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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) For the second time in five months, The Washington Post has endorsed Democrat Creigh Deeds' campaign for Virginia governor. The editorial lauds Deeds' courage for his willingness to boost taxes for transportation improvements.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Fairfax County public schools could face dramatic cuts, including school closings and increased class sizes, to fill a $176 million budget shortfall. School officials are releasing an early list of potential cuts to warn that this could be the most dramatic reduction in more than 20 years.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) The Virginia Railway Express plans to abandon its 17-year relationship with Amtrak and partner with a company based in France to operate its commuter rail system. On Friday, the VRE Operations Board unanimously voted to award a five-year, $85.7 million contract to Keolis Rail Services America, the U.S. subsidiary of a French company.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach and several partners are looking to an algae farm to develop biofuels. The proposal would develop a $50 million algae farm on city-owned land. The aquatic growth would be converted into biodiesel fuel and other forms of alternative energy.

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