Government & Politics

Government & Politics
4:52 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Virginia's Civil Rights History

Virginia Civil Rights Memorial at Capitol Square

While the nation reflects on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, a Virginia historian looks at the Commonwealth’s role in the civil rights movement and where it stands today.  

Virginia may be best known for its Massive Resistance against school integration as the civil rights movement progressed.  The Library of Virginia’s Gregg Kimball says King and some other civil rights leaders confronted racism with events like the March on Washington and bus boycotts. 

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Cost of Deployment
4:07 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers Weigh In: Sequestration & Syria

Credit AFP Getty Images via NPR

Potential  U.S. military engagement in Syria is sparking a debate among the region’s lawmakers over whether sequestration is impacting the U.S. military’s ability to respond to conflicts abroad.
 

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Government & Politics
5:39 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Election Season: House of Delegates

The Virginia gubernatorial campaign has garnered most of the media attention this year.  But also on the ballot are elections for all 100 seats of the House of Delegates.

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Opponents Protest with Petition
4:50 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Confederate Flag to Fly over Richmond Interstate

A Confederate history organization says it still has plans to erect its battle flag along I-95 next month despite criticism from plenty of Virginians, including the state NAACP. 

But a spokesman for "Virginia Flaggers" says the group is not doing anything wrong.

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SCC & FOIA
4:38 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Sunshine Laws

A special panel of the Freedom of Information Advisory Council has declined to endorse legislation to require the State Corporation Commission to comply with many provisions of Virginia’s open-government laws. 

The Rights and Remedies subcommittee took up the issue at the request of a Fairfax Delegate who believes that many of the SCC’s activities are too shielded from the public. 

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