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Virginia News Headlines: Halloween Monday Morning

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Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, October 31. Happy (Occupy) Halloween!

*In Virginia, GOP double talk on transportation funding (“Since voters are highly educated and apt to notice double talk, Republicans have groped for sensible explanations. Unfortunately most of what they say doesn’t make much sense.”)

*Va. elections could redefine McDonnell’s image (I agree with Lee Hockstader’s analysis here; it’s spot on.)

*Chad Ware wins 36th Marine Corps Marathon

*Election 2011: Ohio ballot measure, Va. state Senate races among those to watch

*Political text messages roil Senate race in N.Va. (“Republican denies any illegal actions”)

*Dodson and Garrett face off in 22nd Senate District

*Virginia Beach: For City Council

*Pollution model for bay hit

*House candidates exchange criticism in race for redrawn seat

*Tuesday marks a deadline for absentee ballot application

*21st Senate District race pits political veterans (“Sen. John Edwards and Del. Dave Nutter differ sharply about how to fix the state’s problems.”)

*Police break up Occupy Wall St. camp in Richmond, Va., make some arrests for trespassing

*Illegal immigrant goes on trial for murder in car crash that killed Benedictine nun in Va.

*Snapshot of contested Fairfax School Board seats

*Is Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan up to the challenge? After debable vs. Buffalo Bills, we’ll find out (As far as I can tell, the answer to that question is no.)

UPDATE: Also see The Hill Poll: Fears about inequality in income grow (“Two-thirds of likely voters say the American middle class is shrinking, and 55 percent believe income inequality has become a big problem for the country“)