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By August 20, 2015 Read More →

Manchin urges West Virginians to read Iran Nuclear Deal on his website

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As he carefully considers the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is encouraging West Virginians to visit his website to read the full text of the Iran nuclear deal for themselves. Since the deal was announced on July 14th, Senator Manchin has been actively engaged with West Virginians, top U.S. […]

By August 20, 2015 Read More →

This week in West Virginia history: Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Aug. 27, 1902: Mary McClain was born Mary Smith in Huntington. McClain was a blues legend who performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Apollo Theatre, and the Cotton […]

By August 19, 2015 Read More →

Capito: Unnecessary EPA methane regulations hinder natural gas growth

“I will continue working with my colleagues to rein in the administration’s unrelenting overreach and strike a balance between protecting our environment and allowing states like West Virginia to seize the opportunity of our vast natural gas resources.” – Senator Capito   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement […]

By August 18, 2015 Read More →

“Ghost Lady of Parkersburg” offering haunted tours of historical district

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — If Halloween is your favorite holiday and the paranormal piques your interest, author and tour guide Susan Sheppard has an offer for you: private ghost tours of Parkersburg. Experience the thrill of seeing authentic haunted sites up close and personal while being led through the legend and lore-filled past of historic Parkersburg. […]

By August 18, 2015 Read More →

Morrisey announces $71 million agreement with Amgen over unlawful drug marketing

West Virginia to receive more than $845,000 as part of agreement CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced his Office has participated in a $71 million multi-state settlement with Amgen Inc. to resolve allegations it unlawfully promoted the biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel. West Virginia will receive $845,637.82 as part of the settlement, […]

By August 18, 2015 Read More →

Morrisey warns students to be careful when opening new credit accounts

*** Video/soundbite available here. **  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges college students to be careful about protecting their finances and personal information when signing up for credit and debit cards. Every year, credit and debit card providers flood students with offers to apply for cards. Thousands of students apply for and receive new […]

By August 18, 2015 Read More →

Manchin condemns FDA decision to approve Oxycontin for 11-year-olds

Manchin demands FDA reconsider dangerous decision and calls for a Senate investigation WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today sent a letter to the Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Stephen Ostroff, condemning the agency’s recent decision to approve OxyContin for use for children […]

Successful chamber event in Marion County overshadowed by Sen. Manchin’s passion for coal
By August 18, 2015 Read More →

Successful chamber event in Marion County overshadowed by Sen. Manchin’s passion for coal

By John Dahlia Editor, Preston County News & Journal Wednesday night, I had the chance to attend the Marion County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner event in Fairmont. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, (D-W.Va.) was the keynote speaker. The program itself was and truly is an outstanding example of how a Chamber of Commerce can be […]

By August 18, 2015 Read More →

Rep. Jenkins praises investment in fighting heroin addiction in Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) praised the creation of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas’ Heroin Response Strategy, which will address heroin trafficking and addiction in Appalachia and four other regions. HIDTA announced $2.5 million in funding today to create the Heroin Response Strategy, a program among the Appalachia, New England, Philadelphia/Camden, […]

By August 18, 2015 Read More →

Morrisey encourages students to protect themselves against identity theft

Advice issued as part of Office’s second Back to School Consumer Protection Week ​*** Video/soundbite available here: http://bit.ly/1Jc6Jdi *** CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey cautions students heading off to school to make sure they take some necessary steps to protect their personal information from scammers. “Going off to school is an exciting time, […]