Tim Kaine: Virginia Senator, Potential Future Vice President

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A Glimpse into Tim Kaine's Political Past

This week, Democrats will be introduced to Senator Tim Kaine at the convention in Philadelphia. But Kaine has a long history here in Virginia dating back to his days as a famous trial lawyer in Richmond. Michael Pope has this look at Kaine’s rise to the national party ticket.
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Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence attracted an overflow crowd to the Hotel Roanoke and Convention Center Monday for their first campaign stop after the Republican National Convention last week. The event attracted people from both sides of the debate over the Republican presidential nominee.

Live Drink Brings Work Alive for Floyd Couple

Jul 26, 2016

When it comes to the work / life balance, many Americans are out of whack.  They clock long hours, don’t take all their vacation time or are in jobs that don’t give them any joy.  Next, we have a story about a couple in Floyd who ditched their old life and found a better way make a living. They opened a ‘Kombuchery’ where they brew the ancient fermented drink. Kombucha is said to have health benefits. And as Robbie Harris reports, for Cassie and Scott Pierce it’s breathed new life into the work they do. 

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Virginia is playing a big role in this year's Democratic National Convention, which got underway today in Philadelphia. 

Virginia Public Access Project

The Richmond Board of Education has contracted with a private company to manage a school for disruptive students, and Loudon County supervisors have sparked a discussion about freedom of information laws by communicating off the record during a public meeting. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

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There are 108 delegates and alternates from the Virginia Democratic party attending the National Convention in Philly this week. Along with the delegates there are committee members, pages, and volunteers.

95 of the Virginia delegation are committed to the results of the primary election. As a result, 62 are committed to Clinton and 33 to Sanders in the first round of voting. The remaining 13 are uncommitted.

We will have reports from the convention throughout the week.

Last week Virginia added a few more miles and an eighth oyster flavor to its 250 mile Oyster Trail. The latest region includes oysters grown out in the waters that surround Tangier Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. 

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Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine is attracting a lot of attention after being tapped as the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, but there’s still tension in the party.

Democrats Delight in GOP Convention Controversies

Jul 22, 2016

While this year’s Republican National Convention was a nightmare for some party members, many Democrats were delighted by what they saw – among them, Virginia’s party chair Susan Swecker.

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The Shenandoah National Park recently closed two trails because of reports that bears were getting too close to hikers. In Charlottesville, a bear was spotted outside a busy shopping center, and another turned up on the campus of James Madison University. These normally shy creatures who live on acorns and berries are taking unusual liberties with people.

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The 2016 Republican National Convention has now wrapped, with Donald Trump accepting the party's nomination for president. Before the convention's conclusion, we spoke to more of the Virginia delegation walking the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena.


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