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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he’s making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy.”—Associated...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Police in Richmond fired teargas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at protesters outside their downtown headquarters for the second night in a row. The demonstrators were outraged an officer drove a police cruiser through a crowd of protesters on...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• For a second consecutive weekend, thousands rallied and marched in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.—VPM, The Daily Progress, Smyth County News & Messenger, Culpeper Star-Exponent, The Free Lance-Star, Martinsville Bulletin• “Police in Richmond used what appeared to be pepper spray on demonstrators twice...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Crews in Norfolk removed a downtown Confederate statue this morning, saying leaving it in a prominent location creates a public safety risk amid ongoing demonstrations that have seen three statues around the state toppled by protesters. Officials in Newport...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Protesters on Richmond’s Monument Avenue tore down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Police and work crews responded around 11:30 p.m., loading it on a truck as bystanders yelled, “Take it to the dump" and "Throw it in...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Protesters in Richmond pulled a statue of Christopher Columbus off its pedestal and rolled it into a nearby lake. “People came to this country, they raped, murdered, took land that wasn’t theirs, and then the city is commemorating them...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• “A judge in Richmond issued an injunction preventing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration from removing an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee for 10 days. The order says the state is a party to a deed recorded...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.From the Eastern Shore to Martinsville, thousands continued to demonstrate against police brutality and racial inequality over the weekend:• In Prince William County, police arrested nearly 50 protesters after a crowd marched onto Interstate 95, briefly closing the roadway.—Associated Press• In...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• After Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans to remove a state-owned statue of Robert E. Lee on Richmond’s Monument Avenue, a majority on the local City Council say they’ll back Mayor Levar Stoney’s proposal to remove the remaining four city-owned...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Jubilant roars erupted at the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond as news spread that Gov. Ralph Northam plans to have the statue removed. “Who said our protests were useless? Who said our protests were stupid?” Supporters of the...