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Judge Says Tarps Must Come Off Charlottesville Statues


The statues have been surrounded by fencing to deter protesters from removing the tarps. (Credit: Jordy Yager / RADIO IQ)

Giant black tarps have covered two Jim Crow-era statues of Civil War generals in Charlottesville for months now. The move was quickly challenged with a lawsuit and on Tuesday a judge finally ruled. Jordy Yager reports.

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Virginia Declares a New Era for Protests


Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Brian Moran, says Charlottesville marked a new day for police deal with protests. (Credit Commonwealth of Virginia)

Virginia has entered a new era when it comes to protests.  That’s one of many conclusions drawn by a task force set up to study events in Charlottesville on August 12th.  The full report will be issued December 1st. Sandy Hausman reports.



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Charlottesville Vents Over a Summer of Unrest


Don Gathers, a deacon at the First Baptist Church, told a federal mediator that this community does not trust anyone who works for Attorney General Jeff Sessions of President Donald Trump.

Charlottesville held what was billed as a Healing Town Hall yesterday – a chance for residents to express their fears and frustrations about what happened when white supremacists and neo-Nazis came to town, and how they think future problems might be avoided.  Sandy Hausman was there and filed this report:

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How Should Localities Grant Permits Following Charlottesville Violence?

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White nationalist demonstrators walk through the streets of Charlottesville during a rally earlier this month. Governor Terry McAuliffe wants to look into how local governments grant permits for rallies and marches. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

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

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Richmond Commission Now Directed To Consider Removing Confederate Monuments

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A commission considering the future of Richmond’s Confederate monuments now has new orders. Last week, Mayor Levar Stoney directed the commission to include an examination of removal or relocation of the monuments. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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What Happens to Charlottesville’s Lee Statue is Still Up in the Air

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A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee sits in Emancipation Park, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. The deadly rally by white nationalists in Charlottesville, over the weekend is accelerating the removal of Confederate statues in cities across the nation. (AP Photo/Julia Rendleman)

The violence that erupted in Charlottesville over the weekend was prompted by the city’s desire to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. That’s a legal battle that’s still unfolding in the courts and it’s far from settled. Michael Pope has the story.


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Senator Mark Warner Responds to Charlottesville Violence

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Senator Mark Warner is denouncing the violent rally in Charlottesville over the weekend. Nick Gilmore 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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Blacksburg Vigil for Charlottesville



Across Virginia, people gathered to remember those killed and injured in Saturday’s violence. In Blacksburg, the Coalition for Justice held a vigil against hate in solidarity with counter protesters in Charlottesville. Robbie Harris was there.

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After the Rally, Charlottesville Confronts Fresh Wounds


A vigil honoring victims set up Saturday evening at McGuffey Park in Charlottesville. (Credit: Sandy Hausman / RADIO IQ)

People who were hit by a speeding car after violent protests in Charlottesville continue their recovery.  Ten are now in good condition at UVA Medical Center and nine have been released, but as Sandy Hausman reports, some invisible wounds may remain.

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When a Ku Klux Klan Rally Taught Fear


A Ku Klux Klan gathering in Muncie, Indiana in 1922. (Credit: William Arthur Swift / Ball State University)

Charlie Russell grew up on the west-side of Indianapolis in the 1950’s. In his all-black neighborhood the racial violence of the south that he saw on television felt far away. While he had experienced discrimination, he had never experienced fear.  That changed, though, when he was in college in the blue-collar town of Muncie Indiana and the KKK held a rally.

Russell now lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This weekend a North Carolina-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan plans to rally in Charlottesville.


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Corey Stewart Denounces His Opponents, Not White Nationalist Rally


Republican Gubernatorial hopeful, Corey Stewart (Credit:

This weekend an alt-right group, widely associated with white nationalism, marched to a Confederate statue in Charlottesville — carrying torches and chanting. The rally made national headlines and now Virginia’s candidates in the upcoming race for governor are weighing in. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Charlottesville City Council, Mayor Respond to Weekend Rally: “We Have Work to Do”


Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy told attendees at Monday evening’s Council meeting that he was encouraged by Sunday’s rally in response to the white nationalist gathering the night before, but more is needed. (Credit: Jordy Yager)

Charlottesville City Council on Monday evening expressed outrage at a white nationalist rally over the weekend that received international attention. Jordy Yager reports.

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Counter Protest in Charlottesville to “Take Back Lee Park” Follows Alt-Right Rally


Protester Chris O’Shea attempts to muffle the megaphone of Jason Kessler, a local supporter of keeping the Lee statue in place. Kessler was arrested for disorderly conduct later in the evening. (Credit: Jordy Yager)

Three people were arrested Sunday night after a mostly peaceful protest in downtown Charlottesville turned momentarily violent, spilling out into the streets. Jordy Yager has details.


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