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March 26, 2011

Manchin and Moss play in charity game | The Elkins Inter-Mountain

by Anthony Gaynor

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin battled for rebounds with NFL standout Randy Moss during the Governor's Charity Basketball Game at the Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center on Friday. Manchin and Moss took part in the game that helped the Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center cadets raise money for Tucker County Helping Hands. "We started this last year," said Manchin, D-W.Va. "We told the young men this will be your night." Manchin said the cadets at the center picked their charity and, … Continue Reading


March 25, 2011

Manchin committed to creating jobs in W.Va. | The Huntington Herald Dispatch

by The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is telling entrepreneurs that he is committed to creating good-paying new jobs in West Virginia. The West Virginia Democrat spoke with small business leaders Thursday in South Charleston. He referred to the city's Tech Park as a promising hub for creating jobs, and as an example of a public-private investment partnership. Manchin spoke with state business leaders about challenges they face and how to best prepare young people for jobs in the … Continue Reading


March 23, 2011

Washington could use more Charleston Joe | Charleston Daily Mail

by Editorial

WHEN it comes to fiscal matters, Sen. Joe Manchin should always ask himself What Would Gov. Joe Manchin Do, because as a governor he had an excellent record on the state budget. Gov. Manchin not only balanced the budget but kept operating expenses low even as revenues rose. Any extra money he could find was dedicated to paying down the multibillion-dollar unfunded liability in state pensions. In Washington, there is no budget. Congress instead has passed a string of "continuing resolutions" … Continue Reading


March 22, 2011

Manchin visits Head Start students in Dunbar | Charleston Gazette

by Staff Writers

DUNBAR, W.Va. -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., visited the Head Start program at the Shawnee Community Education Center in Dunbar on Tuesday. During the stop, part of the senator's weeklong "Our Values, Our Priorities" tour of the state, Manchin said Head Start was not the place to start looking for ways to cut the federal budget. The House of Representatives recently included the program in its budget-cutting proposal. "The America I know would not cut funding for children who deserve a chance … Continue Reading


March 12, 2011

Counting on Joe Manchin | The Elkins Inter-Mountain

by Editorial

Editor: Senator Manchin's representative recently visited Elkins to hear the people's views. I made a list of some of what I believe is of importance to West Virginians. Potable drinking water and clean air for families and communities: Support the EPA's work to protect our health by enforcing the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act. This means supporting the end of mountaintop removal mining. The few jobs it offers are not mining jobs, and it decimates community health and community … Continue Reading


March 02, 2011

Manchin questions U.S. role in Afghanistan | Charleston Gazette

by Paul J. Nyden

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., fresh from a nine-day fact-finding trip to Afghanistan and the Middle East, said he has lingering questions about our mission abroad. "Is our job truly nation building or should we get back to playing a support role in fighting the war on terror?" Manchin said during a conference call with reporters from his office in Washington on Wednesday. "Afghanistan is now the longest war in our nation's history. We are spending hundreds of billions of … Continue Reading

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