Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for violence in Charlottesville; Confederate statue rally in Leesburg canceled

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, Aug. 16.

President Donald Trump again blamed “both sides” for violence at the white supremacist-led rally in Charlottesville.
(The Washington Post)

Organizers have canceled a rally for the preservation of a Confederate statue at the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg. It was originally scheduled for the same day as the fatal Charlottesville protest and was then postponed until September. Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall asked the General Assembly for more decision-making power in regards to local monuments.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror, Loudoun Times-Mirror)

A memorial for Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed in Charlottesville after a man drove his car into a crowd during the violent white supremacist-led rally, will be held at the Paramount Theater today.
(The Washington Post)

Virginia students maintained relatively stable Standards of Learning scores in comparison to the past three years. Falls Church had the best reading, math and science scores in Northern Virginia, while Fredericksburg had the worst reading scores and Manassas Park had the worst math and science scores in the region.
(WTOP)

Loudoun County is holding a public auction from now until Aug. 17 featuring items like computers and cars.
(WTOP)

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