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2008-10-11 03:00:11

By Jeff Sturgeon jeff.sturgeon@roanoke.com 981-3251 Jennmar Corp. will spend $2.65 million and hire 50 people to expand its Giles County factory producing goods for industry. The project targets the former plant of Commonwealth Bolt, a producer of "roof control" equipment for the mining and construction industries that Jennmar bought last spring. The expansion of the plant near Rich Creek is likely to have a "huge" impact on the region's economy, one official said. The plant currently...

2008-09-27 03:00:20

By Michael Sluss mike.sluss@roanoke.com (804) 697-1585 A Virginia State Police policy affecting prayers by department chaplains has created another political dust-up between House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, and Gov. Tim Kaine. Democrats accused Griffith of attacking Kaine's faith Thursday, one day after Griffith criticized the administration over the state police policy. Kaine, a Democrat, added that a Republican news release on the issue "contained a great deal of...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By JULIAN WALKER By Julian Walker The Virginian-Pilot richmond Standing near crop fields at a Henrico County farm operated by the same family for 97 years, Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Wednesday proclaimed Virginia's agricultural economy strong. In the Old Dominion, agrarian by nature from its earliest days, forestry and farming industries remain a significant segment of the financial foundation. Together they contributed almost $79 billion to the state economy in 2006, according to a...

2008-09-19 03:00:27

By Jeff Sturgeon jeff.sturgeon@roanoke.com 981-3251 Virginia added 18 inspectors to the gasoline price-gouging investigation Wednesday, bringing the total to 30. "We will aggressively pursue unscrupulous operators charging excessive prices," Gov. Tim Kaine said in a prepared statement. Kaine's office said the state had received more than 2,000 calls about possible gasoline price gouging since the first effects of Hurricane Ike were felt last week. Kaine invited those who believe...

2008-09-18 03:00:12

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced yesterday that resources from Virginia have been sent to Louisiana and Texas to help with hurricane relief efforts. Dominion Virginia Power also has sent about 480 workers to assist in returning power to storm-damaged parts of the Gulf Coast, company spokesman Dan Genest said. "Virginians remain committed to helping residents of the Gulf Coast recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ike," Kaine said in a statement. "At the same time, we will be prepared to...

2008-09-16 03:00:25

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, passed over for vice president but still a prospect for a college presidency, says there's no way he won't complete the remaining 16 months of his term. "I want to make a Shermanesque statement," Kaine said in a telephone interview, alluding to the Union general who declared in 1884 that he would not be considered as a Republican candidate for president. Kaine, a Democrat, said yesterday that he will finish his four- year term, and will not consider...

2008-08-25 12:01:12

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine yesterday proposed that Southern states develop a regional approach to energy and climate-change policy. "The issue of energy and how we will we provide power for homes, businesses, transportation has gone from a back-burner issue to a front-burner issue - thank goodness," Kaine told a meeting of the Southern Governors' Association on the final day of its annual conference, held at The Greenbrier resort. "There is no doubt that the science shows that climate change is...

2008-08-24 09:00:23

By JULIAN WALKER By Julian Walker The Virginian-Pilot RICHMOND Gov. Timothy M. Kaine called the process surrounding his potential vice presidential candidacy "surreal" Saturday morning. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, announced Delaware's Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate in an e-mail sent in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Kaine had been on a short list for the spot. Hours later in a conference call from Denver, Kaine offered...

2008-08-22 09:00:08

The John Tyler connection just didn't pan out. Tyler was the last vice president to come from Virginia, and some prognosticators wondered if Barack Obama's appearance with Gov. Timothy M. Kaine Thursday at the community college bearing Tyler's name would be the occasion for, at last, an announcement of Obama's running mate. But during the roughly 90-minute appearance in Chesterfield County, Democratic candidate Obama didn't talk much about the governor. And none of the audience members...

2008-08-21 21:00:21

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama met Thursday morning with Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and Kaine's staff in Richmond, Va. ABC News reported that Kaine is widely considered to be on Obama's possible list of vice presidential running mates. After the meeting, Kaine was asked if Obama had asked him to be on the top of the ticket with him. "I'm going to let the campaign speak for the campaign," Kaine said, as he has in the past. "He visited with my staff just to basically say hi to...