Alex Thomas, Author at WV MetroNews

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Manchin, again, urges Senate to pass protections for pensions

Tuesday marked 285 days since U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced the American Miners Act in the Senate

Friday October 11, 2019

Manchin: Removing American troops from Syria ‘terrible miscalculation’

Manchin's statement comes as Turkish forces continue their assault on the Kurdish people.

Thursday October 10, 2019

Pro-Morrisey super PAC received contribution from indicted Giuliani associates

Parnas and Fruman made two political donations in May 2018; one of the contributions went to 35th Inc., a super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

Tuesday October 8, 2019

Advocacy group leader launches Senate bid, challenging Capito for GOP nomination

Allen Whitt, the president of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, announced late Monday his run for the U.S. Senate.

Tuesday September 24, 2019

West Virginia’s congressional delegation responds to impeachment inquiry

The Republican members of West Virginia's congressional delegation are criticizing Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and congressional Democrats.

Thursday September 19, 2019

US House passes resolution to keep government open

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 301-123 on the continuing resolution.

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Hiking group, friends create garden honoring helicopter crash victim

Delaney Wykle and six others died in a helicopter crash in July.

Monday September 16, 2019

Manchin, colleagues send letter urging permanent funding for miners health care, pensions

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and other lawmakers sent a letter dated Monday to leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Friday September 13, 2019

Manchin: Trump engaged in gun legislation talks

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., also noted some of Trump's staff is resisting legislation

Tuesday September 10, 2019

Advocacy leader: Health care will be one of the top issues in 2020

Jessica Ice, the executive director of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, spoke to MetroNews about her organization's top concerns heading into next year as well as the possible trends with Medicaid

Monday September 9, 2019

Trump campaign announces West Virginia teams

President Donald Trump carried West Virginia in the 2016 general election.

Wednesday September 4, 2019

Energy analyst, advocacy leader launches campaign for 2nd District seat

Cathy Kunkel is running for the Democratic nomination in next year's 2nd Congressional District contest.

Friday August 30, 2019

Manchin visits Clarksburg VA with questions about suspicious deaths

The visit comes as questions linger about the deaths of up to 11 patients, in which officials have ruled two deaths as homicides.

Monday August 26, 2019

Oklahoma judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for opioid crisis

An Oklahoma judge on Monday ruled Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries must pay the state $572 million.

Sunday August 18, 2019

Manchin among lawmakers discussing gun legislation during recess

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is among the lawmakers involved in the discussions on possible policy.

Tuesday August 13, 2019

US House GOP retreat scheduled for September in Baltimore

The retreat was scheduled to take place earlier this year in White Sulphur Springs.

Wednesday August 7, 2019

Manchin discusses possible legislative approaches to mass shootings

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke to reporters on Wednesday.

Monday August 5, 2019

Manchin wants another look at background checks; Capito notes possible steps following shootings

The senators' statements follow two mass shootings over the weekend.

Sunday August 4, 2019

Scouts from around the world reflect on World Scout Jamboree

The World Scout Jamboree wrapped up last Friday.

Friday August 2, 2019

Manchin, Capito split on budget agreement

House Resolution 3877 increases the spending limits for discretionary spending for the next two fiscal years while also suspending the public debt limit through July 2021.

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