Alex Thomas

Saturday August 26, 2017

Working Families Party launches in West Virginia

As the state goes through political change, a new organization looks to attract those discontented by Republicans and Democrats.

Friday August 25, 2017

Natural gas to blame for coal plant closures, US Energy Department says

The study also noted a national low growth in electricity demand, environmental regulations and additional electricity sources in solar and wind facilities.

Wednesday August 23, 2017

As congressional recess winds down, Capito looks at legislative goals

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said there will be plenty to work on when legislators begin work in Washington, D.C., next month.

Capito, Jenkins support Trump’s Afghanistan strategy

President Donald Trump did not offer specifics, but said the United States will move away from its "time-based approach" to one focused on operational success and the commitment of the other governments.

Sunday August 20, 2017

Demonstrators gather at state Capitol for Black Lives Matter rally

Around 400 people were on the northern side of the Capitol to speak out against racial discrimination as militia members and others were also on the Capitol grounds.

Thursday August 17, 2017

Manchin: ‘There are not two sides’ to Charlottesville

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's remarks come after Trump tweeted his support for keeping Confederate memorials and later bashing Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake.

Monday August 14, 2017

Vigil held in Charleston following Charlottesville violence

More than 150 people gathered at St. John's Episcopal Church to sing gospel songs and honor those injured in a white supremacist rally

Jones: Manchin has not been reached about leading Energy Department

Charleston Mayor Danny Jones said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has not been contacted about the position to his knowledge.

Sunday August 13, 2017

Protesters call for removal of ‘Stonewall’ Jackson statue

Around 200 people gathered Sunday night outside of the West Virginia State Capitol to show solidarity with the counter-protesters of Saturday's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Herbert Hoover set to begin classes in new modulars

The first day of class at the Kanawha County school is Monday.

Saturday August 12, 2017

Manchin’s name comes up again to lead Energy Department

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was considered for the position before President Donald Trump chose former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Friday August 11, 2017

DCCC targets Mooney, demands town halls

The campaign includes a website and Google Ads asking people to demand Mooney to hold a public town hall.

Thursday August 10, 2017

Trump to declare ‘national emergency’ on opioid addiction

The president’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis suggested declaring a national emergency in its July 31 draft interim report.

Morrisey resigns as RAGA chairman

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey began serving in February after then-Alabama Attorney General and Chairman Luther Strange resigned.

Monday August 7, 2017

Charleston mayor pushes for earlier user fee increase

Jones told council he wants to see the city's user fee increase before the scheduled 2020 change. The city's current fee of $2.50 was last increased in 2015.

Sunday August 6, 2017

Marshall awarded grant for history app

Clio, named after the Greek muse of history, uses location-based service and search features to allow users to learn more about places of interest.

Friday August 4, 2017

Trump finds support at Huntington rally

President Donald Trump spoke in front of 9,000 people Thursday as one investigation into connections between his presidential campaign and Russia has made a major step.

Thursday August 3, 2017

US Senate passes Jessie’s Law

Legislation named after Charleston native who lost her live to drugs.

Tuesday August 1, 2017

Drug addiction commission asks Trump to ‘declare a national emergency’

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., says this would allow cabinet members and Congress to better address drug addiction.

Monday July 31, 2017

Jenkins takes part in roundtable on drug addiction and babies

Jenkins talked to staffs at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston about neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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