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On the heels of President Donald Trump’s announced change to Obama-era immigration policy, West Virginia’s Attorney General and those in nine other states say they will drop a lawsuit against the federal government.

In a news release, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he applauds Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, and called the Obama Administration’s immigration action “unconstitutional” and “unlawful.”

West Virginia Governor's Office

The country’s newest Republican governor is, like President Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman, a political outsider, and a fan of the coal industry. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a former coal company owner, was elected as a Democrat but switched parties with a surprise announcement at a Trump rally in West Virginia.

Both Trump and Justice campaigned on promises to bring coal mining jobs back to the region. Now Justice wants the president to prop up the flagging coal industry with federally-funded incentives for power companies to purchase coal from Appalachia.

 

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Pres. Donald Trump's Thursday campaign rally in Huntington is expected to draw thousands of not just Trump supporters from the tri-state area, but also protestors.

While the city doesn’t have any say in what goes on inside the event, they are responsible for what happens outside, where tensions could run high.

2 Top Trump Officials Making Stops in W.Va.

May 9, 2017
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Two top officials in the Trump administration have announced stops in West Virginia this week.

Pres. Donald Trump's Health and Human Resources Sec. Tom Price and Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be in Charleston. Both stops focus on the nation's opioid epidemic.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, we meet members of the United Mine Workers of America's Local 1440 union in Matewan, where a group of retired miners say they don't see Pres. Donald Trump's promises  to bring coal jobs back to the region coming true. 

The group, which largely voted for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says coal's struggles aren't the result of former Pres. Barack Obama's policies, but of the free market.

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) will provide extensive coverage of President-Elect Donald Trump's press conference on our statewide radio networks and online and wvpublic.org. Coverage begins Wednesday, January 11 at 11 a.m. EST.

Manchin: Meeting with Trump Rescheduled for Monday

Dec 9, 2016

Sen. Joe Manchin says his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump has been rescheduled for next week, but speculation about him taking a post as Energy Secretary is just that: speculation.

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says he’s spoken with Republican President-elect Donald Trump about how they can work together in his future administration.

Manchin released a statement Monday saying he spoke with Trump last week, reportedly over the phone, and the two would be continuing their conversations this week.