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09.08.15

Manchin Joins Capito, McKinley in Opposing Iran Nuclear Agreement

CLARKSBURG - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who said he had remained undecided on the issue up until the weekend, announced Tuesday he plans to vote against an international accord designed to limit Iran's access to nuclear weapons. In a lengthy statement read by telephone to W.Va. reporters Tuesday, Manchin said the deal as struck does not do enough to prevent Iran from funding terrorism in the Middle East. "For me, this deal had to be about more than preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear… Continue Reading


09.08.15

I’m a Runner: Shelley Moore Capito

I started running 20 years ago. I found that I loved being outside and the feeling I got afterward. That's why I keep doing it. At first, I ran the flat by the Kanawha River. But West Virginia is mountainous, so before long I increased the intensity by adding hills. Now I run four miles a day four days a week. I'm not an early morning riser, but in D.C., I have to run at 6:30 a.m. if I want to get it in. I'm a creature of habit-I run the same basic route every time.I leave my apartment, run up… Continue Reading


09.08.15

Capito to Relocate Charleston Office

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced Tuesday the relocation of her Senate office on Charleston. Capito will move to 500 Virginia Street East to be in the heart of the downtown of the city. She said in a release that she hopes the new office will allow her and her staff to "better connect with and serve West Virginians from the state's largest city." "Our new office space in Charleston will allow me to remain in close contact with West Virginians," said Capito. "It is an… Continue Reading


09.04.15

Senators Lobby for Pipeline, Crude-by-Rail Safety Funding

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced Thursday they have secured more than $782,000 in federal grants to improve the state's response to hazardous material transportation incidents and better protect communities and families. The first grant gives nearly $200,000 allowing West Virginia to develop and revise emergency plans and training activities for incidents that could occur by transporting crude oil by rail or road. It also conducts commodity flow studies to determine the freq… Continue Reading


09.04.15

Editorial: City Focuses on Breaking Cycle of Drugs, Prostitution

The "mug shots" of the women arrested for prostitution in our region usually tell the story. Sad faces and desperate lives. Most are caught in a cycle of hustling and substance abuse - they turn their tricks for drugs or money to buy drugs. When they are occasionally arrested, they pay minor fines that are often viewed as just one of the costs of doing business.Then most return to the streets, with little changing except the corner they are working.The city of Huntington is planning a new prog… Continue Reading


09.04.15

Congressional Delegation Addresses Chamber

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - All five members West Virginia's United States Congressional delegation addressed those in attendance Thursday at the 2015 West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Summit. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., along with Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., and Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., spoke about what is being done in Washington to benefit West Virginia, the importance of bipartisanship, the … Continue Reading


09.03.15

Capito Visits Boone County

MADISON - On her Sept. 1 speaking tour of southern W.Va., Senator Shelley Moore Capito made a stop at the Heritage & Cultural Center next door to the Coal Museum in downtown Madison to discuss economic growth and the prospects of improved broadband access with local business leaders. The event was well-attended by members of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Logan County Commission, the Economic Development Authority and a representative from Governor Tomblin's office. Capito opened th… Continue Reading


09.03.15

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito Announce WV Will Receive $782,849 to Improve Hazardous Material Transportation

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced Sept. 3 West Virginia will receive $782,849 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to improve West Virginia's response to hazardous materials transportation incidents and better protect communities and families. According to a joint news release from both Manchin and Capito, West Virginia will receive $198,828 through the Hazardous Materials Emergency Prepared… Continue Reading


09.02.15

Women's Drug Court Awarded Federal Funding

HUNTINGTON - The city of Huntington is receiving federal funds for a new women's drug court program on the heels of the Huntington Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy laying out such a move as part of its strategy for fighting addiction in the region. More than $140,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded to establish a Women's Empowerment and Addiction Recovery (WEAR) program, which will increase the Cabell County Drug Court's capacity fr… Continue Reading


09.02.15

Google Initiative Sees to Put West Virginia on the Map

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The goal of a small business workshop being held at the Clay Center Wednesday was clear -- getting online and on the map. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is partnering with Google to help business owners learn new ways to market their products, mainly to help them launch a website and become more visible online. The initiative is called "Let's Put West Virginia on the Map." Small business owners from all across the state were getting some one-on-one time with repr… Continue Reading


