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Politics Feb 22Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty
Virginia's Democratic majority pushed the repeal effort, arguing that the death penalty has been applied disproportionately to people of color, the mentally ill and the indigent.
Nation Jan 05Regulators get plan for undoing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
The developers of the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline have laid out plans for how they want to go about unwinding the work that was done for the multistate natural gas project and restoring disturbed land.
Arts Dec 07Virginia Military Institute removes Confederate statue
Around 9:45 a.m. Monday, a crane plucked the statue off its base and slowly hoisted it to the ground at the public military college in Lexington, where allegations of systemic racism roiled the campus this fall.
Education Oct 29Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation
Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University two months after resigning amid a series of scandals. Fallwell is alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father defamed him through statements it issued.
Education Aug 25Falwell says he’s resigned from Liberty University
Falwell confirmed his departure in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day after the school said he had submitted, then rescinded his resignation.
Education Aug 24Liberty University official says Jerry Falwell Jr. is resigning. Falwell says he does not plan to leave permanently
Jerry Falwell Jr.’s future at evangelical Liberty University was unclear late Monday, with a senior school official saying he had resigned from his leadership post but Falwell telling several news outlets that he does not plan to leave permanently.
Nation Aug 19Detailed plans in place for careful removal of Lee statue
Conservation experts who plan to relocate the statue face the intricate logistics of disassembling and transporting it to a storage facility. They also must ensure worker safety amid heated public debate about whether the statue is an important piece of…
Education Aug 07Jerry Falwell Jr. taking leave of absence from Liberty University
Jerry Falwell Jr. has taken an indefinite leave of absence as president and chancellor of Liberty University, days after a social media post he made drew criticism and calls for his resignation.
Nation Jul 28In Virginia’s capital, a renewed effort to honor slaves
Officials in Richmond, Virginia, have announced a major funding commitment for an ambitious and long-envisioned memorial campus in the city's former slave-trading district, Shockoe Bottom.
Nation Jun 03WATCH: After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Lee statue
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue.