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Statehouse Beat: No movement on highways funding

In the past, the Legislature has met monthly in the off-season to get updated on issues that are likely to come up in the next legislative session. This year, legislators are taking a summer-long siesta, so we’ll carry on without them to...

Alyce Faye Bragg Column: Meditations on the landscape of twilight and early autumn

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The evening sun dips below the horizon as another hot and humid day comes to a close. A pink tinge in the western sky is the only reminder that a bright sun ruled over the day, but twilight is closing in, and day is done....

Unregistered, anonymous Charleston company gave $1 million to Jeb Bush super PAC
Unregistered, anonymous Charleston company gave $1 million to Jeb Bush super PAC

Late last month a Charleston-based corporation gave $1 million to support the presidential campaign of Jeb Bush.

What does the company do? How does it make its money? Who runs it? Who owns it? Whose money was it?

Who knows.

On June...

Statehouse Beat: No movement on highways funding

In the past, the Legislature has met monthly in the off-season to get updated on issues that are likely to come up in the next legislative session. This year, legislators are taking a summer-long siesta, so we’ll carry on without them to...

WV super PAC will boost Cole’s GOP bid for governor

Months after Republicans attempted to make significant changes to campaign contribution limits in West Virginia, a new federally registered political organization has formed with the express intention of raising unlimited donations.

Accelerate...

Tomblin announces crisis funding to Webster County hospital

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Thursday announced the awarding of $50,000 in crisis grant funding to Webster County Memorial Hospital to assist with infrastructure repairs following severe flooding earlier this month.

“This emergency funding...

School officials welcome flexibility offered in No Child Left Behind rewrite

Reauthorization of the country’s landmark education law likely won’t pass Congress until this fall, but state school officials already are optimistic its proposed redistribution of power will bring much needed change they say is...

WV elections panel declines to clean up public campaign law

It will be up to the Legislature to clean up confusing language in the law for publicly financed West Virginia Supreme Court campaigns, after the State Election Commission decided Thursday not to clarify the issue through its rules.

At issue is...

Statehouse won’t pursue Robin Davis case

Staff writer

Despite calls from a legal organization to investigate the handling and subsequent dismissal of a complaint against state Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis, the chairmen of the West Virginia Legislature’s House and Senate...

City responds to mayor candidate’s answer in lawsuit

The city of Charleston filed a response this week to a mayoral candidate’s answer to its lawsuit regarding her primary election contest.

Attorneys wrote in the city’s response that arguments made by Janet “JT”...

Even after federal ruling, advocates say state LGBT protections needed

A ruling by a federal agency earlier this month declaring employment discrimination based on sexual orientation to be illegal does not remove the need for West Virginia to pass a law banning employment and housing discrimination against gays and...

AG’s office looking into ‘telephone town hall’ FCC testimony

The attorney general’s office is reviewing Congressional testimony given Tuesday by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler that at least two Capitol Hill publications concluded could bar public officials from conducting...

Manchin donations surged after deciding to stay in Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite almost a year of flirting with the possibility of returning to West Virginia to run for governor in 2016, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin didn’t receive much love from campaign donors outside of political action...

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