Most Read Articles Aug. 23, 2017


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SCHAPIRO: EASTERN SHORE GIVES THE LOCAL CANDIDATE WIDE BERTH

By JEFF E. SCHAPIRO, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Having gotten involved in local Democratic politics because she was outraged over Donald Trump’s election for president, Hannelore Marsh was in no mood to be patient. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for governor, was concluding a question-and-answer session Sunday with party activists on his native Eastern Shore, when Marsh sprang to her feet.


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MCAULIFFE EMERGES FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE CRISIS AS A COUNTERBALANCE TO TRUMP

By LAURA VOZZELLA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

On the day that white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed violently over a Confederate statue in his state, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke the words that President Trump would not. “I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today. Our message is plain and simple: Go home. . . . There is no place for you here, there is no place for you in America,” a stricken-looking McAuliffe said on national television.


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EDITORIAL: WHEN DO CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS CORRUPT POLITICIANS?

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The other day the Virginia League of Conservation Voters PAC announced that it will spend more than $1 million to help elect Ralph Northam governor. This followed similar news that a Planned Parenthood PAC will spend $3 million to the same end. On Tuesday, the environmentalist group NextGen America threw $2 million into the pot.


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VOTERS SPLIT ON BLAME FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE VIOLENCE, WANT CONFEDERATE STATUES TO STAY

By FENIT NIRAPPIL, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

A slim majority of Virginia voters think that Confederate monuments should stay on public property, according to a new survey, and those polled are split on who is to blame for the violence during the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.


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REFORM GROUP: VIRGINIA HURT BY GERRYMANDERING

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Redistricting could explode as the top — and most heated — issue the next governor and General Assembly will face early next year, Virginia’s leading campaigner for reform said at a panel hosted by Peninsula Voices for Change. About 30 people attended the panel at Tabb Library Wednesday evening to discuss gerrymandering and redistricting in Virginia.


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U.VA. POLICE OBTAIN ARREST WARRANTS FOR WHITE NATIONALIST CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL

By ANNA HIGGINS, Cavalier Daily

The University Police Department has obtained arrests warrant for white nationalist Christopher Cantwell, according to a release issued Tuesday evening. The warrants are related to the white nationalist torchlit march through Grounds on Aug. 11, which turned violent when white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed at the statue of Thomas Jefferson north of the Rotunda, resulting in numerous injuries.


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ESPN, CITING SAFETY, SAYS ROBERT LEE WON’T BROADCAST VIRGINIA FOOTBALL GAME

By MATTHEW HAAG, New York Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

ESPN has removed an announcer from its broadcast of the University of Virginia’s first football game next month because he has the same name as a Confederate general memorialized in statues that are being taken down across the country.


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NORTHAM HAS 7-POINT LEAD IN ROANOKE COLLEGE POLL

By STAFF REPORTS, News Virginian

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam holds a 7-point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia's gubernatorial contest, according to a poll released Tuesday. But more than half of those polled says they are undecided, leaving plenty of room for Gillespie to gain traction over the next 10 weeks. The Roanoke College poll released Tuesday was conducted by The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research.


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CHILD-CRUELTY CHARGES AGAINST STATE LAWMAKER TO BE DROPPED

By MARGARET MATRAY , Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Prosecutors plan to drop child-cruelty charges today against state Del. Rick Morris, but some of them could be refiled. Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney Anton Bell said his office wasn’t able to get an out-of-state subpoena served on a key witness – the stepson Morris is accused of harming in his Whaleyville home last year. The boy now lives with his biological father in Texas.


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CHURCH WHERE ROBERT E. LEE DECLARED HIMSELF A SINNER. SHOULD IT KEEP HIS NAME?

By MICHELLE BOORSTEIN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

As recent years engulfed America in intense debate about race, the genteel Gothic stone parish in little Lexington, Va., quietly debated its name. Could “R.E. Lee Memorial Church” commemorate the postwar fence-mender who had led their church and city out of destitution? Or could it only conjure the wicked institution of slavery for which Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee fought?