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Romney campaigns for WV GOP hopefuls


Candidates confident former presidential nominee popularity will help campaign

No WV health officials trained to respond to chemical leaks, CDC says


None of West Virginia’s state public health officials were trained to respond to a chemical disaster at the time of the recent massive chemical leak and water contamination, according to

Supreme Court ruling could help GOP


Supreme Court previously ruled commission couldn’t refuse candidate

Martinsburg doctor denies sexual, drug allegations


Martinsburg woman accused of unethical drug activity, exposing breasts

Republicans will fight to get replacement for Raines on ballot


Commission ruling denied substitution for party after delegate dropped out of race

Capito agrees to debate Tennant on TV


Congresswoman requests third-party candidates also be invited to Oct. 7 event

Officials rule GOP can’t replace Raines on ballot


Election commission rules Raines’ personal issues not ‘extenuating circumstances’

Charleston neurologist accused of unethical behavior


Doctor has history of issues; is W.Va.’s top prescriber of powerful narcotic

Report: Doctor wrote bad prescriptions, forced co-worker to ‘motor boat’ breasts


Martinsburg doctor accused of litany of medical problems, could lose license

Raines officially withdraws from House race


Kanawha Republican cites personal issues, not Democrat legal action, as reason to withdraw

Medicaid commissioner on ‘extended leave’


Nancy Atkins, head of the state’s Medicaid program, is on “extended leave,” said Department of Health and Human Resources spokeswoman Allison Adler.

Adler declined to say why Atkins is on leav...

Ethics Commission: Letters from state lawmakers can break law


Ethics Commission says some mail from lawmakers could violate law

Raines withdrawing from House of Delegates race


Republican Suzette Raines says she won’t resign from position

WV GOP cancels event with felonious filmmaker


Author who was set to speak will be sentenced for federal crime soon



The West Virginia Republican Party has canceled an event where controversial conservative...

Supreme Court justice’s son accused of attacking sister


48p9 wide

with summary

Man kicked, punched sister after an argument, police say

Tackett: Tennant supports the president ‘on most of his policies’


Official says chairman misspoke, nominee doesn’t support most of Obama’s policies

Ex-Mingo prosecutor Michael Sparks headed to prison in Wisconsin


Ex-prosecutor denied

more time to settle

affairs, will begin

sentence on Aug. 14

Another GOP candidate facing eviction


Landlord argues

Preston County

GOP candidate didn’t pay rent

School board member attempting to evict local delegate


Raines disagrees with Jordon, says she’s a friend but ‘different’

Changes made to dangerous wild animal list


Sugar gliders,

ferrets, turtles, hedgehogs removed from the proposal

Tomblin won’t use executive order to delay tank bill


Speaker Miley asked governor to issue order to hold parts of tank bill

Capito releases new TV ads


One ad focuses on coal, second blasts Tennant, Obama

Morrisey asks judge to delay ruling on same-sex marriage


Despite a high court recently ruling Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wants a federal judge in West Virginia to delay acting on a similar ca...

Raines says she filed copy of ethics paperwork


Allegations regarding Raines filed with state may result in finding of criminal violation

WV judge’s prison venue lacks fences but offers crafts and sunbathing


Facility housing Thornsbury lacks fences, offers crafts, sunbathing

Freedom accepts federal labor fine


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The company at the heart of the Elk River chemical leak paid all of the $11,000 in fines recently issued by federal labor officials.

Freedom Industries paid the fines Monday, the last day...

In decision that affects W.Va., US court finds Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional


Ruling could affect West Virginia, which

is included in the

same federal circuit

Casey, Mooney meet in first debate


Despite attacks,

candidates give similar

answers to energy,

education questions

Republicans discuss Mooney’s chances in race


Race likely to come down to Mooney’s move and Casey’s ties, GOP supporters say

Federal agency pledges new chemical leak health studies


Federal researchers will test chemical

in Freedom leak for health information

Raines disputes ‘disgusting’ Democrat accusations


Kanawha lawmaker says she never lived outside of the district she is representing

Dems: Raines should be removed from ballot


Democrats push for ballot change, cite incomplete finance reports

Source: Tennant rakes in $100k from Warren event


Sen. Warren Eastern Panhandle visit raises needed campaign cash

CSB report reveals holes in more tanks at Freedom site


Chemical spill report says leak may have started before Jan. 9

WVU hires another lobbyist


Manchin staffer to

become fourth WVU

lobbyist to earn more than $100,000 annually

Federal agency to give update on leak investigation


Presentation is open

to public; demolition at Freedom site underway

Rep. Paul Ryan stops in Charleston to campaign for Capito


Paul Ryan attends roundtable event



While Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., blasted federal energy and health care policies Monday in Charleston alongside Rep. Shelley M...

Hundreds speak out on state’s proposed Dangerous Animal list


Board to review public comments, discuss species currently on statewide ban proposal

Study shows crude MCHM more toxic than initially reported


Scientist says more testing needed for crude MCHM leaked in spill

Ethics commissioner may have violated ethics act


Ethics commissioner mentioned confidential name of political rival

More updates approved for Holly Grove Mansion


Proposed fixes aim to make nearly 200-year-old building fit for use again

Capito raises $1.3 million, Tennant $777,000 in Senate race


Republican nominee has $3.5 million

advantage in cash on hand over Democrat

Independent voters on the rise in W.Va.


Data show registered Democrats no longer

a majority; Republican

numbers remain steady

Former Mingo judge Michael Thornsbury hires new lawyer


Thornsbury out on bond awaiting spot in federal prison

Report: Mooney raises more, but Casey has more cash on hand


Casey has more cash on hand in

battle for Capito’s congressional seat

OSHA fines Freedom Industries $11,000 for chemical spill


Federal regulators fine company $11,000

for violations that

led to chemical spill

April survey finds residents wary of water


About 20 percent of households reached experienced some negative effect

W.Va. organized labor creates super PAC


Representative says

organization response to corporations

‘influencing elections’

Dangerous animal list out for comment


Public feedback period is 30 days; gorillas, chimps no longer exempt

Statewide hiring freeze extended ‘indefinitely’


Despite ending the 2014 budget year with as much as a $40 million surplus, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin extended a statewide hiring freeze indefinitely, said state Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss.

The decision to extend the fr...