Govt/Politics

Cheap(er) drugs: County offers discount Rx card
Published on Feb 3rd, 2011
3 comments Who doesn't love a bargain, and how often do you get one from local government–- on your Viagra? Albemarle County is offering a prescription discount card that can cut the cost of drugs on...
UVA crime: Bill would yank big cases from campus cops
Published on Feb 1st, 2011
15 comments Susan Russell began advocating soon after her daughter reported getting raped at UVA in 2004. FILE PHOTOS BY COURTENEY STUART, HAWES SPENCER When a serious crime occurs on campus, who should...
Straight talk: 'Buy local: Save your job'
Published on Jan 31st, 2011
26 comments In tough economic times, it might be hard to come up with anything more visceral than this appeal from a Central Virginia businesswoman: "Buy local. Save your job." It's a slogan so powerful that it'...
Palin calls for Spudnut moment
Published on Jan 28th, 2011
29 comments Hey, what about a Spudnuts moment? The former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, responds to President Barack Obama's reference to global competition as "our generation's Sputnik moment" in his...
Familial pain: Harringtons press police for controversial DNA test
Published on Jan 25th, 2011
111 comments Dan and Gil Harrington visit the secluded spot on Anchorage Farm where their daughter Morgan's remains were discovered one year ago. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Dry grass snaps underfoot as Gil and Dan...
Executive order: Soering sues McDonnell for overstepping authority
Published on Jan 25th, 2011
18 comments Tim Kaine, left, now chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has remained mum about his decision to send Jens Soering back to Germany. FILE PHOTOS Convicted murderer Jens Soering tasted the...
Noon mark: Mall to get new $25,000 clock, sundial
Published on Jan 25th, 2011
80 comments Ed Smith's proposed timepiece and teaching tool. ED SMITH Back in August 2009, the City launched a design contest for the creation of a clock on the Downtown Mall that would honor Charlottesville's...
Senator Warner shows for Zuckerberg-Perry summit
Published on Jan 22nd, 2011
13 comments The three American innovators. PHOTO BY FACEBOOK On January 19, Pop musician Katy "I Kissed a Girl" Perry holds a promotional launch at the California headquarters of Facebook, and Virginia's newest...
Heat is on: AG says Biscuit Run deal under scrutiny
Published on Jan 11th, 2011
71 comments Recently disclosed details of the Biscuit Run state park deal have prompted more than public outrage–- they may have prompted an investigation into the transaction that some allege was a...
Judge slain at Tucson political event was UVA grad
Published on Jan 8th, 2011
72 comments John Roll began his legal career as a bailiff. 9TH CIRCUIT, FEDERAL COURT One of the people slain by a gunman at an Arizona political event was a federal judge who graduated from an advanced legal...
Sabato puts Jim Webb on vulnerable list
Published on Jan 6th, 2011
20 comments Webb spoke to Sabato's class in April. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER UVA-based pundit Larry Sabato has placed Virginia's senior U.S. Senator, Jim Webb, on his list of seven vulnerable members of the...
Security theater: C'ville native nets airport disorderly charge
Published on Dec 31st, 2010
52 comments Aaron Tobey is photographed by police after his arrest. PHOTO BY HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT When Aaron B. Tobey decided to exercise his First Amendment rights by displaying the Fourth Amendment on...
Allen's run? Former Earlysville resident mulls race for U.S. Senate
Published on Dec 27th, 2010
86 comments Can George Allen return to politics? FILE PHOTOS BY LINDSAY BARNES, JEN FARIELLO, WILL WALKER George Allen, the brash conservative who retired from politics four years ago after an election defeat...
Left and Right come together on eve of holiday
Published on Dec 24th, 2010
4 comments Robertson, Biden. PUBLICITY PHOTOS Whoda thunk it? On this, the day before Christmas, two progressive ideas have found an embrace in the arms of leaders popular with both the left and the right....
Deeds steamed: The appraisal that may have burned taxpayers
Published on Dec 22nd, 2010
31 comments The controversial deal has drawn the ire of State Senator Creigh Deeds. FILE IMAGES Any homeowner seeking a loan or a refinancing might be wise to hire Patricia Filer. If her appraisal of Biscuit Run...
Winter attacks! New sidewalk-clearing law focuses on fees, not jail
Published on Dec 16th, 2010
27 comments Unshoveled sidewalks like this one on Water Street were common last winter. Officials hope the new ordinance will prevent a repeat. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE No one teaches a lesson quite like...
Obamarama? Tom Perriello eyed for Administration post
Published on Dec 15th, 2010
48 comments The president tried to save Perriello's old job with a Charlottesville rally on Friday, October 29. PHOTO BY TOM DALY Nothing's official yet, and the president has even delayed his announcement to...
Stresses public trust: Fairfax sniper-case cop named Albemarle police chief
Published on Dec 13th, 2010
11 comments New Albemarle police chief Steve Sellers starts work January 18. PUBLICITY PHOTO Fairfax Deputy Police Chief Steve Sellers will be the next Albemarle County Police chief, county exec Bob Tucker...
Bummer for Brown
Published on Dec 7th, 2010
11 comments City manager candidate Richard M. Brown didn't get the "dream" job he wanted in Charlottesville, and it looks like he could lose his current city manager job back in East Providence, too. A newly...
More Mo: Jones in as city manager
Published on Dec 3rd, 2010
105 comments Maurice Jones elbowed out 80 other candidates to take the top city job. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE After a four-month job search that drew over 80 applicants from all over the country, City Council went...
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