Virginia goes to the polls tomorrow

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Virginia will vote for governor tomorrow. The three candidates – Ed Gillespie, Cliff Hyra and Ralph Northam – have different perspectives on the issues facing Virginians, but they agree on some things, such as raising teachers’ salaries and the reality of climate change. Here’s a guide to the candidates and issues. (WaPo, 11/5)

Virginians head to the polls Tuesday to choose a new governor in a neck-and-neck race that began as a genteel affair but devolved into an intense battle that mimics the country’s deep partisan divide.

The contest has drawn record spending for the three statewide contests — governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general — and much of it is coming from outside groups eager to claim victory in Virginia. In addition, all 100 House of Delegates seats are on the ballot.

ARTS / RACIAL EQUITY | Lara Davis, Grantmakers in the Arts conference blogger, recaps a Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy conference session where participants were asked how institutions could approach racial equity. (Grantmakers in the Arts Blog, 10/29)

ARTS & HUMANITIESDupont Underground welcomes world’s best photos in new international exhibition (WBJ, 11/3)

HOUSING | How a thriving black community was pushed out of its DC neighborhood almost 80 years ago. (WCP, 11/2)

IMMIGRATION‘We Want To Stay’: Haitian Immigrants In U.S. Fear End Of Temporary Protected Status (NPR, 11/5)

– France prohibits evictions from November 1 until March 31. Should the US follow suit? (Citylab, 11/2)

– D.C. Breaks Down Homeless Encampment in Foggy Bottom (WCP, 11/3)

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