Alex Thomas

Yesterday April 18, 2018

Joint pension committee meets to understand risk of plans collapsing

The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans was created as part of the February solution ending the government shutdown.

Tuesday April 17, 2018

DEA puts forward new rules regarding opioid production

The rule would require the DEA to take into consideration the extent of drug diversion when annual production limits are set.

Monday April 16, 2018

Willis: Momentum growing as primary draws closer

With the May primary election approaching, U.S. Senate candidate Tom Willis says he is confident in his chances.

Thursday April 12, 2018

Manchin’s approval falls, near equal to disapproval rating

Sen. Joe Manchin has a 43 percent approval rating and 44 percent disapproval rating, according to Morning Consult.

Tuesday April 10, 2018

Columnist Brooks speaks at UC about improving political civility

Author and New York Times columnist David Brooks spoke about the decline of civility in American politics and how it can be restored.

Wednesday April 4, 2018

Trump to tout tax law at Greenbrier County roundtable

The event will be held at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center, where around 400 people are expected to attend.

Tuesday April 3, 2018

GOP Senate candidates face off in Martinsburg debate

The candidates discussed issues such as abortion, the opioid crisis and immigration,

Monday April 2, 2018

Trump to visit West Virginia on Thursday

This will mark the president's fourth visit to West Virginia since taking office.

Sunday April 1, 2018

Wheeler reflects on upbringing, success in upcoming memoir

"Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout" by Billy Edd Wheeler is scheduled for a April 3 release.

Friday March 30, 2018

3rd Congressional District Democrats discuss platforms at Huntington debate

The candidates — state Senator Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, Tri-State Transit Authority General Manager CEO Paul Davis and health care professional Janice Hagerman — spoke at Marshall University.

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Pratt residents, service personnel honor fallen firefighters

More than 50 people stood outside of the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department building for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor Assistant Chief Mike Edwards and Lt. Tom Craigo.

Friday March 23, 2018

US Congress passes omnibus spending bill to avoid shutdown

The bill now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Democratic congressional candidates use debate to speak about platform, solutions

The debate took place less than a month from the statewide primary election, in which the winner of the race will face off against the incumbent Republican Rep. David McKinley.

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Trump unveils new efforts to address opioid crisis

Trump spoke about his "Initiative to Stop Opioids Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand" to an audience in New Hampshire, a state that has been affected by the opioid epidemic much like West Virginia.

Monday March 19, 2018

Charleston City Council delays vote on needle bill for 60 days

A measure to recriminalize needles used for illegal drugs was introduced on March 5.

Thursday March 15, 2018

Ojeda, Potter go after each other following Moore meeting

What started as a tweet by West Virginia Republican Party Chairwoman Melody Potter against state Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, turned into a social media firestorm.

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Manchin says miners’ families will be first affected if pensions aren’t funded

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is one of 16 members of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans.

Friday March 9, 2018

Manchin, Capito voice approval of Trump tariffs

Trump signed two proclamations Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Wednesday March 7, 2018

Kanawha-Charleston Health Department changes needle program amid outcry

The health department announced Wednesday it has issued new guidelines regarding the pick up of syringes by users.

Monday March 5, 2018

Bill introduced in Charleston City Council to eliminate needle exchange

The council's Finance Committee listened to presentations from Dr. Michael Brumage and Charleston Police Chief Steve Cooper regarding the effects of the needle exchange program.

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