House candidates discuss county school system merger proposal

House candidates discuss county school system merger proposal

The Republican incumbent and Democratic challenger in the House of Delegates 39th District race support reducing the number of school systems in West Virginia, while a candidate for an open seat in the neighboring 38th District has reservations about...

Kanawha candidates spar over commission’s performance

Kanawha candidates spar over commission’s performance

Kanwaha County Commissioner Dave Hardy on Tuesday touted the county’s successes over the last 15 years, but challenger Lance Wheeler thinks it’s time for a change.

Kanawha fixes absentee ballots after federal ruling

Kanawha fixes absentee ballots after federal ruling

Kanawha County residents voting by absentee ballot in November’s general election will receive a different ballot in the mail this year.

National GOP group spends big on Morrisey re-election

National GOP group spends big on Morrisey re-election

Millions of dollars from the Republican Attorneys General Association are flooding into West Virginia to help Patrick Morrisey maintain his position as the state’s attorney general.

Davis shocked at justices’ “myopic” opinion in Wells case

Davis shocked at justices’ “myopic” opinion in Wells case

According to one West Virginia Supreme Court justice, former state senator Erik Wells should have been allowed to run in November’s general election as an independent candidate for Kanawha County clerk, despite being a registered Democrat.

Judge rules 17 independent candidates must stay on WV ballots

Judge rules 17 independent candidates must stay on WV ballots

A federal judge ruled Thursday that 17 independent candidates must remain on November’s general election ballot in West Virginia.

Candidates for House 36th put focus on state budget crisis

Candidates for House 36th put focus on state budget crisis

Candidates for Kanawha County’s 36th House of Delegates district Wednesday discussed ways to fix the state budget crisis and grow the economy.

Dems say GOP backing Pritt, who calls claims ‘pitiful’

Dems say GOP backing Pritt, who calls claims ‘pitiful’

Charlotte Pritt, the Mountain Party candidate running for governor, called Democratic accusations that Republicans are supporting her campaign “pitiful” and “an outright lie” on Tuesday.

Senate 17th candidates talk taxes, spending cuts

Senate 17th candidates talk taxes, spending cuts

West Virginia 17th Senatorial District candidate Chris Stansbury has declined to sign a no tax increase pledge this year, though he says he remains “philosophically” opposed to raising taxes.

Trump acknowledges ‘Obama was born in the United States. Period’

Trump acknowledges ‘Obama was born in the United States. Period’

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged for the first time that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, ending his long history of stoking unfounded doubts...

Supreme Court says an independent Wells would confuse voters on ballot

Supreme Court says an independent Wells would confuse voters on ballot

As a registered Democrat, Erik Wells was ineligible to petition to get on the November general election ballot, the state Supreme Court said in an opinion issued Thursday, concluding that the petition process is available only to persons who have no...

House lawyer solicits online donations for wife’s campaign at work

House lawyer solicits online donations for wife’s campaign at work

A lawyer who works full-time at the West Virginia House of Delegates solicited donations for his wife’s political campaign online and promoted another campaign fundraising event while on the clock at the Legislature, according to employment...

Straight-ticket voting no longer allowed in West Virginia

Straight-ticket voting no longer allowed in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant is reminding voters that they will no longer be able to check one box to vote party-line down the ballot.

Senate candidates disagree on ways to help economy

Senate candidates disagree on ways to help economy

Both 8th Senatorial District candidates want to grow the state economy, but disagree on whether recent legislation repealing prevailing wage rates and allowing employees in union shops to opt out of paying dues will help accomplish that goal.

Eric Trump, RNC chairman Priebus scheduled for local fundraiser

Eric Trump, RNC chairman Priebus scheduled for local fundraiser

Supporters of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign were scheduled to meet with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Eric Trump, the Republican flag-bearer’s son, at a private event in Charleston Wednesday evening....

WV Senate candidates don’t want LGBT law like North Carolina’s

WV Senate candidates don’t want LGBT law like North Carolina’s

The West Virginia Senate's majority leader and his Democratic challenger in West Virginia's 4th Senate District say they would oppose legislation modeled after a North Carolina law that some argue can lead to discrimination against LGBT people.

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Counties consider options after Supreme Court ballot decision

Counties consider options after Supreme Court ballot decision

Several candidates across West Virginia, both Republicans and Democrats, find their positions on the November ballot in doubt after the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that a party-affiliated candidate couldn’t get on the ballot as an...

WV Supreme Court: Wells can’t be on ballot for county clerk

WV Supreme Court: Wells can’t be on ballot for county clerk

Former state senator Erik Wells cannot be on the general election ballot for Kanawha County clerk as an independent, the state Supreme Court ruled in an order released...

Justice company owes hundreds of thousands in federal taxes

Justice company owes hundreds of thousands in federal taxes

A company owned by Jim Justice owes nearly three quarters of a million dollars in federal taxes for its operations in Logan County — the latest example of tax delinquencies for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s more than 100...

Gingrich to fundraise for Cole

Gingrich to fundraise for Cole

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Newt Gingrich was heading to West Virginia on Thursday to boost the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bill Cole.

Wells ballot argument heard by Supreme Court justices

Wells ballot argument heard by Supreme Court justices

During nearly an hour of oral arguments in the state Supreme Court, Erik Wells’ eligibility to run for Kanawha County clerk boiled down to one issue: Can people registered as members of major political parties use the petition process designed...

Cole, Justice say they won’t take away Medicaid expansion

Cole, Justice say they won’t take away Medicaid expansion

West Virginia’s two leading gubernatorial candidates say, should they become governor, they have no plans to take away Medicaid for the more than 175,000 state residents who are now on the program thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

Fundraiser ‘mix-up’ injects Bernie Sanders group into WV auditor race

Fundraiser ‘mix-up’ injects Bernie Sanders group into WV auditor race

Mary Ann Claytor, a Democrat running for state auditor in West Virginia, wasn’t sure what to think after learning the man she defeated in the May Democratic primary was helping to host a fundraiser for her Republican opponent, J.B. McCuskey, in ...

Poll: Justice leads Cole in WV governor race

Poll: Justice leads Cole in WV governor race

A statewide poll released Friday shows Democrat Jim Justice holding a double-digit lead over Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, in the November election for West Virginia’s governor.


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