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Mayor won’t rename annual Christmas parade after ‘disappointing and hurtful’ backlash

Santa Claus is seen at the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
October 10, 2019   By Associated Press

Charleston, West Virginia — The mayor of West Virginia’s capital city on Thursday reversed a decision to change the name of the annual holiday parade after intense backlash from church leaders and conservatives.

Mayor Amy Goodwin announced on Monday that she planned to rename the “Charleston Christmas Parade” the “Charleston Winter Parade” to demonstrate that Charleston is an inclusive city.   More…

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