Alex Thomas

Monday July 3, 2017

Columbia University neuroscientist explains studying the brain

Dr. Carl Schoonover gave a lecture Thursday in Charleston to explain how humans have studied the brain dating back to second century Rome.

Thursday June 29, 2017

Justice thanks W.Va. senators, bashes Legislature in health care letters

Justice sending two separate yet similar letters, noting how the bill caused serious concerns, especially regarding phasing out the Medicaid expansion.

Wednesday June 28, 2017

Review of Clean Water Rule met with praise by W.Va. politicians

The EPA, Department of Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday it is determined to repeal the regulation.

Tuesday June 27, 2017

Manchin, Capito against US Senate health care plan

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Tuesday he is still against repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law, while Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said she could not vote for the bill.

Capito against US Senate health care bill

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito released a joint statement with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Tuesday afternoon.

Monday June 26, 2017

Protest on US Senate health care bill held outside Capito’s Charleston office

More than 75 people chanted and held signs, as six others went inside Capito's Charleston office with a banner.

Copley makes formal US Senate bid announcement

Former coal miner Bo Copley announced Monday he is aiming to challenge U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in 2018.

Swearengin prepares for campaign fight against Manchin

Paula Jean Swearengin announced in May her intention to challenge U.S Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., in 2018 for the Democratic nomination.

Sunday June 25, 2017

Sanders, groups voice concerns over US Senate health care plan

The event had been in the works for weeks prior to the announcement of the Senate Republican health care bill.

Friday June 23, 2017

Neighbors celebrate flood recovery in Clendenin

The Friday evening event was one remembering not the tragedy of the June 2016 flood, but the unity and perseverance that pulled the town together.

Thursday June 22, 2017

Reactions range following US Senate health care bill announcement

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she is reviewing the proposal, while Sen. Joe Manchin will not support the bill.

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Caregivers gather to share stories, raise Alzheimer’s awareness

The West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Alpha Omicron Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority held the event Wednesday.

Mooney praises House committee work on flood insurance

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has passed seven bills in the past week related to improving the National Flood Insurance Program.

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Capito puts focus on increasing internet access

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito spent much of Tuesday discussing broadband internet, including ways to increase access in rural communities.

Monday June 19, 2017

Snodgrass to be Marmet mayor after canvass

The new city officials will take office in July.

Pressure builds as US Senate debates health care

Campaigns are targeting Republican senators — including Sen. Shelley Moore Capito — not to pass new health care legislation.

Friday June 16, 2017

Morrisey files brief supporting sanctuary city executive order

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry filed a court brief Friday.

Dept. of Education to review WVU, WVSU program funding requests

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said he learned of the reconsideration in a telephone call with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Wednesday June 14, 2017

W.Va. lawmakers send thoughts to Scalise, other shooting victims

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and several Republican lawmakers were practicing Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, for the annual congressional baseball game.

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Jenkins asks DeVos to rethink denied WVU, WVSU program applications

West Virginia University and West Virginia State University lost funding for its McNair Scholars and Upward Bound programs respectively as the result of application discrepancies.

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