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Attorney General Morrisey offers tips for holiday travel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Analysts expect a record number of Americans to travel during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, and with most trips just days away, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey offers the following advice for a less troublesome trip. AAA estimates 100.5 million people will travel from Dec. 23 to Jan. 3. It projects more than […]

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Rep. Jenkins to hold transit funding press conference Tuesday

Highlighting how the FAST Act increases funding for public transit WASHINGTON, D.C. — At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., will hold a press conference at the New River Transit Authority in Beckley with local officials to highlight how the long-term highway law will help public transit. Speakers will include Raleigh County Community Action […]

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Legislative leaders rule out tax hikes to balance budget

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Leaders of the state Senate and House of Delegates say tax increases are out of the question when it comes to balancing West Virginia’s budget. Lawmakers, who convene Jan. 13, will look at creative ways to trim spending and probably dip into the rainy-day fund again to make ends meet, they say. […]

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By December 21, 2015 Read More →

Huntington firm sues Morrisey over FOIA request

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Huntington-based company is suing Attorney General Patrick Morrisey after asking his office to hand over documents related to Cabell Huntington Hospital’s proposed acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center. On Dec. 15, attorney Carte Goodwin filed a lawsuit in Kanawha County Circuit Court on behalf of Steel of West Virginia after the company […]

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By December 21, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Dec. 21

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. U.S. POWER GRID VULNERABLE TO FOREIGN HACKS Iran-based intruders steal names, passwords and engineering drawings of dozens of […]

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By December 18, 2015 Read More →

Government Funding Bill voted on by Capito includes several West Virginia priorities

Bill includes funding to fight the drug epidemic, help West Virginia miners, supports domestic energy production, and provides permanent tax relief to families and small businesses WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., today voted for a bipartisan bill with several provisions that benefit West Virginia, including significant funding to enhance the state’s national security, combat the drug […]

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Gov. Tomblin orders state flags lowered in honor of former State Sen. Charles Lanham

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered state flags at the State Capitol Complex and all state-owned facilities in Mason County be lowered from dawn to dusk Saturday, December 19, 2015, the day of services celebrating the life of former West Virginia State Sen. Charles Lanham.   “I was able to be with Sen. […]

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Sen. Capito’s weekly address to West Virginians

WASHINGTON D.C.  — In her final weekly address of the year, Sen. Capito highlights the work accomplished by the new Republican-led Senate in 2015, including a long-term highway bill, education reform, a balanced budget, Obamacare repeal and her measure to block harmful carbon regulations.    A transcript of Capito’s address is found below.   Hi – […]

By December 18, 2015 Read More →

Safe Water Public Forum set for Jan. 9

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In conjunction with the two year anniversary of the water crisis, West Virginia Rivers Coalition and 16 local partners are hosting a Safe Water Public Forum at the WV Culture Center in Charleston from 3 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 9. This free event is an opportunity to learn about potential contamination […]

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Speaker Armstead praises West Virginia’s removal from ‘Judicial Hellhole’ list

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, along with Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, Thursday praised the American Tort Reform Association’s removal of West Virginia’s designation as a “Judicial Hellhole” in the association’s annual report. Since 2003, West Virginia has been near the top of the annual ranking of judicial systems that it considers “most […]