The Northern Virginia Daily's Political Depot

A service for our readers outside the Northern Shenandoah Valley... a sampling of The Daily's political coverage, plus unofficial, 'reporter's notebook' stuff. And occasional dry humor...

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Times, they are a changin'...

... at least they are at the Northern Virginia Daily.

This site has been dark for quite a while, as the iBook of Mild Peril and I have been detained this past week with the habeas corpus petition of Edward N. Bell. The astute reader will recall the name and case from the tipping point of the 2005 gubernatorial campaign.

Why haven't those stories been on the site? They're not political anymore. But stayed tuned, because they likely will be political again in the coming months.

In the meantime, we've started to post a few complete stories on the paper's official site. In keeping with the original premise of this bloggish depot thing, stories that appear on the official site will not appear in their entirety here. They may or may not be linked, depending on the time available to the reporter. Unlike this site, however, the official site updates on a regular basis and doesn't get shifted to the back burner when a certain two-year-old has bad dreams.

Stories that aren't published on the full site will be posted here, at least until we see that the majority of hits are coming from places where the Daily is immediately available (translation: when it's mostly cheapskates, the free ride will end. This ain't a charity, after all).

In the meantime, head over to our official site early Tuesday at some point Tuesday for a look at Gov. Kaine's visit to Boyce on Monday to talk about the fish kill in the Shenandoah River. And patronize our advertisers and subscribe to the paper.

But you already do that, right?