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General Assembly setting stage for action on Confederate monuments

With the stroke of a pen this year, a journey that began in downtown Charlottesville could end in downtown Richmond. But any tangible results might not be seen until December. Two bills that propose granting local governments the authority to alter, remove or relocate war memorials — House Bill 1537 and Senate Bill 183 — […]

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Questions remain in the wake of the disproportionate minority contact report’s release

Black people in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are incarcerated at a disproportionate rate and there are disparities at virtually every point in the criminal justice process, a study formally released Monday to the City Council states. This places a strain on the criminal justice system and “erodes trust among Black residents regarding the justice process,” […]

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Soundboard: Access To Early Childhood Education

Related Article: What’s the state of early education in Charlottesville-Albemarle? Access To Early Childhood Education Credit: WTJU Gov. Ralph Northam is pushing for a huge increase in funding for early childhood education programs. Billy Jean Louis and Elliott Robinson give us the local perspective. Plus, “The Corner” music scene, past and present.

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Soundboard: Area Median Income and the Affordable Housing Toolbox

Related Article: Affordable for whom? Area Median Income and the Affordable Housing Toolbox Credit: WTJU A lot of people are burdened by the cost of housing in the Charlottesville area. Area median income is one of the tools that helps sort out which remedies are most effective for people of different income levels. Plus, decades […]

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Soundboard: The Wheels on the Bus Reduce Carbon Emissions

Related Articles: Carpooling carbon footprints: Public transportation’s role in climate resiliency Legislators, local organizations unveil Virginia Clean Economy Act The Wheels on the Bus Reduce Carbon Emissions Credit: WTJU We bring you an overview of the Charlottesville Area Transit system. Public transportation is essential for many community members to get to work and school, and […]

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Over the Railroad and Through the Woods

Related Articles: Five new places to bike or walk in the Charlottesville area this holiday season Connectivity key to Biscuit Run Park Over the Railroad and Through the Woods Credit: WTJU In our last Soundboard of 2019, we talk about the city and county’s efforts to improve infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists. Come for the […]

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Development Download & Gun Sanctuaries

Related Articles: Development Digest: Chick-Fil-A planned for Barracks Road Development Digest: Ridgewood Mobile Home Park sold to Virginia Beach-based developer Development Digest: Six- to eight-story apartment building planned for Stonefield Development Download & Gun Sanctuaries Credit: WTJU This week, we catch up on the Comprehensive Plan and how the City Council and Planning Commission make […]

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Not Your Typical High School & Supporting Local Undocumented People

Related Articles: Equity in mind as Albemarle moves away from traditional high schools The population of Latino students tripled in Albemarle schools in the last 14 years. This is what they say they need. Not Your Typical High School & Supporting Local Undocumented People Credit: WTJU Albemarle County has one high school center, a specialty […]