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Va. city to reconsider law requiring certain new streets be named to honor Confederacy
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:15 PM EST
Steeped in Civil War history, the northern Virginia city of Alexandria is considering repeal of an old law requiring certain new streets to be named for Confederate generals.
Wilson's bill also would eliminate a requirement that new east-west streets be named for persons or places prominent in American history.
Wilson said he has not yet heard of any opposition to his bill.
Alexandria is across the Potomac River from the nation's capital.
Wilson said he is trying to overhaul a series of anachronistic laws, and that the other provisions are unrelated to Confederate history.