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Photos: West Virginians rally to discuss why they support Sanders
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail photos
Photos: West Virginians rally to discuss why they support Sanders

Photos: West Virginians rally to discuss why they support Sanders
Photos: West Virginians rally to discuss why they support Sanders

Bill would effectively allow guns in Cookskin Park
Bill would effectively allow guns in Cookskin Park

The sign that prohibits guns in Coonskin Park hasn’t been moved to the new entrance off of Henry C. Hoppy Shores Drive.

Delegates differ on whether ‘Religious Freedom’ bill is about same-sex marriage

As Fairness West Virginia, an LGBT rights group, and the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, a group that opposes same-sex marriage and other LGBT-inclusive measures, argued over it last week, it seemed pretty clear that LGBT rights were at the...

Humana insurance coverage, WV law create hassle for heart patients

Becky Sigman is worried about her heart valve replacement.

WV Senate advances planned tax cut for coal, gas

In the midst of a budget crisis, the West Virginia Senate is moving forward with a long-planned multi-million dollar tax cut for the state's coal and gas industries proposed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Statehouse Beat: Nearing midway point, session still hasn’t dealt with most pressing issues

For years, at about this time every session, longtime Daily Mail political columnist Richard Grimes would write about how the session is almost halfway over, and nothing's happened yet.

Amendments could alter WV concealed-carry bill
Amendments could alter WV concealed-carry bill

West Virginia House of Delegates members will take up at least five amendments Monday intended to temper a bill that would allow adults over 21 to carry concealed firearms without a state permit, background check or gun safety training (HB 4145).

Beckley lawyer to receive public financing in Supreme Court race

State Election Commissioners Friday certified that Beckley lawyer and former legislator Bill Wooton has qualified for public campaign financing for the 2016 state Supreme Court race — over objections from challenger Beth Walker.

WV Senate OKs raw milk bill after veto last year
WV Senate OKs raw milk bill after veto last year

After a veto last year, the push to let West Virginians drink raw milk through animal-sharing agreements is regaining steam.

Right-to-work bill heads to Tomblin

A bill that would make West Virginia the 26th right-to-work state is headed to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin after the state Senate approved minor changes made by the House.

‘Brunch bills’ supporters hope to change Sunday alcohol sales time
‘Brunch bills’ supporters hope to change Sunday alcohol sales time

If members of the hospitality and tourism industry have their say, brunch in West Virginia is about to change.

Harrison commissioner, former lawmaker dies
Harrison commissioner, former lawmaker dies

CLARKSBURG -- A former state legislator and current Harrison County commissioner died Wednesday, less than two weeks after suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow.

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