Thursday, June 11, 2020

Virginia Updates

@Reuters: Virginia’s governor ordered the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the state’s capital city of Richmond[…]

Richmond councilmembers back monument removals, delegate calls to have Byrd statue removed, bear roams downtown Richmond, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@AP: A small group of demonstrators toppled a statue of a Confederate general in the the former capital of the Confederacy, following a day of largely peaceful protests in the Virginia city.[…]

@KBurnellEvans: Richmond's mayor walked up to the Lee monument for the first time after a public reckoning Tuesday. That night, he decided to call for the statues to come down. A look in on intense week that saw historic change, w/@__Markrobinson. OK, NOW I'm on furlough[…]

@MercuryVirginia: At Northam’s request, Virginia Supreme Court grants state-wide eviction moratorium by @nedoliver — […]

@nedoliver: It sounds like @GovernorVA is rolling out what the state supreme court describes as a "comprehensive rent relief program"[…]

Judge pauses Lee statue removal, Henrico weighs hate crime charges in attack by Klan member, 17-year cicadas, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

Richmond’s Columbus statue pulled down, COVID-19 outbreaks in Roanoke Valley, concerns over Danville teacher contract, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@Daily_Press: How Northam plans to reopen Virginia schools in the fall[…]

@UPI: Virginia AG backs Gov. Northam's decision to remove Confederate monument[…]

Richmond’s Jefferson Davis statue torn down, more monuments removed in Portsmouth, drive-through convention set for Saturday, and more headlines (Virginia Mercury) — […]

@nedoliver: Va. House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn says she'll make police reform a focus of an upcoming special session of the General Assembly. “We have seen and we have heard aggressive change is needed now."[…]

@MercuryVirginia: Va. House speaker says special session will address police reform. ‘Aggressive change is needed now.’ by @nedoliver — […]

@HSLDA: Breaking news! This morning we received a unanimous favorable decision from the Supreme Court of Virginia in favor of the Sosebee case. This is an encouraging win for #homeschool freedom! More details to follow next week. For background to the case, see[…]

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