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WV House OKs Religious Freedom bill 72-26
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WV House OKs Religious Freedom bill 72-26

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After about two hours of impassioned debate Thursday, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted, 72-26, to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that civil rights advocates fear will be used to discriminate against LGBT individuals and others. Supporters, mainly Republicans, argued that the bill simply codifies a balancing test […]

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Freedom’s Farrell gets 30 days for chemical spill
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Freedom’s Farrell gets 30 days for chemical spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dennis Farrell, the longtime president and owner of Freedom Industries, was sentenced Thursday to serve 30 days in jail for his role in water pollution crimes that led to the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking-water supplies for hundreds of thousands of residents in Charleston and surrounding communities. U.S. District Judge […]

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Voting important enough to require identification

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Should eligible voters be required to show a government-issued photo identification before casting their ballots? That’s a question legislators across the country have attempted to tackle for years, citing voter fraud as the primary reason for concern. In the West Virginia Legislature, where the House […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Feb. 12

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT LATEST DEBATE UNCOVERED How far are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders willing to go to advance a […]

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By February 11, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetos prevailing wage and right to work legislation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (February 11, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today vetoed House Bill 4005, repealing prevailing hourly rate of wages requirements: “Last year, I worked with the Legislature to create a compromise on prevailing wage to help local communities by exempting projects less than $500,000 and to improve our state’s prevailing wage calculation. These […]

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Delegate Tim Armstead: Statement on workplace freedom, prevailing wage vetoes

WV Speaker of the House Statement: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, Thursday issued the following statement in response to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s vetoes of Senate Bill 1, the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act, and House Bill 4005, which repeals the state’s prevailing wage laws. “Today’s vetoes are disappointing, but not entirely surprising,” […]

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Delegate Phillips: House Bill 4501 would aid property owners in struggling communities

Legislative Release Feb. 11:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Delegate Rupie Phillips, D-Logan, today said he is lead sponsor of a bill that will aid property owners in communities hard-hit by the decline in the coal industry. House Bill 4501 was introduced Thursday in the House of Delegates. Phillips said this bill is designed to help home […]

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Column: Getting to work on what matters
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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Column: Getting to work on what matters

By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin: At the halfway point of the legislative session, it’s important to recognize there is still much work to be done. West Virginia is experiencing budget challenges unseen in a generation, and we must take action – both legislative and administrative – to ensure our fiscal house is in order. Over the […]

Elections panel OKs public financing for WV justice
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Elections panel OKs public financing for WV justice

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin’s re-election campaign has been certified for a total of $525,000 of public campaign financing, pending a possible legal challenge by one of his opponents. The State Election Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved public financing for the Benjamin campaign, over objections from representatives from the campaign of Beth Walker, […]

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West Virginians mark beginning of Lent
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West Virginians mark beginning of Lent

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