Governors discuss climate change

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. governors are grappling with how they can best help address global climate change, it was reported Sunday.

WVU probes governor's daughter's MBA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- West Virginia University will investigate why the daughter of West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin received a graduate degree 10 years after she left the school.

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Voters prefer 'Wild, Wonderful' slogan

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A university student learned the power of one when he successfully launched an Internet petition campaign to change the state slogan for West Virginia.

Governors see 'hope' among U.S. troops

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said he saw a commitment to the mission of U.S. service personnel on Iraq during a visit to the war zone.

W.Va. governor, union unite on safety call

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The United Mine Workers joined with West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin in a call for mine safety reviews Thursday following two more mining deaths.

W.Va. mine deaths lead to shutdown call

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Two coal miners were killed in accidents in West Virginia Wednesday, prompting Gov. Joe Manchin to call for a statewide pause in coal production.

W. Va. passes mine safety package

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- West Virginia has passed a package of mine safety regulations in the wake of two accidents that killed 14 miners in the past three weeks.

Governor says mine deaths must stop

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin says he will introduce legislation to keep miners from dying before rescuers can reach them.

Bodies of 2 missing miners found

MELVILLE, W.Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Rescuers found the bodies of two missing West Virginia miners late Saturday, two days after they got separated from their workmates during a fire.

Two missing after mine fire

MELLVILLE, W.Va., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Rescue teams searched a West Virginia coal mine Friday for two miners missing after a reported fire forced an underground evacuation.

W. Virginia orders Sago mine safety probe

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- State and congressional investigations and hearings have been scheduled into last week's West Virginia coal mine disaster that killed 12 miners. Gov. Joe Manchin appointed Davitt McAteer, who was head of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration duri

One body found in W.Va. mine

TALLMANSVILLE, W.Va., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- One body was found Tuesday night inside the West Virginia coal mine where 12 men were trapped by an explosion.

W.Va. gov calls for unity in Washington

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin hailed his state's legislative accomplishments Saturday and called for bipartisan cooperation in Washington.

Study pushes W.Va. table games

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A new study shows West Virginia could gain more than 1,700 jobs if table games are approved at the state's four racetracks, a report said Wednesday.
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Joe Manchin
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III .makes remarks on the Global War on Terror, at the White House on April 19, 2006. Governor Manchin was joined by President George W. Bush (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch).

Joseph "Joe" Manchin III (born August 24, 1947) is the junior United States Senator representing West Virginia. Manchin, a Democrat, was Governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010. He won the special election in November 2010 to fill the seat of Robert Byrd, who had died in office; the term ends January 3, 2013.

Manchin was born in Farmington, West Virginia, in 1947, the second of five children of Mary (née Gouzd) and John Manchin. His grandparents were Italian and Czechoslovakian immigrants. His father owned a carpet and furniture store. His grandfather, Joe Manchin I, owned a grocery store. Both his father and his grandfather were elected as Mayor of Farmington, West Virginia. His uncle James Manchin was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and was elected statewide as West Virginia Secretary of State and West Virginia State Treasurer.

He graduated from Farmington High School in 1965.

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