Petition seeks to honor Vinegar Hill history instead of Scalia with Charlottesville court name | Virginia 0

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A petition is circulating online that aims to rename Charlottesville’s federal courthouse after someone who “stood up for the rights” of the Vinegar Hill community. Frank Dukes, the former director of and a current fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation, said Monday that

Last stand for Standing Rock 0

All but a few dozen of the last holdouts from a months-long mass protest against a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota peacefully vacated their riverside camp as an eviction deadline passed on Wednesday. “We’ve very firm that the camp is now closed,” Governor Doug Burgum, a Republican, told

This tennis tournament is using shelter dogs as ballboys 0

A ball dog at the 2016 Brazil Open tennis tournament. (Brazil Open/Leandro Martins/DGW Comunicação) For the second year running, a pro tennis tournament in Brazil will kick its ballboys and ballgirls off the court. In their place will be the best tennis-ball-fetchers of all: shelter dogs. If it’s like