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  • newI lost my column for keeping Charlottesville police accountable. I'd do it again | Molly Conger
    Naively, I assumed the publication I worked for was as committed to unashamed truth-telling as I was. I was wrongWhen the editor of a weekly paper approached me about writing a regular column about local politics, the first thing I asked her was: “…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 6:00am -
  • Trump's Statue of Bigotry is not Cuccinelli's first neo-Confederate assault | Sidney Blumenthal
    In 2010, as Virginia attorney general, the acting USCIS director tried to make his staff wear a symbol of secessionKen Cuccinelli, acting director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), is an aspiring literary critic as well as a revi…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 19, 1:00am -
  • How we think about the term 'enslaved' matters
    400 years ago, the first Africans who came to America were not ‘enslaved’, they were indentured – and this makes a crucial difference when we think about the meanings of our pastThe year 1619 is momentous in American history, as a recent visit…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 2:00am -
  • Point Comfort: where slavery in America began 400 years ago
    In 1619, a ship with 20 captives landed at Virginia, ushering in the era of slavery in what would become the United StatesThe blue waters of the Chesapeake lap against the shore. Sunbathers lounge in deckchairs as black children and white children ru…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 12:00am -
  • Black leaders boycott Trump visit over 'racist, xenophobic rhetoric'
    Senior Democrats in Virginia stay away from commemorationPresident says boycotters acting ‘against their own people’Donald Trump on Tuesday waded further into the race row he sparked with a weekend attack on a senior black congressman and the cit…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 2:37pm -
  • Pernell Whitaker obituary
    Former world champion boxer who won gold at the 1984 OlympicsDuring debates about who is the best boxer of all time, the former four-weight world champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker is sometimes overlooked. He was not a fearsome puncher, nor wa…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 10:38am -
  • Charlottesville white supremacist gets second life sentence, plus 419 years
    James Alex Fields Jr sentenced for killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens during the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in 2017A man convicted of federal hate crime charges for deliberately slamming his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 1:58pm -
  • Charlottesville: white supremacist gets life sentence for fatal car attack
    James Alex Fields Jr drove a car into a crowd of protestersWhite supremacist had attended far-right rally in Virginia cityA federal judge imposed a life sentence on the self-described neo-Nazi who killed Heather Heyer by crashing his car into a crowd…
    - 52 days ago, 28 Jun 19, 3:35pm -
  • Charlottesville white supremacist who killed protester asks judge for mercy
    Attorneys for James Alex Fields Jr seek less than life sentenceProsecutors: life term will help deter ‘acts of domestic terrorism’The white supremacist who plowed his car into counter-protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two…
    - 57 days ago, 23 Jun 19, 7:55am -
  • Virginia Beach shooting: mourners hold vigils as authorities search for motive
    Municipal center employees mourn at makeshift memorial and hundreds gathered last night at a church to remember the dead In Virginia Beach on Monday, signs of a shooting that killed 12 people on Friday could still be seen at a complex of government b…
    - 77 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 11:01am -


Virginia Gazette

  • newDominion: 4,686 customers without power in Williamsburg, JCC
    The lights flickered out for thousands of Dominion Energy Virginia customers around 2:03 p.m. Monday. Dominion has said about 4,686 customers are without power as of 2:30 p.m., according to the company spokeswoman Bonita Harris. The area affected by…
    - 50 mins ago, 19 Aug 19, 2:25pm -
  • Last Word hassle-free parking, Aug. 17
    Easy parking The new automatic payment system for the parking garage in downtown Williamsburg is great. Just enter and exit the garage without any hassle. A picture of your car is taken as you enter and another when you leave. The next day, you are n…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 6:30am -
  • Attorney General: Tourism Council is a public body
    The Tourism Council is a public body, subject to the Freedom of Information Act and open meetings laws, according to an Attorney General legal opinion published Friday afternoon. The legal opinion would appear to lay to rest the debate that swirled a…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 5:20pm -
  • A year after creation, Tourism Council still doesn't have benchmarks to track its success
    More than a year after its creation, the Tourism Council still doesn’t have the benchmark study officials have called critical to measuring the success of its tourism marketing venture. Formally created when Senate Bill 942, the law that establishe…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 5:00pm -
  • Food trucks inspections look for same health and safety issues as restaurants
    A food truck is a kitchen on wheels. The most noticeable difference from an average brick-and-mortar restaurant is you probably won’t find a food truck where you saw it last night. That’s one of the toughest challenges when it comes to inspecting…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 4:00pm -
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