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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...

GOP poll: Mooney up 12 points


Democrat opponent Casey says latest poll not credible

Charges dropped against Supreme Court justice’s son


The son of a state Supreme Court Justice no longer faces a felony charge related to the alleged beating of his sister, but Charleston police are standing by their original report.

The Kanawha County Prosecutor ...

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


Report says officials who focus on diseases led disaster efforts

Romney campaigns for WV GOP hopefuls


Candidates confident former presidential nominee popularity will help campaign

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