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Some Bernie Sanders backers discuss 'Kaine Mutiny' in Philadelphia

Support for Sen. Tim Kaine seems solid among Bernie Sanders delegates in the Virginia delegation. But they hope that the party platform and a future Clinton Cabinet have a progressive bent.

Virginia Politics

Monday 07/25/2016
Pants on Fire from PolitiFact Virginia: Trump wrong that Kaine took more gifts than McDonnell

PolitiFact Virginia: Pants on Fire, Trump wrong that Kaine took more gifts than McDonnell

Some Bernie Sanders backers discuss 'Kaine Mutiny' in Philadelphia

Support for Sen. Tim Kaine seems solid among Bernie Sanders delegates in the Virginia delegation. But they hope that the party platform and a future Clinton Cabinet have a progressive bent.

In Philadelphia McAuliffe strikes defiant tone on felon rights restoration order

A spokesman for Speaker of the House William J. Howell, R-Stafford, says the governor's stance is "disrespectful to the Supreme Court."

2 arrested, 1 still sought in deadly shooting in York County

Two suspects have been arrested and one is still being sought in connection with a shooting that killed an 18-year-old man Friday in York County, the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Sunday 07/24/2016
Gubernatorial appointments to boards and commissions for July 25

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced the following appointments:

Cheering crowd greets Kaine in front of his home

In North Richmond, friends praised Tim Kaine as a good neighbor who has remained true to his community.

For Tim Kaine, church service in Richmond is likely last bit of normalcy until November

Sen. Tim Kaine returns to his home parish a day after being introduced as Hillary Clinton's running mate in this year's presidential election.

Cheering crowd of friends, supporters greet Kaine at North Richmond home

Sen. Tim Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, were welcomed by a block party that had formed in front of his house in celebration of his selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

Saturday 07/23/2016
Wise Coiunty man facing more counts in deaths of twins; wife charged

POUND — A Wise County husband and wife whose infant twins died within two months of each other last summer have been indicted on child abuse and neglect charges in the first death.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports from the political conventions

Richmond Times-Dispatch political reporter Jim Nolan and political columnist Jeff E. Schapiro will report on the Virginia delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which begins today and ends Thursday.

Chesapeake man believes DNA proves innocence in 1977 rape

A 57-year-old man who pleaded guilty as a teen to a rape he says he did not commit now hopes that modern DNA testing will finally clear him of the felony that has clouded his life.  

Virginia game department uses sweets to trap, collar bears in Buckingham

BUCKINGHAM — A chocolate Tastykake served with a dollop of strawberry jelly and butterscotch sugar-water sounds unappealing to the average human, but the soggy dish is a delicacy in the bear world.

W&L's mock convention gets it right again with Trump nomination

ROANOKE — Far away from Cleveland, and long before last week’s Republican National Convention, the outcome was predicted by a reliable source.

Hillary Clinton calls Tim Kaine a 'progressive who likes to get things done'

MIAMI Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s new running mate, introduced himself to the nation Saturday, speaking the language of the capacity crowd at Florida International University — Spanish, and Democratic politics.

Local registrars fault McAuliffe in reversal of governor's restoration of felon voting rights

Chesterfield's longtime registrar says governor "used these felons in an effort for political gain" and "victimized" those seeking to regain the right to vote as well as their local registrars.

Friends say they're impressed by Tim Kaine - as a person

MIAMI — Tim Kaine is not in Kansas anymore.

Protesters march to Executive Mansion to protest pipelines, energy policy

Hundreds of demonstrators marched from Brown's Island to the Executive Mansion on Saturday in protest of proposed pipeline projects and to call on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to support renewable energy.

In emotional moment, Tim Kaine recalls valor and loss at Virginia Tech

In his initial appearance with Hillary Clinton as her choice for vice president, Sen. Tim Kaine became particularly emotional Saturday when he recalled the shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.

Boston, Virginia, post office celebrates 175th anniversary

BOSTON — Former Culpeper Vice Mayor R.E. Deane liked to get a bottle of Jic Jac soda when he’d often visit the general store here as a boy growing up in the farming hamlet west of town.

Wanted: New ideas for Danville mural

DANVILLE — Residents and visitors here should soon see a third large mural decorating a River District building.

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