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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he expects President Donald Trump to nominate a new attorney general “pretty quickly” after Trump fired Jeff Sessions earlier this week. Speaking in Kentucky on Friday, McConnell said he expects acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to be “a very interim” attorney general. Democrats have criticized… Read More
A year after President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, he signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to bolster law enforcement efforts and expand addiction treatment and resources. Proponents hope the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act helps the Ohio Valley, which suffers some of the nation’s highest rates of addiction and overdose deaths…. Read More
Trump called Florence “one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country” and promised federal support for disaster relief. “There will be nothing left undone,” he said.
The proposal to reduce limits on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public land is the latest move to roll back Obama-era climate regulations.
After months of trying to get the president to be questioned about Russia in person, Robert Mueller’s office has agreed to accept at least some written answers, according to The New York Times.
When President Trump wants to talk coal, he comes to West Virginia. So it was not surprising that the president visited Charleston just hours after his administration unveiled a long-awaited overhaul of the Obama administration’s signature climate change regulation, the Clean Power Plan. “We’re cancelling Obama’s illegal, anti-coal-destroying regulations. The so-called Clean Power Plan,” Trump… Read More
In back-to-back events this week President Trump and his commerce secretary visited the Ohio Valley to tout administration policies aimed at propping up two of the region’s traditional but faltering industries — metals and mining. The president used a Tuesday rally filled with West Virginia coal miners to unveil a new plan to ease pollution… Read More
The administration is proposing to substantially weaken President Barack Obama’s signature rule on climate change. It would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants.
Automotive manufacturing leaders met in Kentucky to discuss how changes in U.S. trade policy under President Trump affect the industry and its growing presence in the Ohio Valley. Industry leaders gathered for the annual AutoVision conference and many don’t like what they see coming. NAFTA 2.0 negotiations are ongoing, companies are paying tariffs for some steel and aluminum imports and… Read More
President Trump called for a doubling in the tariff on imported steel and aluminum from Turkey, escalating a diplomatic spat with a key NATO ally.