Residents moved as Yeager Airport deals with slip

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Six Keystone Drive residents have been urged to relocate as a precautionary measure after large portion of the hill near one end of Yeager Airport’s runway slipped more than six feet over the weekend. Airport executive director Rick Atkinson called an emergency meeting of the airport’s board Tuesday[Read More…]

At the Capitol: Feb. 23-27

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There were procedural maneuvers and flaring tempers aplenty, as the 2015 regular session of the Legislature began counting down this week to its March 14 conclusion. Much of the maneuvering and agitation was over a bill to allow charter schools in the state – schools operated by nonprofit or public organizations, with[Read More…]

This Week In West Virginia History: Feb. 19-25

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Feb. 19, 1872: The Glenville Branch of the State Normal School was established by an act of the legislature. The first session of the[Read More…]

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to address WVPA Legislative Breakfast

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will be the featured speaker Thursday at the West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast at the Marriott Town Center. Gov. Tomblin, who will make the final remarks of the breakfast, with join with Senate President Bill Cole, Speaker of the House Tim Armstead[Read More…]

Congressman Evan Jenkins: Ready to work for West Virginia

Rep. Jenkins: Ready to Work for West Virginia By Rep. Evan Jenkins WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the new representative of the Third Congressional District of West Virginia, I am honored to serve our great state and bring the values and concerns of hardworking West Virginians to Congress. I took the[Read More…]

Cole elected president of West Virginia Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, was elected by the West Virginia Senate to be its President today during the opening session of the 82nd Legislature. He will serve as President for the next two years. Cole received the unanimous support of the Republican caucus at its meeting in December,[Read More…]

The Daily Athenaeum: Tennant endorsed for U.S. Senate

— *** Newspaper Endorsement Week 2014 ***— MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia is in danger. Our country is in danger. Citizens of this state following the U.S. Senate race between Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., know the numbers. As of Aug. 30, Election Projection placed[Read More…]

The Charleston Gazette: Rahall outstanding choice for Third District

 — *** Newspaper Endorsement Week 2014 ***— Down in West Virginia’s southern counties, this year’s congressional race is especially vicious. The extreme-right Koch brothers — sons of a founder of the crackpot John Birch Society — are pouring their inherited wealth into an all-out attempt to knock Rep. Nick Rahall,[Read More…]

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