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Phil Kabler: September at the capitol

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Returning to the Capitol after a three-month summer hiatus, legislators took their first public look at the recommendations of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways last week. While members of the Joint Committee on Finance agreed that increasing funding for[Read More…]

The Register-Herald seeking multimedia reporter

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald, a 17,000-circulation daily newspaper in Beckley, W.Va., has an immediate opening for a multimedia reporter. This position includes a wide range of coverage, including breaking news, enterprise, courts, government and features. The ideal candidate is self-starting with a strong work ethic. Candidates must possess strong reporting and writing skills and basic videography[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[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[Read More…]

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,[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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