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WV Coal Association: Stream protection rule is ‘job killer and big government at its worst’

Public hearing starts at 5 p.m. today at the Charleston Civic Center to receive public comment on proposed Stream Protection Rule CHARLESTON, W.Va. (September 17, 2015) – Calling the U.S. Office of Surface Mining’s proposed Stream Protection Rule “a job killer and big government at its worst,” the West Virginia Coal Association today said the rules will make it nearly impossible to get […]

Municipal Home Rule Board approves six additional cities
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Municipal Home Rule Board approves six additional cities

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Six more West Virginia municipalities have been granted home rule authority. At its meeting this week in Charleston, the Municipal Home Rule Board reviewed and approved applications for Beckley, Grafton, Princeton and St. Albans as submitted, while applications from Moundsville and Oak Hill were approved with amendments. In addition, the board approved amendments […]

By September 14, 2015 Read More →

Tax reform that works for all West Virginians

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On Tuesday, leaders from the state’s education, faith, labor and community-based organizations will ask legislators to ensure that overhauling the state’s tax system protects roads, children, and seniors. Missing from the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform’s agenda over the past few months has been the perspective of organizations that work to educate […]

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Gov. Tomblin proclaims September “Infant Safe Sleep Month”

First Lady Tomblin continues tour of West Virginia hospitals, part of statewide Our Babies: Safe and Sound campaign CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin to proclaim September as “Infant Safe Sleep Month,” part of West Virginia’s Our Babies: Safe and Sound campaign, a statewide educational program to […]

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Capito Op-Ed: Iran deal deserves up-or-down vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) penned an op-ed in today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail regarding the president’s nuclear deal with Iran. Last week, Senate Democrats prevented an up-or-down vote on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Resolution of Disapproval. “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that there will be another opportunity for a straight up-or-down vote on […]

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Op-Ed: The Iran deal: Bad for America, bad for our allies

By Rep. Evan Jenkins Just a few weeks ago, I was honored to be part of a congressional delegation to the Middle East to learn more about the terms and conditions of President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. What I saw, heard, and experienced reaffirmed my strong belief that the president has negotiated an irresponsible […]

W.Va. Tourism encourages outdoor enthusiasts to share experiences from Gauley Season
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W.Va. Tourism encourages outdoor enthusiasts to share experiences from Gauley Season

Tag stories, photos and videos #GauleySeason CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia encourages rafters, kayakers, guides and outdoor enthusiasts to share photos, videos and stories from this year’s 22 days of Gauley Season — which begins today — with #GauleySeason.  Although West Virginia offers seasonally driven, year-round whitewater rafting, Gauley Season is known for its especially challenging rapids […]

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Rep. Jenkins helps secure more than $1 million to test sexual assault kits

More than $1 million to reduce backlog, ensure justice for victims WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has helped secure a $1,170,800 grant for the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative. The grant will help the Division of Justice and Community […]

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Manchin, Capito announce more than $2 million in funding to combat sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced a total of $2,169,679 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that will improve West Virginia’s ability to combat crime, specifically sexual assault. The West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information Services (FRIS) will receive $998,879 from the DOJ […]

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SBA: New authority will bolster women-owned small businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today issued a final rule authorizing federal agencies to award sole-source contracts to women-owned small businesses eligible for the Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program. Effective Oct. 14, 2015, the rule levels the playing field for women-owned small businesses across the federal contracting marketplace. “Women-owned […]