Alex Thomas

Monday April 2, 2018

Trump to visit West Virginia on Thursday

This will mark the president's fourth visit to West Virginia since taking office.

Sunday April 1, 2018

Wheeler reflects on upbringing, success in upcoming memoir

"Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout" by Billy Edd Wheeler is scheduled for a April 3 release.

Friday March 30, 2018

3rd Congressional District Democrats discuss platforms at Huntington debate

The candidates — state Senator Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, Tri-State Transit Authority General Manager CEO Paul Davis and health care professional Janice Hagerman — spoke at Marshall University.

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Pratt residents, service personnel honor fallen firefighters

More than 50 people stood outside of the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department building for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor Assistant Chief Mike Edwards and Lt. Tom Craigo.

Friday March 23, 2018

US Congress passes omnibus spending bill to avoid shutdown

The bill now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Democratic congressional candidates use debate to speak about platform, solutions

The debate took place less than a month from the statewide primary election, in which the winner of the race will face off against the incumbent Republican Rep. David McKinley.

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Trump unveils new efforts to address opioid crisis

Trump spoke about his "Initiative to Stop Opioids Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand" to an audience in New Hampshire, a state that has been affected by the opioid epidemic much like West Virginia.

Monday March 19, 2018

Charleston City Council delays vote on needle bill for 60 days

A measure to recriminalize needles used for illegal drugs was introduced on March 5.

Thursday March 15, 2018

Ojeda, Potter go after each other following Moore meeting

What started as a tweet by West Virginia Republican Party Chairwoman Melody Potter against state Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, turned into a social media firestorm.

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Manchin says miners’ families will be first affected if pensions aren’t funded

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is one of 16 members of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans.

Friday March 9, 2018

Manchin, Capito voice approval of Trump tariffs

Trump signed two proclamations Thursday to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Wednesday March 7, 2018

Kanawha-Charleston Health Department changes needle program amid outcry

The health department announced Wednesday it has issued new guidelines regarding the pick up of syringes by users.

Monday March 5, 2018

Bill introduced in Charleston City Council to eliminate needle exchange

The council's Finance Committee listened to presentations from Dr. Michael Brumage and Charleston Police Chief Steve Cooper regarding the effects of the needle exchange program.

Thursday March 1, 2018

Morrisey announces lawsuit against DEA, asks motion to be put on hold

State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey unilaterally filed a "petition for review" over agency's drug quota system, claiming the government was not doing enough to prevent drug manufacturers and distributors from providing the public with an excess of opioids.

Wednesday February 28, 2018

Manchin, Toomey find gun discussion ‘very encouraging’

The session comes in light of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, in which 17 people died.

House passes amended teacher pay raise proposal

Lawmakers passed the measure 98-1 on the "cooling-off" day of the statewide education walkout.

Monday February 26, 2018

West Virginia congressional leaders share thoughts on how to prevent mass shootings

This word comes more than a week after the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Sunday February 25, 2018

RNC looks to use voter data to build off past success

The committee has invested more than $200 million over the last four years into its data program.

Monday February 19, 2018

Capito open to talking about how to prevent shootings

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said while she would not favor gun-control policy, she thinks it is fair to talk about what can be done

Sunday February 18, 2018

National organizations find teacher actions ‘inspiring’

West Virginia school employees have been demanding lawmakers for improvements to the state health insurance program as well as larger pay raises.

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