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Gov. Tomblin: DMV online initiative helping West Virginians

By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin CHARLESTON, W.Va — Technology changes the way we do many things, from communicating with each other to paying bills. It also provides opportunity for government – especially state government – to be more efficient and accessible to its citizens. With this in mind, the West[Read More…]

Lawmakers restore social services funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators restored $1.06 million in funding cuts to several West Virginia family resources and social services programs Wednesday, as they wrapped up a three-day special session. As the House of Delegates was considering a bill (SB2003) to put money into accounts that previously had received video lottery[Read More…]

Seat on state school board still empty after 16 months

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.  –  It’s been a full 16 months since Priscilla Haden resigned from the West Virginia Board of Education and there’s no word when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will appoint someone to fill the vacancy. Haden was one of two members to step down effective Dec. 31, 2012.[Read More…]

Morrisey: TV good guy on the public’s dime

An editorial by The Spirit of Jefferson: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last week’s Spirit included a short but important story about decisions related to how Attorney General Patrick Morrisey went after a convenience store owner for price gouging after the January chemical leak into Elk River sent hundreds of thousands of West Virginians scrambling[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, April 21

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, April 21, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO HAS HARSH WORDS FOR SOUTH KOREA FERRY[Read More…]

‘Hands on the River’ provides licensed massage therapy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Residents of Kanawha County and the surrounding region have another option for massage therapy as Geraldine Gardner, a licensed massage therapist, has opened “Hands on the River, ” on US 119,  between the Mink Shoals and Big Chimney exits of  Interstate 79. With office hours and appointments[Read More…]

FOIA battle in Wheeling noted by Columbia Journalism Review

A West Virginia paper stands its ground in a fight over guns and public records CHARLESTON, SC — A throwdown between a county sheriff and a small-town newspaper is showing once again how some local law enforcement officials oppose laws that make gun records public—and how they’re prepared to confront[Read More…]

Several upgrades in works for WVU athletics

MORGANTOWN — Those who asked what West Virginia University’s athletic department was going to do with the increased revenues it would receive from jumping to the Big 12 and selling its Tier 3 rights to IMG Sports now have an answer. An ambitious $106 million proposal to improve facilities for[Read More…]

Gordon Gee officially in for long-term gig at WVU

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Higher Education Policy Commission approved Gordon Gee’s appointment as West Virginia University’s 24th president Monday by a vote of 8 to 1. Commissioner John Leon was the only member to vote against the appointment. Clarence Pennington, ex-officio member and chair of the Council for Community[Read More…]

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