Dems turning back on immigrants? [February 16]


Are state Democrats now marching to the same beat as the Republicans when it comes to immigration? Three speakers at the Albemarle/Charlottesville Democratic Breakfast exhorted local Dems to keep supporting basic rights for immigrants in the face of more than 100 bills in the General Assembly officially geared to make life tougher for illegal immigrants but which would make life tougher for legal immigrants as well. Asked Peter Loach, a member of the Governor’s Virginia Latino Advisory Board, “What happened to the progressives’ outrage?”

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Light ‘em up [February 15]
Public smoking ban falls for fourth straight year

Two strikes and you’re out [February 14]
Downtown Mall store raided by federal agents

Obama, McCain win big [February 13]
Take all three Potomac Primaries

Obama gets posthumous endorsement [February 12]
Van Yahres family asks for donations to campaign or a charity in leiu of flowers