Alex Thomas

Today June 19, 2018

Capito meets with Trump on border security; Manchin cosponsors bill preventing family separations

The actions came amid growing objection to a Trump administration policy that separates families who enter the United States illegally.

Sunday June 17, 2018

Remains of West Virginia soldiers may return stateside due to US-North Korea agreement

The accord, which also includes the goal of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, was signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un on June 12.

Thursday June 14, 2018

US House of Representatives passes multiple bills targeting opioid crisis

Through Thursday, legislators have passed 39 resolutions related to opioid misuse and addiction treatment.

Tuesday June 12, 2018

Coal, natural gas leaders see recent Trump electricity order differently

President Donald Trump ordered earlier this month for the Department of Energy to take steps to prevent the retirement of coal and nuclear facilities.

Monday June 11, 2018

Manchin hinges campaign on what’s best for West Virginia

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is running against GOP Senate candidate and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Tuesday June 5, 2018

Trump Jr. backs Morrisey during Charleston visit

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Donald Trump Jr. spoke to reporters about the accomplishments of the current administration and the shortcomings Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

Monday June 4, 2018

Trump Jr. to campaign for Morrisey

Donald Trump Jr. played a role in the May primary election, urging voters to reject former coal executive Don Blankenship.

Saturday June 2, 2018

West Virginia lawmakers approve Trump action to help coal plants

The strategy would involve compelling grid operators into purchasing electricity produced at coal and nuclear plants.

Thursday May 31, 2018

Fallen officers remembered at ceremony

Throughout West Virginia's history, 210 law enforcement officers have died while in the line of duty.

Tuesday May 29, 2018

Fershee: Providing health care is a moral right

Kendra Fershee will face off against U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., in the general election.

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Motorcyclists stop in Nitro as part of coast-to-coast journey for veterans

The riders are part of Ride for the Wall, an annual trip from Ontario, California, to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Charleston City Council tables needle exchange bill

City council voted at its March 19 meeting to delay a vote on the bill recriminalizing syringes for illegal drug use.

Sunday May 20, 2018

Republicans put primary behind them, set sights on November

Less than two weeks after the primary election, the West Virginia Republican Party is pushing a message of unity centered around beating Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

Saturday May 19, 2018

BridgeValley takes step toward moving campus to Charleston’s West Side

Elk City could be new location in 2020.

Thursday May 17, 2018

Kanawha-Charleston health board questions needle exchange report

Board members met Thursday at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department's office, where they discussed the report's findings.

Wednesday May 16, 2018

US Senate subcommittee hears about drug trafficking issues

Members of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, including Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., asked questions about how drugs are brought into the United States.

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Morrisey works to unite voters for November election

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won the Republican nomination in the May 8 primary, winning 35 percent of the vote.

Sunday May 13, 2018

Potter confident Blankenship will come around to backing Morrisey

Don Blankenship finished third in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, behind state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va.

Wednesday May 9, 2018

Former opponents — minus Blankenship — back Morrisey

Sabato's Crystal Ball moved the U.S. Senate race from "leans Democrat" to "toss-up" on Wednesday.

Monday May 7, 2018

Election losses, current climate serve as motivation for Democrats

Following the education work stoppage and chaos in Washington, D.C., state Democrats have their sights on success.

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