Government & Courts

Governor-elect McAuliffe on the campaign trail. Photo: Prensa Internacional/

Lessons learned: Five takeaways from election day 2013

Hard to believe it, but yet another election season has come and gone, leaving a combination of ebullience and bitter disappointment in its wake. The tighter-than-expected election of Governor Terry McAuliffe has been certified, and State Senator Ralph Northam is busy measuring drapes for the lieutenant governor’s office. Luckily for us, there is still some […]

Route 29 North outside Charlottesville. Photo: Jack Looney

With Dems ruling Albemarle, can the Western Bypass be rolled back?

A week after Democrats swept the Albemarle County Supervisors election, focus on the Western Bypass is heating up yet again. In the weeks before the election, a group called the Charlottesville Bypass Truth Coalition stirred controversy by running anti-Bypass ads that pushed for the defeat of Republican Bypass supporters Duane Snow and Rodney Thomas.  Some […]