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Thursday January 9, 2020

Capito sponsors resolution requesting Pelosi forward articles of impeachment

Twenty-six senators have sponsored the resolution.

Tuesday January 7, 2020

US Supreme Court asks for responses in ‘Obamacare’ challenge, sets deadline for Friday

While "Obamacare" remains in effect, Democratic-led states have stressed concerns regarding the law's future.

Monday January 6, 2020

Goodwin uses State of the City to note positivity, change in Charleston

Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin said through the work of city leaders and her administration, they have created "positive momentum of change."

Friday January 3, 2020

Democratic states, US House urge Supreme Court to consider lower court ‘Obamacare’ ruling

A Democratic coalition of states and the U.S. House of Representatives are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to quickly review a recent judicial decision on former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Thursday January 2, 2020

West Virginia lawmakers part of group asking US Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, other abortion ruling

The mostly Republican faction is asking the court to uphold a Louisiana law and review two previous rulings.

Wednesday December 18, 2019

US House impeaches Trump; West Virginia lawmakers oppose charges

West Virginia's representatives — David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller — voted against the articles of impeachment.

Federal appeals court agrees individual mandate unconstitutional, leaves rest of ‘Obamacare’ to lower court

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' 2-1 ruling prolongs answers about the future of health insurance coverage for millions of Americans.

Tuesday December 17, 2019

Protests held across country ahead of US House impeachment vote

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to approve two articles of impeachment on Wednesday.

Friday December 13, 2019

Mooney: Committee impeachment vote ‘one of the most shameful moments in our nation’s history’

The House Judiciary Committee voted Friday to charge the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Manchin warns of blocking legislation until deal reached on miners funding

The pensions and health care benefits for thousands of coal miners will end if lawmakers do nothing before the new year.

Mooney, Miller continue opposition to impeachment following announced charges

Republican Reps. Alex Mooney and Carol Miller said House Democrats are wrong to continue the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Sunday December 8, 2019

Open enrollment numbers continue declining as period’s end approaches

Around 6,000 West Virginians have purchased health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period so far.

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Manchin, Capito back paid leave proposal

Under the Advancing Support for Working Families Act, families would be allowed to receive funds from child tax credits and cover unpaid time off in addition to other expenses.

Tuesday December 3, 2019

US Senate confirms Brouillette as Energy secretary; Manchin, Capito vote for nomination

Dan Brouillette most recently was the department's deputy secretary.

Thursday November 21, 2019

Manchin, Capito push lawmakers to fund miners’ pensions, health care

Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V.a., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., spoke Thursday about passing the Bipartisan American Miners Act.

Tuesday November 19, 2019

With no changes to health care coverage imminent, attention already focused on future PEIA proposals

Members of the PEIA Finance Board have held three public hearings so far regarding their proposal for fiscal year 2021.

Thursday November 14, 2019

Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Montana’s Tester to speak at party dinner

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is the dinner's keynote speaker.

Wednesday November 6, 2019

Charleston residents push for changing police policies following use of force incident

Patrol Officer Carlie McCoy and Patrolman Joshua Mena were suspended following an Oct. 14 incident. Both officers have since returned.

Sunday November 3, 2019

Swearengin’s second US Senate bid underway, but will she be the only Democrat?

Paula Jean Swearengin is the only Democrat currently in the contest, which is favored toward U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Thursday October 31, 2019

Blankenship files to run for president

Don Blankenship filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday.

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