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Republicans oust Tennant, Helmick from WV offices
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Republicans oust Tennant, Helmick from WV offices

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia voters Tuesday ousted two Democratic incumbents from statewide offices, including the well-known secretary of state and put the statewide office of auditor into Republican hands for the first time since 1928 — but re-elected the incumbent Democratic treasurer. The Associated Press called the close secretary of state race in favor of […]

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Jenkins wins second term in WV’s 3rd District
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Jenkins wins second term in WV’s 3rd District

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In the first test of his federal congressional career, Republican Evan Jenkins passed with flying colors. Jenkins, 56, of Huntington, was re-elected to represent West Virginias 3rd Congressional District Tuesday night, beating Democratic challenger Matt Detch, of Lewisburg, and Libertarian Zane Lawhorn, of Princeton, to represent the states 3rd Congressional District, which […]

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Randolph County school levy rejected for third time

ELKINS, W.Va. — The third time was not the charm for the Randolph County Board of Education in its third consecutive attempt to pass an excess levy Tuesday night. The proposed levy failed by nearly 2,000 votes. The total votes for the levy were 4,457, or 41.23 percent, while votes against the levy totaled 6,379, […]

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Mooney wins second term in WV’s 2nd District

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., has been re-elected in West Virginia’s 2nd District. “I’m feeling very good,” Mooney said. “There were five counties I did not win two years ago that we won this year. It’s looking good. I want to thank the voters for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve.” […]

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Wood County voters OK $41M school bond issue
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Wood County voters OK $41M school bond issue

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Despite heavy opposition at times, Wood County Schools’ $41 million bond call passed Tuesday by a respectable margin. With 69 of 69 precincts reporting in, school bond was approved with 20,103 votes, or 58.67 percent in Tuesday’s unofficial results. The bond received 14,161 votes against, or 41.33 percent. Superintendent John Flint said […]

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McKinley re-elected in West Virginia’s 1st District
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McKinley re-elected in West Virginia’s 1st District

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Voters in the 1st District soundly re-elected Congressman David McKinley Tuesday. With about 80 percent of precincts reporting in the 20-county district, the GOP congressman first elected in 2010 brought in 134,341 votes (67 percent) to challenger Mike Manypenny who collected 64,827 votes (33 percent). The margin was a little closer in […]

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Jim Justice elected governor of West Virginia
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Jim Justice elected governor of West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Reiterating the mantra of his campaign, newly elected governor Jim Justice told well-wishers at his victory celebration that he is tired of seeing West Virginia dead last in everything that counts. The Associated Press called the race for Justice at 9:17 p.m. Afterward, the billionaire owner of The Greenbrier and […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Nov. 9

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.   1. TRUMP WINS WHITE HOUSE   It’s an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice, fueled […]

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WV to get another Santa-themed train excursion
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WV to get another Santa-themed train excursion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thanks to Santa Claus, West Virginia’s excursion train season is getting longer, busier and more profitable. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad got the trend rolling six years ago when it landed a regional franchise to operate Polar Express trains, themed rides based on the Tom Hanks movie and the popular children’s book. […]

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WV prisons chief gets pay cut amid ethics inquiry
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WV prisons chief gets pay cut amid ethics inquiry

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein has had his pay cut by $10,500 a year amid an ethics investigation. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration also recently stripped Rubenstein of his second job title as deputy secretary of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. Rubenstein had served in a dual role as […]

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