Government & Courts

Bernie Sanders, 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful, stopped by UVA for a brief interview. Photo courtesy of the University of Virginia's Miller Center

Bernie Sanders’ campaign trail stops in Charlottesville

Bernie Sanders, a Democratic candidate for the 2016 presidential race, addressed the economy, healthcare, foreign policy, environmental issues and student debt and tuition in his most recent stop in Charlottesville. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Doug Blackmon interviewed Sanders at UVA’s Miller Center September 14 for a taping of “American Forum.” Though just over 100 spectators were […]

This “spice” product, which is marketed as potpourri, was confiscated by local police. Photo courtesy of the Charlottesville Police Department

Old drug: New dangerous effects

Police say the presence of spice, a form of synthetic marijuana, is not new to Charlottesville or Albemarle County, however, they’re now seeing new behaviors associated with people using the drug. Charlottesville Police Lieutenant Joe Hatter, who oversees the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force, says spice has been in the area for the last […]

Andrew Baxter is the new city head firefighter; the county's Dan Eggleston gets an award from the international fire chiefs org.
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Where’s the fire, chiefs?

Local fire chiefs were in the news last week. The city hired Henrico County Assistant Chief Andrew Baxter to head the Charlottesville Fire Department, succeeding Charles Werner, who retired after 37 years in the department. Although he’s worked in Henrico since 1995, Baxter has lived in the Charlottesville area for 25 years, and he has […]