Politics

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.

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.