Politics

Bill would bring faster rural internet

Del. Randy Minchew, R-Leesburg, right, speaks to reporters about House Bill 912 at Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia on Tuesday. Also pictured are Gov. Terry McAuliffe, center, and Virginia Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

May 24, 2016

Rural areas such as Clarke County may be seeing improved internet access soon if a bill signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday works as intended.

McAuliffe: Investigation a ‘shock’

Gov. Terry McAuliffe discusses House Bill 912 during a bill signing on Tuesday at Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia. The bill will allow broadband cables to run along public highways to bring internet access to rural areas.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

May 24, 2016

In his first remarks since news broke that he was under federal investigation, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday he is “fully confident” that donations to his campaign from a Chinese businessman were legal.

Opioid bills pass House

May 17, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed 18 bills intended in various ways to dampen the effects of illegal opioid drug use in the nation’s communities, but funding remains uncertain.

McAuliffe responds to critics

May 13, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe blasted legislative Republicans on Friday for their scorn and planned lawsuit in the two weeks since he announced an executive order restoring voting rights for ex-felons.

Lawmakers hit McAuliffe on ex-felon rights

Delegate Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, speaks during the legislative breakfast held by the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Front Royal.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 12, 2016

Republican legislators from Warren, Shenandoah and Frederick counties hammered Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday for his sweeping restoration of rights for felons.

Middletown mayor at White House during lockdown

April 29, 2016

Middletown mayor Charles Harbaugh got more than he bargained for during a White House tour on Wednesday when a man threw what were described as personal belongings over the White House fence, triggering a lockdown of the building and adjacent Lafayette Park.

Litten to run for mayor of New Market

April 18, 2016

Councilman Eddie Litten is running for mayor of New Market. Litten has served on New Market’s Town Council for the past eleven years and is the chairman of the town’s Personnel Finance Committee.

Former principal seeks seat New Market seat

Peter Hughes

April 14, 2016

Peter Hughes will seek election to New Market’s Town Council when the town votes on May 3. Hughes is a retired school administrator who served as principal of Stonewall Jackson High School for eight years.

Bill will allow gun purchases with one ID

April 11, 2016

Gun purchasers in Virginia will need one less form of identification to complete their transactions under legislation signed by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and sponsored by Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall.

McAuliffe vetoes domestic violence gun bills

Todd Gilbert

April 7, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe Thursday vetoed legislation that would have eased rules governing the carrying of concealed handguns for individuals who obtain a protective order against other individuals.