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Voters didn’t have a say in nearly 75% of local Central Virginia races this year — because there weren’t enough candidates
November 22, 2023
Getting more people to run is a complicated issue plaguing localities nationwide. The jobs are time-consuming with little-to-no pay, threats against elected officials have scared some people off and, unless you’re a Republican in a rural area or a Democrat in a major city, the odds of getting elected aren’t favorable.
Charlottesville had — and lost — a shelter that social workers say could have helped hundreds of unhoused people off the streets
October 11, 2023
Their sudden stark visibility means people all around the city are talking about the tent community and are inundating city leaders with demands to do something about it.
July 14, 2023
Editor’s note: This story contains detailed descriptions of a racial terror lynching, which could be disturbing to some readers. We felt it was important to include these details to show the egregiousness of the injustice.
Four of Charlottesville School Board’s seven seats may turn over this fall, bringing in entirely new leadership for the district
June 16, 2023
Whomever takes the new board seats will be making a lot of important decisions in the coming years.
June 09, 2023
The historic turnover in the city’s top job has created an ongoing and increasingly complicated situation in city government that puts pressure on City Council to hire someone who can succeed long term.
June 07, 2023
Air quality forecasts recommend folks limit their time outside, especially if they have heart or lung issues.
June 01, 2023
Some Charlottesville community members associate the Section-8 housing community with violence. Residents hope calling it by a new name will change that.
May 15, 2023
Sarepta Moran was a white elementary school principal during segregation and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, but her nephew says that doesn’t mean she was racist.
April 20, 2023
The reasons people cited for needing food assistance were pandemic-related job losses, reduced hours and illness. While those issues are no longer as pressing, they’ve been replaced by stubbornly high inflation that brings with it higher food, housing and electricity costs.
Democratic state senate candidates Hudson and Deeds debate the need for a new generation of legislators versus the value of seniority
April 14, 2023
In a forum hosted by Charlottesville Tomorrow and students at the UVA Center for Politics Monday evening, hundreds of community members submitted questions ahead of the June 20 primary election.
February 21, 2023
The town’s mayor hoped a proposed apartment project would save them, but Council voted it down.