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Cheneys warn against weakened U.S. on global stage
RICK BARBERO | The Register-Herald / AP
Cheneys warn against weakened U.S. on global stage

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned in ominous tones of a weakened American military and a coming attack on the United States during a speech to the West Virginia Chamber of...

Kiss warns budget cuts may not be enough to balance budget

After another shortfall in state revenue collections, Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss warned Thursday that West Virginia could soon reach the point where spending cuts and money shifts will no longer be enough to balance the budget

Revenue...

Officials’ pictures on social media OK under trinkets law, commission says

Public officials may post pictures of themselves on their official social media sites — but must strike a balance between informing the public while stopping short of self-promotion, as prohibited in new “trinkets” law, the state...

Cheneys warn against weakened U.S. on global stage
Cheneys warn against weakened U.S. on global stage

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned in ominous tones of a weakened American military and a coming attack on the United States during a speech to the West Virginia Chamber of...

WV Democrats’ Jefferson-Jackson Dinner set for Oct. 2

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Democratic Party’s biggest annual event will be held next month.

State Democrats announced Wednesday that the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will take place Oct. 2...

Indicted ex-WVDOH official kills himself

Just hours after he was indicted on federal racketeering charges, a former West Virginia Division of Highways official committed suicide, authorities said Wednesday.

Bob Andrew, who headed the DOH equipment division in Buckhannon for 16 years...

Economist: Cut taxes in W.Va.
Economist: Cut taxes in W.Va.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Conservative economist Arthur Laffer, during a speech to members of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, urged the state to cut its top individual income tax rates...

West Virginia Public Broadcasting to launch ‘West Virginia Channel’ next year

West Virginia Public Broadcasting will launch a new television network on Jan. 1, geared to West Virginia programming, including extensive coverage of the 2016 legislative session.

“What a great opportunity this is to form a network that...

Indicted ex-WVDOH official commits suicide, police say

Just hours after he was indicted on federal racketeering charges Tuesday, a former West Virginia Division of Highways official apparently committed suicide near...

Lawmakers told state missing out on online tax revenue

West Virginia receives about $4.7 million a year in tax payments from out-of-state retailers who voluntarily participate in a sales tax agreement among states, but loses an estimated $103 million a year on online sales to state residents where no...

Conference focuses on planning for 2016 elections in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Local elections officials across West Virginia will discuss planning for the 2016 elections at a conference in Charleston.

The two-day conference begins Monday at Embassy Suites. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant ...

Charleston religious leaders debate Iran deal

A large group of people met under the vaulted ceilings of the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Charleston Sunday afternoon to listen to a debate about the recently-completed Iran nuclear deal.

As the gathering listened, the Rev. Jim Lewis...

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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