Local Governments When It Comes to Cell Towers, Lawmakers Are Divided on Local Government Role By Michael Pope • Feb 9, 2018 Michael Dorausch / Flickr How much control should local governments have over where cell towers go up? Lawmakers in Richmond are divided. Should Local Offices in Virginia Remain Nonpartisan? By Michael Pope • Dec 8, 2016 NPR Should candidates for local offices be identified as Republicans or Democrats in Virginia? That’s an issue now being considered by the courts.