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Like all the other swing states, Arkansas is basking in its glory as both campaigns work tirelessly to court its voters. LINK

Vice President Dick Cheney will visit Reno Saturday morning, marking BC04's third trip to Republican friendly Northern Nevada in seven weeks. LINK

The controversial — and politically significant — Yucca Mountain project took center stage at the Democratic convention yesterday, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. LINK

This on the same day that a new poll finds support among Nevada voters for fighting the Yucca Mountain project is growing. LINK

The read in Detroit is that the Democratic platform adopted yesterday is made to appeal "directly to Michigan's status as a labor union state, an embattled manufacturer and a crossroads of world trade." LINK

Chris Andrews in the Lansing State Journal continues the convention-shows-how-important-Michigan-is theme, writing that it's "the little things here that tell you that Michigan is big in Democrats' plans to elect Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry president." LINK

Look what makes headlines in West Virginia during the Democratic Convention: "W.Va. can be [terror] target, U.S. attorney warns." LINK

New jobs created, old jobs destroyed in North Carolina: Network Appliance, Inc. will bring more than 360 new jobs to the Research Triangle, with an average salary of $115,000; at the same time, State Farm said it will cut at least 500 jobs in the Mid-Atlantic states. LINK and LINK

The Hill looks at Sen. Kerry's prospects in Missouri and makes the claim that Kerry cannot win the state without winning St. Louis County; and he can't win the County without County Executive Charlie Dooley's help. LINK

TODAY'S CONVENTION SCHEDULE (all times ET): Beginning at 4:00 pm ET: — Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), a 2004 presidential candidate, addresses the convention. — Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a 2004 presidential candidate, addresses the convention. — Rep. Greg Meeks (D-N.Y.) addresses the convention. — Senate Minority Whip Harry Reid (D-Nev.) addresses the convention. — Al Sharpton, a 2004 presidential candidate, addresses the convention. — Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.), addresses the convention. — Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, addresses the convention. — Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) addresses the convention. — Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley addresses the convention on the burden of homeland security in American cities. — Retired Marine Lt. Col. Steve Brozak, a candidate for Congress from New Jersey, addresses the convention. — Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.) addresses the convention. — Cate Edwards, daughter of John and Elizabeth Edwards, addresses the convention. — Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Senator Edwards (D-N.C.), introduces her husband. — Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) accepts the Democratic nomination for vice president and addresses the convention.

TODAY'S CANDIDATE SCHEDULE (all times ET): — 12:00 pm: Sen. John Kerry attends an America's Freedom Trail Rally at Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass. — 10:00 pm: Sen. John Edwards addresses the Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter, Boston, Mass. — 11:30 pm: Sens. Kerry and Edwards attend "Pops on the Bay Concert Fireworks" at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass. — 12:15 am: Sen. Edwards attends a DNC post gavel reception at the Wang Center, Boston, Mass.


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