West Virginia

Freedom Industries on Barlow St on the banks of the Elk River is seen on January 10, 2014 in Charleston, West Virginia. West Virginia American Water determined Thursday MCHM chemical had 'overwhelmed' the plant's capacity to keep it out of the water from a spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston. An unknown amount of the hazardous chemical contaminated the public water system for potentially 300,000 people in West Virginia. (Photo by Tom Hindman/Getty Images)

Tap Water May Be Out For Days After W.Va. Spill

Several hundred thousand people in West Virginia remained without clean tap water for a third day Saturday following a chemical spill and a water company executive said it could be days before uncontaminated water is flowing again.


But in the Senate, the 66-year-old upstart stands out as a rare breed: a back-slapping, gun-owning Democrat who attracts widespread support from working-class whites in an increasingly Republican state. (D- WV).  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Democrat Sen. Manchin Seen As A Friendly Blue In A Red State

Many locals around here see Sen. Joe Manchin as one of them, so much so they greet the 30-year veteran of West Virginia politics by his first name more often than by his title.


File photo of Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV).  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Sees Health Care Law As Big 2014 Opportunity

In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall over the calamitous startup of President Barack Obama’s health care law have already begun.


File photo of logging truck. (credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images).

Truck, Train Collide in W.Va.; 1 Dead, 2 Dozen Hurt

An emergency services official says one person was killed and more than 60 others were injured in a collision between a logging truck and a train taking passengers on a scenic tour in eastern West Virginia.


Coal mine near Charleston.  (credit:  Lou Jones/Getty Images)

After Coal, W.Va. Push For Natural Gas Trust Fund

For decades, coal from West Virginia’s vast deposits was mined, loaded on rail cars and hauled off without leaving behind a lasting trust fund financed by the state’s best-known commodity. Big coal’s days are waning, but now a new bonanza in the natural gas fields has state leaders working to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.


Examples of a items used in the production of methamphetamine.  (credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

W.Va. Pastor Resigning After Lending Bus To Police

A West Virginia pastor is losing his job in the pulpit after lending his church’s bus to law enforcement officers for a meth lab bust.


People demonstrate in favor of a US-led strike on Syria in front of the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013.  (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

W.Va. Groups Plan Vigil To Oppose Syria Strike

West Virginia peace activists are planning a vigil to oppose any U.S. military strike in Syria.


File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pledges To Make New Health Care Law Work

President Barack Obama is pledging to do everything he can to make sure the new health care law works the way he intended.


Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.  (File phoot. 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.