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Capito, Tennant set for sole debate


Capito, Tennant debate available

on TV, radio, online

Kanawha County ballot reprint to cost $37,000


Kanawha County

clerk says extra costs due to overtime,

more paper needed

Joanna Tabit appointed as new Kanawha circuit judge


Local attorney

Joanna Tabit will

replace retiring

Judge Paul Zakaib

Charleston candidates discuss issues facing minority district


Minimah, Pushkin vying for House seat

Supreme Court orders Republican Sprouse-McDavid on the ballot


GOP candidate cleared;

court says secretary

of state ‘ignored’ law, was ‘irresponsible’

Court critical of state’s stance on 35th District dispute


Supreme Court justices decry secretary of state’s choices in hearing

Supreme Court questions AG’s arguments


State hears case about Attorney General’s prosecutorial authority

Skaff striving for state Senate


Three-term Democrat delegate says he wants to offer incentives to keep students in state

Local doctor makes GOP bid for state Senate


Reducing state health costs, tort reform are issues Tom Takubo hopes to address

Legal reforms, improving economy drive candidates in 35th District


Hopefuls split on ballot dispute, tobacco tax

State Supreme Court to hear District 35 dispute Tuesday


Republicans filed motion to replace delegate on ticket

Moffatt hopes to bring GOP to 22nd District


Republican running for 22nd district pushing for legal system reform

Lincoln Co. student spoofs campaign rhetoric in video


Lincoln 17-year-old says he’s tired of

hearing campaigns fight about Obama

US Census data shows poverty rate on the rise in WV


Census says 27 percent of children in W.Va. live below poverty line

NRA endorses Nick Rahall for Congress


Democrat receives ‘A’ rating in tight congressional race

Martinsburg doctor accused of illegally prescribing pills


Martinsburg physician, associates accused of illegally prescribing frequently abused pills

Many pregnant women in WV smoke, health data shows


Survey finds more than a quarter of pregnant women admit smoking

Study says advanced form of black lung at historically high levels


Study says advanced form of disease among state’s veteran miners more prevalent now

CDC in W.Va. to discuss medical monitoring


Experts from CDC discuss ways to study chemical leak health effects

35th District dispute affects county ballot printing


GOP seeks to replace delegate; county clerk hopes case hurries through courts

NRA endorses Shelley Moore Capito in Senate race


Tennant campaign

responds to move by touting gun record

DEP changes allow for self-inspections of storage tanks


New storage tank rules easing some inspection requirements

Parties accuses each other of illegal calls


GOP, Democrats to file complaints over automated phone messages

DEP ‘interpretive rule’ to ease inspection requirements


DEP proposal would limit requirements for storage tank inspections

Tennant’s daughter, health focus of new ad


Candidate relates story of daughter’s open heart surgery

Survey details political views in WV


Experts say data could help answer questions about West Virginia’s political make up

Ethics commission searches for permanent leader


Interim executive director not sure if she’ll apply for permanent post

Tomblin appoints water commission members


Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed four members to a new commission established earlier this year by a law created in response to the massive chemical leak and water contamination.

In addition to creating a regulatory...

WV state revenue improves but still short


Although state tax collections remain about $18.8 million behind expectations for the year, August proved to be a better month than July for revenue.

West Virginia missed anticipated tax collections by about...

State: GOP must file lawsuit in 35th District dispute


Election officials say GOP must pursue case

to replace delegate

West Virginia Poll says Capito leads Tennant by 17


Republican is reportedly ahead of

Tennant by 17 points in Senate race

West Virginia Poll: Coal is not top issue for most WV voters


Jobs, health care,

federal budget more important, poll says

Mayor backs off involvement with Gardner case


Official says he now supports dropped charge for justice’s son

Tomblin says administrative action ‘preferable’ to special session


House, Senate heads urge Gov. Tomblin to take action in changing chemical leak bill

Governor: special session to change chemical leak bill ‘an option’


Tomblin’s staff met with groups to discuss bill crafted in wake of massive chemical leak

Former EPA attorney: Agency ‘on shaky ground’ with new emissions rules


While a new federal proposal won’t affect West Virginia as much as other states, the policy stands on “shaky ground,” according to the former top attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...