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Virginia News Headlines: Saturday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, September 24. If you see any significant stories that I’ve missed (which I’m positive I do!), please add them in the comments section. Thanks.

*Virginia Gov. McDonnell dropping by Fairfax County supervisor’s fundraiser after cutting ribbon at Northrop Grumman HQ (In this article, John Cook has a bizarre comment, apropos of nothing, that “Of course, what the Democrats want to do is turn Fairfax County into Arlington.” Well, of course, Arlington was just named the “second-best city in America,” so wouldn’t that be a horrible thing to aspire to? Heh.)

*Activists plan to rally in Richmond Saturday for solutions to climate change

*Va., Md. lawmakers offer bill to let federal employees donate unused sick leave

*Democrats unveil new ads in Virginia to support Obama’s jobs plan

*Pension maneuver key to McDonnell’s budgeting (“McDonnell, despite his campaign pledge to eliminate gimmicks, signed off on a huge one: holding back pension payments to balance the budget. We rate this a Promise Broken.”)

*Critics Slam ‘Predatory’ For-Profit Schools (“The Post-9/11 GI Bill has been a bonanza for for-profit schools and universities, some of which have targeted veterans with misleading ads and statements and then failed to deliver on academic promises.” And Brian Moran defends this?!? WTF?!?)

*Northrop Grumman opens its HQ in Falls Church

*League of Women Voters sets candidate debates

*Obama nominates Virginian-Pilot publisher for HUD post

*Fairfax School Board races: Change vs. continuity

*Fairfax drops letter grades in elementary schools