After a year and a half of legal battles the Supreme Court of Virginia cleared Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to remove a statute of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from downtown Richmond Thursday. Brad Kutner has more.
Tuesday morning, Governor Ralph Northam pardoned seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman in Martinsville. After the announcement, Jahd Khalil spoke with some of the people advocating for the posthumous clemency.
Possible new regulations have pet owners in Waynesboro upset. And the head of the Virginia Department of Corrections says he needs more money for staffing. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va. News link. More now from Fred Echols.
The Virginia Redistricting Commission has 45 days to draw new state legislative maps, starting Thursday. An unintended hot-mic moment demonstrates how important it is for communities to speak up. But Jahd Khalil reports the commission has been criticized for its efforts to reach out to them.