2009 Governor's Race: Bob McDonnell CoverageGoodwin, 3 ex-McDonnell aides urge health care fix
Unusual alliances are adding pressure to the Medicaid expansion debate, with Richmond power broker William H. Goodwin Jr. and three members of former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration writing to Hou
Richmond | Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:13:00 -0500
Report: Virginia should embrace BRAC
A state commission formed a year ago by then-Gov. Bob McDonnell quietly made a surprising recommendation in the fall: Virginia leaders should embrace and even lobby Congress to move forward with a new round of military base closures, a process known commonly as BRAC.
Norfolk | Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:57:47 -0500
Prosecutors: McDonnell evidence glitch fixed
Federal prosecutors say they have corrected technical problems that effectively delayed the transfer of a vast amount of computerized evidence to the defense in former Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corr
Richmond | Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:56:00 -0500
Watkins seeks to address essence of gift scandal
A House subcommittee on ethics on Wednesday grappled with a proposal by Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, meant to address the root of the gifts scandal surrounding former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife
Richmond | Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500
McDonnell to seek dismissal of indictment
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell will ask a federal judge to dismiss the corruption charges filed against him last month.
Newport_News | Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:41:00 GMT
McDonnell’s lawyers seek evidence from other case
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s lawyers have asked the judge in his public corruption case to give them access to evidence in a lawsuit against the company he and his wife are accused of illegally promoti
Richmond | Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Federal Judge Rules Virginia’s Ban on Same Sex Marriage is Unconstitutional
Thursday, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled that Virginia’s ban on marriage for lesbian and gay couples is unconstitutional in the case Bostic v. McDonnell brought by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER). Her ruling is stayed pending appeal, meaning marriages will not occur immediately in the commonwealth.
Falls Church | Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:34:53 +0000
The Hook in review: 12 years of covering Charlottesville
The first issue of the Hook hit the streets February 7, 2002, in an America still reeling in post-9/11 shock— not quite sure how our world would change, but with an uneasy feeling that it would not be for the better. In Charlottesville, the Downtown Mall had not yet had its Pavilion or Transit Center built on the east end. The Meadow Creek Parkway was still under debate, and the U.S. 29 Western Bypass was believed dead and buried. The old Woolen Mills dam still stood, the Jefferson Theater was a second-run movie house, and the Paramount Theater was in the throes of a lengthy restoration. And a handful of writers, graphic designers, ad reps, and photographers followed editor Hawes Spencer to start a new weekly in a small town that already had a weekly on what would become Mr. Hook's wild ride. 2002 Charlottesville's Democratic rule was rocked with the election of Rob Schilling, the first…
Charlottesville The Hook | Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:35:27 +0000
Clemency petition: Fugetts recant; Davis still in prison
Robert Davis said all along he didn't do it. Now both of the siblings convicted in the horrific 2003 Crozet murders of Nola Annette Charles and her toddler son say he didn't do it either. But Davis, who has had a clemency petition before Governor Bob McDonnell for a year, continues to languish in prison. Related stories McDonnell's desk: Governor gets clemency plea in Crozet killings Innocent kid? Davis clemency petition inches toward governor Case not closed: Special prosecutor named in Crozet murders Double recantation: Is an innocent man in jail for the Crozet murders? Rocky Fugett, then 19, and his 15-year-old sister Jessica lived across the street from the Charles family. On February 19, 2003, neighbors saw smoke coming out of the Charles house on Cling Lane. Inside, firefighters discovered an even worse scene: Ann Charles had been duct-taped to the bed and stabbed, and three-year-old…
Charlottesville The Hook | Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:22:43 +0000
Education leaders note objections to funding
Amidst concerns of massive budget cuts, Gov. Bob McDonnell, on Jan. 16, announced his K-12 education plan for 2012. The Governor is pushing for vast K-12 education reforms that will affect teachers and school divisions if passed as is.
Emporia | Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:36:48 -0500
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