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West Virginia Governor

Joe Manchin: 'All Options Open' On Running For Governor

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he's keeping "all options open" on whether to seek the governor's office in 2016 or rem...

Governor's Brother Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The brother of West Virginia's governor faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to ...

Pioneering Former West Virginia Governor Dies

AP | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former West Virginia Gov. Hulett C. Smith, who signed bills in the 1960s that abolished the state's death penalty and implem...

Democrat Projected Winner In Gubernatorial Special Election

AP | By LAWRENCE MESSINA | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin overcame weeks of Republican attack ads to win the West Virginia governor's race Tuesday, successfully ...

Special Election Goes Down To The Wire

Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

By LAWRENCE MESSINA, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Democrat who was once the favorite for governor of West Virginia struggled to ov...

Upper Big Branch Mine: Crews Begin Recovering Bodies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mine crews have started the solemn task of bringing the victims of this week's underground coal mine explosion to the surfac...

Upper Big Branch: Fallen Miners Remembered

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — They ranged in age from 20 to 61. Some had been miners only a few months, others for 34 years. Their passions ranged from k...

Upper Big Branch Mine Rescue: Ambulances Arrive, Crews Search For West Virginia Miners

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN and VICKI SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COMFORT, W.Va. — Time stopped five days ago for the families of 29 coal miners killed in the devastating explosion at Upper Big Branch mine. As...