Politics

Mount Jackson residents weigh in on rezoning bid

Tony Dean of Mount Jackson speaks against the Mount Jackson Planning Commission's rezoning request by Robert Whitehurst  to rezone 136 acres along Turkey Knob Road from agriculture to industrial during a public hearing Wednesday  night. The property, which totals 712 acres, may lead to a potential mega industrial site.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 25th, 2015

MOUNT JACKSON — The Mount Jackson Planning Commission voted unanimously to table making a recommendation until its regular meeting April 6, following a special joint public hearing for a rezoning request of 136 acres on Turkey Knob Road from agricultural to limited industrial use.

Collins running against Berg in 29th District

Christopher Collins

March 12th, 2015

A criminal defense attorney and former member of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors has announced he is taking on Del. Mark Berg, R-Winchester, for the Republican nomination in the 29th House District.

Commonwealth’s Attorney race taking shape

Chad Logan

March 6th, 2015

Shenandoah County appeared all but certain Friday to have a contested election for Commonwealth’s Attorney between incumbent Amanda Wiseley and Chad Logan, an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Rockingham County.

Gilbert: Ethics bill will restore trust in government

March 2nd, 2015

Former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s conviction on public corruption charges was the catalyst for the ethics bill that passed the General Assembly on Friday, but its stricter limits on gift giving don’t stop with state elected officials.

Bill to allow remote trapping regulations

February 19th, 2015

A bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly this week will allow the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to set regulations regarding remote trapping.

Bohan starts campaign for Frederick County sheriff

February 12th, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A school security officer and retired agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced Thursday he is running for the Republican nomination for Frederick County sheriff.

Obenshain running for re-election

Mark Obenshain

February 10th, 2015

Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, announced Tuesday that he is seeking a fourth term in the General Assembly.

U.S. House OKs small business bill

February 6th, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill 260-163 this week that requires federal agencies to assess the impact of regulations on small businesses.

McAuliffe, Herring offer anti-heroin legislation

February 4th, 2015

Virginia’s top two elected officials are trying to use the General Assembly session to bolster efforts to reduce a heroin epidemic plaguing the northern Shenandoah Valley and the rest of the state.

Vogel downplays missed vote on immigrant bill

Jill Holtzman Vogel

January 21st, 2015

State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, R-Upperville, downplayed a vote she missed Tuesday on a bill that would have scrapped in-state tuition for public college students who came to this country years ago as illegal immigrants.

Republican women

Members of Republican Women of Shenandoah County attended the annual Virginia Federation of Republican Women Legislative Day held at the downtown Richmond Marriott on Jan. 15.  Shown here, from left, are Sue Hughes, 6th District representative from the Virginia federation;  Toia Middleton, first vice president of the Shenandoah County organization, and  Laura Cadden, a member of the Shenandoah County organization. Also shown are Del.  Todd Gilbert, back left, and state Sen. Mark Obenshain.   Courtesy photo

January 21st, 2015

Members of Republican Women of Shenandoah County attended the annual Virginia Federation of Republican Women Legislative Day held at the downtown Richmond Marriott on Jan. 15. Shown here, from left, are Sue Hughes, 6th District representative from the Virginia federation; Toia Middleton, first vice president of the Shenandoah County organization, and Laura Cadden, a member of the Shenandoah County organization. Also shown are Del. Todd Gilbert, back left, and state Sen. Mark Obenshain. Courtesy photo

Obama’s tax plan: ‘Mixed bag’

January 20th, 2015

Industry insiders sounded off on the tax plan President Barack Obama presented to Congress in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Comstock settling into duties

January 16th, 2015

Barbara Comstock’s first days as the new congresswoman from the 10th District have been filled with committee assignments, her first votes and floor speeches and getting to know her House colleagues.