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By MARLO BARNHART | July 19, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- As Republican gubernatorial candidate Russ Weeks tours West Virginia, he is seeking to share his positive plans if elected. But Weeks said nearly everyone he meets wants to talk about the controversy surrounding Gov. Joe Manchin's daughter and the master's degree from West Virginia University that she supposedly didn't earn. "I believe that issue is going to have an impact on voters, but I'm not sure to what degree," Weeks said. Attending the Berkeley County Republican Club's annual picnic Saturday at Poor House Farm Park, Weeks tried to focus attention on several key issues instead.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 21, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Rod Snyder always had kept his music separate from his politics - until Friday night at The Apollo Civic Theatre. Snyder, who tried out for "American Idol" in 2004, also is president of the West Virginia Young Democrats, and his father, former state Sen. Herb Snyder, is on the campaign trail again this year. With his father and U.S. Sen. John Rockefeller seated among an audience of more 300 gathered for 2008 West Virginia Serenade, Snyder admitted he was a bit nervous.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 20, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Rod Snyder always had kept his music separate from his politics - until Friday night at The Apollo Civic Theatre. Snyder, who tried out for "American Idol" in 2004, also is president of the West Virginia Young Democrats, and his father, former state Sen. Herb Snyder, is on the campaign trail again this year. With his father and Sen. John Rockefeller seated among an audience of more 300 gathered for 2008 West Virginia Serenade, Snyder admitted he was a bit nervous.
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May 20, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Gov. Joe Manchin was in Jefferson County on Monday to hand out PROMISE scholarships to 61 Jefferson High School seniors. Funded primarily through state lottery money, PROMISE scholarships are awarded to high school students who meet requirements such as maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average and scoring at a certain level on college entrance exams. PROMISE scholarships pay a student's tuition at an in-state school as long as students maintain a required grade point average and credit requirements, said Jefferson High counselor Carla Hunter.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 26, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Gov. Joe Manchin said Friday that he will not endorse either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee before West Virginia's primary election, which is less than three weeks away. "I want an open primary," Manchin said during a visit to the Eastern Panhandle that included appearances in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. "I want everyone to feel welcome. I've been encouraging, recruiting people to run for offices, and I think it would be wrong for the so-called head of the (state)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 25, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Gov. Joe Manchin said Friday that he will not endorse either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee before West Virginia's primary election, which is less than three weeks away. "I want an open primary," Manchin said during a visit to the Eastern Panhandle that included appearances in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. "I want everyone to feel welcome. I've been encouraging, recruiting people to run for offices, and I think it would be wrong for the so-called head of the (state)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 14, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Commission has joined an effort to rename at least part of the new four-lane route for W.Va. 9 in honor of Jefferson County resident Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last known surviving American veteran of World War I. The commission's unanimous vote Thursday asked that the portion of the yet-to-be-completed road in Berkeley County be named Frank Woodruff Buckles Highway. The Legislature has the authority to approve a name designation for a state highway or road.
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By DAVE McMILLION | February 20, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Gov. Joe Manchin is being criticized for an idea that W.Va. 9, U.S. 340 and U.S. 522 could be converted to toll highways to help pay for road improvements. State Sen. John Unger said Manchin made the comments during a photo opportunity for Leadership Jefferson, a program sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Unger strongly criticized the idea, saying Manchin is basically "looking to the Eastern Panhandle as an ATM machine. " Manchin made the comments last Tuesday in the Capitol during a state government program for Leadership Jefferson, said Heather Morgan, executive director of the local Chamber of Commerce.
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By DAVE McMILLION | February 5, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Initial reports claimed that 362 miners died, but that number had been questioned. Davitt McAteer was curious, too, and for 30 years, he conducted research into a set of explosions at the Monongah coal mine near Fairmont, W.Va. McAteer, a Shepherdstown attorney who is considered an international expert in mine safety, also examined interviews with victims, survivors and descendants of those who were killed. McAteer sifted through U.S. Bureau of Mines information and newspaper interviews and reaches the conclusion in a new book that nearly 500 miners died in the catastrophe at Monongah mine on Dec. 6, 1907.
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October 31, 2007
Remember Bartlett's child health-care vote To the editor: Rep. Roscoe Bartlett erred when he sided with President Bush and voted against health care for children. He should be held accountable. Christian Heurich Smithsburg Manchin has ignored Berkeley Springs To the editor: Our governor, Joe Manchin, changed all of our signs from Wild, Wonderful West Virginia to Open for Business and needs to pay $50,000 to the state of West Virginia to change those signs back or pay the consequences, because I'm looking for one good man or woman to have him replaced - because his grade, in my opinion, is a D-. We need a West Virginia University-built hospital here in Berkeley Springs twice the size of the one proposed by Valley Health Care in Winchester, Va. We need a bypass around Berkeley Springs.
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