: News

Loudoun Supervisors Put Off Decision On Religious Displays At Courthouse

Play associated audio

In Virginia, the board of supervisors in Loudoun County has voted to put off a decision about religious displays on the grounds of the county courthouse.

The board voted 6 to 1 to defer a decision until its September 8th meeting. The postponement will allow the courthouse's chief judge, who's currently on vacation, to share his thoughts on the controversy.

A citizens' committee in charge of reviewing grounds and facilities policies at the courthouse first decided to ban all holiday displays there last December.

But when county supervisors saw how upset people were, they decided to allow community groups to share the space to celebrate their traditions. Now, though, supervisors are reconsidering, saying it's become too difficult to manage.

Conservatives and liberals say the displays should be allowed, saying it is an expression of cultural heritage.

NPR

Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
NPR

More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
NPR

Hillary Clinton Set To Become Formal Democratic Nominee For President

Bill Clinton speaks Tuesday night after his wife Hillary Clinton formally becomes the Democratic nominee for president. One open question is how smoothly the nominating process will go.
NPR

Solar-Powered Plane Completes Historic Circumnavigation

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi, where its journey began 17 flights ago in March 2015. Alternating with another pilot, Bertrand Piccard flew around the world with no fuel.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.