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October 03, 2014

New Coast Guard facility opens in Jefferson | Shepherdstown Chronicle

by Toni Milbourne

Jefferson County became the official home to the Coast Guard Operation Center as officials gathered for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony in Kearneysville. Among the dignitaries present were Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., who both praised the Coast Guard for their service and touted the advantages for both the USCG and West Virginia and Jefferson County's economic development. The new facility, located in the Burr Business Park is a 40,000 square foot … Continue Reading

September 28, 2014

Land Trust celebrates acquisition of Gauley River tract | Charleston Gazette

by Rick Steelhammer

KESSLER'S CROSS LANES - On a hike down the Pierson Hollow Trail on Friday, Ashton Berdine pointed out three species of ferns, a cluster of towering, 300-plus-year-old hemlocks and three trail-traversing copperheads. Berdine, the lands program manager for the West Virginia Land Trust, was leading a group of hikers into the Trust's most recent acquisition - a 665-acre tract of Gauley River canyonland wedged between the state-managed Civil War battlefield and the federally owned Gauley River … Continue Reading

September 25, 2014

Manchin Talks With WVSU Students About Foreign Policy | WCHS Online

by Kennie Bass

United States Senator Joe Manchin talks to West Virginia State University students and their professors about America's conflict with middle eastern terrorists. Manchin supports air strikes to cripple ISIS training and weapons areas, but he strongly opposes sending American troops back to the region to engage the extremists on the ground, or train and equip Syrian rebels. Students say hearing his up-to-the minute message on foreign policy was very educational."The text has to be so very … Continue Reading

September 18, 2014

Nightmare: Manchin on target | Charleston Gazette

by Editorial

When Washingtin tries to impose its will on the Middle East, calamity can occur. The Reagan White House secretly sent the CIA to arm fanatical Muslim "freedom fighters" to drive Russians out of Afghanistan in the 1980s - and that resistance eventually spawned the al-Qaida terror network that attacked America on 9/11. The Bush-Cheney White House pulled America into the disastrous Iraq War in 2003 on false claims of horror weapons - and now Iraq has deteriorated into a nightmare that spawned … Continue Reading

September 18, 2014

Manchin Correct On Syrian Rebels | The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register

by Editorial

Most of President Barack Obama's proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.S. officials have boxed themselves into a corner to the point there are not many options. But part of the president's plan is an invitation to disaster, as Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., pointed out Wednesday. During a speech on the floor of the Senate, Manchin argued against Obama's plan to provide weapons and training to Syrian rebels other than the Islamic State. Obama … Continue Reading

September 14, 2014

Keeping children safe: Federal measure merits support | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

A group of lawmakers led by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., are correctly calling on the U.S. Senate to pass a common-sense bill that would keep sexual predators out of schools. The proposed legislation would seek added security checks on teachers, coaches and bus drivers to protect students from potential harm. The measure, co-sponsored by Manchin and Toomey, would specifically require states that receive federal education funding to conduct periodic … Continue Reading

September 04, 2014

Manchin visits TCHS seniors | Parsons Advocate

by Beth Christian Broschart

HAMBLETON - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin told Tucker County High School seniors an education is the greatest equalizer and the best investment they will ever make in their lives. Manchin met with TCHS seniors last Monday during his visit to the region. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin visits with Tucker County High School seniors last Monday at the school.U.S. Senator Joe Manchin visits with Tucker County High School seniors last Monday at the school. "There will be times when you say it isn't worth it … Continue Reading

September 04, 2014

Manchin, state officials tour Navy Base, The Inter-Mountain

by Joan Ashley

SUGAR GROVE - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Division of Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein toured the Navy Base to determine if it could be restructured as a minimum security corrections facility when it closes in 2015. "I've always been impressed here - this is a tremendous facility, and we've been trying to find the proper use and a marriage-able fit to sustain it as a state entity," Manchin told a group of local business, educational and elected officials … Continue Reading

August 26, 2014

Manchin Offers Town Hall Talk | The Inter-Mountain

by Roger Adkins

BUCKHANNON - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., encouraged conversation on healthcare, energy, foreign policy and other topics Monday during a "Coffee and Common Sense" town hall meeting at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at West Virginia Wesleyan College. One of Manchin's overarching themes was dismantling extremism in American politics. It's impossible to make progress when Democrats and Republics put their parties before the greater good, he said. "We don't need … Continue Reading

August 21, 2014

DEA change means no refills on much-abused painkillers | Charleston Gazette

by David Gutman

Frequently abused painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab will soon be harder to come by, after the federal Drug Enforcement Agency moved Thursday to tighten restrictions on such drugs. The DEA released a rule that will reclassify medications containing the painkiller hydrocodone in combination with other ingredients as Schedule II drugs, not Schedule III drugs. Schedule II is the strictest classification for drugs that have an accepted medical use. Schedule II drugs are defined as having high … Continue Reading

