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Charlottesville Mayor Calls For Special General Assembly Session To Speed Monument Removal

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer is calling for a special General Assembly session to speed the removal of Confederate monuments in the city and around the state. Signer says it’s important to deny white supremacists “the twisted totems they seek.”

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Students are returning to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville this week. The progressive college-town was struck by violence when hundreds marched on campus, carrying torches and chanting Nazi slogans. That’s left some students and families concerned.

Unpacking a mini fridge and bottled Gatorades, Regina Ahiable is helping her younger brother move in for his first year at the University of Virginia. She says one of the ways they prepared, was by talking about last week’s white supremacist rally.

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As North America looks ahead to Monday’s solar eclipse, Charlottesville writer Betty Joyce Nash looks back to a time when the world seemed smaller and easier to comprehend.  

Governor Remembers State Trooper Who Died in Charlottesville

Aug 18, 2017
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Two state troopers died last weekend in Charlottesville. They had been monitoring the rally from above and were returning to base when their helicopter crashed. Mallory Noe-Payne attended the first of two funerals and has this report. 

 

Family, friends and officials, including Virginia’s governor, gathered in a church just outside Richmond for the funeral of state trooper Berke Bates. Bates had served as part of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s personal unit for three years.

Library of Virginia

The violence in Charlottesville is prompting people to take a new look at Confederate statues and memorials. What's more, they are taking a second look at the names of highways, schools and bridges.

Updated at 7:40 pm ET

Steve Bannon has lost his job as chief White House strategist.

The White House described the departure as a mutual agreement between Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly.

"We are grateful for his service and wish him the best," said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET

Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, says she will not speak to President Trump because of his comments that suggested white supremacists and people protesting against them were both to blame for last weekend's violence in Virginia.

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Earlier this summer, we started hearing reports of dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay. Some thought it was unusual, others said it was no big deal. So Joel McCord went searching for them for Chesapeake: A Journalism Collaborative.

Downtown Merchants Mobilize After A Tragic Time

Aug 17, 2017

Charlottesville’s downtown mall is, in some ways, the heart of the community, and it was wounded this summer by a series of shouting and shoving matches which culminated in last weekend’s violent and tragic events.  Now, mall merchants are mobilizing to prevent future problems.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

With talk of Charlottesville and Civil War monuments dominating the news cycle, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director addressed the institution's Confederate past while looking forward to its future Thursday morning. A new exhibit, highlighting the artistic legacy of Native Americans, hopes to reinforce the museum’s long-time message of inclusion.

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Last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville is opening a new conversation about how local governments issue permits for groups to hold marches and rallies.

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