Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Their Pensions

Energy | Jason Hopkins
Miners wait to enter an elevator before descending into the Kholodnaya Balka coal mine in the rebel-held town of Makiyivka, east of Donetsk, Ukraine May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko | Lawmakers To Address Coal Miner Pensions

‘We have to agree that we have a crisis on our hands’

Christian Parent Furious After School Instructs Children To Write Out Their Submission To Allah

US | Joshua Gill
Kid Reading the Quran (shutterstock/ Yusnizam Yusof) | School Asks Kids To Write Shahada

‘This is not OK in asking my kid to write down the Shahada’

Blankenship Out For Blood: Making Sure Rival 'Won't Become Senator'

Politics | Julia Nista
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship speaks to his supporters during the primary election in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S., May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lexi Browning | Blankenship Spent Less Than $100 A Vote
He might vote for a third-party

Move Over Trump -- McConnell Takes Twitter Trolling To A Whole New Level

Politics | Henry Rodgers
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 22: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves after a news conference at the Capitol December 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. McConnell held a year-end news conference to answer questions from members of the media. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

‘Thanks for playing’

Two Battleground State Dems Push Bill Designed To Protect Coal Jobs

Energy | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (R), who broke ranks to vote with Republicans for Jeff Sessions to become U.S. Attorney General, looks towards U.S President Donald Trump during a Supreme Court listening session at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Battling for their political lives

Greg Walden: Drug Distributor Sent Nearly 300,000 Opioids To A Small Pharmacy In One Month

Politics | Ethan Barton
Opioid epidemic, painkillers and drug abuse concept with close up on a bottle of prescription drugs and hydrocodone pills falling out of it on white. (Shutterstock/Victor Moussa)

‘The cash drawer was so full that it could not be shut’

Donald Trump Jr. Weighs In On GOP West Virginia Primary: 'Reject Blankenship'

Politics | Henry Rodgers
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 02: (AFP OUT) Donald Trump Jr. attends the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. The White House said they are expecting 30,000 children and adults to participate in the annual tradition of rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn that was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘No more fumbles like Alabama’

Crucial West Virginia Primary A Complete Toss Up

Energy | Jason Hopkins
A tourist gazes up towards the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 25, 2010. On Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his first State of the Union speech in the House Chamber of the Capitol. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque | Republicans Battling In West Virginia

It’s anyone’s game

Police Officer Hospitalized After Overdosing From Fentanyl Exposure During Bust

US | Steve Birr
A bag of heroin and drug paraphernalia are seen at an abandoned house in Ljubljana August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Bor Slana | High School Golf Coach Busted With Heroin

‘We have an officer having an effect right now’

West Virginia Petitions Trump's EPA To Help Steelworkers And Coal Miners

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. President Donald Trump signs a presidential proclamation placing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports while surrounded by workers from the steel and aluminum industries at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis | West Virginia Asks EPA To Save Steel

‘Federal regulations must be clear’

DEA's New Rule Could Make It Harder For Opioids To Reach The Black Market

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Opioid epidemic, drug abuse concept with closeup on two heroin syringes or other narcotics surrounded by scattered prescription opioids. Oxycodone is the generic name for a range of opioid painkillers. (Shutterstock/Victor Moussa) | New DEA Rule Combats Black Market Opioids

‘We must end senseless death in West Virginia’

Congress Could Ease Taxes On Coal Plants For The Next Half-Decade

Energy | Tim Pearce
The Duke Energy coal-fired power plant is seen from the Dan River in Eden, North Carolina February 19, 2014. North Carolina state officials defended their oversight of coal ash ponds on Wednesday, a day after a second leak was found to be threatening a river already tainted by toxic sludge from a spill earlier this month. REUTERS/Chris Keane | California Sues Over 'Once In, Always In'

‘Preserve our energy security’

WV GOP Candidate Wants 'Swamp Captain' McConnell To 'Stop Interfering'

Politics | David Krayden
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Republican weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill Washington, U.S., March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

‘Balance the budget Mitch and stay out of West Virginia.’

Overdose Deaths Linked To Elephant Tranquilizer More Than Double Across West Virginia

US | Steve Birr
A syringe loaded with heroin next to a spoon with unmixed heroin. Shutterstock/StanislauV | Heroin Dealer Leads Cops On Vehicle Chase

‘There’s no way to avoid exposure’