West Virginia

From Hogan to a Trumpier Senate: Takeaways From Tuesday's Primaries

The presidential primary may be decided, but election season marches on. Voters in several states, including Maryland and West Virginia, chose nominees Tuesday... Read More

The presidential primary may be decided, but election season marches on. Voters in several states, including Maryland and West Virginia, chose nominees Tuesday in critical races that could decide the balance of power on Capitol Hill next year. Here are some takeaways from... Read More

Primaries in Maryland and West Virginia Will Shape the Battle This Fall for a Senate Majority

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Voters across Maryland and West Virginia will decide key primary elections Tuesday with big implications in the fight for the... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Voters across Maryland and West Virginia will decide key primary elections Tuesday with big implications in the fight for the Senate majority this fall. At the same time, Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican rival Donald Trump hope to project... Read More

One Man Was a Capitol Police Officer. The Other Rioted on Jan. 6. They're Both Running for Congress

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For Derrick Evans, being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol wasn’t enough. The former West... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For Derrick Evans, being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol wasn’t enough. The former West Virginia lawmaker wants to make his path to the halls of Congress permanent. On the other side of the metal... Read More

2023-11-01 21:24:18
by Dan McCue
Capitol Christmas Tree Soon to Begin Journey to DC

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Believe it or not, it is that time of year again. This year’s Capitol Christmas tree began... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Believe it or not, it is that time of year again. This year’s Capitol Christmas tree began its journey from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia to the nation’s capital Wednesday morning. That’s when West Virginia... Read More

Residents at a Loss After Newspaper That Bound Community Together Closes

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Months after Missy Nester ended The Welch News' 100-year run, she can barely stand to walk... Read More

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Months after Missy Nester ended The Welch News' 100-year run, she can barely stand to walk through the office doors of the newspaper her mother taught her to read with growing up in West Virginia's southern... Read More

2023-04-28 18:29:04
by Dan McCue
West Virginia Governor Enters Race to Sink Manchin

WASHINGTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice officially declared his candidacy for the Senate on Thursday, setting up a potential... Read More

WASHINGTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice officially declared his candidacy for the Senate on Thursday, setting up a potential challenge to incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin in 2024. For months, the popular two-term Republican governor, who is often accompanied... Read More

2023-03-24 17:47:37
by Dan McCue
Solar + Storage Transforming Former West Virginia Industrial Site

RAVENSWOOD, W. Va. — Like a lot of communities in America’s heartland, Jackson County, West Virginia, was built on natural... Read More

RAVENSWOOD, W. Va. — Like a lot of communities in America’s heartland, Jackson County, West Virginia, was built on natural resources. Timber and energy wrought from the ground helped sustain and grow its population, and the arrival of manufacturing in... Read More

2023-01-13 16:24:27
by Dan McCue
West Virginia Governor Eyeing US Senate Bid

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s folksy Republican governor, Jim Justice, says he is “seriously considering running for U.S. Senate” in... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s folksy Republican governor, Jim Justice, says he is “seriously considering running for U.S. Senate” in 2024 — the mere suggestion already making him the GOP frontrunner for the seat currently held by Democrat Joe Manchin.... Read More

Trump-backed US Rep. Alex Mooney Wins W.Va. GOP Primary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In an early victory for a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate at the start of midterm season, Rep.... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In an early victory for a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate at the start of midterm season, Rep. Alex Mooney on Tuesday beat fellow incumbent Rep. David McKinley in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District Republican primary. "Donald Trump... Read More

Pillen Beats Trump's Candidate in Nebraska Governor Primary

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor on Tuesday, siding with... Read More

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor on Tuesday, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump... Read More

Trump's Clout Factors into US House Races in W.Va., Nebraska

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Roads, bridges and former President Donald Trump will be on West Virginia and Nebraska voters’ minds... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Roads, bridges and former President Donald Trump will be on West Virginia and Nebraska voters’ minds as they choose congressional candidates in Tuesday's Republican primary elections. Two incumbent GOP congressmen who have taken dramatically different approaches to... Read More

2022 Midterms: What to Watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary... Read More

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will... Read More

2022-05-08 16:06:38
by Brock Blasdell
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep.... Read More

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a... Read More

2022-02-09 23:43:42
by Reece Nations
West Virginia Rescinds Ban on Nuclear Power Plants 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday signed a bill to allow the operation of nuclear power... Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday signed a bill to allow the operation of nuclear power plants in the state, reversing a ban enacted in 1996. The legislation removes two sections of state public health code... Read More

Manchin's Child Tax Credit Stance Draws Criticism Back Home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin’s reluctance to endorse the Biden administration’s expanded child tax credit program is rippling through... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin’s reluctance to endorse the Biden administration’s expanded child tax credit program is rippling through his home state of West Virginia. Manchin, a moderate Democrat, is one of the last holdouts delaying passage of President... Read More

Election Turmoil Splits West Virginia City's Evangelicals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you're Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into... Read More

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you're Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains — you have your choice. You can follow Pastor Doyle Bradford of Father's House International Church,... Read More

2019-09-03 19:02:48
by Dan McCue
Sen. Joe Manchin Says He Won’t Run for Governor

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday that he intends to remain in the U.S. Senate and won't run... Read More

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday that he intends to remain in the U.S. Senate and won't run for governor of West Virginia. Manchin, who served as the state's governor from 2005 to 2010, had invited speculation for... Read More

2019-01-02 02:16:12
by TN-07: Mark Green (R)
TN-07: Mark Green (R)

First elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012, Dr. Mark Green is a physician, businessman, veteran, and Congressman-elect for Tennessee’... Read More

First elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012, Dr. Mark Green is a physician, businessman, veteran, and Congressman-elect for Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District. Mark decided to run for office during his... Read More

2018-11-05 23:27:47
by WV-03: Carol Miller (R)
WV-03: Carol Miller (R)

Times are tough in West Virginia. Jobs seem to grow scarcer by the day and families are struggling. Meanwhile, the ... Read More

Times are tough in West Virginia. Jobs seem to grow scarcer by the day and families are struggling. Meanwhile, the politicians and lobbyists in Washington DC care more about taking away our guns than addressing the opioid epidemic facing our ... Read More

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