Government & Courts

Delegate Steve Landes. File photo

Landes announces he’ll run for 11th term

Republican Delegate Steve Landes has announced his plan to run for an 11th term. Landes represents Virginia’s 25th House district, which includes part of Albemarle County as well as localities in the Shenandoah Valley. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 25th District in the House of Delegates for […]

Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding. Photo: Sarah Jane Winter

Watered-down DNA bills pass in VA House and Senate

Accused Hannah Graham-murderer Jesse Matthew, who was convicted of trespassing in 2010, inspired three bills in the General Assembly to add misdemeanors to the crimes for which DNA samples are collected. However, the versions that passed would not have prevented Matthew from crossing paths with Graham last September. Had Matthew been buccal swabbed for DNA […]