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By January 22, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin appoints Sue Cline to represent 9th District in West Virginia Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (January 22, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Sue Cline  to represent residents of the 9th District in the West Virginia Senate. Cline’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of former State Senator Daniel Hall. The governor’s appointment is effective immediately. The West Virginia Supreme Court […]

By January 18, 2016 Read More →

CSX to close administrative operations at Huntington Division

Breaking news from The Herald-Dispatch  Mark Webb The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON — CSX it is consolidating its operations administration from 10 divisions to 9 divisions and closing administrative offices at Huntington, according to a press release posted on the company’s website this afternoon. The company announced today that it is consolidating its operations administration from 10 […]

WVPA: At the Capitol – Jan. 13-15
By January 16, 2016 Read More →

WVPA: At the Capitol – Jan. 13-15

WVPA providing weekly column from Legislative Session for member newspapers By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wednesday marked the start of the 2016 regular session of the state Legislature, a session that began under the cloud of a major state funding crisis, and debate over who can fill the […]

Education center now ‘Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education’
By January 14, 2016 Read More →

Education center now ‘Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education’

New name and logo better reflects mission as Byrd Centennial approaches SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. (Jan. 13, 2016) – Ahead of  the centennial celebrate for Robert C. Byrd in 2017, a new name and logo have been unveiled at the ‘Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education.’ Walter J. “Joe” Stewart, chairman of the board of directors of the Congressional Education Foundation, Inc. […]

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin: 2016 State of the State Address
By January 13, 2016 Read More →

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin: 2016 State of the State Address

2016 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS – GOVERNOR EARL RAY TOMBLIN JANUARY 13, 2016 Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the Board of Public Works, justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals, members of the Legislature, distinguished guests, and my fellow West Virginians. Five years ago, when I first addressed this chamber as governor, I […]

Budget shortfall, education, forced pooling and broadband are expected to occupy Legislature
By January 10, 2016 Read More →

Budget shortfall, education, forced pooling and broadband are expected to occupy Legislature

By George Hohmann For the W.Va. Press Association SOUTH CHARLESTON — The state’s budget shortfall, education, forced pooling and broadband expansion are among the topics expected to occupy the legislative session that begins Wednesday. The state Department of Revenue estimates West Virginia will finish the budget year with a $353 million deficit. State Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler said, “I think you’re […]

State offers education, training to those wanting to work
By January 9, 2016 Read More →

State offers education, training to those wanting to work

By George Hohmann For the W.Va. Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  If you’re a West Virginian looking for work or thinking about it, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a message for you: “There’s money available to almost do anything to get you back as a work-producing citizen again.” For example, long-term unemployment benefits available to […]

Leaders predict workforce, transportation, budget issues will dominate legislative session
By January 8, 2016 Read More →

Leaders predict workforce, transportation, budget issues will dominate legislative session

By George Hohmann For the W.Va. Press Association CHARLESTON — Workforce, transportation and budget issues will likely dominate the legislative session that begins on Wednesday according to panelists participating at the Associated Press’ annual West Virginia Legislative Lookahead, held Friday at Marshall University’s South Charleston campus. John Deskins, director of West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic […]

2016 West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead Photo
By January 8, 2016 Read More →

2016 West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead Photo

2016 West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead Photo: Discussion on broadband expansion in West Virginia was diverse during the afternoon panel of the West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Frontier’s Kevin Wallick, senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Mid-Atlantic Region, explains areas being served by fiber and copper […]

2016 WV AP Legislative Lookahead Photo
By January 8, 2016 Read More →

2016 WV AP Legislative Lookahead Photo

West Virginia Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, debates the value of Common Core during an afternoon panel of the West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Participating in the panel were, from left, Kessler, Delegate Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson; Christine Campbell, president of the AFT-WV; and Michael Martirano, state superintendent of Schools; […]