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Virginia News Headlines: Tuesday Morning

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Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines,  political and otherwise, for Tuesday, September 30.

*World wildlife populations halved in 40 years – report (This is totally f’ed up.)

*Koch Industries Responds to Rolling Stone – And We Answer Back (Speaking of totally f’ed up…check out the cartoon-villain-character Koch brothers.)

*Solar energy could dominate electricity by 2050: IEA (This is good news, but needs to happen much faster.)

*Fence jumper made it deep into the White House (Disturbing, scary…)

*Early voting in Ohio blocked (This right-wing Supreme Court is simply horrendous. Keep voting Democratic for President and U.S. Senate until we can change it.)

*Many Missteps in Government’s Assessment of ISIS Threat (I guess we mostly hear about the intelligence community’s failures, not its successes, but still, they do seem to miss an awful lot of major events.)

*Hong Kong’s Leader Calls for Protests to End ‘Immediately’

*12 News Investigation: Is McAuliffe keeping his promise? (What we need is broad, strong ethics reform in a variety of areas.)

*TV ads, outside spending hit Virginia 10th District race

*Virginia voter ID law will hurt tens of thousands (by Fairfax County Democratic Committee chair Sue Langley)

*Our view: What the latest polls tell us (“All that is a long way of saying that nobody’s really talking about Virginia. Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg of Roll Call wrote recently that Gillespie would ‘probably need divine intervention to have any chance of winning.'”)

*Gillespie backs debate, vote on use of force against ISIS

*One last (we hope!) budget tweak

*Governance nightmare in Portsmouth

*A sign on the dotted lines: Major road projects up for cash boost (“Hampton Roads leaders are poised to fund improvements to the Interstate 64/264 interchange and to farther widen I-64 on the Peninsula with revenue from regional sales and fuel taxes.”)

*Charles Severance moved from Alexandria to Arlington jail

*Supervisors grant property tax relief for two GOP-friendly groups (WTF?)

*Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student (This seems to be the day of disturbing news.)

*Nationals’ first playoff game will start in afternoon Friday (“Depending on the opponent, Washington will play at either 12:07 p.m. or 3:07 p.m. at home on Friday.”)

*Warm days will be the rule until cold front arrives for a cooler weekend