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  • Bluefield's Lykel Collier (11) drives past Robert C. Byrd defenders for a layup during the first half of the Class AA West Virginia boys' state championship high school basketball game, Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Michael Switzer)

    Bluefield beats RCB to repeat as Class AA champ

    Anthony Eades scored 14 of his 29 points in the first quarter and Bluefield used a hot start to beat Robert C. Byrd 64-39 Saturday for its second straight Class AA championship.

  • Robert C. Byrd beats Westside 78-73 in OT

    Cameron Carvelli scored seven of his 13 points in overtime to lead Robert C. Byrd to a 78-73 comeback win over Westside in the Class AA semifinals Friday.

  • Robert C. Byrd defeats East Fairmont 65-34

    Devonti Birch netted 10 of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead Robert C. Byrd to a 65-34 win over East Fairmont in the boy's Class AA quarterfinals Wednesday. East Fairmont led only once in the game 2-0, after a basket by Myles Johnson on the opening tip.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Byrd got a pass, but not Deen

    If I were celebrity chef Paula Deen, I'd tell my detractors to take a hike until they also got on the cases of President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. , former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and a host of other liberals for the flowery things they said about the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, once a Ku Klux Klan member. The extreme coverage of Ms. Deen's unfortunate slip of the tongue is hurtful to black Americans. If Mr. Obama can forgive Byrd, the rest of us can forgive Paula Deen.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
SPEAKING HIS MIND: John Raese sounds off  on a variety of issues in West Virginia.

    Raese won't hide conservative views

    John Raese would have filibustered both of President Obama's Supreme Court nominees, not only opposes the minimum wage but thinks it may be unconstitutional, and won't say whether Social Security and Medicare are constitutional but allows that they are here to stay.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin announces a lawsuit Wednesday challenging EPA regulations.

    Politics charged in lawsuit vs. EPA over mining rules

    Gov. Joe Manchin's aides filed suit Wednesday against Obama administration coal-mining policies as the West Virginia Democrat wages an unexpectedly fierce Senate race against a Republican who paints him as a rubber stamp for the president.

  • Republican seeking Byrd's seat irks family

    The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the Republican nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday after he used an image from Mr. Byrd's memorial service in a TV ad attacking the Democratic nominee.

  • Businessman John Raese, flanked by his daughters, from left, Agnes and Jane, and wife, Liz, addresses his supporters at the Hotel Morgan after being declared the Republican winner in the West Virginia primary, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 in Morgantown, W.Va. Raese, a wealthy businessman, defeated a crowded field of GOP candidates. He now becomes key to the GOP's quest to dismantle the Democratic Senate majority. Democrats are clinging to the majority as high unemployment and the slow economic recovery take a toll on their political prospects this fall. (AP Photo/Dale Sparks)

    W.Va. governor wins Democratic Senate primary

    Popular Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic nomination Saturday and will face GOP primary winner and wealthy businessman John Raese in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by the late Robert C. Byrd.

  • Associated Press
Industrialist John Raese, seen here in April 2006 in a prior bid for office, is again seeking a Senate seat in West Virginia.

    Hopefuls flock to Byrd-seat primary

    A crowded field of 10 Republicans filed paperwork Thursday to challenge West Virginia's popular Democratic governor in November for the Senate seat long held by the now-deceased Robert C. Byrd, a day after the GOP's top prospect passed on the race.

  • Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Republican (UPI Photo)

    GOP's Capito won't seek Byrd's Senate seat

    West Virginia's top Republican prospect to run for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd said Wednesday she will not enter the race against the state's popular Democratic governor.

  • Rep. Shelley Moore Capito

    Capito will not seek Byrd's seat

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. | The top Republican prospect for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd's seat said Wednesday she won't run, leaving the state's Democratic governor the clear favorite as his party looks to keep its Senate majority in November.

  • ** FILE ** West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III (center) hands Carte Goodwin (left) a copy of the U.S. Constitution during a news conference at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Friday, July 16, 2010. Mr. Manchin named Mr. Goodwin, a member of a prominent West Virginia family, to fill temporarily the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd. On Tuesday, Mr. Manchin announced his candidacy for the seat. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV looks on at right. (AP Photo/Charleston Gazette, Lawrence Pierce)

    W.Va. governor to run for Byrd's Senate seat

    Gov. Joe Manchin III, a centrist and popular Democrat known for his handling of a coal mine disaster that killed 29 in April, declared Tuesday that he will run for the Senate seat vacated by the death of long-serving Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

  • Political Scene

    Gov. Joe Manchin III, a centrist Democrat who received national attention earlier this year for his handling of a coal mine disaster that killed 29 workers, announced Tuesday that he will run for the late Robert C. Byrd's U.S. Senate seat.

  • Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Republican (UPI Photo)

    W.Va. lawmakers settle on Byrd-seat election

    West Virginia lawmakers reached a legislative compromise Monday night over a measure that would allow the state to hold a special November election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd.

  • This Tuesday, July 5, 2009, file photo shows Carte Goodwin, who was West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin's General Council, at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, July 5, 2005. Mr. Goodwin will be the governor's temporary appointee to the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd's seat. (AP Photo/Bob Bird, File)

    W.Va. governor picks ex-aide for Byrd seat

    Gov. Joe Manchin tapped former chief counsel Carte Goodwin, a member of a prominent West Virginia family, to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd on Friday.

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  • "Many parents in the District of Columbia who work tirelessly to make sure their children receive a solid education deserve a choice," Mr. Byrd said on the day the measure was introduced. "If they believe their teachers and principals are failing them and their children, then they should have the choice to seek other educational opportunities. The SOAR Act will provide that opportunity."

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Voucher proponents rally in support →

  • "This is for my friend, Ted Kennedy -- Aye!" said Sen. Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, honoring the Massachusetts senator and staunch universal health care supporter who died this summer, leaving the Senate to work on the issue as a legacy to him.

    Senate passes health care bill in historic vote →

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