Former Virginia governor weighs in on Confederate monuments
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Former Virginia governor weighs in on Confederate monuments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation’s first elected black governor says improving education is more important than spending tax money to remove Confederate monuments. Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder said during an interview on C-SPAN Thursday his election in 1989 showed how Virginia had changed. He said the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in … Continue reading

Rally sparks reflection on race, equality in Charlottesville
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Rally sparks reflection on race, equality in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A white nationalist rally that turned violent has forced Charlottesville residents to confront the ugly realities of racism, bigotry and inequality lurking beneath the charming veneer of their progressive college town. In the weeks since the rally, where a woman protesting was hit by a car and killed, anger has erupted … Continue reading

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Confederate flag group pulls request for parade on MLK Day

A pro-Confederate flag group has withdrawn its request to hold a parade on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Lexington. Media outlets report Grayson Jennings of the Virginia Flaggers sent an email to Lexington officials saying his organization requested the permit for a parade on Jan. 16 only in an effort to swap permits with an … Continue reading