ForVirginia.org Podcast E14: RESIST: Trump and #NODAPL

This week on the for Virginia Podcast, the theme is RESIST, featuring an interview with our own Nic McCarthy, on location at Standing Rock. We also provide resources to help fight back against a Trump Administration. We focus on environmental news: fires and floods, solar projects and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and bring you the rest of your weekly news roundup.

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UPDATED NEWS:

JAILS /MENTAL HEALTH

Board overseeing jails asks lawmaker hoping to boost oversight to look elsewhere http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_a67ba726-8976-5934-8e6b-35...

Staff shortages, admissions increases and a discharge logjam at Eastern State http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-nws-eastern-state-20161112-story.html

Opinion/Editorial: Mentally ill inmates deserve better http://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-editorial-mentally-ill-inma...

VDEP http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-the-three-big-questio...

Norfolk could pay $500,000 more to Ikea http://pilotonline.com/business/norfolk-could-pay-more-to-ikea/article_6...

Port terminal's new lease will cost Portsmouth millions, city attorney says http://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/port-terminal-s-new-lease-w...

How will damning VEDP report affect Tranlin’s Chesterfield plant? http://www.chesterfieldobserver.com/news/2016-11-23/Front_Page/How_will_...

NEWS

NC GOV'S RACE

The High-Stakes Battle Over Voter Fraud That's Left North Carolina Politics in Limbo http://www.vice.com/read/north-carolina-recount-fraud-pat-mccrory

ECONOMY / BUDGET

Va.’s largest jurisdiction bracing for a dire budget year https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/vas-largest-jursd...

University: Upcoming report paints sluggish economic picture http://www.nbc29.com/story/33778772/university-upcoming-report-paints-sl...

STATE POLICE

Is a Funding Fix for State Police Near? http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/is-a-funding-fix-for-state...

ENVIRONMENT

AMHEARST FIRE

Amherst forest fire grows to 4,800 acres; Nelson fire nearly contained http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/amherst-forest-fire-grows-to-acres...

Drought worsens in western and northern parts of Virginia http://www.richmond.com/weather/article_565e2589-2d5c-5f7e-92a4-df043e2c... FLOODING

Report tallies the 'cost of doing nothing' on sea level rise in Hampton Roads http://www.dailypress.com/news/science/dp-nws-report-cost-of-doing-nothi...

On Virginia’s vulnerable coast, fear of flooding on the rise http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/24/on-virginias-vulnerable-...

Removal from flood program is creating real consequences for lake property http://www.thecentralvirginian.com/removal-from-flood-program-is-creatin...

ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE

Buckingham planners act on proposed pipeline compressor station http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_2ef5a573-36af-5a35-9d75-5c...

SOLAR

Solar Power farm coming to Bedford http://www.bedfordbulletin.com/content/solar-power-farm-coming-bedford 35-megawatt solar farm proposed for farmland in Norge http://wydaily.com/2016/11/25/35-megawatt-solar-farm-proposed-for-farmla...

STATEWIDE ELECTIONS

Gov'nor:

GOP contender Gillespie, who kept distance from Trump, vows to be ‘governor for all Virginians’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/gop-contender-gil...

PolitiFact Va.: Corey Stewart stretches Ed Gillespie's statements on Donald Trump http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_57e87436-b02c-11e6-8656-bf...

Lt. Gov'nor:

Possible Democratic candidate for statewide office drops out http://www.nbc29.com/story/33752481/possible-democratic-candidate-for-st...

Atty. General Bell Leaves GOP Attorney General Race http://www.dnronline.com/news/harrisonburg/bell-leaves-gop-attorney-gene...

Va. lawmakers propose stricter rules for third-party voter registration drives http://www.richmond.com/news/local/government-politics/article_36bfbf09-...

GOV'T ACCOUNTABILITY

Light rail, dark money: A conflict between election law and guidance is part of bigger transparency issues http://princessanneindy.com/2016/11/15/rail-6/

MEDICAID EXPANSION

Our View: Medical expansion http://www.winchesterstar.com/opinions/our_view/our-view-medical-expansi... OTHER NEWS

Appeals court upholds conviction of Rocky Mount man who hung noose in his yard http://www.roanoke.com/news/crime/franklin_county/appeals-court-upholds-...

TRUMP

Anti-Trump protesters march down Colley Ave. on a busy Friday night in Ghent http://pilotonline.com/news/local/anti-trump-protesters-march-down-colle...

CNU students hold anti-Trump demonstration http://www.dailypress.com/news/education/dp-nws-cnu-walkout-demonstratio... https://www.whatdoidoabouttrump.com/

Trump changed everything. Now everything counts https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/23/trump-changed-ever...

SAM RASOUL

Democratic state lawmaker resigns leadership post, calls for 'radical change' after Trump's win http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_9ff1fecf-4b47-5cff-9943-21...

Virginia Democrat urges party to move away from politics of fear https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-democrat...

Winning Elections: The Science of Trust http://bluevirginia.us/2016/11/winning-elections-science-trust

SHAME:

$100M in ‘unaccounted for’ liabilities put Alpha mine cleanups at risk - See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/mining-the-mountains/20161119/100m-in-unacc...

FAME:

McAuliffe: Opioid addiction is now a Public Health Emergency http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/opioid_addiction_is_n... tk=037CC0D286F38C1094DF7A9F70B6FC7A71F714CB6024B7FBC24C6ADE72DCB90869CB8E8B0663AC625B2627AC5A450C1B2E63B6E944251973BAC5FFA59C6BAB64EA041D0870829CBD1650AA69F05B7F74DCB1E9A253B57CEC66E7FF8AFE20FF185AA4ECCD89B3E288FCB91D0D1D40F0FF55D5D9D3D93CDB46A942D413A91632E3B4CB0FA022039E1F3DA00EED668019D9A548BDB5A012FA4EB2E82DB537DF41DA006E0535

23 companies that got state grants in Virginia failed to meet performance requirements http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/state-report-vedp-began-vetting-aft... State report:

VEDP began vetting after Roanoke Times probe http://www.dailypress.com/news/opinion/editorials/dp-edt-virginia-partne...

Aiming for jobs, but firing blanks

Shame http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/local_va._lawmaker_se... Local lawmaker sends and deletes tweet mocking millennials, protesters

Fame http://pilotonline.com/news/government/politics/local/anti-trump-protest... Anti-Trump protesters march through streets of downtown Norfolk

http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/blacksburg/rally-in-blacksburg-after-e... 200 rally in Blacksburg after election

http://www.dnronline.com/update/new-hhs-students-lead-anti-trump-march-p... NEW: HHS Students Lead Anti-Trump March, Protest