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Monday Morning Notes

by Dave Emke October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am 14 Comments

Biden Stumps for Northam in Reston — During a roundtable discussion Saturday in Reston Town Center along with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, the former Vice President emphasized the importance of state politics at a time when he said the federal government has faltered in its responsibilities. Current Vice President Mike Pence was also in Virginia on Saturday, joining Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie on the campaign trail in Abingdon. [The Hill]

‘Light the Night’ Raises Funds for Leukemia Research — The walk Friday night at Reston Town Center was part of a campaign expected to raise $3 million in the fight against blood cancers. [FOX5]

County’s Earners On Par with Manhattan’s, Nation’s Wealthiest — Forbes magazine analyzed U.S. Census data to determine where the highest wage-earners in the nation live. Fairfax County tied with Manhattan for the highest percentage of resident full-time workers making over $75,000, at 49.2 percent. [Forbes]

Police Auditor, Review Panel Taking Complaints — Use of excessive force, abusive language, harassment, reckless endangerment and more concerns about Fairfax County police officers can now be submitted using an online form. [Fairfax County]

King Gets on the Stat Sheet — The Cleveland Browns fell to 0-6 on the season with a 33-17 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, but South Lakes High School football alumnus Deon King did get on the stat sheet. Playing on special teams, King recorded a tackle of Texans’ punt returner Will Fuller V in the third quarter of the game. [ESPN]

  • RN

    You bias is showing again Reston Now……

    • Greg

      How so?

  • Mike M

    . . . and your dollars go much farther in Fairfax compared to NYC or San Francisco!

  • Anonymous Person

    Are we talking about the same former VP that felt up the Sec of Def’s wife on TV?

    From a balanced journalistic perspective, the current sitting VP being an aside in a headline about a former VP does make one wonder what the political leanings of the writer are. A much better way to phrase would have been something like, “stumping for gubernatorial candidates”, and then talk about the current and former VPs stumping for both candidates.

    But what do I know, I’m just a reader that eyerolls when I read stuff written from a political bias.

    • Reston Now

      The former VP was in Reston. The current one was 350 miles away.

      • Anonymous Person

        That’s what I get for misreading that as Arlington, and I understand why you included that as you did. Sorry about my accusation, it was incorrect, and thanks for your reporting.

        • Reston Now

          Wow… I was not expecting that. Thank you!

  • I’d Rather Post As A Guest

    If the campaigns of both gubernatorial candidates become any further low-key, no one may show up at the polls in November! Private events and events to a select audience don’t cut it…of course neither Northam nor Gillespie would dare do an
    “open” public town hall type of stump speech? Would they?

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Fairfax County tied with Manhattan for the highest percentage of resident full-time workers making over $75,000, at 49.2 percent
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    And they all reside in Winterthur.

    • Greg

      No, silly. At Shadowood.

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