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Whitney Burdette

Capitol reporter

Lawmakers offer advice to child advocacy group on effective lobbying


Advocating for support from multiple legislators a good way to garner support

Community advocacy group talks voter registration, education


Many at forum say people don’t seem to care about elections

Canceled Dirty Girl race in WV unlikely to provide refunds


No-refund policy irks registrants; mayor says operation ‘dishonest’

New report reflects women’s thoughts on water crisis


Rights group says chemical spill

aftermath left

women concerned

Businesses connect on international trade mission


W.Va. businesses meet with Mexican officials, create

lasting partnerships

Tennant touts education agenda


Plan focuses on affordability of college, prioritizing job programs

Consumers to receive part of Apple settlement


Attorney general says nearly $1.7 million could come to state from lawsuit

New studies could lead to early Alzheimer’s detection


Techniques still years from being implemented

Mylan acquires Abbott, moves corporate tax address


Pharmaceutical firms’ transaction reportedly valued at about $5.3 billion

Conference looks at future of transportation in US


Country spends less than 2 percent GDP on transportation

Senate candidates talk women’s issues


West Virginia is poised to send its first woman to the U.S. Senate, but the two candidates say they’re not in the race to make history.

“I tend not to focus on something like that,” said Rep. S...

State’s rural roads in poor condition


Research group says one third of streets need repairs

Rockefeller presses NCAA president on student-athlete exploitation


Senator expressed doubt that colleges would work to end student exploitation

Transgender women ‘humiliated’ at W.Va. DMV offices


Transgender residents say attempts to renew

licenses led to photo snafu, humiliation

Contractors brace for highway trust fund expiration


Highway Trust Fund in jeopardy; state’s construction workers to be affected

Farmers fight EPA proposal


Farm Bureau chief says water proposal shows agency’s overreach

Vice presidential nominee to campaign for Capito


Vice presidential nominee will join Senate candidate for city event

Manchin prepares to introduce banking bill


Senator trying to attract cosponsors, make bill bipartisan effort

State highway projects could be in jeopardy


Bill caught up in Congress could lead to budget shortfalls

Civil Rights Act beginning of conversation, local leader says


Official says the

Civil Rights Act didn’t go far enough

West Virginia black lung clinics receive funding


with summary

12p9 wide

Clinics get less than hoped for; new federal rules only affect W.Va.

Children, families advocacy group to host workshops


Organization lobbies Legislature to pass policies that help W.Va. families

Republican committee begins robocalls in district


According to call, Democrat refuses to deviate from talking points

Women step up to support Capito, Tennant


Coalition launch events have attracted hundreds of female voters

Capito announces coalition for women


Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, is announcing today the Women with Shelley coalition.

The Capito campaign is bringing together women from across the state who support Capito, who ...

Rahall comment on coal miners stirs GOP ire


Official says lack

of coal miner jobs

due to drug abuse

State set to receive millions in work force grants


Two grants from US Department of Labor aim to help unemployed

Tech recognized for students’ return on investment


Montgomery school tops state’s other public, four-year institutions

State businesses recognized for growing global footprint


Many companies in W.Va. now exporting to countries with emerging markets

Commission renews casinos’ licenses


Commission says

competition eating into revenues, but facilities ‘strong’

Glenville State’s bond rating downgraded


College’s chairman says move is because of refinanced debt

Trooper injured in hit-and-run on Turnpike


State Police say trooper stopped to remove debris from road

Treasurer’s office returns sentimental unclaimed property


Unclaimed property program delivers items with sentimental worth



Dave Casebolt thought he’d never again see the coins and jewelry he and his ex-wif...

Hunting, fishing licenses to go all electronic


Official says agency trying to keep up with technology

Permits for farmers markets a public health concern, officials say


Committee to weigh statewide permit

structure for

farmers markets

Tests show MCHM no longer detectable


The chemical that leaked into the Elk River in January and contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians is no longer detectable in the water supply.

That’s according to West Virginia American ...

Capitol Notebook: Tennant announces jobs agenda


U.S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant has announced a second policy agenda, this one focused on job creation.

Earlier this month, Tennant unveiled an agenda that would bolster West Virginia’s energy industri...

WV’s community and technical colleges see tuition increases


Additional money helps offset school’s budgets, pay for improvement projects

Legislature to study housing issues


Committee to look into quality, cost concerns during interim period

Board approves slight changes to list of restricted animals


Board says creatures present threats to humans, native wildlife

Manchin wants troops out of Afghanistan


Senator wrote to Obama asking for full Afghanistan withdrawal in 2014

State program kicks off summer food initiative


Kids will have access to healthy meals at 415 sites statewide

Hospitals learning to manage new Medicaid patients


Fewer patients in W.Va. are seeking care from emergency rooms

Manchin, others call on Justice Department to investigate VA


Inquiry could uncover criminal wrongdoing at medical facilities, senators say

Legislation would allow veterans health care flexibility


Measure introduced in US Senate to expand access to private care

West Virginia soldiers who died on D-Day


More than 4,000 allied forces died while storming the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. That number includes 38 West Virginians who served in different capacities during the war and paid the ultimate sacrific...

Local veteran looks back on D-Day


Man was just a teen when drafted into U.S. Navy

State employee raises a national trend


Budget bill includes $504 bump for W.Va. public sector workers

Tennant uses tour to learn from constituents


Candidate for US Senate wants energy industries to work together

Budget problems lead to layoffs in McDowell


Eight employees of county commission without jobs