West Virginia

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a press conference after meeting with fellow Democratic Senators, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

NRA Stepping Up Attack On Manchin Over Gun Background Check Measure

The National Rifle Association plans to mail 200,000 letters to West Virginians this week, stepping up its attack on U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin over the gun purchase background check measure he’s co-sponsored.


File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

W.Va. Man Indicted On Charges Of Threatening Obama

A Marshall County man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and the first family in a letter filled with profanity and racial slurs.


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., honorary co-chair of No Labels, is interviewed on the launch of "No Labels Radio" at SiriusXM studios on May 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

NRA Launches Attack Ad Against Sen. Manchin Over Background Check Bill

After years of showering U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin with stellar ratings and campaign endorsements, the National Rifle Association targeted the West Virginia Democrat with a TV ad launched Wednesday over his continuing push for broader gun buyer background checks.


File photo of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rockefeller Frets Over Student Loan Interest Hike

Student-loan interest rates will rise July 1 if Congress doesn’t act, and U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller is sounding alarms.


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Nearly All US States See Hefty Drop In Teen Births

The nation’s record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.


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GOP Faces Senate Recruitment Woes In Key States

Republicans are struggling to recruit strong U.S. Senate candidates in states where the party has the best chances to reclaim the majority in Washington.


Particpants compete in a Tough Mudder event at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. (Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

W. Va. Investigating Death of Maryland Man During ‘Tough Mudder’

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old Maryland man who had been competing in an endurance course in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Manchin Can No Longer Rely On Backing Of NRA

He famously fired a gun in a TV ad while boasting of an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin can no longer rely on the backing of that powerful lobby.


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West Virginia Sheriff Fatally Shot While Eating Lunch In Car

A new sheriff who was cracking down on the drug trade in southern West Virginia’s coalfields was shot to death Wednesday in the spot where he usually parked his car for lunch, and State Police said the suspect was in a hospital with gunshot wounds inflicted by a deputy who chased him.


File photo of an obese man. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gallup: West Virginia Most Obese State For Third Year In A Row

Public research and analytics outfit Gallup has learned that West Virginia has the highest rate of obese persons in America.





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