Posts Tagged Alexandria

Collective Bargaining: Will Other Localities Follow Alexandria Model?

Credit: City of Alexandria Facebook Page

Last year, the General Assembly passed a new law that allows employees of local governments to engage in collective bargaining. Michael Pope reports on the first local government that has entered into a new agreement with labor.


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No More Debate: Alexandria Confederate Monument Now Gone


The statue honoring Alexandria’s Confederate war dead has been on this pedestal since the 1880s. Now it’s gone, and city leaders say the pedestal will be removed soon. (Credit: Michael Pope)

Confederate statues across the country have long been targets for protesters. But, one Confederate monument in Alexandria is no longer a problem… because it’s not there. Michael Pope reports.


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The Changing Role Of Libraries In Virginia


The Library of Virginia in Richmond (Credit: Jason Fuller)

The kids are probably out of school for a few days this week. For some families, that might mean finding some distraction at the local library. With so many other avenues for reading and buying books, not to mention other entertainment choices, have public libraries lost their significance in 2017? Jason Fuller has the story.

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


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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Charlottesville Clash Shines New Spotlight on Confederate Monuments


A postcard view of the “Appomattox” monument in Alexandria. (Credit: Alexandria Library Local History Special Collections)

The events in Charlottesville are prompting a renewed interest in Confederate statues and memorials across Virginia, as elected leaders across Virginia hear a new round of calls to remove them. Michael Pope reports.

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Virginia Governor Calls for Gun Control after Shooting

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An Alexandria police officer tapes off an area near the YMCA after a shooting in Alexandria. (Credit: AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

The shooting in Alexandria is opening yet another discussion about guns in Virginia. How available are they? And what can be done to keep them from getting into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. Michael Pope has the story.

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