Archive for November, 2017

Church’s Plan To Relocate Washington, Lee Plaques Raises Ire Of Senate Candidate

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A memorial marking the final resting place of 34 Confederate soldiers, is seen in 2003, outside Christ Church in Alexandria. Christ Church was frequented by George Washington and Confederate General Robert E. lee and is one of the oldest in the city. (Credit: AP Photo / Linda Spillers)

A historic Episcopal church in northern Virginia has decided to relocate two plaques in its sanctuary that honor George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who worshiped there. Michael Pope has details.

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Virginia Lawmaker Wants to Decriminalize First Marijuana Offense

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Members of the public largely came out to support decriminalizing marijuana. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

Over the past decade Virginia has arrested more than 130,000 people for possession of marijuana. Those arrests are almost entirely men, and more than half are college-aged. Even though Virginia’s population is only 20% black, almost half of all marijuana arrests are of African Americans.

Those were the findings of a new report released by Virginia’s State Crime Commission Monday. Now one lawmaker plans on using that data to fight for decriminalization. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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