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Charlottesville unrest was a factor for many Virginia voters

Unease over violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville this summer and President Donald Trump’s response loomed in the minds of many Virginia voters during Tuesday’s elections in which Democrats made significant gains, according to progressive advocacy groups and interviews with voters.

Anti-fascist heroines then and now

The history of resistance to fascism is worth recalling at this critical moment in U.S. politics, and also at this time of the Jewish High Holy Days, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Trump revives debate on hate groups, then condemns them

President Donald Trump on Thursday revived his assertions that he thought there were “bad dudes” among the people who assembled to oppose a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.

Report: UVA police didn’t enforce fire bans during march

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A report from University of Virginia leaders says campus police responding to a torch-lit march of white nationalists on school grounds relied on incomplete intelligence and failed to enforce fire bans. Those findings were among others laid out in a report issued Monday by a group of deans and others. The group is studying UVA’s response to the white nationalist rallies that roiled Charlottesville last month.

We’re still fighting, more than 150 years after Appomattox

After all this time, it could be argued that it doesn’t matter, but the blood that was shed over a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, is powerful evidence that it does. The national dispute over the fate of stone and bronze monuments begs this larger question: How does one country with two histories move forward?

Judge weighs fate of Confederate monument in Charlottesville

A judge in Virginia heard arguments but didn’t issue a final ruling Friday on whether a lawsuit over Charlottesville’s decision to remove the Confederate monument that helped spark a violent white nationalist rally should go to trial.

Eye on Boise: Idaho prisons agree to provide kosher meals to Jewish inmates

Under a settlement agreement and court order, the Idaho Department of Correction is being required to offer a new kosher diet to state prisoners in all its prisons after four Jewish prisoners and the ACLU of Idaho sued in federal court. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale will supervise the settlement agreement to enforce its requirements, which include providing food that’s certified kosher and served in pre-packaged, sealed servings.

Coalition plans 10-day march against white supremacy

A multi-racial coalition of faith, student and community activists announced Saturday that they plan to march from Charlottesville, Virginia, to the nation’s capital in response what they called President Donald Trump’s failure to confront the white supremacy on display at a violent rally in the Virginia city earlier this month.

Upset with Trump’s response, economic aide mulled quitting

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser sharply denounced the president’s response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, saying in an interview that he felt “compelled” to speak out. Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, was so upset by Trump’s comments that he wrote a letter of resignation but never submitted it.