Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, announced last night that the final event of his campaign will take place in Northern Virginia.
Obama plans to hold a large rally Monday night in or near Manassas Park, though an exact location has yet to be determined.
Obama's decision to end his 20-month campaign in Virginia is another sign that he views the state as a crucial battleground. A Democratic presidential nominee has not carried the state since 1964. Obama has made 10 stops in Virginia since June.
-- Tim Craig
A government program that subsidizes phone service for low-income people is available in Virginia.
TracFone Wireless, a provider of prepaid mobile phones, will provide free mobile-phone service for as long as a year to Virginia families who earn less than 135 percent of the federal poverty level. For a four-person household, for example, the threshold would be an annual income of $28,620.