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Vote! Vote! A thousand times, vote!

Don’t forget to head out to your polling place today and cast your vote in today’s election. Polls close at 7pm, so make time to get out there.

Deeds at Crossroads in the Fan

Gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds makes a stop at Crossroads in the Fan to talk about higher education. Check back here for more coverage or our twitter for ongoing coverage.

Councilman Marty Jewell arrested for DUI

District 5 city council representative arrested near Byrd Park early this morning…

Don’t forget to register to vote!

Election time is coming up, so if you haven’t registered to vote yet, you best get crackin’. Your registration form must be postmarked at least 29 days before the election, putting the due date at Monday, October 5th. Download a PDF version of the form here. For more information, stop by the Virginia State Board […]

Reactions to Obama poster at Club Velvet

Clearly there has been a huge response to Sam Moore’s decision to hang a poster on the side of Club Velvet depicting Barack Obama as The Joker, captioned with the word “SOCIALIST.” Here’s a brief roundup of some helpful links, as well as some insight from community members at Monday’s protest…

Some parents opposed to Obama’s back-to-school speech

At noon on Tuesday, September 8th, President Obama will deliver a speech directed to students across the country on the importance of them taking responsibility for their education. But, it seems that some parents in Virginia (and across the country, for that matter) are opposed to students watching the speech. Consequently, many school districts are […]

Privatizing ABC stores to pay for roads

Republican gubernatorial* candidate Bob McDonnell has proposed an interesting alternative to a bill calling for a tax hike to pay for road improvements: placing 330 state-run ABC stores into the hands of private owners. He claims that this move, in addition to adding tolls along interstates 85 and 95 and pooling a portion of sales […]

Council approves Union Hill zoning, Downtown Master Plan

City council tonight, at their last meeting of the summer, approved rezonign for Union Hill, adopted the final amendments to the Downtown Master Plan, and agreed to purchase the Lehigh Cement property on Dock Street.

The meeting began with an Awards and Presentations Period. Jennifer Tillery from Armstrong HS and Victoria Jones from Franklin Military were […]

Preliminary primary results in Richmond

With polls closed and almost all of the precincts reporting we find ourselves with the following results: Governor — Deeds: 49%, McAuliffe: 26%, Moran 23% Lt. Governor — Wagner: 76%, Signer: 20% House of Delegates 69 —Carr: 45%, Brown: 41%, Green: 14% Sheriff — Woody: 81%, Irving: 18%

A look at the 2009 Democratic Primary

You’ve seen the signs hanging out on street corners around town for past few weeks. Perhaps you’ve seen their annoying bigger brothers on the television, the back-to-back-to-back campaign adverts that attempt to differentiate this particular older white guy from that other older white guy in the race for governor. Thankfully all of the hubbub will be over for a little while come Tuesday. Here is what you probably ought to know if you’d like to a part of the process…