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Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate is causing some reverberations here in Virginia on an issue that’s near and dear to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe — expanding Medicaid to 400,000 people who live in poverty or with disabilities. 

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The majority of Virginia Republican members of Congress are skipping their party’s convention in Cleveland this week. It's a party that remains divided over Donald Trump.

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With the waters off the Virginia coast getting more crowded every year there's an effort under way to develop some rules of the road for seagoing traffic, and the food that delegates to the Democratic convention will be eating is stopping for a check-up in Virginia on its way to Philadelphia. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at

Solving a Medical Mystery with Smart Phones

Jul 18, 2016

There are thousands of apps for today’s smart phones – apps that make life easier or more entertaining.  Now, from the University of Virginia, comes news of how iPhones helped solve a medical mystery that may be vexing doctors around the world.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

Like many other hospitals, UVA’S medical center uses a network of pneumatic tubes to deliver blood samples to its central laboratory for testing.  Garrett Mullins, a clinical chemistry fellow, says it’s like what he saw as a kid at the bank’s drive-through.


New technology is disrupting all kinds of industries, everything from newspapers and taxis to music and now hotels. The latest technology allows homeowners to rent out rooms of their house, or sometimes the entire house. That’s causing alarm among lawmakers, who are now engaged in an effort to craft new kinds of regulations.