| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are taking an aggressive stance in their drive to curb firearms, announcing that the gun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include expanded federal background checks for gun purchasers.
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Automatic federal budget cuts set to take effect Friday would mean thousands of temporary layoffs for National Guard and civilian defense workers in West Virginia, including those at the 167th Airlift Wing near Martinsburg, along with reduced funding...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - In Congress' first gun votes since the Newtown, Conn., nightmare, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to toughen federal penalties against illegal firearms purchases, even as senators signaled that a deep partisan divide remained...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Patricia Greenlee never thought she would be a victim of domestic violence.
She never witnessed a domestic violence in her life. Her parents had been married for 52 years, and she and her four siblings all were college educated.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:07 AM
On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement reaffirming his support for expanding background checks on firearms sales and said he hopes the Senate can find the votes to make...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an earlier era, a move like the one engineered by House GOP leaders to pass a "no budget, no pay" measure probably would have been stopped in its tracks.
But with Congress' approval ratings in the gutter, House lawmakers...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:02 PM
After several bitterly partisan battles on fiscal issues, bipartisanship seems to be breaking out on Capitol Hill in two other controversial areas: immigration reform and gun control.
While it’s too early to know if it will produce significant...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Education reform, substance abuse treatment, related incarceration costs and state budget cuts were among the most heavily discussed issues at the 2013 Legislative Outlook luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg.
About 150 people turned out for the...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:25 PM
People crowded the sidewalk and spilled into West King Street across from U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s office in Martinsburg on Saturday for a Second Amendment rally and protest.
“I think he’s sold us out,” Keith Morgan, president of...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Former Del. Larry V. Faircloth, R-Berkeley, announced Wednesday that he will run next year for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito.
Faircloth, 64, of Inwood, W.Va., said in a news release that he has been encouraged by...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - College students faced increasing uncertainty about the cost of new student loans after senators failed Thursday to advance partisan proposals to keep interest rates from doubling on July 1.
Dueling measures in the Senate would have kept...