Politics

Black lawmakers seek to protect education funding

Del. Roslyn Tyler, left, president of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, discusses the group's top priorities during Wednesday's  General Assembly session. Other caucus members included Sen. Rosalyn Dance, Del. Jennifer McClellan and Sen. Mamie Locke. Photo by Jessica Nolte/VCU Capital News Service

January 11, 2017

As Virginia faces an estimated $1.26 billion budget shortfall, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus announced that its top priority during the General Assembly’s session is to protect funding for K-12 education.

Collins announces re-election campaign

Christopher Collins

January 10, 2017

Christopher Collins, delegate for Virginia’s 29th district, which includes the City of Winchester and the counties of Warren and Frederick, announced his campaign for reelection Tuesday evening at the Hilton Garden in Winchester.

Watchdog groups criticize Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte  AP

January 6, 2017

Several government watchdog groups are criticizing a recent proposal from Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, to strip down an organization that investigates representatives accused of wrongdoing.

U.S. attorney for Virginia resigns

John P. Fishwick Jr.

December 27, 2016

The U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia announced his retirement Tuesday, effective at midnight Jan. 6, 2017.

Comstock wins a second term

Barbara Comstock

November 8, 2016

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, took the lead in late returns as she tried to win a second term against a strong challenge by Democrat LuAnn Bennett in the 10th Congressional District.

Voters to decide on local, state, national elections

Election official Teresa Orndorff works on lining up polling booths inside Strasburg High School on Monday as officials prepare for today's elections.   Rich Cooley/Daily

November 8, 2016

Residents of Shenandoah, Warren and Frederick counties are heading to the polls today to select a new president, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives and local officials, and to vote on two state constitutional referendums.

Former U.S. attorney joins Comey critics

Timothy Heaphy

October 31, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia Timothy Heaphy is among almost 100 former federal prosecutors from both major political parties who have signed a statement criticizing FBI Director James Comey for disclosing a new inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails within a few days of the presidential election.

Degner asks Democrats to court Trump voters

Kai Degner

October 26, 2016

WOODSTOCK – The Democratic candidate in the 6th Congressional District on Wednesday urged his fellow party members to reach out to Donald Trump supporters as part of an anti-establishment coalition.

Congressional races enter final stages

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October 25, 2016

One of the area’s two congressional districts has turned into a political battleground in the closing weeks of the 2016 election while the other is a quieter affair.