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  • Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he is “most likely” to submit legislation to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s iconic Monument Avenue. The Democratic governor also told reporters Monday that he is considering ways to prevent people from having weapons at highly charged demonstrations, such as the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. He ...
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  • Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The man who authorities say drove his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally, killing a woman and injuring 19 others, has made a second court appearance. The Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office says 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. appeared by video Monday. It was his first hearing on a second set of charges filed against him last week. Senior assistant Commonwealth’s ...
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  • Monday August 21st, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) – As classes begin in colleges and universities across their country, parents are wondering if campuses are safe following last week’s violent white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Meanwhile, school administrators are grappling with the difficult question of how to balance students’ physical safety with free speech. At the University of Virginia, President Teresa Sullivan welcomed “every person of every race, every gender, every ...
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  • Monday August 21st, 2017
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The federal government is designating critical habitat for the Atlantic sturgeon in a step regulators say will help the fish recover its population. The National Marine Fisheries Services says the designation will apply in coastal areas from Maine to Florida. The service says federal agencies will have to consult with the fisheries service if they operate or pay for activities that could affect ...
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  • Monday August 21st, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Republican candidate for governor in Virginia is telling conservative activists they need to stand up against the “twisted mindset” of the hate groups that were part of a deadly rally a week ago in Charlottesville. Ed Gillespie made the remarks Saturday in Richmond at a summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity. It’s his first major speech since last week’s violence. The Republican ...
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  • Friday August 18th, 2017
    Over the next several months, Timmons Group, an Engineering and Technology firm based in Richmond, is assisting Essex County in correcting their addressing system. Technicians from the firm will be visiting each and every building in Essex County, verifying that the actual 911 address of the structure matches the address in Essex County’s Geographic Information System. Ensuring that all addresses are accurate and up-to-date will ...
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  • Friday August 18th, 2017
    The public boat ramp at Windmill Point was closed on August 10th, after an overflow of raw sewage occurred at the Windmill Point Marina in Lancaster County. The Virginia Department of Health said the overflow drained into the adjacent marina basin, and due to public health concerns, the boat ramp was closed down while water testing was begun. Water tests collected earlier this week, indicated ...
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