Under the 14th Amendment Section 3, whenever any public official “gives aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States, (s)he has a const…
Many people have 24/7 whole-body exposures from the multiple devices surrounding them. According to some researchers, these exposures are taking a toll on our health.
State law regarding conflict of interest seeks to prevent doubts about fair play and misuse of power that can arise when public duties and private business interests are intermixed. Public officials often must negotiate a very narrow path to avoid conflict of interest — especially in smaller jurisdictions where work, public service and private life are inevitably intermingled.
Here’s a question for you: In 1950, would it have been possible for anyone to know all of the goods and services that we would have at our disposal 50 years later? For example, who would have thought that we’d have cell phones, Bluetooth technology, small powerful computers, LASIK and airplanes with 525 passengers?
The 71st Virginia governor encouraged the students to rely on their friends, family and religious faith to help them persevere in difficult times.
It might not be popular in some quarters for Charlottesville taxpayers to foot the bill for Councilor Wes Bellamy’s defense against a failed petition to oust him — but it is the right thing to do.
It might not be popular in some quarters for Charlottesville tax pay-ers to foot the bill for Councilor Wes Bellamy's defense against a failed…
Although Kessler claims he has more than enough signatures for a judge to consider the petition, others have contested whether he actually does.
No matter where it happens — whether it’s city councils like those in Waynesboro and Staunton, or larger elected bodies such as the General Assembly or the U.S. Capitol — the abuse of the public’s trust by those who purportedly work for us is galling.
Before coming into office, Gov. Terry McAuliffe was a supporter of clean energy, and it was a key part of his platform. Unfortunately, we have yet to see him firmly stand by those principles.
RICHMOND — A top official of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration accepted free tickets from the Washington Redskins to watch a playoff game …
Government officials are public servants, whether they work in Wahoo or Washington. Their work, whether promoting agriculture, setting tax rates or negotiating with foreign leaders, is done on behalf of citizens.
A court settlement over the nature of public records stands as a victory for open government — and as an admonition to public officials.
There’s a phrase that gets bandied about occasionally by public officials when asked by reporters for comment about a particular matter. It’s meant as a conversation stopper; a statement against which no reasonable person could or would argue because it is meant to convey a certainty, as steadfast and unassailable as a the gaze of the Sphinx.
The more transparent and open governments can be, the better for everyone.
A proposal to add sexual battery and other sex crimes to a list of convictions — such as drug possession and hate crimes — that could unseat a…