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Whitney Burdette

Capitol reporter

House bill creates new fault standard

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Defendants won’t be held liable for damages they didn’t cause

House bill reforms election of judges

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Speaker calls bill a step forward in making process more fair

Bills aim to give county school boards more flexibility

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Alternative teacher certification, charter schools to be debated in coming weeks

House bills seek to curb overdose deaths

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Both measures could save lives, health officer says

Regulations, access to resources hinder business growth

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Regulations, access to resources are issues companies face in state

W.Va. House votes to repeal energy law

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Opponents say market, not government, should decide how electricity is generated

Public hearing looks at workplace safety bill

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Legislation could change workers’ compensation requirements

Bill seeks to bar party chairmen from lobbying

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State’s party leaders two of only four in US serving dual roles

Number of factors affect transportation budget

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Division of Highways requests $314 million from state to fund operation, projects

Tomblin to take fewer dollars from Rainy Day Fund

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Good rate of return from Teachers Retirement System saved millions

Secretary of state makes budget presentation

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Secretary of state seeks OK to spend about $2.8 million in federal funds

GOP lawmakers bail on equality rally

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Republican senators were to speak at anti-discrimination event

Group advocates non-discrimination policies

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Speakers drew on King’s legacy in calling for equal treatment of gays

WV says goodbye to former Governor Moore (video)

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Moore remembered for his love of West Virginia

GOP to repeal energy law

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Chambers working on bills to do away with cap-and-trade bill

GOP aims to roll back 2009 energy law

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Chambers working on bills to do away with ‘cap-and-trade’ bill

Report finds most of state’s tanks owned by gas industry

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Most aboveground

storage tanks in state owned by gas industry; 16 contain MCHM

Officials pull from rainy day, state agencies to balance budget

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Governor to use fund to fill gap; forecasts show surpluses after fiscal year 2017

Cole, Armstead take leadership as WV Legislature changes hands

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Armstead, Cole take top roles in chambers as state Legislature changes party hands

Tomblin proposes education initiatives

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Governor proposes

initiatives, targets substance abuse in

annual state of state

Long journey ends at Speaker’s office

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Interest in politics, government started young for Armstead

Republicans to promote pro-jobs agenda in WV Legislature

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Senators say state’s other problems can be fixed by developing work force

Funeral arrangements announced for Gov. Moore

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Services will be held in Charleston and Moundsville

Chemical spill unveiled several issues, lawmakers say

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More links to WV water crisis anniversary coverage

Life back to normal for most a year after chemical leak

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More links to WV water crisis anniversary coverage

Faster flu test helps patients at CAMC

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Machines accurately detect more than 20 respiratory pathogens

Winner says lottery an investment in West Virginia

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Parkersburg man plans to pay off home, travel W.Va. after $2 million win

Capitol Notebook: Tomblin appoints new DMV commissioner

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Patricia Reed to replace Steve Dale, who retired

Study finds CDC recommendations ignored health risks

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Flushing guidelines after chemical leak didn’t consider inhalation

WVU offers $8 million to purchase Mountain State University assets

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Offer must be approved by judge, will fund settlements brought against defunct school

Supply, demand contribute to low gas prices

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West Virginia’s tax to decrease, further lowering cost of gasoline

Division of Labor withdraws minimum wage rules

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Backlash leads

Division of Labor

to withdraw

emergency rules

Local business donates wig to cancer patient

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Synthetic wig similar to Jada Kamensky’s natural hair

Legislature to consider legal reform

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Legislators say state’s legal climate unfriendly to business

BRIM director set for retirement

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Chuck Jones has spent 20 years in risk and insurance management

Teen battling cancer wants wig

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Family trying to make ends meet after diagnosis triggered tailspin

WVU grant aims to improve health care

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School, state to partner up, organize planning activities

Groups plan events to commemorate water crisis

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Many state, federal lawmakers invited to speak at reception

Lottery Commission to streamline license renewals

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New procedures will help commission process applications faster

Waiting list for in-home care shortened

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More streamlined

process leads to

decline in numbers

GOP lawmakers ready for 2015 session

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House, Senate leaders say Legislature will hit the ground running

Capito to serve on Appropriations

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Senator-elect earns spot on three Senate committees

Diamond Electric to move US headquarters to Putnam County

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Japanese firm will

consolidate current Eleanor operation with its headquarters

Anti-poverty group announces legislative priorities

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Funding, health issues to be focus in Legislature in 2015

Capitol Notebook: Raises proposed for WV corrections workers

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The Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority has endorsed a plan that will increase pay for workers in the state’s Division of Corrections.

The committee on Monday...

Jefferson lawmaker makes history

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Jill Upson is state’s first black female

Republican in House

Commission approves design proposal for Capitol complex building

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Interior, exterior plan will maintain history of the long-empty building

Capitol flowerbeds up for adoption

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Program encourages ongoing beautification efforts on statehouse grounds

Rockefeller, who called for torture inquiry, reacts to CIA report

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After Sept. 11, agency

used controversial means to gain info from suspected terrorists