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Lee now in favor of changing Confederate proclamation

Jul. 15, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee changed course on Monday and declared he's now in favor of amending a law that requires the state to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Lee tweeted on Monday he will work to change a decades-old statute...

Tennessee governor criticized for Confederate proclamation

Jul. 12, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is facing backlash for signing a proclamation ordering a day to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Lee told reporters this week that a 1969 state law required him to sign the proclamation but...

Pro-KKK editor out at Alabama newspaper

Jul. 11, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired, months after igniting a firestorm with the editorial, the new owner said. Goodloe Sutton, 80, no longer has any role with The...

Road once adopted by KKK is sponsored by gay pride group

Jun. 17, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A stretch of road on Florida's Gulf Coast that was adopted by the Ku Klux Klan 25 years ago is now being sponsored by a gay rights group. Pasco Pride recently adopted the stretch of Moon Lake Road in New Port Richey. WUSF in Tampa reports that the KKK adopted the 1-mile...

City estimates Ohio Klan rally cost $650,000 for security

May. 26, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city is estimating it spent about $650,000 on security for a rally attended by a small group of Ku Klux Klan members and hundreds of protesters. Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein says the city spent about $250,000 on personnel and about $400,000 on materials ahead of...

Ku Klux Klan rally in Ohio; no reported clashes, problems

May. 25, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A small group of Ku Klux Klan members penned in by fencing, surrounded by police and drowned out by hundreds of protesters, held a rally in Ohio with no reported clashes or problems. The city of Dayton blocked streets with large trucks Saturday and brought in officers from other...

The Latest: Virginia's yearbook probe meets with some shrugs

May. 22, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the results of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The inconclusive report into whether Virginia's governor was in a racist yearbook photo has been met with shrugs by some...