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Ban on trinkets touting elected officials now in effect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia ban on publicly funded trinkets bearing an elected official’s name or likeness is becoming effective.

The law prohibiting elected officials from using taxpayer money for certain products and...

Ban on trinkets touting elected officials now in effect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia ban on publicly funded trinkets bearing an elected official’s name or likeness is becoming effective.

The law prohibiting elected officials from using taxpayer money for certain products and ...

W.Va. law allowing life-saving heroin treatment takes effect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A law is taking effect to let first responders, friends and family administer potentially life-saving medication to people overdosing on opioids, including heroin.

The law opening up access to opioid antagonists...

Honorary “Run for Your Life” chairman, Chris Stadelman, says he won’t let cancer run him
Honorary “Run for Your Life” chairman, Chris Stadelman, says he won’t let cancer run him

Chris Stadelman has a sense of humor that reveals his zest for life and an outgoing personality that draws people to him.

At 44, he is also quite accomplished with a background in newspapers as well as public relations. On May 16, he celebrated...

20-week abortion ban in West Virginia becomes law

A law prohibiting abortions 20 weeks after conception took effect Tuesday in West Virginia, despite Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin twice vetoing the ban over concerns that a court could strike it down.

Amid the Democratic governor’s worries over...

Restoration of state veterans memorial in Charleston nears completion
Restoration of state veterans memorial in Charleston nears completion

After a year of being periodically fenced off due to restoration work, the West Virginia Veterans Memorial at the state Capitol Complex will be open to the public on Monday for Memorial Day.

While the $1.6 million renovation is not yet complete, ...

Summit to focus on drug addiction in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia state delegate says he’ll be holding a summit in Charleston that focuses on drug addiction in the state.

Del. Chris Stansbury says the summit will be held June 1 and discuss how drug...

Highways report outlines challenges, recommends funding possibilities
Highways report outlines challenges, recommends funding possibilities

Turnpike generated $84.9 million in revenue for 2014 fiscal year

W.Va. commission to release final report on highway funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group formed to develop a long-term plan for West Virginia's highway system is issuing its final report.

The report by the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways is being released Wednesday in...

Experts offer guidance on state tax reform
Experts offer guidance on state tax reform

State lawmakers once again gathered at the Capitol on Monday to listen to experts who offered guidance as officials hope to move forward with a plan to reform West Virginia’s tax system.

The Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform spent the ...

WV lawmakers express support for bill meant to push back against EPA

More than a dozen state lawmakers gathered at the Capitol on Monday to praise the introduction of a bill by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito that seeks to push back against proposed federal regulations on the nation’s energy sector....

W.Va. agency to participate in national family aid academy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will participate in a national policy academy aimed at improving a program that assists needy families.

Department of Health and Human Resources commissioner Nancy Exline says West Virginia is one of ...

Academic experts to address W.Va. tax reform committee

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A legislative committee reviewing West Virginia’s tax code will hear from a panel of academic experts at its next meeting.

The panel is scheduled to address the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform on...

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