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Same-sex couple gets license, condemnation in Gilmer County
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Same-sex couple gets license, condemnation in Gilmer County

Samantha Brookover stood crying in Glenville’s Gilmer County Courthouse last week, humiliated on what was meant to be a celebratory occasion.

Common Core repeal bill may expand to include science standards
Common Core repeal bill may expand to include science standards

A newly proposed version of the Common Core repeal bill that's being sponsored by West Virginia House of Delegates leaders would also ditch the state's upcoming new science standards.

WV House advances voter ID bill on party-line vote
WV House advances voter ID bill on party-line vote

West Virginians would be required to show photo ID at their polling places before they can vote, under a Republican bill advancing through the House of Delegates.

Cost of college tuition increased over past decade, but still below national average

Over the past 10 years, tuition at state colleges and universities has increased significantly, from between 55 percent to 94 percent, but remains about $2,500 a year below national averages, Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor Paul Hill...

Pickens appointed acting Administration secretary
Pickens appointed acting Administration secretary

A state insurance agency administrator has been appointed acting cabinet secretary for the Department of Administration, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Wednesday.

“Religious freedom” bill advances to vote on Thursday

A controversial bill that proponents say will restore religious freedom but opponents say will weaken local nondiscrimination ordinances is up for a vote in the House of Delegates on Thursday.

Elections panel OKs public campaign financing for WV justice Benjamin
Elections panel OKs public campaign financing for WV justice Benjamin

Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin’s re-election campaign has been certified for a total of $525,000 of public campaign financing, pending a possible legal challenge by one of his opponents.

WV Senate moves forward with coal, gas tax rollbacks

West Virginia’s $353 million revenue shortfall, and the resulting budget crisis, isn’t severe enough so far to preclude a planned rollback on taxes for coal and gas companies.

Same-sex couple gets license, condemnation in Gilmer County
Same-sex couple gets license, condemnation in Gilmer County

Samantha Brookover stood crying in Glenville’s Gilmer County Courthouse last week, humiliated on what was meant to be a celebratory occasion.

Tomblin: likely no state carbon plan until after court cases
Tomblin: likely no state carbon plan until after court cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin doesn’t expect West Virginia to submit compliance plans for carbon emissions standards from coal-fired power plants while the federal regulation remains in court...

Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries
Trump, Sanders win New Hampshire primaries

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of voters in both...

Supreme Court puts Clean Power Plan on hold

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.

Blankenship prosecutor is senators’ pick for U.S. attorney
Blankenship prosecutor is senators’ pick for U.S. attorney

Sen. Joe Manchin wants the lawyer behind the prosecution of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to be named the top federal prosecutor in Southern West Virginia.

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