Hampton forums for City Council & School Board
2014 Elections / Hampton Roads / Local / Politics

Hampton forums for City Council & School Board

The election season has started. I was surprised at the number of forums as well as the number of candidates this year. Last night I went to the Sierra Club forum for Hampton City Council. I like going to subject-specific forums because the questions get more in depth on that subject and you can see … Continue reading

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Hampton: The Assault On Freedom of Speech
Hampton Roads / Local / Politics

Hampton: The Assault On Freedom of Speech

Voter participation is at an all time low for localities. The participation/attending/viewing city council meetings is even lower by citizens.  This allows for bad behavior by elected officials to go mostly unnoticed.  However, there is always the faithful small group that watches what goes on in local politics and either writes about them on blogs, … Continue reading

Little Black Box In Your Car
National / Politics / Virginia

Little Black Box In Your Car

A proposed regulation by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Board (NHTSB) would require all cars to be fitted with a event data recorders  (EDR). Here is the proposed legislation .  These are similar to the little black boxes in planes. They record certain data when a wreck occurs. Examples include how fast … Continue reading

Florida, League of Women Voters and the US Attorney General
2012 Elections / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

Florida, League of Women Voters and the US Attorney General

A while back Vivian wrote a blog about the registration problems that were happening in Florida that made groups like the League of Women Voters stop registering students and other groups.This month Florida lost that fight.  The League of Women Voters said they are ready to resume their interrupted registration efforts just days after winning … Continue reading