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Can Trump bring coal jobs back to Appalachia? We’re a year-and-a-half into his presidency, and some people, like coal operator Barry Estep, are hopeful.

“Maybe this is a light at the end of the tunnel we’ve all been hoping for, to get things turned around and changed some.”

But others are not so sure that coal has a long-term future. 

The 2016 presidential campaign was one of the most brutal in America’s history. "Us & Them" host Trey Kay was stunned by the outcome and is trying understand what the whole thing means. Are truth and bitter reality the new Us? Have our news sources become Them?

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As millions of Americans head to the polls Tuesday, just one week ago, children across the nation voted for the next presidential candidate in a mock election. The “Every Kid Votes!” event began with the 2004 presidential race, and every election year since, school children across the country have accurately voted for America’s next president. Will that trend continue this year? 

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Newly discovered emails being examined by the FBI in relation to Hillary Clinton's email server came to light in the course of an unrelated criminal investigation of Anthony Weiner, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR's Carrie Johnson.

Weiner is the estranged husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin; he has been under scrutiny for sending illicit text messages to an underage girl. Sources said authorities seized electronic devices in their home, which led them to this new information.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the third presidential debate Wednesday, October 19 at 9 p.m. This debate will follow the same format as the first presidential debate. It will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by Fox’s Chris Wallace, the moderator.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the second presidential debate Sunday night. The town hall-style debate will allow audience members to ask Trump and Clinton questions. West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) will provide extensive coverage of the debates our statewide TV and Radio networks, and online and wvpublic.org. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. EDT.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night. WVPB will provide extensive coverage of the debates on TV, Radio, and Online. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. EDT.


Donald Trump is still working to raise money in West Virginia, this week sending his son to a joint national/state finance committee event. State Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas what Eric Trump told supporters in Charleston. 

Donald Trump's missteps since the conventions have put Hillary Clinton in a dominant position.

If the election were held today, according to the latest NPR analysis of polling, demographics and on-the-ground reporting, Clinton would win in a landslide of 2008 proportions. She has solidified her leads in key battleground states and crosses the threshold of 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House in the NPR Battleground Map with just states where she already has a significant lead.

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On West Virginia Morning, host Beth Vorhees talks live with Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler who is in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention and as communities begin to repair and rebuild after last month’s massive floods, Glynis Board reports that replacement bridges designed by Mennonites are proving popular. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Coal miners will not be forgotten if his wife is elected, said former President Bill Clinton.

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During the first evening of keynote addresses at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Monday, several speakers called for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to be imprisoned after a using a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. 

West Virginia’s only Democratic Congressional leader defended Clinton Tuesday.

Tim Armstead.
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House Speaker Tim Armstead has weighed in on a tweet by a member of the House of Delegates that said Hillary Clinton should be publically executed on the Washington Mall.

The tweet by Berkeley County Delegate Michael Folk caused his employer, United Airlines, to suspend him from flying aircraft while it investigates.

Donald Trump has staked his brand on winning. "We will have so much winning," he has said in this campaign, "if I get elected, that you may get bored with winning." But can he win the presidential election? In a country that has changed rapidly demographically, Trump's best shot is to drive up turnout among white voters, especially white men. But how likely is that? We at NPR Politics wanted a data-driven, quantitative way to answer the fundamental question of whether Trump can win, or if this is Hillary Clinton's race to lose — and give readers the power to test it out themselves.

Trump, Sanders Win W.Va. Primary Races

May 10, 2016
Bernie Sanders
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Both candidates who were expected to win in West Virginia Tuesday did -- Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders took the state. 

With no one left to run against, Trump won the Republican primary in the state by a large margin. A small crowd gathered at Embassy Suites in Charleston to celebrate the victory. Robert Jones, of Charleston, was at the party and said Trump is the candidate the state needs.

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As Donald Trump, Hillary and Bill Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigned in West Virginia this month before thousands of voters, ex-convict Keith Judd slipped into the state unnoticed.

