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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...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam rejected President Donald Trump’s request to send National Guard troops to Washington. “I am not going to send our men and women in uniform — a very proud National Guard — to Washington for a photo op,”...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Police in Richmond apologized after firing tear gas into a large crowd of peaceful protesters before the city’s 8 p.m. curfew began. Mayor Levar Stoney asked people to come to City Hall at noon today. “I want to say...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Clashes between police and protesters outraged by the death of George Floyd spread to Virginia Beach, where police deployed tear gas Sunday night in the city’s resort district after what had been a weekend of peaceful protests in Hampton...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order requiring people to wear masks in public indoor facilities goes into effect today. He told business owners they can kick out patrons who don’t comply, but his administration would only pursue repeated and egregious...