| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:21 AM
WASHINGTON — At the end of an emotional day of deeply personal meetings with senators Wednesday, families of victims of the Newtown school massacre sat down for a public conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who had just...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Let a cheer, however muffled, arise for the bipartisan deal on expanded background checks announced Wednesday by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa.
The agreement does not close all the loopholes in current law on background checks for...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative senators from both parties announced their support for expanding background checks for gun buyers Wednesday, giving a burst of momentum to advocates of stronger restrictions. But big questions remain about whether...
| Dec 20, 2012
The time is now.
Those words have been reverberating in the wake of Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn. There's at last a sense that the moment has come for some serious action on gun control.
Even some of the most reliable 2nd Amendment hawks are...
| Dec 19, 2012
If you're thinking that last week's tragedy in Newtown, Conn., makes it likely that Congress will soon pass stricter federal gun laws, remember this: People thought the same thing in 2011, after a gunman shot into a Tucson crowd, killing six and...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's best friend in the Senate, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, plans to fly to Chicago on Friday night, and whether he's …...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Politicians continue to feud over conference expansion...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
President Obama vowed Monday to use the power of his office to stop mass shootings, but was hazy on specifics. Will he? Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut called for the restoration of the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Growing up in Williamsport, Gina Marie Groh never in her “wildest dreams” thought she would one day become a federal judge.
As it turns out, Groh, didn’t have to dream.
The U.S. Senate Thursday approved the 23rd Judicial Circuit judge&...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:49 AM
County governments in all three Eastern Panhandle counties are lending support to a $23 million expansion and renovation project at Cacapon State Park in Morgan County.
The project is needed to protect and boost the region’s economy, Morgan...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 6:44 PM
West Virginia would slash property taxes in exchange for a new “cracker” plant and reserve funds to improve roads, schools and high-speed Internet access, under proposals Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin offered the Legislature in his State of the...