Politics

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.

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.