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FILE - Crews prepare to remove a statue Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. on July 7, 2020. At least 63 Confederate statues, monuments or markers have been removed from public land across the country since George Floyd’s death on May 25, making 2020 one of the busiest years yet for removals, according to an Associated Press tally. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Virginia AG authorizes probe of statue-removal contract

Jan. 15, 2021 8:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general has authorized an investigation into a $1.8 million contract for the removal of the city of Richmond's Confederate monuments, a special prosecutor said Friday. The statues were taken down over the summer, and an inquiry into the contract between the...

Richmond solicits casino plans ahead of 2021 referendum

Dec. 29, 2020 9:44 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials in Richmond, Virginia, are asking organizations that hope to operate a casino in the city to submit their development plans. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that city officials are hoping to figure out which project would best serve the city. At least three...

Northam seeks $25M for 'historic justice' initiatives

Dec. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday announced a proposal to spend $25 million to transform historical sites in Virginia, including the Richmond spot where a soaring statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee became a recent focal point of protests against racism. Nearly $11 million...