Politics

donald trump

Giuliani admissions were no accident: Is this the best the Trump team has?

Rudy Giuliani can’t be that dumb, to just accidentally blurt out, to an incredulous Sean Hannity, that, OK, Donald Trump knew about Michael Cohen paying off Stormy Daniels, oops, can’t believe I said that out loud, got me there.


alon ben meir

Albania must choose between the EU and Turkey

The ‘Sultan’ of an illusionary Ottoman Empire—Turkey’s President Erdogan—is pressuring submissive politicians throughout the Balkan countries to do his bidding to restore the glory of the Ottoman period.


donald trump

Trump: We have found the leaker, and it’s … you

It’s no secret who “leaked” the supposed questions that Bob Mueller wants to ask President Trump in regard to the ongoing investigation of the Trump campaign, Russian spies and the 2016 election.


albemarle county

Albemarle County announces new assistant county executive

Albemarle County today announced a realignment of our organizational structure. Effective May 1, 2018, Trevor Henry will assume the role of Assistant County Executive.


Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce

Hanger, Landes, Cline, Bell at Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce Legislative Wrap Up

Fishburne Military School was honored to host members of the Virginia State delegation this morning as part of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce event Legislative Wrap Up.


environment

Virginia opposes EPA proposal to weaken national standards for coal ash disposal

The administration of Governor Ralph Northam is urging the EPA to refrain from any regulatory revisions that would weaken the protections afforded in the existing federal Coal Combustion Residual Rule.


virginia department of forestry

Virginia Department of Forestry dedicates headquarters to former state forester

Last week the Virginia Department of Forestry dedicated and named its headquarters office the James W. Garner Building. Jim Garner served VDOF for more than four decades. He was appointed Virginia State Forester in 1984 and held that position for 21 years. 


pat oliphant collection

Famed political cartoonist’s archives arrive at UVA

The University of Virginia is the new home of the papers of Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Patrick Bruce Oliphant.


newspaper

Michelle Wolf, the White House Correspondents Association, Sarah Huckabee Sanders: The real beef

The White House Correspondents Association would have you believe that it’s upset with comedian Michelle Wolf because she made fun of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ eye makeup.


road work transportation

Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: April 30-May 4

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


business

Feedback can help shape farm-to-school markets

The Virginia Department of Education has received a grant to further develop the Virginia Farm to School Program to increase the number of farmers providing food for school lunches.


dmv virginia

Virginia DMV extending credentials that expire between April 26-30

At the direction of Governor Ralph Northam, the Virginia DMV extended the validity of Virginia credentials that expire between April 26-30, 2018 through May 4, 2018.


road work transportation

Staunton District Traffic Alert: April 30-May 4

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks. The Staunton District consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley.


road work transportation

Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: April 30-May 4

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.


virginia

Commonwealth Transportation Board invites public views on roads projects

The Commonwealth Transportation Board will be hosting meetings across the commonwealth and is inviting the public to share feedback on transportation projects that have been recommended for funding.


morgan griffith

Morgan Griffith: What a difference a year makes

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t want clean air and clean water. Protecting our environment is something we all desire. But there are grand ideas about refashioning (but damaging) our economy that offer theoretical benefits we may never see.


mark obenshain

Sen. Mark Obenshain statement on human trafficking conviction

Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) released the following statement in response to the Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s announcement on Friday regarding its prosecution and conviction of a human trafficking case. 


ken plum

Ken Plum: Recognizing the natives of Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia made a significant step last week in setting the record straight on the settlement of the land area now known as Virginia by dedicating a memorial to the earliest Virginians on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond.


ralph northam

Northam urges Virginians to practice proper disposal of unused, expired prescription drugs

Governor Ralph Northam today called on Virginians to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications.


Southern Environmental Law Center

Southern Environmental Law Center on Trump administration offshore drilling safety rollback

The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following initial statement after the Trump Administration announced plans to roll back offshore drilling safety regulations put in place following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


virginia general assembly

House Select Committee on School Safety holds first meeting

Del. R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, Chairman of the House Education Committee, participated in today’s inaugural meeting of the House Select Committee on School Safety and was appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Student Behavior and Intervention.


tim kaine

Kaine, Manchin, Capito introduce legislation to care for children impacted by opioid abuse

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Handle with Care Act to connect children who experience traumatic events to school resources that are designed to provide the child with trauma-informed care.


virginia

VDOT identifies development teams shortlisted for Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion

Three private-sector teams will be invited to submit technical proposals and prices to design and construct the Interstate 64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion.


business

Boycott this! I could use the publicity

If you don’t like something that somebody has said, has done, has endorsed, whatever, what you do is you organize a boycott, or threaten one, and then, voila, the world is back on its axis.


mark warner

Sen. Warner on the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State.