Capito slams Trump’s Charlottesville response; WV GOP congressmen mum

Capito slams Trump’s Charlottesville response; WV GOP congressmen mum

Members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation have offered one of two responses to President Donald Trump’s words in the aftermath of a violent white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia last week: criticism or...

Ethics Commission will let state officials go to summit at The Greenbrier

The West Virginia Ethics Commission will allow state Development Office employees to attend a business conference at The Greenbrier, despite Gov. Jim Justice’s failure to put the resort into a blind trust.

Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Donald Trump’s turbulent White House

Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Donald Trump’s turbulent White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leaving.

After cuts, WV tobacco prevention employees relocated

After cuts, WV tobacco prevention employees relocated

Employees with the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention have been relocated after the Legislature zeroed out the office’s funding in this year’s budget.

WV Ethics Commission considers letting state officials go to Greenbrier

WV Ethics Commission considers letting state officials go to Greenbrier

The West Virginia Ethics Commission will decide today if workers with the state Development Office and Division of Tourism attend events at The Greenbrier resort, given that Gov. Jim Justice has not put his ownership of the resort into a blind trust....

Johnson to head WV drug control policy office

Johnson to head WV drug control policy office

Jim Johnson has been named director of the West Virginia’s new Office of Drug Control Policy.

WV auditor McCuskey to chair Jenkins’ US Senate campaign

WV auditor McCuskey to chair Jenkins’ US Senate campaign

State Auditor JB McCuskey will serve as U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins’ campaign chairman in Jenkins’ run for U.S. Senate, the campaign announced today.

WV AG Morrisey’s solicitor general Lin to resign

WV AG Morrisey’s solicitor general Lin to resign

West Virginia Solicitor General Elbert Lin is resigning after spending more than four years challenging federal policies as a top lawyer in Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office, according to a notice filed today in federal court.

Bannon calls supremacists ‘clowns,’ contradicts Trump on North Korea

Bannon calls supremacists ‘clowns,’ contradicts Trump on North Korea

Stephen K. Bannon, the White House chief strategist, seemed to take issue with President Donald Trump on North Korea, attacked white supremacists as “clowns” and “losers” and described his efforts against administration...

Justice says he’s sick, will miss State Fair of WV appearance

Justice says he’s sick, will miss State Fair of WV appearance

Gov. Jim Justice is sick and won’t attend Governor’s Day at the State Fair of West Virginia today, according to a news release from his office.

Trump: Charlottesville violence came from ‘both sides’

Trump: Charlottesville violence came from ‘both sides’

NEW YORK — Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday that “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once ...

VP Pence to visit WV for annual business summit at The Greenbrier

VP Pence to visit WV for annual business summit at The Greenbrier

Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 81st annual Meeting and Business Summit Aug. 30, according to a West Virginia Chamber of Commerce news release.

Manchin, Puccio listed in company’s $15M debt complaint

Manchin, Puccio listed in company’s $15M debt complaint

A trustee for a real estate company requested last week that a firm with ties to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin be declared in default of a $14.6 million debt and for someone to be appointed to oversee the firm temporarily.

Cleckley, first black person on WV Supreme Court, dies at 77

Cleckley, first black person on WV Supreme Court, dies at 77

Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Franklin D. Cleckley, who was the first black person to serve on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, died Monday at his home in Morgantown.

Putnam Sen. Mike Hall now Justice’s chief of staff

Putnam Sen. Mike Hall now Justice’s chief of staff

Gov. Jim Justice hired Sen. Mike Hall, R-Putnam, as his chief of staff Tuesday.

Justice family coal company sues Kentucky regulators

Justice family coal company sues Kentucky regulators

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A coal company run by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family has sued two Kentucky regulators individually, claiming they’re to blame for the company’s reclamation...

Nick Casey out as Justice’s chief of staff

Nick Casey out as Justice’s chief of staff

Just 11 days after Gov. Jim Justice switched parties from Democrat to Republican, the governor’s chief of staff, Nick Casey, has been fired.

Judge: EPA order against GOP businessman not politically motivated

Judge: EPA order against GOP businessman not politically motivated

As trial began Monday in a Putnam County businessman and political leader’s lawsuit against the U....

‘Racism is evil,’ Trump says of Charlottesville violence

‘Racism is evil,’ Trump says of Charlottesville violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure all weekend, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned hate groups as “repugnant” and declared “racism is evil” in an updated, more forceful statement on the deadly, race-...

Gov. Justice asks for federal disaster declaration in northern WV

Gov. Justice asks for federal disaster declaration in northern WV

Gov. Jim Justice has asked President Donald Trump to declare a federal disaster after flooding last month in the northern part of West Virginia, according to a news release from the state’s Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.

10 apply to be Dunbar mayor

10 apply to be Dunbar mayor

The Dunbar City Council will choose from among 10 candidates when it replaces former Mayor Terry Greenlee. The council will have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss mayoral candidates.

Statehouse Beat: Road bond proposal in trouble after Justice flip

Statehouse Beat: Road bond proposal in trouble after Justice flip

Jim, you done done it now.

I’m talking about the continuing fallout on Gov. Jim Justice’s party flip, and its implications for changes of passing the “2017 Roads to Prosperity” amendment on Oct. 7.

Amid call for restraint, finger pointing continues in WV audit mess

Amid call for restraint, finger pointing continues in WV audit mess

Data about state agencies’ pension liability that held up the most recent statewide financial audit has already been sent to agencies this year, months ahead of when the information went out last year.

WV lottery director still runs law firm, despite state law

WV lottery director still runs law firm, despite state law

The law is clear — the lottery director cannot engage in another profession while running the operation, but questions remain as to if that’s happened with Alan Larrick.