Local Virginia governments may soon have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday that he’s working to let localities determine whether to relocate the more than 220 Confederate memorials in the state. “Right now we tell someone’s story. We don’t tell everyone’s story,” Alexandria City Councilman John Chapman said. News4’s Drew Wilder reports.
Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said Monday that he will push for legislation replacing Virginia’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee housed in the United States Capitol. The governor filed a drafting request for a bill that would outline the process for removing the statue — one of Virginia’s two in the National Statuary Hall Collection — and selecting...