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Sen. Capito issues statement on Powell nomination as U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump nominated Bill Powell to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) recommended Powell’s nomination to President Trump earlier this year. “Bill Powell is uniquely qualified to serve as the next U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of […]

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Sen. Manchin applauds confirmation of FERC nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., released the following statement following the U.S. Senate confirmation of Robert Powelson and Neil Chatterjee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). “I am encouraged that Robert Powelson and Neil Chatterjee have been confirmed to serve as FERC Commissioners. These confirmations effectively restore the quorum at FERC, an […]

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Sen. Manchin issues statement on Gov. Justice change of political affiliation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin this evening released the following statement following West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s announcement that he is changing his political affiliation: “I have been and always will be a proud West Virginia Democrat. I am disappointed by Governor Justice’s decision to switch parties. While I do not agree with his […]

Sen. Manchin issues statement on President’s trip to West Virginia
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Sen. Manchin issues statement on President’s trip to West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the President’s visit to West Virginia Thursday. “The President is coming to West Virginia, and I’m excited he is. I know some Democrats, especially those in Washington, D.C., would not want the President to visit their state. As Americans, we should always […]

Security, limited parking for Trump visit to Huntington today
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Security, limited parking for Trump visit to Huntington today

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If you want to see President Donald Trump in Huntington today, there still might be a chance you can get a ticket. A website was still accepting registrations Wednesday evening for tickets to attend the president’s campaign rally event Thursday evening, Aug. 3, at the Big Sandy Superstore […]

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No charges filed against man accused of threatening Trump protesters

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Cabell County sheriff said no charges will be filed against the man accused of threatening armed violence upon protesters at an upcoming rally for the president in Huntington. Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said U.S. Secret Service agents interviewed the man suspected of writing the Facebook post regarding […]

Iaeger, WV, celebrates 100 years, looks to its future
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Iaeger, WV, celebrates 100 years, looks to its future

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail IAEGER, W.Va.  — The McDowell County town of Iaeger has seen better days since it was incorporated 100 years ago this week. That’s not stopping those who still hold onto home here at the confluence of the Dry Fork and Tug Fork rivers, as well as those who’ve moved away […]

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WV School of Osteopathic Medicine partners with WVU Tech to form pathway to medical school

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W. Va. — West Virginia Institute of Technology and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine have announced a partnership on what officials from both schools say they “hope to be a long and fruitful partnership designed to prepare Tech students for med school.” In a press release it […]

More than $1M in pot seized in southern W.Va.
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More than $1M in pot seized in southern W.Va.

By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  — A three-day, two-county eradication effort has resulted in the seizure of more than a million dollars of marijuana plants in southern West Virginia. The seizures, carried out in Mercer and McDowell counties, began Monday and concluded Wednesday afternoon. The operation was a combined effort of the West […]

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W.Va. Mine Wars Museum gets grant for Blair Mountain project

Staff report Williamson Daily News MATEWAN, W.Va. — The National Endowment for the Humanities reported Wednesday that the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is the recipient of a $30,000 challenge grant for their long-term project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain in 2021. Though still four years in the future, planning […]