Govt/Politics

Snap: How the City sucks its leaves
Published on Nov 26th, 2010
1 comments The traffic-snarling operation takes place on Market Street at 8:12am on Tuesday, November 23. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The City sucks up leaves from its street trees by having one worker blow the...
Nothing to opt out of here, says CHO
Published on Nov 23rd, 2010
12 comments In anticipation of National Opt-Out Day, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport announces it does not have the full-body imaging technology that is sending passengers to protest by refusing the scans...
Rutherford Institute sues over 'virtual strip searches' and 'rub-downs'
Published on Nov 16th, 2010
36 comments The traveler wears no clothes. PHOTO BY JOHN WILD The Rutherford Institute has taken aim at stepped-up airport security that exposes every intimate detail of travelers' bodies and filed a lawsuit on...
Un-wreathed: City Market founders' kin kicked out
Published on Nov 16th, 2010
60 comments Sandy Cason pulls out a grass he likes to use in his wreaths from his greenery-laden truck. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE "My uncles, my grandfather, me sat out here on the Downtown Mall," says lifelong...
Snap o' the day: Flags for Owen Pickett
Published on Nov 3rd, 2010
0 comments Virginia lost a congressman. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Some wondered if the flags at half-staff at City Hall on November 3, the day after Dem Congressman Tom Perriello was defeated, was the official...
Hurt takes 5th: Perriello upbeat in defeat
Published on Nov 2nd, 2010
123 comments Tom Perriello concedes to boisterous supporters. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In one of the most closely watched congressional races, Democrat Tom Perriello conceded defeat to Republican challenger state...
Trash pile: Council supports McIntire recycling, not Ivy landfill
Published on Nov 1st, 2010
7 comments The McIntire Recycling Center gets an extra lease on life. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Despite recent cuts to its operating schedule and limits on what it will accept, the McIntire Recycling Center will...
Snap: JFK speechwriter Sorensen dies
Published on Nov 1st, 2010
0 comments Sorensen, center, with Bob Gibson and Robert Patterson. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Ted Sorensen, the man widely credited with penning JFK's immortal "Ask not what your country can do for you..."...
Obama time: Prez gives Perriello re-election push
Published on Oct 29th, 2010
108 comments President Barack Obama appears in shirtsleeves on a chilly October evening in Charlottesville to rally support for Tom Perriello. –->SLIDESHOW PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE They waited for hours....
Snap: Waiting for Obama
Published on Oct 29th, 2010
0 comments Behind this group of "Western Warriors," free speech monument overseer Josh Wheeler performs the regular Friday scrubbing at 9:20am. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER This group of Western Albemarle High...
Dividing line: Station brings Crozet's rural ideal into focus
Published on Oct 28th, 2010
11 comments Richard Brown and Bruce Kirtley object to plans for another gas station across the street on U.S. 250 in Crozet. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE For decades, "Protect the rural areas" has been the veritable...
Perriello survives Colbert
Published on Oct 28th, 2010
14 comments The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Indecision 2010 - Revenge of the Fallen - Tom Perriello www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep...
Top secret: Did taxpayers get burned by Biscuit Run?
Published on Oct 27th, 2010
23 comments It seems like a simple question: How much will taxpayers pay to make Biscuit Run a Virginia park? Nearly a year after the October 28 Hook cover image. It seems like a simple question: How much...
$850K earmark: Jeff School needs Senate OK
Published on Oct 22nd, 2010
14 comments Jefferson School Community Partnership prez Martin Burks, Vice Mayor Holly Edwards, and Congressman Tom Perriello stoke hopes for a revitalized Jefferson School. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE You've seen...
Frankenschedule? Irked Albemarle parents slam 4x4 class plan
Published on Oct 22nd, 2010
36 comments Superintendent Pam Moran (left) listens to one of more than a dozen parents decrying an Albemarle  School Board move to save money. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In a county where over 60 percent of the...
Water grab? Frustrated free marketeer proposes reservoir seizure
Published on Oct 20th, 2010
48 comments Williamson wants to seize land immortalized in a short story by Edgar Allen Poe. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Just when it seemed the acrimony had peaked, the leader of an ostensibly free market...
Sharlet on Christian fundamentalists at Miller Center
Published on Oct 8th, 2010
0 comments When you mentioned "The Family" it used to mean something like the Sapranos, but for author Jeff Sharlet it means a group of political power wielding Christian fundamentalist, and some members of...
Mourning commute: Council asks if police fee takes fun from funerals
Published on Oct 4th, 2010
32 comments Until recently, Charlottesville Police (not shown here) conducted four to five daily escorts. FLICKR/MARC.BENTON The Charlottesville Police Department sent an emissary to City Council Monday to...
Meadowcreek interchange clears fed hurdle
Published on Oct 1st, 2010
5 comments The Federal Highway Administration has signed off on plans for the Meadowcreek Parkway interchange at McIntire Road and the U.S. 250 bypass, and says the project has no significant environmental...
GOP fave: Allen invokes Brown's Mountain to help Hurt
Published on Sep 30th, 2010
55 comments Robert Hurt, left, gets stump support from former senator and governor George Allen and Delegate Rob Bell. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE State Senator Robert Hurt has brought out the big gun in the 5th...
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