09.02.15

Capito Visits Logan County Chamber of Commerce

LOGAN - On her Sept. 1 speaking tour of southern W.Va., Senator Shelley Moore Capito made a stop at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce to discuss economic growth and the prospects of improved broadband access with local business leaders. The event was well-attended by members of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Logan County Commission, the Economic Development Authority and a representative from Governor Tomblin's office. Capito opened the meeting saying, "I want to start off by saying … Continue Reading


09.02.15

Sen. Capito, Business Owners Attend Google's 'Let's Put Charleston on the Map' Event

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With dozens of small business owners and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. in attendance, representatives of Google presented a 'Let's Put Charleston on the Map' seminar at the Clay Center Wednesday. A team from Google took more than 60 business representatives explain programs and techniques to small business owners from the Charleston area and around the state during Wednesday's "Let's put Charleston on the Map" seminar by Google. West Virginia Press Association Phot… Continue Reading


09.01.15

Capito Visits Mingo County

HOLDEN, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore-Capito, (R -W.Va.), hosted a round table discussion Tuesday, with officials and business owners in Mingo County, at the Wood Products Industrial Park. At the meeting, Capito and local business leaders discussed economic development and improving broadband access in the region. The purpose of Capito's visit was to listen to area business leaders issues and concerns on continuing to develop and grow in the southern West Virginia coalfields."I came to li… Continue Reading


08.31.15

Capito to Partner with Google to Bring West Virginia Small Businesses Online

CHARLESTON, WV - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced she will partner with Google to launch the Let's Put West Virginia on the Map Program.Senator Capito and representatives from Google will host a free tech workshop for Charleston-area small businesses at the Clay Center Wednesday, September 2, to help business owners launch a website and become visible online."By helping business owners reach more customers online, this workshop will empower West Virginia small businesses to … Continue Reading


08.28.15

Nearly $850,000 to Boost Fire Prevention and Safety Operations in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced Friday that the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, Hooverston Heights Volunteer Fire Department, Cora Volunteer Fire Department and Verdunville Volunteer Fire Department will receive funding to enhance fire prevention and safety operations through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Programs."My experience working with the volunteer rescue squad in … Continue Reading


08.28.15

Let's Put West Virginia on the Map Program Boosts Businesses' Online Presence

Small businesses will get a little boost through the Let's Put West Virginia on the Map Program Sept. 2 at the Clay Center.Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. announced Aug. 19 she will be partnering with Google to host a free tech workshop for Charleston-area small businesses in order to help business owners launch their own website and become visible online. At the event, small business owners will participate in event activities, workshops and receive one-on-one counseling from Google represen… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Editorial: National Media Seeing EPA's Damage in W.Va.

National media outlets have finally begun to pick up on what the federal government is doing to the Mountain State.In fact, the Wall Street Journal recently published a blog with the first sentence, "Poor West Virginia," in which it explained to its national audience that we are the only state in the country to have lost a statistically significant number of jobs during the past year.Between July 2014 and July 2015, West Virginia lost 19,100 jobs, according to the U.S. Labor Department. That is … Continue Reading


08.26.15

Editorial: Taking Note of Assault on W.Va.

National media outlets have finally begun to pick up on what the federal government is doing to the Mountain State. In fact, the Wall Street Journal recently published a blog with the first sentence, "Poor West Virginia," in which it explained to its national audience that we are the only state in the country to have lost a statistically significant number of jobs during the past year.Between July 2014 and July 2015, West Virginia lost 19,100 jobs, according to the U.S. Labor Department. That is… Continue Reading


08.25.15

Five Counties to Receive Federal Funding to Stimulate Economic Growth

The Economic Development Administration has awarded five counties in central West Virginia with $70,000 in federal funds to assist in job creation.U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Tuesday afternoon that the Economic Development Administration will provide the funds to the Region 4 Planning and Development Council to invest in job creation and economic development in the region.Five counties are in that region: Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas, and Webster."It… Continue Reading


08.24.15

Capito Op-Ed: New Funding Boosts Fight Against Drugs

As West Virginia's drug epidemic continues to grow, so too must our efforts to fight back.Our state is no stranger to the heartbreak and devastation that accompanies drug addiction. According to a recent study, West Virginia has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation. In fact, West Virginia's drug overdose death rate is more than double the national average with 34 overdose deaths for every 100,000 West Virginia residents.Pair these staggering statistics with the recent surge of … Continue Reading

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