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Study says advanced form of black lung at historically high levels

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

CDC in W.Va. to discuss medical monitoring

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Experts from CDC discuss ways to study chemical leak health effects

35th District dispute affects county ballot printing

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

NRA endorses Shelley Moore Capito in Senate race

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Tennant campaign

responds to move by touting gun record

DEP changes allow for self-inspections of storage tanks

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New storage tank rules easing some inspection requirements

Parties accuses each other of illegal calls

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GOP, Democrats to file complaints over automated phone messages

DEP ‘interpretive rule’ to ease inspection requirements

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DEP proposal would limit requirements for storage tank inspections

Tennant’s daughter, health focus of new ad

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Candidate relates story of daughter’s open heart surgery

Survey details political views in WV

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

Ethics commission searches for permanent leader

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

Tomblin appoints water commission members

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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

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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

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Election officials say GOP must pursue case

to replace delegate

West Virginia Poll says Capito leads Tennant by 17

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Republican is reportedly ahead of

Tennant by 17 points in Senate race

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

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Jobs, health care,

federal budget more important, poll says

Mayor backs off involvement with Gardner case

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

Tomblin says administrative action ‘preferable’ to special session

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

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

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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

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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

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Democrat opponent Casey says latest poll not credible

Charges dropped against Supreme Court justice’s son

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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

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Report says officials who focus on diseases led disaster efforts

Romney campaigns for WV GOP hopefuls

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Candidates confident former presidential nominee popularity will help campaign

Supreme Court ruling could help GOP

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Supreme Court previously ruled commission couldn’t refuse candidate

Martinsburg doctor denies sexual, drug allegations

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Martinsburg woman accused of unethical drug activity, exposing breasts

Republicans will fight to get replacement for Raines on ballot

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

Capito agrees to debate Tennant on TV

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

Officials rule GOP can’t replace Raines on ballot

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

Charleston neurologist accused of unethical behavior

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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

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

Raines officially withdraws from House race

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

Medicaid commissioner on ‘extended leave’

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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

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Ethics Commission says some mail from lawmakers could violate law

Raines withdrawing from House of Delegates race

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Republican Suzette Raines says she won’t resign from position

WV GOP cancels event with felonious filmmaker

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

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

Supreme Court justice’s son accused of attacking sister

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48p9 wide

with summary

Man kicked, punched sister after an argument, police say

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

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

Ex-Mingo prosecutor Michael Sparks headed to prison in Wisconsin

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Ex-prosecutor denied

more time to settle

affairs, will begin

sentence on Aug. 14

Another GOP candidate facing eviction

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Landlord argues

Preston County

GOP candidate didn’t pay rent

School board member attempting to evict local delegate

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

Changes made to dangerous wild animal list

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Sugar gliders,

ferrets, turtles, hedgehogs removed from the proposal

Tomblin won’t use executive order to delay tank bill

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

Capito releases new TV ads

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One ad focuses on coal, second blasts Tennant, Obama

Morrisey asks judge to delay ruling on same-sex marriage

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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

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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

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Facility housing Thornsbury lacks fences, offers crafts, sunbathing

Freedom accepts federal labor fine

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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

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Ruling could affect West Virginia, which

is included in the

same federal circuit

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