Alex Thomas

Tuesday June 6, 2017

Manchin, Capito press DeVos about proposed education budget

While the senators addressed different issues, noth made remarks concerning about how budget cuts would affect West Virginia students.

Monday June 5, 2017

Frontier lets Carmichael go

Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, voted in March for a bill allowing the formation of broadband co-ops.

Manchin, Capito announce grants for southern airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the grants, which will be used to restore and repair airport and runway areas.

Saturday June 3, 2017

Special Olympics Summer Games underway in Charleston

According to the organization's website, "approximately 700 athletes" are involved in this year's Summer Games

Nicholas County judge: School board did not violate open-meeting laws

The board approving plans in March to consolidate five schools into two institutions.

Friday June 2, 2017

Manchin, Capito approve Trump pulling US out of Paris accord

The United States will officially withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in November 2020.

Thursday June 1, 2017

Trump pulling US out of Paris climate accord

President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States could re-enter the deal under different terms.

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Winfield remembers former football coach

Former football coach Leon McCoy died Saturday. He was 88 years old.

Tuesday May 30, 2017

Loh to lead W.Va. Symphony Orchestra

Loh was among six finalists considered to succeed current Maestro Greg Cooper.

US Supreme Court to hear voter removal case

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute will consider sections in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

McKinley to run for re-election in 2018

McKinley has been serving in the House of Representatives since 2011.

Monday May 29, 2017

West Virginia’s economic recovery restricted, Bloomberg columnist says

According to Bloomberg View's Justin Fox, the state's growth may be blocked because of its overall uniform economy, lower than average percentage of citizens in the labor force and the lack of metropolitan areas.

Thursday May 25, 2017

‘Rosies’ honored at Charleston program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If she had complied with the law, Anna Hess would likely not have worked for Mohawk Industries during World War II. “I...

McKinley, Jenkins introduce bill to fund miners’ pensions

A statement from Jenkins' office said the Miners Pensions Protection Act "builds on the recent permanent fix of miners’ health care benefits."

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Manchin, Capito react to CBO report of Obamacare replacement

The American Health Care Act would leave 51 million Americans uninsured by 2026, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Tuesday May 23, 2017

Kanawha County Commission agrees to move forward with multi-sports complex

The plan would involve reconfiguring Shawnee Park in Dunbar to host local and regional sports tournaments.

Capito chairs Senate hearing on air quality and ozone

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, discussed legislation aimed at allowing parties more time to prepare for new air quality standards.

Monday May 22, 2017

Kanawha commission to vote Tuesday on Shawnee complex

The Kanawha County Commission will take three hours of public comments Tuesday before voting on the matter.

Jenkins: Special counsel ‘additional layer’ in Russia investigation

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., says the five ongoing investigations by the federal government help "get to the bottom" of Russia's possible role in the 2016 presidential election.

Friday May 19, 2017

Herbert Hoover, Richwood hold first graduations after flood destroyed schools

The commencement took place nearly 11 months after the flood destroyed both buildings leaving students to spend the year in temporary quarters.

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