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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning


Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tueday, August 30. Wow, it’s almost September, which means just over 2 months until election day!

*Dominion plans to restore most customers by Friday

*With storm damage, who pays for what?

*Some retailers booming, but others lack power

*McDonnell says he has no regrets about dire pre-storm warnings

*Cantor criticized again for saying federal aid should be offset with spending cuts

*Conservative group pushes for draft abortion regulations

*General Assembly candidates to participate in September forum

*Bolling: Restoring power, removing downed trees top priorities in Irene cleanup

*Governor faces doubt about commitment (“McDonnell stands by promise to serve full length of term in face of VP speculation”)

*Bolling: Virginia recovery depends on federal policies

*Loudoun becoming The King of Data (Centers)

*Voters seek cuts, but not in defense, entitlement programs (“Obama’s job performance was positive, with 55 percent [of Virginians] saying they approve or strongly approve of the job he’s doing and 44 percent expressing disapproval.”)

UPDATE: See below for the latest Dominion Power outages report. They’re definitely making progress, as part of their pledge to ” restore power to 90-95 percent of the customers affected by Irene-related outages by the end of the day Friday” and “Seventy-five percent…by the end of the workday on Wednesday.”

  • Also, I received the following press release yesterday from the Cook and Oleszek campaigns in the Braddock District Supervisor race. It’s great to see so many debates, I look forward to Janet Oleszek making crystal clear why John Cook’s views are NOT the right way to go for Fairfax County or for Braddock District specifically.


    Amount of Debates Believed To Be District Level Record

    Today the campaigns of Supervisor John Cook and Janet Oleszek jointly announced a series of 10 debates between the major party candidates for the Braddock District Supervisor seat.  The number of debates is believed to be a record in any Fairfax County magisterial district.

    “Good government should be about serving people, and these debates will give our citizens a leading role in the campaign,” Supervisor John Cook noted.  Cook thanked the Oleszek campaign for working amicably on getting these debates set, “without the usual rancor”.

    “The County Board of Supervisors deals with so many different issues important to our citizens”, Janet Oleszek noted.  “These debates will give residents in Braddock an opportunity to see which candidate is the best to represent them for the next four years”.  Oleszek also thanked Cook for agreeing to these debates.

    The campaigns are announcing the first two debates in September and are seeking community feedback for the remaining eight debates to be held in October and November. Cook and Oleszek are asking that groups interested in hosting debates contact both campaigns via their websites with proposed dates and hosts.  The campaigns will then jointly decide which debates will go forward and announce them in September.


    September 14th, 7:30 P.M.

    Braddock District Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Drive, Burke, Virginia

    Hosted by Braddock District Council

    90 minute debate, featuring 3 minute opening and closing statements and questions from the audience (through cards passed to moderator) where each candidate will have 90 seconds to answer

    September 24th, 3:30 P.M.

    Front Yard of Denny and Suzie D’Alelio, 4811 Woodland Way, Annandale, VA (Corner of Woodland and Queen Elizabeth)

    Moderator:  Ellen Oppenheim

    60 minute debate, featuring 2 minute opening and closing statements, and questions from the audience (through cards passed to moderator) where each candidate will have 90 seconds to answer

    Residents attending are encouraged to bring beach blankets to sit on

    The Cook and Oleszek campaigns also jointly announced that Independent candidate Carey C. Campbell will be invited to participate at the September debates.