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Charlottesville votes to remove Stonewall Jackson statue
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:21:36 -0400

The Charlottesville City Council in Virginia voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from a public park.

Council members called for the statue at Justice Park to be removed once all court cases regarding the removal are resolved, NBC News reported.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. delegate, urges city action, taxes on foreign-owned sites
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:44:28 -0400

The District's congressional representative is urging city leaders to take action to improve neglected properties owned by foreign countries.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says the city could "tax foreign property no longer used for diplomatic purposes — such as those properties that housed former diplomats but have since been ...


Washington National Cathedral to remove windows honoring Confederate generals
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:04:00 -0400

The Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday said it will remove stained glass windows honoring Confederate generals, saying they act as "a barrier to our important work on racial justice and racial reconciliation."

In a statement, cathedral leaders said they have debated for two years whether to remove the windows honoring ...


Ed Gillespie’s marijuana proposal breaks with Virginia Republicans of past
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:12:06 -0400

Breaking with the tough-on-crime stance that defined Virginia Republicans for decades, gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie laid out a plan Wednesday to try to keep drug users from ending up incarcerated.

Dubbed "three strikes and you're in," Mr. Gillespie's proposal would keep marijuana users from having to serve jail time until ...


Optima’s Virginia exit reignites Obamacare’s bare county problem
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:46:44 -0400

A Virginia insurer revived Obamacare's "bare county" headache late Wednesday by announcing it will exit a huge swath of the state next year.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Optima's withdrawal will leave 62,000 people in 63 of the state's 95 counties without an option on the Affordable Care Act's marketplace in ...


Turkish-American men plead not guilty in violent May brawl outside ambassador’s D.C. residence
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:12:55 -0400

Two Turkish-American men pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of assault and conspiracy stemming from a melee in which authorities say Turkish security officers attacked peaceful protesters near the Turkish ambassador's residence in May.

Sinan Narin, 45 of McLean, Virginia, and Eyup Yildirim, 50, of Manchester, New Jersey, entered their ...


XQ Super Schools look to the future
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:08:17 -0400

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

News flash: "[T]he majority of students who graduate D.C. with a high school diploma are not prepared to succeed in college or a career," the D.C. State Board of Education says.

The shocking news came over the transom Wednesday evening in an email about the board's ongoing efforts regarding ...


College Park city officials question asking voters to weigh in on noncitizen voting: Report
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:25:53 -0400

As College Park, Maryland, mulls the question of opening its city elections to noncitizens, the mayor and two of the city's council members are on record saying it's a bad idea to ask the public to weigh in via referendum, The Diamondback newspaper reported Thursday night.

Mayor Patrick Wojahn and ...


Judge orders Hillary Clinton lawyers to face bar investigation in Maryland
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:11:00 -0400

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delete her private emails.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills ...


As U.S. debates Dreamers, Mexico puts out the welcome mat
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:28:07 -0400

As expected, President Trump's decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy is causing quite a kerfuffle. What you might not have heard, though, is that Mexico is sending its own message: Ven a casa — "Come home."

Cup your ears and you probably won't hear ...


Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., suspect, pleads guilty in 1975 killing of Maryland Lyon sisters
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:33:10 -0400

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A man charged in the killing of two young sisters from Maryland pleaded guilty Tuesday, more than four decades after the girls vanished during a trip to a local shopping mall.

Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., 60, entered his plea in a Virginia court Tuesday. Welch is ...


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