Alex Thomas

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.

Monday April 3, 2017

Justice offers budget proposal changes as session nears end

The plan includes $55 million in cuts and $236 million in revenue measures.

Thursday March 30, 2017

Kanawha County Commission opposes DUI proceeding changes

Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said he does not know why the legislature put forward the bill.

Manchin to vote for Gorsuch confirmation

Sixty senators would have to vote in favor of confirming Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Senate passes medical marijuana bill

The bill passed 28-6, and would create a state cannabis commission responsible for developing policies and regulations.

Tuesday March 28, 2017

DEP issues water quality certification for pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project would transport natural gas from Wetzel County to Pittsylvania County, Virginia using a 300-mile pipeline.

Trump signs energy executive order

The executive order calls on the Environmental Protection Agency to review the Clean Power Plan and lifts restrictions on new coal leases on federal lands.

Trump set to rollback coal regulations

Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress also announcing plans to provide funding for communities supported by the coal industry.

Monday March 27, 2017

House bill would put cap on Attorney General consumer protection fund

The State Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act would allow the office to keep only $6 million in its consumer protection fund.

Saturday March 25, 2017

Vigil held to honor Charleston youth mentor

The service honored Obi Henderson, 31, who led mentoring programs for at-risk children in the city.

Friday March 24, 2017

W.Va. representatives comment on health care bill yank

The American Health Care Act was pulled Friday less than an hour before a scheduled vote.

Budget problems in Logan County schools could result in teacher, Junior ROTC cuts

The county school systems is facing problems caused by declining tax revenue, lower student enrollments and overspending by the previous school board.

Wednesday March 22, 2017

Justice talks economy, jobs during TV town hall

It was the third televised town hall Justice has participated in since March 13.

Monday March 20, 2017

Kanawha County tank leak caused by bullet holes

The leak is believed to have not impacted drinking water.

Friday March 17, 2017

Manchin speaks at Martinsburg, South Charleston town halls

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., answered questions on an array of topics, including the American Health Care Act and the legalization of marijuana.

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Department of Agriculture to cut vehicle fleet by 15 percent

The department will reduce its fleet from 150 vehicles to 127.

Morrisey, WVU School of Nursing to raise opioid abuse prevention awareness

The collaboration will launch in six counties close to Morgantown.

Suspect in Fairmont homicide takes own life

Tim Jung Braunsberg, 34, of Clarksburg, allegedly was involved in a shooting Tuesday evening at the First Exchange Bank in Fairmont.

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