush’s behalf
Published on Jan 31st, 2007
0 comments UVA Law professor Robert Turner was one of five witnesses who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to try to sort through the ramifications of President Bush's pronouncement that...
Researchers say global warming hurts Virginia
Published on Jan 31st, 2007
0 comments A new report by the 10 assorted scientists in the greenhouse gas working group at the State Advisory Board on Air Pollution, a division of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, concludes...
Madison-Greene Bar backs Downer
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
6 comments Lawyers in Greene and Madison counties gave a thumbs up to Charlottesville General District Court Judge Robert Downer to succeed Albemarle Circuit Court Judge Paul Peatross, who retires tomorrow....
Austin or Aspen? Choose wisely, Charlottesville…
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
2 comments According to the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council, a local non-profit business collective, the city of Charlottesville is at a crossroads. Their "Technology Town Hall" event, which was held at...
Warner (John!) challenges Bush Iraq strategy
Published on Jan 27th, 2007
1 comments Virginia Senator John Warner has broken from the party ranks and challenged President Bush's strategy for continued engagement in Iraq. Bush's plan for escalation has drawn fire given the long and...
Cuccinelli wears heart on sleeve
Published on Jan 27th, 2007
1 comments In his corner of the Washington Post's blog site, Marc Fisher took great personal offense to the bill proposed to the state Senate earlier this month by Fairfax republican Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli...
Assembly losing faith in touch voting?
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
1 comments The General Assembly is making moves towards phasing out electronic touch-screen voting machines over the course of the next few years, heeding the calls of activists upset over the lack of...
Smoking to be illegal? (No, the other kind of smoking)
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
4 comments A DC-area NBC affiliate is suggesting that the General Assembly is moving toward passing the anti-smoking legislation championed by Roanoke senator Brandon Bell, which would effectively outlaw...
Anti-gerrymandering bill survives Senate
Published on Jan 23rd, 2007
1 comments For the past six years, State Senator Creigh Deeds has introduced bills that would amend the state constitution to make redistricting based on population, not politics. Not surprisingly, those...
Spider light squashed in City’s web
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
1 comments Sunday's icy precip had barely begun to stick when down the Mall rumbled a big ole City Parks truck with an even bigger ole snowplow out in front, ready for action. Scrape, scrape... BOOM! Down...
What slump? County assessments spike 15%
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
0 comments There's talk of a real estate slump, or at least a cooling, but no chill will be found in County mailboxes this week when Albemarle County mails out real estate assessment notices. After several...
Henshaw convicted– but quash considered
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
0 comments The farmer who lost his boars in a controversial government slaughter was convicted Friday of operating an illegal hunting enclosure, but the judge is considering a motion to quash the complaint....
First snow (up to 3″) expected Sunday
Published on Jan 20th, 2007
3 comments The Charlottesville area will get its first snowfall tomorrow morning, according to the Weather Underground, which is predicting one to three inches with a nearly 100 percent chance of snow....
Controversial UVA-tested vaccine could became law
Published on Jan 18th, 2007
3 comments A Newport News delegate has introduced a bill that would add a cervical cancer vaccine tested at UVA to the battery of immunizations Virginia's schoolgirls receive. According to a story in this...
Webb to speak for Dems after State of the Union
Published on Jan 16th, 2007
0 comments For the second year in a row, a Virginian will deliver the Democratic response to President Bush's State of the Union address. Following hot on the heels of Governor Tim Kaine's rebuttal in 2006,...
Bell’s committee looks at judge candidates
Published on Jan 15th, 2007
3 comments Delegate Rob Bell has named his own citizen advisory committee to scrutinize the candidates for the soon-to-open 16th Judicial Circuit seat at a 7pm public meeting January 16 at Hollymead...
Waldo’s itch
Published on Jan 11th, 2007
3 comments In his latest web creation, blogger Waldo Jaquith has turned his attention on a place where the sun never–-okay, well, rarely shines–-the inner workings of the Virginia General Assembly....
Goode meets Muslim congressman
Published on Jan 4th, 2007
2 comments For the last two weeks, the names of Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) and the nation's first Muslim congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) have been linked in the national discourse. Controversy and even...
Webb sworn in with 110th Congress
Published on Jan 4th, 2007
0 comments Just over half of Virginia voters thought it had a nice ring to it and now they can officially say it: Senator Jim Webb. Today, the Democrat will become the junior senator from the Old Dominion...