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Casey, Mooney meet in first debate

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Despite attacks,

candidates give similar

answers to energy,

education questions

Republicans discuss Mooney’s chances in race

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

Federal agency pledges new chemical leak health studies

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Federal researchers will test chemical

in Freedom leak for health information

Raines disputes ‘disgusting’ Democrat accusations

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

Dems: Raines should be removed from ballot

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Democrats push for ballot change, cite incomplete finance reports

Source: Tennant rakes in $100k from Warren event

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Sen. Warren Eastern Panhandle visit raises needed campaign cash

CSB report reveals holes in more tanks at Freedom site

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

WVU hires another lobbyist

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Manchin staffer to

become fourth WVU

lobbyist to earn more than $100,000 annually

Federal agency to give update on leak investigation

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Presentation is open

to public; demolition at Freedom site underway

Rep. Paul Ryan stops in Charleston to campaign for Capito

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Paul Ryan attends roundtable event

By DAVE BOUCHER

CAPITOL BUREAU CHIEF

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

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

Study shows crude MCHM more toxic than initially reported

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Scientist says more testing needed for crude MCHM leaked in spill

Ethics commissioner may have violated ethics act

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Ethics commissioner mentioned confidential name of political rival

More updates approved for Holly Grove Mansion

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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

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Republican nominee has $3.5 million

advantage in cash on hand over Democrat

Independent voters on the rise in W.Va.

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Data show registered Democrats no longer

a majority; Republican

numbers remain steady

Former Mingo judge Michael Thornsbury hires new lawyer

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Thornsbury out on bond awaiting spot in federal prison

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

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Casey has more cash on hand in

battle for Capito’s congressional seat

OSHA fines Freedom Industries $11,000 for chemical spill

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Federal regulators fine company $11,000

for violations that

led to chemical spill

April survey finds residents wary of water

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About 20 percent of households reached experienced some negative effect

W.Va. organized labor creates super PAC

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Representative says

organization response to corporations

‘influencing elections’

Dangerous animal list out for comment

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

Statewide hiring freeze extended ‘indefinitely’

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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...

Study: Mountaintop mining harms fish in streams

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Researchers find smaller populations

in streams near

mountaintop removal

OSHA: Poca Blending ‘in compliance’

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Agency says facility

did not violate any

federal health or safety laws in chemical spill

State: No last-minute budget changes needed

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Officials say fiscal year to end without needing more cash

Tomblin appoints new Ethics Commission members

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The former head of the state Ethics Commission, who was a driving factor behind the ousting of the executive director earlier this month, is no longer a member of the organization.

W. Kemp Morton, who served as cha...

Mixed response from W.Va. lawmakers to Hobby Lobby decision

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Of the members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. David McKinley showed the most support for the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision regarding businesses providing contra...

Primary defense attorney off Thornsbury case

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Convicted official could defend self in appeal process

State praised for Medicaid early enrollments

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Organization chief says report shows state’s enrollment

approach ‘efficient’

Delegate calls for investigation into dog shooting

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Taylor County delegate calls for investigation after police kill canine

Tomblin makes juvenile justice director decision

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Bond named after nearly 17 months as ‘acting’ head

Mooney questioned on housing

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GOP congressional candidate doesn’t say if he’ll buy

a home in W.Va.

Special prosecutor maintains Plants deal is legal

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Special prosecutor’s letter says several courts agree new plan is solid

Putnam prosecutor says no to Plants

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Putnam prosecutor

rejects intervention program, calls new

agreement ‘illegal’

Mark Manchin’s stolen state-issued car found in Boone County

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School Building Authority chief ‘s vehicle found at home of ‘major car thief’

Thornsbury officially appeals 50-month sentence

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The ex-Mingo County judge involved in widespread public corruption wants a judge to reconsider his 50-month federal prison sentence.

Michael Thornsbury is appealing a sentence ordered earlier this month by U.S. Dis...

State officials tout ruling as hit to EPA

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West Virginia officials were quick to take a Monday ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court as evidence national environmental regulators overstep their authority in regulating some emissions from power plants.

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Police: Accused dog abusers flee prosecution

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Authorities believe two men accused of abusing an injured racing greyhound have fled prosecution.

“I can only assume based on the circumstantial evidence that they left as a result of the investigatio...

Analysis: Reports say new Rahall ad misleading

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The latest campaign advertisement from the campaign of Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., is coming under fire for mischaracterizing statements made by Rahall’s opponent, state Sen. Evan Jenkins...

GOP accuses Democrat lawmaker of misusing public funds

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Complaint alleges Lincoln official used tax dollars for political mail

W.Va. water plan costs exceed allocated money

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Plan required under new law created after January chemical leak

Juvenile justice head still paid for commuting

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Juvenile justice chief has received $12,000 in travel reimbursements

Juvenile justice review aims to keep more kids out of prison

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A national nonprofit tasked with improving public policy plans to help West Virginia examine jailed young adults in order to craft policies that will keep them out of prison.

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced Tue...

Report: WV could lose millions in Medicaid money

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Report claims W.Va. sent $230 million to providers facing ‘credible’ fraud charges

Secretary: More cooperation between state, feds needed for veterans

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State Department of Veterans Assistance Secretary Rick Thompson said allegations of long waits and delayed care at federal veterans fa...

Jones, other local Republicans endorse Casey

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Local Republican calls mayor’s deviation from party ‘disgusting’

Creatures banned, allowed on state’s dangerous animal list baffles experts

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According to draft, alpacas, hedgehogs, sugar gliders would be outlawed in state

Report: Charleston judge “rubber stamped” disability claims

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Taylor accused of rubber stamping claims, sleeping on job, inappropriate behavior

Judge delays action on challenge to WV gay marriage ban

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Official to wait for ruling on similar Va. case currently pending