Alex Thomas

Friday January 19, 2018

US House passes spending bill, though hopes are low for Senate approval

The continuing resolution includes funding the federal government for 28 days, as well as the reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years.

Thursday January 18, 2018

Blankenship gets US Senate campaign underway

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship spoke to around 100 people Thursday in Logan.

Tuesday January 16, 2018

University of Charleston community meets incoming president Roth

Martin Roth took part in an introduction presentation Tuesday at the Riggleman Hall.

Sunday January 14, 2018

GOP Senate candidates ready for primary battle

The winners of the Republican and Democratic primaries will face off in the general election, which will be held Nov. 6.

Friday January 12, 2018

Manchin signs letter asking for extension of opioid declaration

In a letter sent Friday to Trump, the senators said they have not seen enough action since Trump's Oct. 26 declaration at the White House.

Thursday January 11, 2018

DHHR releases opioid response plan

The proposal includes six approaches to respond to issues stemming from risky opioid use and fatal overdoses.

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Legislators share optimism, concern following State of the State

Wednesday was the first day of the regular legislative session, which is scheduled to go through March 10.

Tuesday January 9, 2018

Carmichael, Armstead eager to get legislative session underway

The regular session is set to begin Wednesday at noon.

Monday January 8, 2018

USDA task force proposes increasing broadband, production to boost rural America

The report was released the same day as President Donald Trump's appearance before attendees of the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

FERC rejects Perry electricity grid proposal

The commission ruled Monday there does not appear to be any past or present retirements that could threaten the nation's electricity grid.

Wednesday January 3, 2018

Jenkins, Morrisey trade barbs following Bannon comments

Steve Bannon, the former special counselor to President Donald Trump, was quoted in a new book speaking against the Trump team and the president's family.

Thursday December 28, 2017

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Kanawha County sports complex

The Shawnee Park Multi-Sports Complex will include six turf soccer and lacrosse fields, four baseball and softball fields and a new community building.

Looking ahead to 2018 US Senate, House races

Political rating organizations see the U.S. Senate race as the only competitive contest at this point.

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Capito favors net neutrality repeal, others concerned about consequences

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed Nov. 21 to scrap the rule, which has only been in place for two years.

Sunday December 10, 2017

Sides split on if tax bill would benefit West Virginia

Party leaders from the Senate and the House of Representatives appointed conferees last week to draft a joint tax bill.

Wednesday December 6, 2017

US House passes concealed carry bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 231-198 for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.

Tuesday December 5, 2017

US senators hear from officials, discuss approach to opioid crisis

Senators heard from health officials Tuesday about actions being made to address the opioid epidemic, as well as pressed about ways to combat drug addiction.

Monday December 4, 2017

Charleston City Council recognizes UC men’s soccer team

The Golden Eagles won the NCAA Division II men's soccer national championship game Saturday.

Saturday December 2, 2017

Senate passes tax bill; Capito votes in favor, Manchin opposes

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Monday to send the Senate bill to a conference committee.

Thursday November 30, 2017

Amid concerns over tax bill, Senate Republicans look at options

The measure needs 51 votes to pass, meaning two Republican senators can vote against the legislation given a supporting vote by Vice President Mike Pence.

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