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Olsen Loves Jury Trials, Unless He’s on Trial

In case you missed it earlier today, the petition for a Writ of Quo Warranto by David Johnston, challenging Eric Olsen’s residency, was dismissed on procedural grounds by Judge Ferris. It wasn’t dismissed because it lacked merit, as some sources

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Barbrow: “Justice is not like a baseball cap where one size fits all”

Barbrow does a great job of highlighting the current lack of prosecutorial discretion in Stafford’s Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. As Barbrow so eloquently states, “Justice is not like a baseball cap where one size fits all.” In citing the now infamous

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Barbrow Continues to Impress in Stafford Commonwealth’s Attorney Race

I can’t tell you how impressed I am with Tim Barbrow (I-Stafford) and the refreshing vision he has for the Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Barbrow is running to replace retiring Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Chichester. From his official

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Sheriff Jett’s $40 Million Public Safety Radio Communication System

I’m betting many residents are not aware that Sheriff Charlie Jett (R-Stafford) was the lead acquisition official in charge of Stafford County’s procurement of a $40 million public safety radio communications system from Motorola. In past blog posts, I’ve alluded

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Shenk: Barbrow challenges status quo

Barbrow is what Stafford County NEEDS in a commonwealth’s attorney. He’s seen “too many examples in the current administration where the lack of prosecutorial discretion has resulted in unjust convictions or sentences.” For him it’s about “fundamental fairness.” “As a prosecutor, I

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Stafford County School Board Votes for Raises Over Bonuses

In a follow-up to my post last week, the Stafford County School Board voted 5-2, late this past Tuesday evening, to provide almost ALL school employees a continuing pay rate increase (step increase) effective April 2010. The one group excluded

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Stafford County Needs a Dose of Fiscal Responsibility

As most are no doubt already aware, an accounting error between the school board and the county two years ago, recently confirmed by the results of audits, has led to a sudden $6.2 million surplus in county coffers. This past

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