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April 26, 2019 - 11:44 am
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia county is asking a state board to rename a highway that currently honors Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The Arlington County Board voted unanimously Thursday night in favor of a resolution asking the Commonwealth Transportation Board to change the...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
March 06, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The ACLU of Virginia is proposing that Governor Ralph Northam (D) declare the Robert E. Lee Monument "surplus property," and gift it to someone, such as the Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park. The monument is the only one on Monument Avenue that is...
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August 09, 2018 - 4:41 pm
Richmond, Va. (wrva.com) - Richmond police will not go into detail of their plans for this weekend, but say they are aware of the possibility of demonstrations and protests tied to the anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville. Spokesman James Mercante says, however, that they have a great...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
July 02, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Richmond, VA _ The Monument Avenue Commission formed by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to come up with recommendations for the city's historic avenue, has released a 117 page report containing its recommendations. The commission recommends removing the Jefferson Davis Monument, pending litigation or...
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June 04, 2018 - 2:48 pm
By JAY REEVES , Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — It took generations to erect all the nation's Confederate monuments, and a new report shows they're being removed at a pace of about three each month. The study — released Monday by the Southern Poverty Law Center — shows that 110 Confederate...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
May 03, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – Richmond Police have issued a statement ahead of a potential pro-Confederate monument rally this weekend along Monument Avenue: "The Richmond Police Department is experienced in crowd control and maintaining public safety during demonstrations. Should an assembly occur...
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