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By April 25, 2016 Read More →

WV DHHR says 1,566 will lose food stamp benefits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Under new requirements to either work or be in training, 1,566 West Virginians will lose their food stamp benefits beginning next month, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources. Meanwhile the state is reviewing a request from legal advocacy group Mountain State Justice to exclude the chronically homeless from the […]

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Filmmaker Michael Moore visits WV film festival
By April 25, 2016 Read More →

Filmmaker Michael Moore visits WV film festival

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore’s birthday trip to Rome was canceled, he decided to take a trip to the next best city — Charleston. Coincidentally, on Moore’s 62nd birthday, the West Virginia International Film Festival was showing Moore’s film, “Where to Invade Next,” at the LaBelle Theater in South Charleston. Moore was […]

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A look at who’s funding the next WV governor
By April 25, 2016 Read More →

A look at who’s funding the next WV governor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Bill Cole is funded by business. Booth Goodwin is funded by lawyers. Jim Justice is funded by himself. And Jeff Kessler has struggled to find funding. Those are the broad takeaways from an analysis of campaign finance disclosures filed by the four men who want to be governor of West Virginia, an analysis […]

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By April 25, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, April 25

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, April 25, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT KASICH, CRUZ ARE ALIGNING TO DO Trump’s rivals are joining forces in three states to deny him […]

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By April 23, 2016 Read More →

Attorney General Morrisey disappointed by transgender dathroom decision

From the office of the Attorney General: CHARLESTON, W.Va.— West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey this week expressed his disappointment with a federal appeals court ruling, which could force West Virginia schools to admit adolescents into the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. The 2-1 ruling, entered by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

By April 23, 2016 Read More →

Opinion: Capito Statement on Signing of Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s (EPW) Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding today’s signing of the international climate agreement that was reached in Paris last year: “I’m extremely disappointed that the president signed this agreement, promising funding that […]

By April 23, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin, U.S. Sen. Manchin host lunch, natural gas discussion with Japanese business leaders

From the office of the Governor: Luncheon to highlight new opportunities for shale gas development in West Virginia NEW YORK, NY  — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Commerce and the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation, Friday hosted a luncheon with Japanese business leaders to […]

By April 23, 2016 Read More →

Opinion: Senate should vote on Garland nomination to U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Alison Peck West Virginia University College of Law This week, I and 14 other law professors from West Virginia University sent a letter to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., urging her and her Senate colleagues to vote on the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland to the United States Supreme Court. Writing in our […]

By April 23, 2016 Read More →

Opinion: U.S. Rep. Jenkins addresses opioids

Remarks of U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va. Weekly Republican Address Washington, DC April 23, 2016 Every 25 minutes in America, a baby is born who was exposed to drugs during pregnancy. Because of their exposure to opioids, heroin, and other drugs, they may spend their first weeks suffering from withdrawal. Their bodies shake with tremors, […]

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By April 22, 2016 Read More →

Opinion: West Virginia’s choice, jobs or discrimination

By Rob Byers The Charleston Gazette-Mail Delegate Michel Moffatt got red in the face, his voice rose and he stabbed the air with his pen. A minute before, he had been calmly explaining to our group of Gazette-Mail editors why he thought the failed “religious freedom” bill that dominated so much of the Legislature’s time […]