The domino effect of this week’s midterm elections; pipeline updates; early renderings of a Bristol casino and other headlines

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— After a third loss in a statewide race, it’s unclear where Corey Stewart will end up. Even his position as chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors may not be guaranteed.  (The Washington Post)

— Congresswoman-elect Elaine Luria has a big to-do list since she beat Republican incumbent Scott Taylor. She has to build a staff, do her own training and take her daughter roller-skating to make up for the time she was busy campaigning. (The Virginian-Pilot)

— There will be some special elections for statehouse seats coming up, and Democratic Del. Jennifer Boysko is already eyeing the state senate seat vacated by Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton.  (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

— Four Republicans have already declared their candidacy in the race to fill the Rockbridge County-area House of Delegates seat that Ben Cline will vacate following his election to congress. (The News Virginian)

— State Democrats say Tuesday’s election results reflect well on their chances to take control of the General Assembly. “We’re on a roll in this state,” said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw. Republicans said they think they’ll be able to hold on with the right candidates. “The suburbs are totally willing to vote for Republicans still,” said former GOP Del. Greg Habeeb. (Associated Press)

— Dominion Energy is offering $5.1 million in aid to Buckingham, where a planned pipeline compressor station has faced opposition. The company says the money, which would pay for a new community center and a professionally-staffed EMS squad, is contingent on Dominion completing its Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

— In other pipeline news, the developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline filed an application to build a 73-mile extension of its pipeline into North Carolina. The extension would start in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. (The Roanoke Times)

— A former historical interpreter filed a lawsuit alleging systemic discrimination against black employees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, saying she was repeatedly passed over for promotions in favor of less qualified white candidates and faced uneven discipline. (Daily Press)

— Early drawings of a casino development in Bristol were released. On the list is turning a former J.C. Penney store into a gaming area and a Belk store into a spa.  (Bristol Herald Courier)

— Atlanta is working hard to court Norfolk Southern and convince the company to move its headquarters from Norfolk. The Atlanta Development Authority considered a bond deal to build a new HQ. (The Virginian-Pilot)

— White nationalist organizers of the August 2017 rally in Charlottesville filed a lawsuit against the city and its former police chief, alleging officials didn’t do enough to protect their free speech rights by refusing to engage with crowds of counterprotesters. (The Daily Progress)

— UVA is considering a 2 to 3.5 percent tuition increase. (The Daily Progress)