Nearly two weeks in the trees cost Catherine "Fern" MacDougal two days of freedom.
West Virginia officials rejected Don Blankenship's attempt to appear on the U.S. Senate ballot in November.
"We have a three-alarm fire in West Virginia," said Republican strategist Ford O'Connell.
Don Blankenship hit headlines previously with his 'Cocaine Mitch' ad.
The candidate, who previously called McConnell's father-in-law a "Chinaperson," talks over a country melody in the political ad.
For decades, presidents, lobbyists and policymakers have invoked the image of coal miners.
"Catching the dealers and the pushers, I'd like to take them out back and waterboard them," Jack Newbrough said.
The West Virginia teacher strike is heavily intertwined with natural gas and energy policy.
"Nobody's going to shoot at me or anything, are you?" West Virginia Governor Jim Justice asked a crowd of striking teachers at a town hall meeting.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has sent letters to three top drug distributors requesting more information.
The state currently ranks in the bottom 10 for public school teacher pay.
The West Virginia Democrat that Pence touted as proof of Democrats swinging Republican is a Democrat in name only.
Drug wholesalers also shipped millions of pills to another town with 400 people.
The political climate has increased "the effort to inject religion into public schools more often," an ACLU attorney said.
Blankenship was sentenced to a year in prison in 2015 for conspiring to break mine safety laws after an investigation into the deaths of 29 miners in 2010.
West Virginia is a state that has been aggressive in taking advantage of opportunities offered by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act.
When the going gets tough, Americans used to get up and go. Not today they don't.
For those suffering from the symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity, the town of Green Bank, West Virginia, provides a quiet refuge.
Hillary Clinton hasn't closed the deal yet, and there's not much indication she can before July.