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Manchin lays out wish list for election reform bill

CHARLESTON — With a vote expected next week on an election reform bill, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin laid out a pathway for the bill to gain his support Wednesday. The Democratic Senator from West Virginia released a list Wednesday afternoon of the items he would like to see in S.1, the For the ...

New polling shows support for filibuster reform

CHARLESTON — With leaked comments from U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin showing a softening on his position on the filibuster, new polling shows some support for reforming the gridlock-causing procedure. A poll commissioned by Fix Our Senate and conducted by Global Strategy Group – a pollster ...

Hancock County Health Department recognized

The Hancock County Health Department, on Monday, was recognized by the West Virginia Association of Counties, for its services to the residents of the county during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Ayne Amjad, commissioner for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human ...

W.Va. unemployment rate continues to drop

CHARLESTON — Nearly 15 months since COVID-19 shutdowns caused West Virginia’s unemployment rate to jump to more than 15 percent, the rates now are almost back to pre-pandemic levels. According to a monthly report released Tuesday by WorkForce West Virginia, the state’s unemployment rate ...

Weirton museum to unveil online WSX Bulletin archive

WEIRTON — As part of local observations of West Virginia Day, the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will officially unveil the new online archive of the Weirton Steel Employees Bulletin. The unveiling will be held in-person and livestreamed on the museum’s Facebook page at 10:45 ...

Weirton planning Independence Day festivities

WEIRTON — Weirton is preparing to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, with a weekend of festivities planned. The city’s Independence Day Parade has been scheduled for 10 a.m., July 3 on Main Street. The parade will feature a theme of “Saluting America’s Servicemen Heroes and ...