“It’s the birthplace of our democracy,” said Emily Gorcenski. “And if you want to assault the ideals of democracy, you go to where it started. It’s as simple as that.”
The board was formed after the violent white supremacist rallies of 2017 — and took years to gain power to investigate cases of alleged police misconduct.
“It’s never really been a Charlottesville that I feel safe in, or even one that I feel is not really embedded in racism,” said Myra Anderson. “On that day, it just so happened to rear its ugly head.”
“Given the effectiveness of it, and given plastics pollution, I am in support of it,” Councilor Michael Payne said. He added that the city will distribute reusable bags to low income community members.
Temperatures will top 100 degrees this weekend in Charlottesville. Here’s where you can get cool and other local resources.
As the city considers joining Albemarle County in imposing a tax to reduce plastic bag usage, food justice advocates worry it could create more barriers to food access.
“There aren’t many projects of this size of this type that are able to move forward right now,” said Susan Kruse, executive director of Community Climate Collaborative.
What does it mean to be Black in the Charlottesville Police Department? A former detective remembers the KKK rally of 2017 — and what it means when law enforcement tries to recruit minority officers.
The long awaited approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for young children comes as a relief to many parents, especially as more young children are becoming sick with the newer variants of COVID-19.
A ruling on Roe v. Wade is expected from the Supreme Court by the end of June or early July. If it’s overturned, states will be able to restrict or allow abortion.