Politics

Attorney general candidates make pitches at forum

September 25, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – There wasn’t much space – literally or figuratively – between three Republican candidates for attorney general who appeared at a forum Saturday organized by the Warren County Republican Committee.

Election officials say letters mislead voters

September 22, 2016

Local registrars and state election officials have fielded numerous calls from voters who have received letters leading them to believe they weren’t registered.

Governor joins bid for more anti-heroin funds

September 14, 2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has lent his support to efforts to have the area designated as a place of high intensity drug trafficking, a categorization that could bring more federal money to counter rampaging heroin addiction.

Goodlatte optimistic reform bills will pass this year

September 13, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, was upbeat Tuesday about the chances of criminal justice reform legislation passing Congress this year, despite the shadow cast by a turbulent presidential election.

Bennett, Comstock campaign at Hob Nob

September 9, 2016

An audience of more than 300 political activists and officeholders heard U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-McLean, and Democrat LuAnn Bennett make their cases Friday for why they should represent the 10th District in Congress.

Trump appoints Goodlatte to agriculture committee

September 6, 2016

The 2016 presidential election is dipping further into the Virginian political scene after presidential candidate Donald Trump appointed Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to his agricultural advisory committee.

Panel explores domestic violence issues

August 26, 2016

WINCHESTER – The complexities of laws governing protective orders and concealed carrying of guns were among the topics that a roomful of lawmakers, psychologists, law enforcement officials and victim advocates discussed Friday at a roundtable symposium on domestic violence.

Warner, drug coalition discuss recovery

Virginia senator Mark Warner, left, and Mark Merrill, president and CEO of Valley Health System, listen Monday to officials with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition speak during a roundtable discussion on opiate addiction. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

July 18, 2016

Winchester Medical Center hosted Sen. Mark Warner on Monday morning for a roundtable discussion on opioid addiction with representatives from the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition.

New Market residents focus on improving town

June 15, 2016

New Market Councilman-Elect Peter Hughes led another community discussion regarding the state of real estate in town Tuesday evening at the New Market Community Center.

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.