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Senators gather for 1st W.Va. coalfields meeting

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s struggling southern coalfields could get a needed economic boost from areas such as clean energy and tourism, higher taxes to pay for much-needed road projects and less regulation in hopes of a coal...

Senators gather for 1st W.Va. coalfields meeting

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s struggling southern coalfields could get a needed economic boost from areas such as clean energy and tourism, higher taxes to pay for much-needed road projects and less regulation in hopes of a coal...

Marshall sports ran 2013 deficit, WVU netted $4.2M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University athletics ran a $749,800 deficit in 2013 and used $7.9 million from sources like state money and tuition, according to a state legislative report.

The subsidized money comprised almost 29...

Tomblin names Garcia legislative affairs director

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed Joseph Garcia as his new director of legislative affairs.

Tomblin announced the appointment in a news release Monday. Garcia has been serving as Tomblin’s...

Official announces economy task force

Task force targets southern part of state, focuses on coal, tourism

W.Va. ethics panel interviews director candidates

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than a dozen people have applied to become the next executive director of the West Virginia Ethics Commission.

Commissioner Betty Ireland is chairwoman of the commission’s personnel...

Same-sex couples can marry, but still face discrimination

Same-sex couples can now marry in West Virginia, but it remains legal in most parts of the state to fire people or deny them housing because they are gay, lesbian or transgender.

For years, some legislators have tried to pass the Employment and ...

WV state revenue $23.8 million short in September

State tax collections came up $23.8 million short in September, but Department of Revenue officials think they will be able to make up that gap in coming months.

The state General Revenue Fund brought in $413.9 million in taxes last month, about ...

Tomblin appoints new acting Department of Administration secretary

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Tuesday appointed staffer Jason Pizatella as the new acting cabinet secretary for the state Department of Administration.

Pizatella leaves his roles as Tomblin’s deputy chief of staff and director of legislative...

State health care facilities to receive federal money

Grants help clinics in underserved, rural areas

Moffatt hopes to bring GOP to 22nd District
Moffatt hopes to bring GOP to 22nd District

Republican running for 22nd district pushing for legal system reform

Political endorsements continue flowing in

Alex Mooney’s congressional campaign announced an endorsement from the National Rifle Association.

Mooney, a lifetime member of the organization, has received an A+ rating to Casey’s B- rating.

“It is an incredible...

Emergency drill at Capitol today

State emergency personnel are practicing their response to a public health emergency on the grounds of the State Capitol today.

The event, a “Closed Point of Distribution” scheduled to start at about 10:45 this morning, will help...

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