Alex Thomas

Today April 24, 2017

Williams discusses Huntington’s future following competition win

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams was on MetroNews "Talkline" to discuss what is in store after winning the America's Best Communities contest.

Berkeley County delegate to push for death penalty study

Delegate John Overington, R-Berkeley, has introduced multiple bills to reinstate capital punishment in West Virginia.

Saturday April 22, 2017

Charleston woman promotes unity, love at block party

Deanna McKinney's son, Tymel, died in April 2014 after being shot multiple times. For the third straight year, she held a block party in an effort to show compassion and support for others.

Thursday April 20, 2017

Manchin, others to hold job fair Friday in Huntington

The Huntington Job and Resource Fair will be Friday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

Manchin talks with miners about pension, health care funding

The Miners Protection Act is set to expire on April 28. which could leave more than 22,000 coal miners and widows without coverage or retirement payments.

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Huntington wins top prize at America’s Best Communities competition

$3 million will fund four city revitalization projects.

Monday April 17, 2017

Huntington leaders prepare for America’s Best Communities contest

The winner will receive a $3 million prize that will go toward revitalization efforts.

W.Va. lawmakers, union president ask for permanent solution to fund miners’ benefits

The individuals sent a joint letter Monday to congressional leadership asking for a way to continue funding miners' benefits.

Martin reflects on career, overcoming challenges

Christy Salters Martin was in Charleston on April 4 for an event benefiting Concord University

Friday April 14, 2017

Pruitt announces plans regarding coal regulations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced earlier this week a new agenda on balancing regulation and business.

Legislation creating Office of Drug Policy awaits governor’s signature

Supporters say bill sets up process to better track state's drug epidemic.

Thursday April 13, 2017

Justice explains meetings about Marshall football

Justice says he is concerned Marshall University is not growing like West Virginia University.

New Crossings Mall bridge expected by late summer

A bridge leading to the mall was destroyed in the June 2016 flood.

Wednesday April 12, 2017

McKinley introduces resolution to combat fentanyl trafficking

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., said in a press release the resolution calls for "more international cooperation" to prevent smuggling and selling.

Reaction continues from both sides on home-schooled athletes bill

House Bill 2196 would permit students to try out for athletic and band activities at public schools and certain private schools.

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Carmichael urges Justice to sign legislative budget

Senate President Mitch Carmichael said he is encouraging Justice to sign the legislative budget so conversations can begin on tax reform.

Monday April 10, 2017

Young people group “excited” about broadband bill

Generation West Virginia says House Bill 3093 would benefit the state by helping advance broadband internet.

Saturday April 8, 2017

House passes Second Chance Act, but with changes

The altered legislation will return to the Senate because of the changes.

Friday April 7, 2017

House overrides Justice’s veto on right-to-work law

Justice vetoed the legislation on March 28.

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Concord University holds fundraiser amid legislative budget talks

Concord University held its Foundation Charleston Dinner at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston, with alumni and university staff in attendance.

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