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Trace Adkins performing in Charleston Nov. 22

Tickets for Charleston Municipal Auditorium Show on sale Oct. 27 Charleston, W.Va. ­— Country Music superstar Trace Adkins had a hit song with the family-themed “You’re Gonna Miss This,” but fans in West Virginia won’t have to worry about missing Adkins, who is now scheduled to perform at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on[Read More…]

President says addiction is everyone’s problem

Charleston meeting personalizes heroin addiction in West Virginia By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  President Barack Obama made clear the reason he thinks every American, every West Virginian, every politician and every parent needs to get involved in the effort to stop drug abuse: “You don’t know[Read More…]

Video: President Obama opens discussion at Charleston meeting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  President Barack Obama visited Charleston’s East End Family Resource Center today to discuss the country’s prescription drug and heroin epidemic. President Obama greeted the audience  at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center building Wednesday afternoon: Hear the President’s Greeting.

Coal rally focuses on Obama regulations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Opponents of President Barack Obama’s regulation of the mining industry gathered at the State Capitol near the “Miner Statue” Wednesday morning to rally against federal policies affecting West Virginia’s mining industry and the state residents it supports. The rally came just hours before President Obama was scheduled to speak in Charleston.[Read More…]

Watch live stream of President Obama’s visit to Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  President Barack Obama visits Charleston’s East End Family Resource Center today to discuss the country’s prescription drug and heroin epidemic Obama will speak at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center building Wednesday afternoon at 2:20 p.m.. During the forum, which is closed to the public, the president will meet with an audience that[Read More…]

Wednesday’s Rally at Capitol opposes President’s mining policies

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, state legislative leaders, miners and mining industry supporters will hold a rally at the State Capitol at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday – Oct. 21 – to demonstrate disapproval with federal policies affecting West Virginia’s mining industry and the state residents it[Read More…]

Youth football league’s gesture raises spirits, awareness

    By John Dahlia Preston County News & Journal TERRA ALTA, W.Va. — A recent Preston County Youth Football League playoff game between the Kingwood Stags and the Terra Alta Dolphins was anything but routine. Both teams put aside competitive spirit so they could give one extraordinary 3-year-old and[Read More…]

Manchin applauds Navy decision to honor Woody Williams

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) Tuesday applauded the U.S. Navy’s decision to name a Navy ship after West Virginia World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel “Woody” Williams. The decision comes after Senator Manchin sent a letter to U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus recommending[Read More…]

Capito co-sponsors legislation to expand broadband infrastructure

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Tuesday co-sponsored bipartisan legislation to expand broadband infrastructure and further the goals of her Capito Connect Plan. Her office issued the following release: The Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act would increase broadband deployment by cutting red tape for companies, states and local governments[Read More…]

Attorney General Morrisey issues statement on President’s visit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virignia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued the following statement on the visit of President Barack Obama: “I am grateful to President Obama for visiting West Virginia to address the issue of substance abuse that is sweeping our state. The drug problem is real. West Virginia has[Read More…]

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