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West Virginia debuts online voter registration

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginians can now register to vote through the Secretary of State’s website.

Registering online will require a West Virginia driver’s license or DMV identification card.


Republican Party seeks replacement for 11th delegate district

Are you a Republican who wants to be in the House of Delegates? Do you live in Roane County or the southern third of Jackson County?

If so, now’s your chance.

The West Virginia Republican Party is collecting resumes from prospective ...

Summit seeks to find solutions to child poverty in W.Va.
Summit seeks to find solutions to child poverty in W.Va.

Lacrisha Rose’s husband leaves their Cabin Creek home every day around 3:30 p.m., just when their two sons are getting home from school. He drives an hour to his shift at Alpha Natural Resource’s Black Castle mine in Boone County and...

Delegate Bob Ashley picked to fill W.Va. Senate vacancy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Delegate Bob Ashley has been appointed to fill the 3rd District state Senate seat vacated by David Nohe.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Ashley’s appointment Tuesday.

Ashley, a Republican, has served...

Lawmakers talk Uber and discrimination at transportation forum

West Virginia doesn’t have Uber, a smartphone service that would match those who need rides up with drivers, because some state lawmakers weren’t able to handle a discussion involving same-sex attraction on the House floor, according to...

W.Va. lawmakers urged to restrict lobbyist campaign contributions

With state lawmakers soliciting suggestions for government ethics reforms, a West Virginia law professor recommended Monday that lobbyists should be prohibited from giving campaign contributions to legislators, governors and other statewide elected...

Group offers revised plan to reduce meth labs in W.Va.

A group working to curb illegal methamphetamine production in West Virginia has a new game plan to tackle the state’s meth lab problem.

The West Virginia Intervention on Meth Labs Committee plans to urge state lawmakers to pass...

State, coal group working to lower equipment taxes

State Tax Division officials are working with the West Virginia Coal Association to come up with ways to reduce valuations for coal mining equipment located in idled mines, Property Tax Division Director Jeff Amburgey told legislators Monday....

Reform panel discuss W.Va. taxation of alcohol, other items

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A legislative committee reviewing West Virginia’s tax code will discuss taxation of minerals, alcohol, tobacco and other items during meetings this week.

The Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform is...

Tomblin, first responders mark 9/11 anniversary
Tomblin, first responders mark 9/11 anniversary

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all flags at state facilities lowered to half staff in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Nearly 3,000 people died 14 years ago Friday when hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center in ...

Governor: State won’t place prison at former naval base

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Friday that the state will not take possession of the Sugar Grove Naval Base in Pendleton County when the base is decommissioned this fall, and instead will work with other parties interested in the facility.


Statehouse Beat: Capitol security measures considered

One of the charming things about the state Capitol is its accessibility. This time of year, I frequently run into tourists asking for directions to the visitor’s entrance, and they always seemed surprised when they learn they can use any door...

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