Here are a few Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, August 5.
*Mars rover Curiosity nears make-or-break landing attempt
*Allen, Kaine Make Rounds On Campaign Trail
*Webb backs federal minimum wage bill
*Allen rallies volunteers in Newport News ("Former senator says Hampton Roads key to election in Virginia")
*University of Virginia board racks up expenses of its own (Still not as bad as the utterly corrupt MWAA board, but in general these boards are a boondoggle and need to be reined in, big time.)
*Obama campaign to open six more Va. offices
*Schapiro: Multihued electorate makes for a purple Va. ("Aneesh Chopra is following Mills Godwin's lead.")
*Editorial: Another victory for democratic choice ("The Libertarian Party of Virginia won a lawsuit challenging restrictive rules on petition gatherers.")
*Krupicka Defeats Gautney in Democratic Caucus (Congratulations to the next delegate from the 45th House of Delegates district. I look forward to Rob Krupicka being a strong, vocal progressive champion in Richmond.)
*U-Va. crisis raised suspicion about top donor who defended Sullivan's ouster
*Deeds, Toscano crafting new legislation after UVa's leadership crisis ("the effort will be targeted at addressing 'the problems in governance' that bubbled over during the UVa Board of Visitors' failed effort to oust President Teresa A. Sullivan."
*Norfolk residents work to take back a neighborhood
*Nats foil Marlins with late rally ("The Nationals score six runs in the eighth inning, thanks largely to a pair of long home runs by Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper, to overtake Miami at Nats Park.")