August 18, 2014

Manchin still trying to get White House to listen | WV Metro News

by Chris Lawrence

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is frustrated with the Obama administration. The senator said the President Obama and the federal Environmental Protection Agency refuse to acknowledge any policy which involves coal as a long-term energy source for the country. He's worried they are playing a dangerous game. "They believe they can do an energy policy for the United States without fossil and that's not accurate and not true," Manchin said during a visit last week in Mercer County. … Continue Reading

August 13, 2014

Manchin witnesses damage | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

by Greg Jordan

MATOAKA - Charred skeletons of buildings smoldered and a burn odor was in the air Tuesday as two of West Virginia's Congressional delegation saw a fire-damaged town firsthand. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, both D-W.Va., visited the town of Matoaka to see damage left by a fierce Aug. 8 fire and to speak with local officials about what can be done to recover from the blaze. The fire destroyed four Barger Street buildings and seriously damaged a fifth. Seeing what can be … Continue Reading

August 08, 2014

Manchin meets Marine Corps | Charleston Daily Mail

by Whitney Burdette

Although there seems to be a plethora of problems in Congress, Sen. Joe Manchin remains confident they can be fixed. But, the Democrat said, it's going to take a change in the atmosphere to accomplish that. Manchin spoke Thursday at the Marine Corps League National Convention in Charleston. Manchin, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he's learned a lot in his nearly four years in the Senate about veterans care and foreign policy. He said he was surprised to learn from … Continue Reading

August 05, 2014

Kroger disappoints Manchin on meth | Charleston Gazette

by Eric Eyre

Sen. Joe Manchin wants the Kroger supermarket chain to take tougher steps to limit the sale of cold medications that fuel illegal methamphetamine labs in West Virginia. On Monday, Manchin, D-W.Va., said he was "extremely disappointed" that Kroger didn't follow the lead of some competitors that barred sales of cold medicines that have pseudoephedrine as their only active ingredient. Meth cooks typically prefer the single- ingredient products, such as Sudafed 24 Hour, because they're cheaper … Continue Reading

July 30, 2014

Manchin Right About Ex-Im Bank | The Wheeling Intelligencer/ News-Register

At one time - during the 1920s and 1930s when progressives pushed hard for rural electrification - American liberals understood the importance of reasonably priced power to quality of life. No more. Ignoring the health and safety ramifications of much higher prices for electricity, President Barack Obama and his cronies are using their war against coal to force utility bills up. Not content to stop at our shores, they want to deny tens of millions of people in other countries the benefits of … Continue Reading

July 15, 2014

Manchin prepares to introduce banking bill | Charleston Daily Mail

It's already difficult for many small businesses to break into the global marketplace, and without the Export-Import Bank, it could become harder. That's part of the reason why Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has prepared a bill to reauthorize the bank, whose charter expires in September. Part of the bank's mission is to help support U.S. companies exporting to other countries. "If you think about it, if you're a small business in West Virginia, you don't have the expertise or have lawyers with … Continue Reading

July 09, 2014

No Sale | Beckley Register-Herald

CVS Pharmacy has stopped selling some cold medications that contain high amounts of pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. The decision applies only to sinus and cold medications that have pseudoephedrine as their only active ingredient, but other cold and allergy medicines will still be sold at the company's West Virginia pharmacies. Those compounds are harder to turn into meth by illegal home cooks. The move by CVS follows similar announcements … Continue Reading

July 08, 2014

W. Va. CVS stores limit sales of medications that fuel meth labs | Charleston Gazette

Eric Eyre After prodding by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, CVS pharmacy stores in West Virginia have stopped selling a popular cold medication that criminals use to make illegal methamphetamine. CVS, with 50 stores across the state, no longer sells cold medicines that solely contain pseudoephedrine, a key meth-making ingredient. Meth cooks demand those cold and allergy pills - mostly sold under the Sudafed brand name - because they yield potent meth without byproducts. "CVS's commitment to … Continue Reading

June 19, 2014

Joe Manchin: The Outlier | Time Magazine

Jon Meacham Things are best, he figures, the farther away he can get. As the junior Senator from West Virginia, Democrat Joe Manchin III-charming, plainspoken, moderate-believes his most productive hours as a lawmaker are spent not on the Senate floor or in the cloakroom or committee rooms but on the waters of the Potomac River aboard his houseboat, which, in an act of parochial pride, he plans to christen Almost Heaven. Anchored 8 miles south of the Capitol, the boat is Manchin's home when … Continue Reading

June 05, 2014

Manchin to mark the 70th Aniversary of D-Day in Normandy | WV MetroNews

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will be among those gathered in Normandy, France on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion - a pivotal turning point in World War II. "They say it's a moving experience you'll never forget," said Manchin who is joining ten other U.S. Senators on the trip. "When you think about all the brave Americans that were determined to stop the Nazis and fascism and just the reign of terror that was going down, knowing that they were … Continue Reading

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