Govt/Politics

Snap o' the Day: Almost like 1776
Published on Jul 5th, 2011
1 comments The Old Guard from Colonial Williamsburg presents the colors at Monticello's naturalization ceremony July 4, where the United States gained 77 new citizens.
Bell awards bill writers
Published on Jul 1st, 2011
1 comments Since he's been in the House of Delegates, Rob Bell is known for carrying a lot of bills initiated by citizens, whether constituents or not. Every year he recognizes these citizen lawmakers, who have...
Republican challenges Deeds in State Senate
Published on Jun 30th, 2011
7 comments Attorney Thomas W. "T.J." Aldous announced a run for the 25th District seat in the General Assembly on June 28. Aldous, "a lifelong conservative," according to a release, is the first to challenge...
Educator announces plans for City Council run
Published on Jun 29th, 2011
28 comments Current Charlottesville City School Board member and teacher Colette Blount announced Wednesday at Burley Middle School her plans to run for a seat on Charlottesville City Council along with 10 other...
Protester removal: Boar's Head denies ordering trespassing arrest
Published on Jun 27th, 2011
89 comments Protesters along the street in Charlottesville are not an unusual sight. Out on U.S. 250 west in front of the entrance of the upscale Boar's Head Inn, demonstrators are more unusual– and so was...
'Ballparking' RWSA: Record low water use and record high RFP?
Published on Jun 26th, 2011
49 comments In the long-running tragi-comedy over the local waterworks' desire to avoid dredging its main reservoir and instead build a sparkly new reservoir, two factoids emerge from the pages of the upcoming...
Edd Houck runs for reelection-- in Albemarle
Published on Jun 24th, 2011
6 comments Thanks to redistricting, parts of Albemarle currently in the 25th Senate District now represented by Creigh Deeds have moved to the 17th, long held by Spotsylvanian Edd Houck, who announced his...
New digs: CFA Inst. taking over old Martha Jeff
Published on Jun 18th, 2011
5 comments The old campus of Martha Jefferson Hospital is getting a new owner that plans to turn the hospital into a job-producing machine– and in the process make the place the first local example of...
Fast track: Western Bypass shifts into overdrive
Published on Jun 14th, 2011
63 comments It had been a long, politically charged night in Lane Auditorium. Inside this main room of the Albemarle County Office Building, there were accusations of "socialism" vs. "flat earth" in a standing-...
Cynthia Neff takes on Boyd for supe seat
Published on Jun 14th, 2011
26 comments Democrat Cynthia Neff, a retired IBM executive, announced her plans to challenge incumbent Kenneth Boyd for the Rivanna District seat on the Albermarle County Board of Supervisors. "What has been...
Dede Smith joins crowded Council field
Published on Jun 13th, 2011
95 comments A sixth Democrat has announced a run for City Council, and she's the second Dem to oppose the plan to build a controversial mega-dam and cross-county waterpipe. Saying that she's proud of her history...
Parkway panic: Rooker vexed as Dorrier rekindles Bypass
Published on Jun 9th, 2011
63 comments Taking the reins from the late Charlotte Humphris, Dennis Rooker built his political career on fighting the Western Bypass, a much-maligned planned freeway that would rip through hills and...
Double recantation: Is an innocent man in jail for the Crozet murders?
Published on Jun 8th, 2011
11 comments It was the crime that rocked Crozet: a mother found stabbed to death in bed, her three-year-old son dead from the smoke of a cover-up fire. Amid whispers of witchcraft, four neighborhood teens were...
Beyer announces bid for City Council
Published on Jun 8th, 2011
3 comments Paul Beyer of R.L Beyer Custom Homebuilders announced his run for Charlottesville City Council on Wednesday, June 8. Beyer, 29, who grew up in Charlottesville, hopes to give a youthful perspective on...
Since 2010: Kaine makes first Biscuit Run comment
Published on Jun 7th, 2011
10 comments Since the revelation that a potentially hyperinflated appraisal could have defrauded Virginia taxpayers out of millions of dollars, former governor Tim Kaine has now made his first public statements...
Hot air? Tea Party opposes sustainability agenda
Published on Jun 7th, 2011
209 comments Carole Thorpe wants the Charlottesville community to know the difference between sustainability and Sustainability. The former, argues the Jefferson Area Tea Party chairwoman, is the common goal of...
Norwood announces Board of Supervisors run
Published on Jun 2nd, 2011
4 comments Jim Norwood announced on Thursday that he plans to seek the Republican nomination for the Scottsville Board of Supervisors, a position currently held by Lindsay Dorrier. Businessman Norwood wants to...
Extreme makeover: rich edition-- State program benefits those who need it least
Published on May 31st, 2011
53 comments Ask most preservationists what they think of Virginia's Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, and you'll hear them proudly say it's one of the most generous, if not the most generous, programs in the...
Side balk: Install of ped-stopping fence begins
Published on May 25th, 2011
35 comments Pedestrians got their first look at the black-painted aluminum structure that will keep them off the eastern sidewalk of the Belmont Bridge, as a crew from Howardsville-base Orme Fence Company began...
Ready Preddy: County opens new park
Published on May 19th, 2011
33 comments Despite slimmed down budgeting, Albemarle County will open two new parks this year. On May 19, it cut the ribbon on Preddy Creek Trails Park, the first to allow horses to canter along with hikers,...
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