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Racial politics haunt GOP in the President Trump era

The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race.

UPDATE: Organizers cancel rally in support of Confederate monument in Leesburg

A "Save Our History" event in support of the Confederate monument in Leesburg, slated for Sept. 16 outside Loudoun County Courthouse, has been canceled.

MORE: Loudoun chairwoman to ask General Assembly for greater discretion over Confederate monuments

Amid renewed calls to move the county’s Confederate soldier statue on the courthouse grounds, Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) says she plans to ask the General Assembly to give localities greater discretion over monuments and memorials within their jurisdiction.

Local residents gather Monday at St. David’s Episcopal Church and School in Ashburn to honor the victims of the Charlottesville riots. Courtesy Photo

Loudouners, Herring convene for second Charlottesville vigil in as many days

Prominent Loudoun County voices, including that of Attorney General Mark Herring (D), reflected on a trying weekend of hate and racism during a vigil in Ashburn Monday night.

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam campaigns in Dulles to promote vocational job training plan

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam stumped at the Dulles IT firm Unanet Monday morning, where he spoke with dozens of local business leaders about his plan to help Virginians receive more vocational training.

The latest from Charlottesville

The latest on incidents related to violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville that left three dead.

Supervisors set new rules on temporary political signs

After more than a year of debate, county supervisors voted unanimously last month on new rules for temporary political signs as the county and the state begin gearing up for November’s elections.

Attendees at Sunday’s rally to remember the victims in Charlottesville and to “root out hate.” Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

In wake of Charlottesville, Loudoun Democrats host gathering next to Confederate statue in Leesburg

Around 50 people gathered Sunday afternoon at the Loudoun County Courthouse lawn in Leesburg -- just steps away from a perched 1908 statue honoring fallen Confederate soldiers -- to combat hate and racism and to honor the Charlottesville woman who died during Saturday's race-fueled riots.

After landmark First Amendment ruling, more Loudouners share stories of social media censorship

What do a local government contractor, a conservative activist in Sterling, gay rights leaders in Lovettsville, a Purcellville politician and members of a left-leaning political action group have in common?

Va. ACLU calls on politicians to stop blocking people on social media

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia wants the state’s congressional delegation to stop blocking people from their official and unofficial social media accounts used for official purposes.

Poll: Dem Northam leads Republican Gillespie in governor’s race

A new poll shows Democrat Ralph Northam leading Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia's race for governor.

Pro-Confederate monument group delays Leesburg rally

A group defending the Confederate soldier monument's placement on the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds in Leesburg has pushed back its rally, originally planned for this Saturday, to Sept. 16, according to a Facebook announcement.

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R) at the veterans benefits office opening in Ashburn. Times-Mirror/Bill Clare

Gov. McAuliffe headlines new veterans benefits office opening in Ashburn

Governor Terry McAuliffe opened the commonwealth's 28th veterans benefits office Wednesday in Ashburn, boasting to those gathered that Virginia is the most veteran-friendly state in America.

Planned Parenthood to spend $3M on Virginia governor’s race

Planned Parenthood is planning to spend $3 million to help Ralph Northam win this year's closely watched race for governor in Virginia.

Virginia judge reverses Freedom Of Information Act ruling in one of Davison’s cases

A Virginia judge has reversed a ruling he made in June, saying he made a mistake when he wrote that Virginia's Freedom of Information Act applied only to public bodies and not individual officials.
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