: News

Va. AG: Counties Can Display Holiday Symbols

Play associated audio

By Rebecca Blatt

Virginia's attorney general says local governments can put up religiously themed holiday displays, provided groups with other beliefs are allowed to display their holiday symbols.

The opinion comes in response to a controversy in Loudoun County.

Loudoun County Supervisors were set to debate in September whether holiday displays should be allowed at the county courthouse.

It has been a controversial issue since a citizen's committee banned all holiday displays there in December.

Republican state Delegate Bob Marshall asked Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to weigh in.

Cuccinelli says localities are free to recognize holidays -- including Christmas -- as long as it is clear the county itself is not communicating a religious message.

WAMU 88.5

Anne Tyler: "A Spool Of Blue Thread" (Rebroadcast)

In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."


Scotch Whiskey Gets A Run For Its Money From Global Distillers

A Canadian company recently was named whiskey of the year — knocking Scotch brands from the top-five category.

Frustrated With GOP Candidates, Muslims Recall More Welcoming Days

Many Muslim-Americans say the current political climate is worse than the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Many Muslims who once voted Republican, say don't feel like they have a home in that party.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

Leave a Comment

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