Judd is a Democratic presidential candidate who received 41 percent of the vote in the state's 2012 primary against President Barack Obama. This time, he wanted to see West Virginia for himself.

On West Virginia Morning, Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders reflects on his visit to the state last week in an interview with Ashton Marra and Clark Davis takes the political pulse among students at Marshall University. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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College campuses are often thought of as microcosms of society in so many ways and when it comes to politics, the notion tends to hold up. On the campus of Marshall University, students are picking and choosing sides in the presidential race and estimating the impact the candidates will have on student voter turnout.

Just like in the general public, Marshall University College students have picked their sides when it comes to which presidential candidate they’ll vote for. Marshall University Student Gretchen Fleming was at the Bernie Sanders rally in Huntington last month.

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra joins host Beth Vorhees with an outline of the campaign stops by presidential candidates this week.  Also a profile of incumbent Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin who is seeking re-election to the high court. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Donald Trump
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A recent poll shows Donald Trump has a commanding lead in the republican primary and Bernie Sanders is edging out Hillary Clinton in the democratic race in West Virginia. Democrat Jim Justice is showing a lead in the primary and general election race for West Virginia governor.

According to a Tuesday news release from Public Policy Polling, billionaire Trump leads the state with 61 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz has 22 percent and Ohio Governor John Kasich is trailing with 14 percent.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made her second West Virginia stop Tuesday morning on the campus of the University of Charleston. Clinton hosted a roundtable discussion focused on the state’s substance abuse epidemic. But she said it’s not just West Virginia that’s suffering.

“We have to treat this as an epidemic,” Clinton said. “This is a public health challenge.”

W. Va. Supreme Court Candidate Profile: Wayne King

May 3, 2016

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports from Mingo County where Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton explained her position on coal and the communities that rely on it.  Also, Liz McCormick profiles Wayne King, a Clay County attorney who is running for a seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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While former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton preached a message of friendship and promised progress for southern West Virginia inside a campaign event in downtown Williamson Monday, dozens of protestors filled the streets outside chanting messages that made it clear Clinton was not welcome in their community.

“Hillary is a crook!” one man chanted just feet from the event’s entrance. Others yelled loudly, “Remember Benghazi!”

Hillary Clinton
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary is reporting raising about $26 million in April for her primary race against Bernie Sanders.

Clinton's campaign said it has $30 million in the bank heading into May, only slightly less than the $29 million she had at the start of last month.

On West Virginia Morning Ashton Marra profiles Darrell McGraw, a former state Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice who is running again for a seat on the high court and a personal story from reporter Roxy Todd.  She interviews her mother about The Farm, a birthing facility in Tennessee. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Telling West Virginia's story.

Bill Clinton
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Former President Bill Clinton made stops in West Virginia Sunday to campaign for his wife, Hillary, for president. Reactions to Clinton were noticeably different, as his stop in Logan was met with some opposition, while the crowd in Charleston was enthusiastic without criticisms or interjections from the audience.

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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

The Democratic governor announced his support Friday.

In a news release, Tomblin said he remains concerned about some of Clinton's positions on fossil fuels.

Presidential Primary Campaign Financing
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As West Virginia moves toward the May 10 primary, thousands of West Virginians are opening up their wallets and shelling out some major cash for the presidential hopefuls.

But, in terms of dollars, which candidate is winning West Virginia? We look to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission for the answer.

Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton's leadership team in West Virginia is in place.

The Democrat's state campaign announced Tuesday that Talley Sergent will serve as its director. Sergent led Clinton's campaign during the 2008 primary election. The Huntington native also has worked for the Democratic National Committee and the state Democratic Party.

She also had stints for The Coca-Cola Co. and the U.S. State Department and began her career in Washington D.C. working for U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller. 

On this West Virginia Morning ,we take a look at a Supreme Court ruling on campaign financing and Reid Frazier brings us a report on the current stances of the democratic presidential candidates.