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MCAULIFFE SAYS HE WANTS VIRGINIA OUT OF NEW OFFSHORE OIL, GAS LEASING PLAN

By DAVE MAYFIELD, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, reversing field on a controversial issue, has asked federal officials to take the ocean waters off Virginia out of contention for oil and gas leases. The governor’s office disclosed McAuliffe’s position Thursday,

VaNews August 18, 2017



ASSESSING THE POLITICAL AFTERMATH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

Roanoke Times Editorial (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

So there we were, drifting through the last lazy days of summer, one eye closed, the other on the ripening tomatoes, when suddenly Charlottesville happened. Now it feels like the political ground has shifted beneath us. What’s the political impact?

VaNews August 18, 2017



VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADER BULLISH ON MANUFACTURING

By BOB STUART, News Virginian

The message in one Shenandoah Valley community about manufacturing resonates across Virginia, according to the commonwealth's secretary of commerce and trade. Todd Haymore said this week that manufacturing is alive and well in Virginia, and he anticipates more manufacturing jobs coming soon.

VaNews August 18, 2017



WARNER TOURS JAMES RIVER, CHESAPEAKE BAY

By TAMARA DIETRICH, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Sen. Mark Warner was aboard the Jenny S on the James River Thursday afternoon, hooking a crab pot, hauling up a trawl net and, all things considered, overdressed for the occasion. Natty in khakis, a blue button-down shirt, salmon print tie and brown loafers, the senator was on an educational boat tour arranged by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to tout successes in bay cleanup.

VaNews August 18, 2017



WARNER SAYS LOCALITIES SHOULD DECIDE ABOUT CONFEDERATE STATUES, BUT STATE LAW MIGHT NOT LET THEM

By TAMARA DIETRICH, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

The violence that erupted in Charlottesville last weekend over plans to remove a Robert E. Lee statue has many other localities hastening to remove monuments to the Confederacy in their midst. On Thursday, Sen. Mark Warner said such a decision should be left to each Virginia municipality.

VaNews August 18, 2017



MCAULIFFE WANTS VIRGINIA OUT OF FEDERAL OFFSHORE DRILLING PROGRAM

By MIKE HOLTZCLAW, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has filed a request with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management requesting that Virginia be exempted from a newly revised program to open up the East Coast to offshore drilling. In a letter dated Aug. 11, which was made public on Thursday,

VaNews August 18, 2017



EARLY HINTS ON VA PENINSULA HOUSE DISTRICT CHANGES AFTER 2020?

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

If (as Rudyard Kipling might have said, if he cared about Virginia legislative redistricting) you can keep your head (well population count) when all about you/ Are losing theirs … You probably aren’t in Hampton Roads.

VaNews August 18, 2017



CHEMICAL SPILL ON TINKER CREEK REVEALED A GAP IN REGULATION, CRITICS SAY

By LAURENCE HAMMACK, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

A chemical that killed more than 40,000 fish in Tinker Creek is no longer in the water, but questions remain about how it got there. Critics say Termix 5301, an agricultural-use chemical that leaked from a plastic storage tank sitting outside of a Botetourt County business, is not covered by state or federal regulations that might have prevented the disaster.

VaNews August 18, 2017



STONEWALL JACKSON MONUMENT WILL STAND AT MANASSAS BATTLEFIELD

Potomac Local

A monument to Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson will stand at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The National Park Service says it, and all Confederate monuments on national park land will remain standing.

VaNews August 18, 2017



CHARLOTTESVILLE MAYOR TO MAKE 'MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT' FRIDAY ON LEE STATUE, HEATHER HEYER

Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer will be making a “major announcement” Friday about the Gen. Robert E. Lee statue, the victim from Saturday’s deadly car attack and public safety for future events in Charlottesville. The announcement is slated for 12 p.m. at CitySpace, according to a release from the city. No other details have yet been released.

VaNews August 18, 2017