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Coal rally focuses on Obama regulations
By October 21, 2015 Read More →

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. Among those in attendance at […]

By October 21, 2015 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 will include educators, medical experts […]

By October 20, 2015 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 supports. Chris Hamilton, co-chairman of […]

Youth football league’s gesture raises spirits, awareness
By October 20, 2015 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 his family a moment they […]

By October 20, 2015 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 that a Navy ship be […]

By October 20, 2015 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 who want to install broadband […]

By October 20, 2015 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 the highest drug overdose death […]

By October 20, 2015 Read More →

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins: President Gilbert begins new chapter for Marshall

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the announcement of Jerome “Jerry” Gilbert as the 37th president of Marshall University: “The selection of Jerry Gilbert begins an exciting new chapter in the history of Marshall University. I have full confidence in his ability to provide the leadership and vision Marshall needs to serve […]

2015 Charleston Walk to end Alzheimer’s set for Saturday
By October 19, 2015 Read More →

2015 Charleston Walk to end Alzheimer’s set for Saturday

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Residents have an opportunity to help battle Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Charleston Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents of Charleston and surrounding areas to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions.   “Taking part in the Walk to […]

President Obama to discuss opioid abuse in Charleston
By October 19, 2015 Read More →

President Obama to discuss opioid abuse in Charleston

By Joel Ebert The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For his first visit to West Virginia in five years, President Barack Obama will head to Charleston’s East End for a discussion on the country’s prescription drug and heroin epidemic. The East End Family Resource Center will host the president in the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center building Wednesday […]